The University of Hartford and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) have launched a mobile app for iPhone and Android users that gives them a sense of what it’s like to be a member of the University’s Atlantis archeology project. The app, Archaeology Quest: Atlantis, is available for free download from iTunes to coincide with this week’s premier of National Geographic Channel's two-hour documentary Atlantis Rising, which features the work of UHart’s Professor of Jewish History and archaeologist Richard Freund.
The investigative documentary follows the research team’s leader Freund, executive producer and Oscar-winning director James Cameron (Avatar, Titantic) and Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici; as well as a group of archaeologists, scientists, and historians as they search for the lost city and the “Atlantean” civilization. Freund’s explorations in five locations, which are believed to be the sites of the ancient civilization, are in Crete, Santorini, Sardinia, Malta, and the Azores.
In the course of the expedition, six stone anchors were discovered that could date back to the Bronze Age. “This is the world’s most sophisticated and extensive search of Atlantis ever made,” said Freund, who is also director of the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. “The app helps users follow the team’s years of research on Atlantis and highlights the many other archaeological projects at the University of Hartford.”
“CCAT is proud to have partnered with Professor Freund in developing the application for the extraordinary Atlantis archeology project,” said Elliot Ginsberg, CCAT president and CEO. “This unique app provides a window into the University’s historic, decade-long archeology project.”
Atlantis Rising will air again this Friday, Feb. 3, at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. For more broadcast dates, and to see a trailer from Atlantis Rising, visit channel.nationalgeographic.com.