Atlantropa: A plan to dam the Mediterranean Sea  
Another mega-scale project planned by Herman Sörgel and described in Engineers’ Dreams. People actually took the project seriously at the time.

Still, who hasn’t looked at a map of the Mediterranean Sea and pondered something similar? His plans for creating a vast inland sea in Africa were just as grandiose as Atlantropa, but, in my mind, more fascinating and just down-right bizarre.

» Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2005


With the technology that we have now; if you set aside the political, environmental, economic and social ramifications; technically it is not impossible to materialize this vision.

Weather it is going to be a disaster or not is a different topic.

» Posted by Prasad YJJ on July 31, 2007 04:20 PM

History Channel has done a 60-minute program on Atlantropa. Discusses most issues and has animation that models the construction. Watching today (02/21/08) 2 PM EST (US).

» Posted by DUden on February 21, 2008 02:23 PM

The cable channel is earlier post is incorrect. Should be The Science Channel.


» Posted by DUden on February 21, 2008 03:02 PM