Nat Geo's "Atlantis Rising" Showcases Professor’s Research

“This is the world’s most sophisticated and extensive search of Atlantis ever made,” says University of Hartford Professor of Jewish History and archaeologist Richard Freund about his role in National Geographic Channel’s new documentary Atlantis Rising. Produced by and starring Oscar-winning director James Cameron (Avatar, Titantic) and Emmy-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovic, the two-hour investigative documentary includes extensive footage of Freund and an international group of archaeologists, scientists, and historians as they search for the lost city of Atlantis and evidence of the “Atlantean” civilization.

The film takes viewers on a journey through Greece, Spain, and multiple locations in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean; with the highpoint of the expedition being the discovery by Freund’s team of marine archaeologists of six stone anchors which could date back thousands of years to the Bronze Age off the coast of Southern Spain.

Watch a trailer from the film, which premiered in January and is available on demand at

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