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Balch, Edwin Swift (L)

Edwin Swift Balch (1856-1927) was an American lawyer and explorer. In an article(a) in The Geographical Review in May 1917[151] he expressed favour for Crete as the inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis. He noted that the idea of a Cretan Atlantis, which he favoured, could not have developed before the expulsion of the Turks in 1898, as they had forbidden excavations there.

(a) http://www.jstor.org/stable/207382?seq=4