An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

NEWS


Joining The Dots


Joining The Dots

I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato's own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.


Learn More


Search

Recent Updates

Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos de

Siguenza2Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora (1645-1700) was born and died in Mexico City. For a time he joined the Jesuits. He was a professor of mathematics and was both an astronomer and a geographer, creating the first map depicting all of New Spain by one of its citizens.

Writing on the ancient history of Mexico, he speculated on the origins of its inhabitants suggesting that they arrived from Atlantis, which in turn had been colonised by  Egyptians[1323]. His views in this regard were heavily influenced by the writings of Athanasius Kircher.

He supported this contention with a list of cultural similarities, in particular, their use of pyramids. This idea of Atlantean migrants was adopted by a number of more recent commentators such as Rafael Requena.