Clarke, Hyde (m)
Hyde Clarke (1815-1895) was English philologist, engineer and historian who suggested in 1885, that “the head seat of the great king (of Atlantis) was possibly in the Caribbean Sea; it may be in St. Domingo (Hispaniola)”. His book can be read online(a).
Clarke also held the view that ‘Atlantis’ was the name of the king rather than the kingdom.
Another of his odd suggestions was that the elephants of Atlantis were in fact tapirs!
*[He further claimed that Australia had been known in remote antiquity(d).]*
Jason Colavito reviewed Clarke’s Atlantis ideas in a June 2014 blog(b), the following day, Colavito’s article was republished under the name of author Gabriel Cohen!(c)
(c) http://www.ufosightings.co.za/hyde-clarkes-unusual-opinions-about-atlantis/ offline September 2015.