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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.


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Italos

Italos was king of the Sicels who were early inhabitants of Sicily. It is claimed by the historian Thucydides that Italos gave his name to Italy. Thorwald Franke submitted a paper to the 2008 Atlantis Conference in Athens in which he identified Atlas with Italos(a) and the island of Sicily with the island of Atlantis.

In October 2010 Franke revised his views(b), admitting that there were weaknesses in his original presentation which now require further research.

(a) http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_italos.htm

(b) http://www.atlantis-scout.de/index_engl.htm