Mourey, Jean Emile
Jean Emile Mourey retired from the French Army with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. After that he developed as an author publishing a number of books on the ancient history of France. He stirred controversy when he declared that the capital of Plato’s Atlantis was in fact what is now the French village of Gergovie(a)in the départment of Puy-de-Dôme. He claims that after 509 BC ‘Atlantis became known as Gaul! He further contended that the Atlantean Empire included most of western Europe as well as north Africa as far east as Egypt. Mourey’s work is only available in French(b)(c) and does not always translate too well.
*Although links to his work on the bibracte.com website are now broken, the agoravox.fr site still offers some of his material, all in French.*
*(b) http://bibracte.com/mon_histoire_de_la_gaule/merveilleuse_gergovie.html (link broken May 2018)
(c) http://bibracte.com/commander_en_ligne/histoire_de_gergovie.html (link broken May 2018)*