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


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.

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Postel, Guillaume

PostelGuillaume Postel (1510-1581) was French linguist and astronomer who considered that America had been the home of Atlantis, which he declared on his 1578 world map, Polo aptata Nova Charta Universi. As a linguist he was impressed with the similarity of the Aztlan of Mexico with the Atlantis of Plato. In 1561 he had suggested naming the newly discovered continent Atlantis.

Postel was something of a child prodigy becoming a professor of Arabic at 29, but in later life fell foul of the Inquisition spending most of his last 20 years in prison. He also considered France to be the kingdom of the ‘chosen people’.