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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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Rapisarda, Massimo (L)

Massimo Rapisarda is an Italian physicist from Catania in Sicily, who has opted for the Rapisarda (2) as the location of the Pillars of Heracles and that Atlantis itself was Sicily with its capital situated in the vicinity of Marsala on the western end of Sicily. This city is located on the site of Lilybaeum, the main Carthaginian stronghold on the island.

Rapisarda is somewhat sceptical regarding the details of Plato’s story, but accepts that it might have been compatible with an existence in the Central Mediterranean at the end of the last Ice Age. (see his map)

He has a website(a) with a section on Atlantis to which he has now added an English translation that is better than the Google translator provides.

In 2015, Rapisarda published a paper entitled A Scientific Approach to Plato’s Atlantis[1173]. This extensive document is a illustrated and fully referenced offering in which he offers a wealth of evidence to support a literal acceptance of Plato’s early date for Atlantis. The paper, in English, can be freely downloaded(b).

(a) http://www.maxrap.it/home/home.htm

(b) http://cab.unime.it/journals/index.php/AAPP/article/view/AAPP.932C1/AAPP932C1