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Sanchuniathon

Sanchuniathon (c. 13-14th cent. BC) was a Phoenician writer whose work is now only available through the writings of Philo of Byblos (c. 100 AD), who claimed to have translated his Phoenicica from the original text(a) .

Sanchuniathon, writing 600 years before Plato was born, refers to the original kings of Egypt calling them Aleteans. Some have speculated that this was an early form or corruption of ‘Atlanteans’.

*(a) http://www.q-mag.org/sanchunjaton-phoenicia-and-hesiod.html#d3aSOvrv(link broken Oct. 2018)  See: https://web.archive.org/web/20180316015132/http://www.q-mag.org/sanchunjaton-phoenicia-and-hesiod.html*