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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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Strait of Hormuz

hormuzThe Strait of Hormuz lies at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, which today has an average depth of just 35 metres. During the last Ice Age it has been shown the Persian Gulf was a completely dry basin and possibly the home of a pre-historic civilisation. This idea has been developed by Dr. Jeffrey Rose of the University of Birmingham(a).

One of the more unusual suggested locations for Atlantis is Mesopotamia, the equivalent of modern Iraq. Understandably, this led to the Strait of Hormuz being identified as the Pillars of Heracles.

(a) http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2010/12/20Dec-LostCivilisation.aspx