Atlantean Research (magazine)
Ivan Tournier was regular contributor to the French journal Atlantis. In the Feb/Mar 1950 edition of Egerton Sykes’ Atlantean Research an English translation of an article of his entitled ‘The Orichalcum of the Atlanteans’ was published. In it he claims that orichalcum as described by Plato appears to be a specific metal rather than an alloy. However, he goes on to suggest that orichalcum or ‘mountain copper’ may have been an alloy of copper and beryllium. Tournier’s conclusion seems to have been influenced by the discovery in 1936 at Assuit in Upper Egypt of a type of scalpel made from such an alloy.
Assuit (Asyut) was the location of alleged appearances of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St.Mark in 2000 and 2001(a).
Atlantean Research was a magazine edited by the late Egerton Sykes. It began in 1948 as Atlantean Bulletin and in the following year changed to Atlantean Research. From 1951 it was published as the organ of the Atlantis Research Centre under the title of Atlantis. Between 1948 and 1986, Egerton Sykes edited these journals.
Some of the 1949 issues of the magazine are available online, courtesy of The Flat Earth Society(c).
Since 1986 the title has been taken over by Dean Clarke and published online(a) since 2000. Understandably, the journal primarily promotes the Atlantic as the site of Atlantis. The website has an interesting archive section and where copies of all the original issues of Atlantis are now available on CD(b).