Gonzalo Fernandez Oviedo y Valdes
Iraq has been given little attention by Atlantis hunters. However, in the 16th century the Spanish historian Gonzalo Fernandez Oviedo y Valdes (1478-1557) suggested Iraq as the location of Atlantis, whose inhabitants fled to the Americas when their country was inundated.
Mario Pincherle considers the Mandaeans of southern Iraq to be descendants of the original Atlanteans.
>Leon Elshout associates the story of Atlantis with Iraq in a brief blog(a).