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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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Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts (L)

Jason and the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece is recorded by Apollonius of Rhodes in his epic poem Argonautica. Although there are variants of some of the details in versions recounted by other authors, many researchers have felt that there was a kernel of truth in the story. Tim Severin was one of them and was inspired to retrace the voyage of the Argo in a replica of the ship, which led to the publication of The Jason Voyage[959]. Decades later Dr Marcus Vaxevanopoulos of the Geology Department of the University of Thessaloniki in Greece expressed his belief that there is some reality behind the story of Jason and the Argonauts(a).

Although this has no direct bearing on the Atlantis story, when you combine these euhemeristic ideas along with Schliemann’s discovery of Troy after viewing Homer’s Iliad in a similar manner, it is understandable that many have sought the truth underlying Plato’s Atlantis narrative.

(a) http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/jason-and-legendary-golden-fleece-001307

Alkyone

Alkyone in Greek mythology was a daughter of Atlas. Homer in his story of Jason and the Argonauts refers at length to Alcinous (Alkinoos) as the ruler of Scheria. Daniel Fleck who identifies Scheria with Atlantis suggests therefore that Alkyone/Alcinous was a king of Atlantis(a).

*(a)  http://www.atlantia.de/atlantis_english/myth/empire/atlantis_homer_odyssee.htm (link broken May 2018)*

Crombette, Fernand

Fernand Crombette (1880-1970) was a French priest, who has written over thirty books on a wide range of subjects, frequently under the pen-name of ‘A French Catholic’.

In 1995 a book by Noël Derose entitled If the World Only Knew[1367] was published, which reviewed the life and work of Crombette.

The subject matter of Crombette’s work ranges from Egyptology to Easter Island and from hieroglyphics to Atlantis. Crombette placed Atlantis in the Atlantic (see map). According to Crombette, Atlantis sank at the same time as the Israelite crossing of the Red Sea, which also coincided with the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and the drying up of the Scythian Ocean(c).

There are a number of websites(a)(b)  dedicated to his rather eccentric views. ?

(a) http://www.CESHE-USA.org (offline December2016)

(b) http://crombette.altervista.org/en_index.htm

(c) http://kolbecenter.org/if-the-world-only-knew/