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Joining The Dots


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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René Treuil

Treuil, René (L)

 René Treuil  (1940- ) is a French professor of prehistory with a special interest in the ancient Aegean Treuiland since 2003 he has been professor emeritus at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Although Treuil is an Atlantis sceptic, he published Le mythe de l’Atlantide[1088] in which he reviews a number of the locations theories on offer, as well as the cultural and political uses that Plato’s narrative has been put to over the centuries, particularly its misuse by the Nazis.

Doumas, Christos

doumasChristos Doumas (1933- ) is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Athens and has a passion for his country’s early history.*He was the editor of Thera and the Aegean World (Vol I) [1573].*

Doumas succeeded Spyridon Marinatos as director of the Akrotiri excavations on Santorini. Unfortunately, an accident that killed a British tourist led to the closure of the site in 2005. In the same year Doumas presented a paper to the Atlantis Conference on Melos when he outlined his reasons for believing that the Atlantis story was, in his word, a ‘chimera’, quoting his colleague, René Treuil.*At the Conference he argued on the basis of the Location, Size and Shape of Atlantis combined with the claimed level of Civilisation and the Date of Submergence!*