The Pelagie Islands is the current political name of three small islands, controlled by Italy, located between Sicily and Tunisia and are comprised of Lampedusa, Linosa and Lampione. Anton Mifsud informs us that the title was originally applied to the three islands PLUS Malta and Gozo and contends that this larger grouping constitutes the remnants of Plato’s Atlantis(b).
In the 1950s, submerged structures were claimed to have been discovered in the vicinity of Linosa by the celebrated underwater explorer, Raimondo Bucher(a). He speculated that these features may have been related to Atlantis.
>In 2015, Diego Ratti published, in Italian, a book on the prehistory of Lampedusa, Lapreistoria di Lampedusa. In 2016, He also discovered a “prehistoric underwater place of worship” off the eastern coast of the island(c), which he describes as a temple similar in layout to those found on Malta(d).
In the Introduction to a 2016 paper describing a prehistoric village on Lampedusa, Ratti wrote of “A prehistoric hut with Stentinello pottery found in Cala Pisana provided evidence for a late fifth millenium BC colonisation of Lampedusa island by people from Sicily, chronologically around the same time of the Malta early colonisation.”<
(b) grip – Malta International Airport magazine – Jan/Feb 2006 p.44 *