An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
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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.Read More »
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Al-Mas’udi

Al-Mas’udi (896-956) was born in Baghdad and was renowned as a masudigeographer and historian, who became known as the ‘Herodotus of the Arabs’.*He is known to have written over twenty books, one of which, Akhb?r al-zam?n (The History of Time), was comprised of thirty volumes.*  

Al-Masudi tells of an old tradition that relates how the Strait of Gibraltar was crossed by a bridge of stone and bricks under which it appears that there was at one time a gentle flow of water from the Atlantic that grew and as the level of the Mediterranean rose, the bridge was eventually washed away. This report, when combined with the comments of other Arab and Greek writers, demonstrates a widespread acceptance of the existence of a dam at Gibraltar in the distant past.