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    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]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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Translated from French

PLATO revisited : what he precisely said about Atlantis By Philippe POTEL-BELNER, ,  Plato, in Timée and Critias dialogs, gave us many indications about Atlantis.Three of them must be examined with a great attention:

1-The land inhabited by the Atlants is hê nêsos. The general meaning of nêsos is island, but for thegreek geographers a nêsos is an area delimited by large rivers and constituting a continent (see STRABO’s writings).

2-The sea is called by Plato Atlantikê thalassa. For the Greeks, the  Atlantikê thalassa was the name of the ocean around the large continent which included Europe, Asia and Africa. It was not only our “AtlanticOcean”.

3-Atlantis is beyond the  Heraklion stêlai. stêlai is generally used for the Gibraltar Strait, but another strait was probably used at a very old period: the Suez Channel is the remains of an old passage, and the Heraklion Stêlai  can be the Bab – El Mandeb Strait (Aden).From this new lecture of Platon, and from many others arguments exposed in my book  la Première Histoire de l’Humanité

(June 2012, 113 pages, not any editor found yet), I am convinced that PLATO referred to a very ancient people, living in the long plain of the western coast of India. This first civilization in the world has survived in his ethnic name the

, that means, like the name of the Gaulish druids, Dravidians

“those who know the links”

(between the things, between men and gods, between the stars each other, between the words, those who know the rays, the beams: a ray is a link between two things). Our Science is the heiress of this conception of the world:  science

is the present participle of the sanskrit verb

SI = to bind >  siantî = binding.