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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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Astarua, Boris

Boris Astarua is referred to in a number of publications and websites as the leader of a number of Soviet expeditions who allegedly discovered a sunken city about 400 miles off Portugal. This city is claimed to have buildings made of extremely strong concrete and plastics. Astarua is quoted as saying, “the remains of streets suggest the use of monorails for transportation.” He is also supposed to have he brought up a statue.

The same short report is quoted in every source and apparently accepted uncritically. My view is that the tale is quite untrue. If anyone had really discovered such a city there would have been far more extensive coverage in the press. No doubt Robert Ballard would have sped to the site and produced professional television reports, magazine articles and books. Where is the statue? Who is Boris Astarua?

This story like so many others of a similar nature must be taken with a large amount of desiccated brine until evidence is produced.