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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Atlantis in Andalusia

Atlantis in Andalusia: A Study of the Ancient Sun Kingdoms of Spain [053] by Mrs E.M. Whishaw is an account of her 25-year search for Tartessos which she believed she had found under the city of modern Seville.

>An association of Andalusia with Atlantis goes back more than 400 years when José Pellicer linked Atlantis with the Doñana Marshes, an idea that received considerable attention in the 20th century leading to extensive unsuccessful excavations in an area where satellite imagery suggested buried structures.<

Despite of the original title of her book, her view was that Tartessos itself was not Atlantis but one of its colonies. The book describes in detail Mrs Whishaw’s excavations in the town of Niebla, where she lived and the evidence she found which indicate an early culture that she claimed was Atlantean and which was brought from Libya following the drying of the Sahara around 10000 BC. She also investigated the pre-Roman mining that was carried out in the region and concluded that the copper extracted there was the ‘orichalcum’ of Plato’s narrative.

Mrs Whishaw established a museum in Niebla.

Whishaw’s book was reprinted as Atlantis in Spain (Adventures Unlimited Press, Illinois, 1994)