Atlantis: The Andes Solution
Atlantis: The Andes Solution  by Jim Allen proposes the revolutionary theory that Plato’s Atlantis was located on the Antiplano of Bolivia around Lake Poopó. Allen lays great emphasis on the topography of the area compared to the descriptions in Plato’s dialogues. When he compared the physical features described by Plato with the site on the Altiplano and found that there was a very close match except that all the dimensions were out by a factor of two. He explains this by pointing out that unlike the Greeks, the pre-Columbian South Americans used a base 20 for counting.
Allen claims that Quillacas, located 300 km south of La Paz, was the centre of Atlantis. He claims that there are at least 50 similarities between Quillacas and Plato’s further Atlantis. However, it might be more worthwhile to list the dissimilarities between the two.
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