Edward Bacon (1906-1981) was the archaeological editor of the Illustrated London News for many years, who also wrote a number of books of his own and edited others, on the subject of archaeology.
In 1961 he published Digging for History which is a review of important archaeological excavations worldwide from 1945 to 1959.
He was the co-author with Angelos Georgiou Galanopoulos of Atlantis, The Truth Behind the Legend which generated renewed interest in the Minoan Hypothesis after its publication in 1969. The basis for their theory is a belief that Plato’s 9,000 years for the time elapsed since the Atlantean War is overstated by a factor of 10. If this were correct, 900 years would bring the date of its demise in line with the date of the massive eruption of Thera. However, there are a number of weaknesses with this association that are discussed elsewhere.