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 »
  • Joining The Dots

    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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Balch, Edwin Swift

Edwin Swift Balch (1856-1927) was an American lawyer and explorer. In an article(a) in The Geographical Review in May 1917[151] he expressed favour for Crete as the inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis. He noted that the idea of a Cretan Atlantis could not have developed before the expulsion of the Turks in 1898, as they had forbidden excavations there.