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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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Bashinsky, S.

S. Bashinsky was a Russian scientist who published a pamphlet entitled Atlantida in 1914 in St. Petersburg, in which he put forward the remarkable hypothesis that a gigantic asteroid had impacted in the South Pacific region

causing a series of catastrophic events; some of the asteroid became Australia, it split a pre-existing continent, part of which was pushed westward to become America and it started the Ice Age. Bashinsky thought his new America to have been Atlantis. This idea immediately failed on geological grounds and sank as quickly as Atlantis.