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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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Becmann. Johann Christoph

Beckman2Johann Christoph Becmann (also Bekmann) (1641-1717) was a German university professor as well as a renowned librarian and historian, who taught Greek, history, politics and theology at the Brandenburg University in Frankfurt.

In his 1680 book, Historia Orbis Terrarum[1428]+,  he expressed the view that Atlantis had been an island in the Atlantic (CapV.p110).

[1428]+ (2nd edition) *