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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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Benoît, Pierre

Pierre BenoitPierre Benoît (1886-1962) was the author of a very popular novel, L’Atlantide[159] about Atlantis, published in 1920 and subsequently adapted for the screen on three occasions, regarding which Egerton Sykes remarked that they were “three of the worst films that ever disgraced the film industry”. In the 1950’s Benoit’s work was turned in to an opera by the renowned classical composer Henri Tomasi (1901-1971).

After Benoît’s death it was reported that an extensive manuscript copy of the writing of Dionysus of Miletus was discovered among his papers. In the first edition of his book Benoît states that this manuscript had been in the possession of Ètienne Fèlix Berlioux. In it, Dionysus, writing around 550 BC, apparently claimed to have referred to the destruction of Atlantis in his document, but unfortunately it was later ‘lost’!

An English translation of Benoît’s text is available in hardcopy[0930] and on the Internet(a).