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    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]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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Benzoni, Girolamo

Girolamo Benzoni (c.1519-1570) was an Italian historian who is best known for his 1565 book, La Storia del mondo nuova[1116] (The History of the New World). The Catholic Encyclopedia

L0020190 Portrait of Girolamo Benzoni Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Portrait of Girolamo Benzoni Woodcut 1572 La Historia del Mondo Nuovo Benzoni, Girolamo Published: 1572 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

comments that “It contains interesting details about the countries he visited, but abounds in errors and often in intentional misstatements. What Benzoni states about the Antilles is a clumsy rehash of Las Casas. His reports on the conquests of Mexico, and Peru bristle with errors.” In it he also supported the then prevailing view that linked Atlantis with America.

In 1857 the Hakluyt Society(b) published a well regarded English translation of Benzoni’s book, which is available online(a).