An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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  • NEWS September 2023

    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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Bernal, Martin

Martin Bernal (1937-2013) is best known as the author of Black Athena[0788], a controversial three volume work that investigates African influences on Classical Greek civilisation. In BernalVolume II(a) he touches on the subject of Atlantis[p.295] conceding that there may be some historical facts underlying the story, while maintaining a sceptical view regarding the acceptance of the narrative in its entirety. Bernal discusses the possible connection between the Minoan civilisation and the story of Atlantis. One point which surprised me was that Bernal insists that Plato uses the word ‘pelagos’ to mean ocean when referring to the Atlantic ‘Sea’, which is clearly incorrect, because although the word was always used to describe a large body of water, the Greek word ‘okeanos’ referred exclusively to the ocean outside the Mediterranean that was believed to encircle the known world. This detail takes on greater importance when seeking to identify both the location of the Pillars of Heracles and Atlantis itself.