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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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d’Olivet, Antoine Fabre

FabreOlivetAntoine Fabre d’Olivet (1768-1825) was a French polyglot with knowledge of a number of oriental languages. D’Olivet had participated in a foiled assassination plot against King Louis XVI in 1789 and is described as a mystical advisor to Napoleon Bonaparte

He promoted the idea that the white races originated in the Arctic region and gradually spread southward. These ideas would appear to have been a precursor of some of the daft racial concepts of Blavatsky and eventually the even more bizarre notions that led to the Nazi ideas of their racial superiority and their origins.

In 1801 d’Olivet expressed his view that Atlantis had been located in the Western Mediterranean. He also claimed that a ‘sudden movement of the terrestrial globe’ created the flood that submerged Atlantis*and that the Hebrews were the successors of the Atlanteans. D’Olivet is generally considered to have been a fantasist.*