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

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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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Davy, Humphry

Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was an outstanding scientist in his day, particularly in the field of chemistry. He was probably most gratefully remembered as the inventor of the miners safety lamp.

In his 2016 book, The Experimental Self[1299.163],  Jan Golinski, a history professor, recorded “that Davy had noted that Plato’s story of the submersion of Atlantis might not be the pure myth that was often assumed”.