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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Driscoll & Kurtz

Ian Driscoll & Matthew Kurtz are two American researchers who have recently published Atlantis: Egyptian Genesis[672], in which they claim that “the island of Atlantis will never be found”. They consider the Atlantis story to be just another creation myth comparable in many respects to other creation myths found around the world. Their starting point is the inscribed texts at the temple of Edfu in Egypt. They name a range of themes recorded at Edfu that are paralleled in Plato’s story and they then proceed to identify the same themes in the creation stories of many other cultures worldwide – utopian island, temple atop a central peak with a sacred pillar, twins, flood waters, etc.

This well-researched book should be read by all interested in the story of Atlantis. Plato or Solon may have incorporated universal mythological motifs into the narrative but it does not exclude the possibility of underlying historical facts being also included.

>In 2010, Ian Driscoll published a short paper, as a synopsis of their book’s content(a).<

Anthony N. Kontaratos identified[629.79] a remarkable twenty-two instances where Plato claimed, both directly and indirectly, that the story of Atlantis was factual, as opposed to being metaphorical.

(a) (99+) Egypt and the Enduring Mystery of Atlantis | Ian Driscoll – *