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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Figuier, Louis Guillaume

Louis_FiguierLouis Guillaume Figuier (1819-1894) was a French doctor of medicine who took to journalism, specialising in the popularisation of the scientific advances of the 19thcentury. He wrote many books that generally received criticism from the scientific establishment, but were very popular with the reading public.

Figuier, in his La Terre et les Mers[296] was the first, in 1872, to link the explosion of Thera with Plato’s Atlantis.

Jason Colavito has translated some of Figuier’s text(a).