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    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 »
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    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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Filipoff, Lionel *

Lionel Filipoff (1893-1940) is referred to as a Russian refugee who lived in Algiers in the early part of the 20th century. He was a noted astronomer(a) who was director of the Algiers Observatory. In 1950, an asteroid, 1616 Filipoff, was named in his honour.

Around 1930, he presented a report to the French Academy of Sciences in which he claimed to have astronomically calculated the exact date of the demise of Atlantis in the Atlantic as 7256 BC(b). He also maintained that “both the Egyptian and Mexican traditions agree in stating that the island disappeared when the sun was in Cancer.”(c)

Little else is heard of Monsieur Filipoff until a brief mention in The Queensland Times (9 February 1939, p.5) and a later reference in Harold T. WilkinsSecret Cities of Old South America.

(a) Le Petit Journal, Montreal, 26 October 1930. p.45  Le Petit Journal | Chronologie de Montréal ( *


(c) Monsieur Felipoff –