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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Foundation Date of Atlantis

The Foundation Date of Atlantis is rarely discussed by investigators. Plato, the primary source, offers little relevant dateable or debatable evidence to support any particular date, except to suggest it was in the very dim and distant past. This is clearly indicated by Plato’s reference to a time when “neither ships nor sailing were as yet in existence” (Critias 113e), which is clearly very far in the past.

>The earliest boats discovered so far are just dugout tree trunks dated to around 10,000 years ago. The oldest evidence of sails being used is found in Egypt  circa 3200 BC, which is a credible era in which to place early Atlantis. (See: Ancient Seafaring).<

Frank Joseph speculates that a fourth millennium BC date is possible[108.9]. Plato’s text focuses on the time of the Athenian war with Atlantis  suggesting an unbelievable date of 9,600 BC, which is probably due to some manner of textual corruption. However, the ‘lunatic fringe’ led by Blavatsky often suggest millions of years since its foundation.