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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Fracastoro, Girolamo

FracastoroGirolamo Fracastoro (1478-1553), was an Italian physician born in Verona. He is credited with writing, in 1530, the first treatise on syphilis, in a three-volume poem, Syphilis sive morbus Gallicus (Syphilis or the French Disease).(a)*Around the same time, Fracastoro identified the then recently discovered Americas as Atlantis,

connecting the origin of the New World people with Atlas and Atlantis.”(b) and furthermore in the first story he “illustrates the voyage of Cristoforo Colombo in the West Indies, where the disease (syphilis) was overwhelming among the natives because of a curse from the gods of the lost city of Atlantis.”(c)*