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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 »
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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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Görgemanns, Herwig

Herwig Görgemanns (1931 – ) is part of a group of German classical scholars who have proposed that the Atlantis story has historical elements within it. This group includes Alois Jacob and Wilhelm Brandenstein.

Görgemanns is a classical scholar with a doctorate in classical philology from Würzburg University. He is a fellow at Harvard’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, is the author of an article in a magazine concerning classical philology, entitled Wahrheit und Fiktion in Platons Atlantis-Erzählung (Truth and fiction in Plato’s Atlantis – Narration) (Hermes 128, 2000, p405 – 419) in which he expressed the view that the Atlantis story contained some historical truth and that the Sea Peoples‘ attack on Egypt may have been part of that.

Thorwald C. Franke has written a short review(a) of Görgemanns’ contribution to the Atlantis debate.