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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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Hennig, Richard

Richard Hennig (1874-1951) was a German student of ancient geography. He drew on the work of Adolf Schulten and Otto Jessen to support his conviction that the Scheria referred to by Homer was in fact Atlantis. Hennig drew up a list of similarities between the two[613] but as N. Zhirov remarked, an equally long list of discrepancies could be compiled leaving the question still open.

In 1925, Hennig argued forcefully that Atlantis had controlled Cádiz in Spain where Tartessos was located. He claimed to have demonstrated that the Atlantean kingdom of Gadeirus controlled Atlantic Spain during pre-Classical times.

Eberhard Zangger noted [483.109] that in a 1927 article Hennig “investigated the root of the term ‘the Pillars of Heracles‘ and concluded that it was not initially applied to the Straits of Gibraltar but to another locality at the end of the Greek sphere of influence.”

Hennig also saw similarities between Atlantis and Tartessos and believed that the Greeks of Plato’s era thought of Tartessos as having disappeared no more than a hundred years earlier. This idea would have placed the demise of Tartessos/Atlantis around 500 BC, in other words after Solon’s visit to Egypt!

According to Atlantisforschung.de, “It should be noted that Richard Hennig later apparently turned away from the ‘Tartessos = Atlantis’ assumption and ‘converted’ to the Heligoland localization of Pastor Jürgen Spanuth, who said with satisfaction: ” After Hennig got to know my work, he wrote he said that he had completely changed his opinion and agreed with my views ‘completely’. So Hennig also came to the conclusion that the Basileia of the Atlantis report is identical to the Basileia of the Phaeacia and the Basileia of the Pytheas report, which are in the The mouth of the Eider lay on this side of Helgoland “.(a)

(a) Richard Hennig – Atlantisforschung.de (atlantisforschung-de.translate.goog) *