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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 compiling 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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Hornrius, Georgius

Georgius Hornius (1620-1670) was a German theologian, historian and geographer. In his 1669 offering, De Originibus Americanis[1412] he opted for America as Atlantis, based on a literal translation of Plato’s text.

>Thorwald C. Franke refers to Horn’s work “De originibus Americanis”, published in 1669, in which the professor “set up the thesis, among other things, that the Americans descended from Phoenicians, Scythians and Asiatics to reconcile biblical chronology and ethnology. Horn equated Plato’s Atlantis with America, whereby he relocated the sinking of Atlantis to the island world of the Gulf of Mexico: a theory by Peter Martyr d’Anghiera (1457-1526) said that these islands once formed a contiguous mainland. According to Horn, what the Egyptian priest said to Solon only applies to America.(a)<

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