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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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Lipsius, Justus

Justus Lipsius (Joest Lips) (1547-1606) was a Flemish humanist, philologist and an advocate for the revival of Stoicism in the 16th century. In Book One, chapter 16 of the De Constantia (Book of Constancy) he unequivocally states his belief in the reality of Atlantis(a).*The original as well as an English translation are available online [1493].*

He also speculated on a migration of animals from Africa to America by way of Atlantis, which he considered to be a large landmass in the Atlantic, recorded in the correspondence of Charles Darwin(b).

The Justus Lipsius Building in Brussels has been the headquarters of the Council of the European Union since 1995.