An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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    NEWS DECEMBER 2022

    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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Ley, Willy

Willy Ley (1906-1969) was a German-American science writer, who left Nazi Willy LeyGermany in 1935 and eventually ended up in the United States. His great interest was rocketry about which he wrote a number of books on the subject including one with Wernher von Braun. Ley also wrote a regular science column for Galaxy Science Fiction from 1954 until his death.

In the late 1930’s he wrote a number of short articles in English describing the controversial ‘Baghdad  Batteries’, which until then had only been discussed in German. One such paper is republished in L.B. Radka’s book[948.151].

In 1969 sixteen of those articles were published in book form with one of them about Atlantis being used for the title, Another Look at Atlantis and Fifteen Other Essays[827]. Ley supported the idea that the eruption of Thera had been the inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis story.