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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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Maler, Teobert

Teoberto_Maler_c1910Teobert Maler (1842-1917) was an Austrian-born photographer and archaeologist who discovered and photographed a frieze on the main Mayan temple at Tikal, in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, which appeared to depict a drowning man and another escaping from sinking land in a boat, while a volcano erupts in the background. Maler was convinced that this was an illustration of the destruction of Atlantis.

Unfortunately, he had the frieze removed to the Berlin Museum where it was destroyed in the bombing of World War II. In 1939, Robert Stacy-Judd included a photo of teobert 2this frieze in his highly acclaimed Atlantis: Mother of Empires. Maler’s interpretation of the frieze has been adopted by a number of writers, most recently by Frank Joseph in Survivors of Atlantis.