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Manuschevich, Jaime *

Jaime Manuschevich of the University of Chile has recently (2002) produced a book in Spanish[468] that places Atlantis in what is now Israel and the Sinai Peninsula. The most dramatic part of his thesis is that at the time, 9500 BC, this region was in fact an island Manuschevichbounded on the west by a waterway roughly following the course of today’s Suez Canal and on the east by a widened Dead Sea and Jordan River with a northern outlet to the Mediterranean. Manuschevich claims that instead of thinking in terms of Atlantis sinking into the sea we should consider the possibility that the sea sank separating the Dead Sea, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea resulting in earlier waterways becoming impassable to voyagers. To support his theory Manuschevich cites geological and historical evidence.

He bases his views on the generally accepted fact that the earliest civilisations were to be found in the Middle East. Manuschevich wrote a paper, outlining what he perceives are geographical errors contained in Plato’s tale, for presentation to the Melos Atlantis Conference in 2005(a).

A Q & A session from 2005 is also worth a read(c).

In 2006, he engaged in lengthy exchanges with Johann Saltzman in a forum on the now defunct Atlantis Rising website(b). Further ‘Atlantis in Israel’ debates took place on the AR forum in 2007(d)(e).

In 2002, Manuschevich published La Atlántida, el mito descifrado (Atlantis, the Deciphered Myth), in Spanish and in 2008, he self-published Israel was Atlantis, in English, in Santiago, Chile, but I have been unable to locate a copy. (ISBN 978-956-319-270-4)

(a) Parte II: Israel fue La Atlántida. Los errores geográficos Platón. Historia (archive.org) (Spanish)  See: Archive 2654 (English)

(b) https://web.archive.org/web/20080328074001/https://forums.atlantisrising.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001541 

(c) http://phistoria.net/noticias-de-historia/CHILENO-SOSTIENE-QUE-LA-ATL%E1NTIDA-FUE-ISRAEL_72.html

See: Archive 7206 | (atlantipedia.ie) (English)

(d) Atlantis Rising: Atlantis in Israel (archive.org) 

(e) Atlantis Rising: Atlantis in Israel (archive.org)