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

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  • NEWS September 2023

    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    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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Parker, Mike

Mike Parker is the author of The Radical website(a), in which expresses his interest in Ancient History in general and Atlantis in particular. He considers Atlantis to have been a West African archipelago(b) with the Richat Structure as its capital. As you can read elsewhere in this site, I am convinced by neither hypothesis and shall return to this again.

In another blog, Parker attempts to link the iconic Egyptian symbol of the Eye of Horus with the Richat Structure because of their superficial resemblance to each other. However, this vague similarity can only be observed from the sky. On the ground the circularity of this geological feature is not apparent at all, just as the curvature of the Earth is not to be discerned at ground level.

Then Parker juxtaposes the two phrases ‘The Eye of Horus’ and ‘The Eye of Africa’ as if to suggest a linguistic connection between the two of them, which there is not. I suggest that this is sharp practice! The former has a history going back many thousands of years when it was known as a ‘wedjat’, but I’m unable to locate the first use of the English term, however, the latter is easily dated to middle of the 20th century when spotted by astronauts although it was described on the ground in the 1930s.

Parker has written a two-part article on the location of Atlantis, of which only the first has been published(b) . He places Atlantis around 10,000 years ago, which for me is nonsensical as neither Egypt nor Athens existed at such an early period. In fairness to Parker I shall say nothing more until part 2 is available