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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 »
  • 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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Peter Martyr d’Anghiera

Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, (1457-1526), was chaplain to the court of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. In 1493 he claimed Hispaniola and the nearby islands were Antillae insulae, which he associated with the legend of the Isle of the Seven Cities.

Andrew Collins noted in Gateway to Atlantis [72.185] that  “All the evidence points towards the fact that the legends surrounding Antillia and the Seven Cities predate the exploration of the Western Ocean during the age of discovery by many hundreds, if not thousands, of years.”  Collins then proceeded to investigate the “true origins behind the story of Antilia and its legendary Seven Cities.”