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

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    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 »
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    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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Négris, Phocion

Phocion Négris (1846-1928) was born in Athens but was educated in Paris where he spent 21 years. He qualified as a mining engineer and obtained a degree in mathematical science. On his return to Greece, he became involved in politics and eventually served two terms as Minister for Finance.

Négris propounded the idea that Atlantis had been destroyed by glacial ice[486][487]. In 1904 he published, in French, a volume on ancient underwater ruins[686], which was republished in 1980.

In a communication to the 1905 International Congress of Archeology in Athens on ‘the question of Plato’s Atlantis’. He noted in particular: “So the agreement between Plato’s story and geological phenomena continues down to the smallest details. All doubt must cease; Atlantis existed.(a)

Négris’ 1905 French translation of Critias was combined by Lewis Spence with that of Jolibois to provide a composite translation in The History of Atlantis.

>Négris is credited as the first person to discover the sunken city of Pavlopetri in 1904, which lay unexplored until 1967 when it was rediscovered by Nicholas Flemming.<