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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PaestumPoseidonia was the original name for the Roman city of Paestum, situated south of Naples, founded by Greek colonists around 600 BC. It was partly flooded and largely forgotten until a number of well-preserved Greek temples were rediscovered in the 18th century.

Coincidentally, the city was established in a region of southern Italy, described by Plato as being part of Atlantean territory!

Thomas Major (1720-1799), a royal engraver, visited the site in 1767 and described the ruins of Paestum in an illustrated 1768 book, The Ruins of Paestum, otherwise Posidonia, in Magna Graecia [1644].

Poseidonia, is also the name of a village on the Cycladic island of Syros.