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    NEWS DECEMBER 2022

    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 »
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    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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Rathjen, Hans–Wilhelm (L)

Hans–Wilhelm Rathjen (1928- ) is a retired German high school teacher. In 2004 he Rathjen mappublished a book[688] which claimed that Atlantis had been a federation of the megalithic peoples of Western Europe. Following the lead of Jürgen Spanuth he locates a capital of this ‘empire’ in the vicinity of Helgoland with a second power centre in North Africa. My principal argument against this is that there is no evidence of writing being used by the megalithic cultures, an ability clearly attributed to the Atlanteans by Plato.

Rathjen’s 526-page book has had enthusiastic reviews, but unfortunately, it is only available in German at present.

His views are also available in an 2005 article on the EFODON website(a).

(a) https://www.efodon.de/html/archiv/vorgeschichte/andere/SY7233 Rathjen – Atlantis.pdf  (German)