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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 »
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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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Schmeck, Alfred E. *

Schmeck bookAlfred E. Schmeck (1934-2003) is a retired German engineer who proposed in a short (80-page) 2003 book[542] that Atlantis was merely an expression of Plato’s conception of a Utopian state. He contended that Syracuse in Sicily provided the geographical inspiration for the story.

Thorwald C. Franke has written a critique(a) of Schmeck’s theory.

(a) Schmeck: Atlantis – Platons Idealstaat – Mysteria3000 (  (German)