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

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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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Scylax of Caryanda

Scylax of Caryanda (521-485 BC) was a Greek explorer who is best known for his investigation of the River Indus and his long journey back home to report on his 30 month adventures to his patron King Darius I of Persia. It is claimed that this expedition was in preparation for an invasion of India. His activities were recorded by Herodotus in Book IV of his Histories.  There is a naval guide to the Mediterranean and its islands, which is attributed to Scylax but dated to 350 BC or later. This document is referred as the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax. Mention of mud shoals in this periplus have been assumed, by some commentators, to be a reference to the shoals created when Atlantis was submerged.