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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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Sharpe, Richard Dowdler

Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847-1909) was an English zoologist, who specialised in ornithology. In Sharpe_Richard_Browdler_1847-19091893 he suggested that a huge continent centred on the South Pole had existed in the southern hemisphere. Newspaper reports tell us that this highly speculative continent had embraced “South America, Madagascar, Mauritius, New Zealand and Australia; and thus he explained the existence of the cognate struthious birds that now exist, or once existed, in those countries.”(b)

It might seem strange that Sharpe did not mention Antarctica, but, it is understandable, as the first recorded and confirmed landing on Antarctica did not take place until 1895(a).


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