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

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    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 »
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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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Silbermann, Otto


Otto Silbermann was an investigator who, in 1930, published a short work[548] on the existence of Atlantis.>Sprague de Camp commenting on Silbermann’s Atlantis theories described them as “the most plausible African interpretation of Atlantis.”<

He covers all the principal theories of his day and finishes off with his conclusion that the Atlantis story had been based on a Phoenician record of a war between Egypt and Libya that had been fought in the Chott region around 2540 BC. He argued that a story such as the Atlantis tale could not have survived oral transmission with all the details recorded by Plato for 9,000 years. I must say that I consider this an extremely valid opinion. Nevertheless, a 2015 report from Reid & Nunn highlighted the ability of Australian aborigines to transmit faithfully, a record of events over even greater timespans.(a)

Although Silbermann appears to have been German, he published his book in French and apparently planned a second publication with the title of A Discovered Continent: The History of a Libyan-Phoenician Atlantis, of which I can find no trace.