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 compiling 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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Swan, John (L)

John Swan (d. 1671) was a 17th century English doctor and clergyman who followed the thinking of John Dee and Francis Bacon and supported[567] the idea of Atlantis having been located in America. His book was well received at the time but by today’s standards it is scientifically quite worthless. Swan discusses delights such as clothing for mermaids, lunacy being caused by the phases of the moon and the use of owl’s eggs as a cure for alcoholism.