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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Tacitus, Cornelius

Cornelius Tacitus (56-120 AD) was one of the greatest of the Latin historians. In his book Germania, he wrote (chap 34/35) that the ‘Pillars of Hercules were located in the land of the Frisians near the Rhine. This is just one classical reference that highlights the fact that Gibraltar was not the only possible site of these landmarks. It would appear that the ‘Pillars’ may have existed at the same time at a number of locations or changed their position over time.

Tacitus’ reference to the racial purity of the German tribes, “being free from all taint of intermarriages with foreign nations, and they appear as a distinct, unmixed race, like none but themselves” was used by Nazis such as Himmler to bolster their warped racial views.(a)

(a) Wonderpedia #30, November, 2014.