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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Atlantis FYI

Atlantis FYI

Atlantis FYI is a relatively new website dedicated to the search for the solution to the multi-faceted mystery of Atlantis. It is the brainchild of Tony Petrangelo, who offers an expanding range of articles, links and original documents to assist with the investigation of Plato’s Atlantis(a).>His website is a welcome addition to the limited amount of well researched material relating to Atlantis that is available on the internet.

Petrangelo is a cautious researcher and summed up his attitude to Plato’s Atlantis account being “That there is some truth to the story of Atlantis, but that Plato was working from many sources to compile the story and on top of that he added a philosophical overlay.”(b)<

(a) The Three Fundamental Questions About Plato’s Atlantis | Atlantis FYI

(b) When Does Plato’s Atlantis Stop Being Plato’s Atlantis? | Atlantis FYI *

Broneer, Oscar Theodore

Oscar Theodore Broneer (1894-1992) was born in Sweden but moved to the BroneerUnited States in 1913. Plato described both the Acropolis of Athens as well as Atlantis at the time of their war. He noted that a spring on the Acropolis had been destroyed by an earthquake at that time. Then in 1939, Broneer rediscovered the spring together with evidence that it had been destroyed around 1200 BC, giving us a possible anchor for dating the Atlantis conflict.  Broneer’s papers are archived at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

>An interesting 2020 review by Tony Petrangelo of Broneer’s work and particularly his discovery of the Acropolis spring, can be found on his Atlantis.FYI  website(a)(c).<

Some years ago, Rainer W. Kühne drew attention to the fact that Plato referred to a spring (Crit.112d) on the Acropolis that was destroyed during an earthquake, which he noted had only existed for about 25 years, but was rediscovered by Broneer. This discovery has implications for the historical reality of Atlantis as well as the time of its demise.

The full text of this important illustrated paper is available online(b).

(a)  A General Program of Defense | Atlantis FYI


(c)  Plato’s Fountain on the Athens Acropolis | Atlantis FYI *