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    NEWS DECEMBER 2022

    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 »
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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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Franz Joseph Unger

Unger, Franz Joseph

DFranz_Ungerr. Franz Joseph Unger (1800-1870) was an Austrian botanist and palaeontologist. He ventured outside his natural ‘comfort zone’ when he wrote Die versunkene insel Atlantis (The Sunken Island of Atlantis)[723]. In it he supported the concept of Atlantis as a landmass in the Atlantic,* in an attempt to explain the similarity of flora on both sides of the ocean.*

This was the prevailing theory at the time, which was more fully expounded a couple of decades later by Ignatius Donnelly. Unger’s contribution is now available as a free ebook(a) .

(a) https://books.google.de/books?id=jRVUtihwkhEC&pg=PA1 (German)