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

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Henry B. Ambrose

Ambrose, Henry B.

Henry B. Ambrose (1917-2010) was born in Grayhawk, Kentucky and later worked as a real estate broker in California. His contribution to the Atlantis saga Ambrose, Henry Bis the simple claim that “England was at one time the powerful kingdom of Atlantis”.  He identifies Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Shropshire as its precise location. Mr. Ambrose is a most fortunate man, as he also claims to have found the Garden of Eden as well.

He has written three books[050][051][052] on his ‘discoveries’ and has published them privately. They are available through his website(a) . Unfortunately, I feel obliged to relegate Mr. Ambrose to the ever-growing ranks of eccentrics who have written about Atlantis.

The image of Ambrose’s Old Oswestry site reminds me of The Hill of Ward in Ireland, which also consists of a series of concentric circles. A pathetic attempt(b) has also been made to also link this Irish site with Atlantis.

(a) https://web.archive.org/web/20160307205930/https://ifoundatlantis.com/index.html

(b) See: Archive {2732}

 

Old Oswestry Hill Fort

Old Oswestry Hill Fort in Shropshire, England has been claimed as the Citadel of Atlantis by Henry B. Ambrose in his modestly titled book, I Found Atlantis. However, Ambrose fails to explain how the triremes, described by Plato, sailed up the slopes of the hill-fort from one encircling ‘canal’ to another at different levels without a lock system. Nor does he explain why this hill-fort is still, literally, high and dry while Plato’s Dialogues clearly describe the submergence of Atlantis.

The hill-fort was probably a stronghold of the Celtic Cornovii tribe, dated to around the 6th century BC. In 2008, what has become known as the Pegasus Stone was discovered near the entrance to the fort. The stone has a clearly defined depiction of a horse(a). It is known that there was a horse cult within the Cornovii tribe.

>(a) Hillfort Reports – Old Oswestry Hillfort (archive.org)<