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    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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Cox, Simon

Simon Cox (1966- ) was a former editor-in-chief of Phenomena magazine, which is dedicated to promoting alternatives to accepted historical orthodoxies. He currently runs the UK publishing company Henu Publications. Cox has also worked as a researcher for well-known writers such as Graham Hancock and David Rohl. He is probably better known as the author of a number of books that investigate the historical realities behind the works of Dan Brown[247-250]. He is co-author of an A-Z series[251-254] of books on subjects such as Ancient Egypt, King Arthur and Atlantis.

Unfortunately, Cox’s Atlantis offering is just a heavily padded rehash of well known material and includes a number of headings that at the most generous could only be described as having a very tenuous connection with Atlantis; they include Dogon Tribe, Easter Island and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.The headings range from ‘Aelian’ to ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’, so really the title should be an A to T of Atlantis.

The dustcover notes, for which I’m assuming that neither Cox nor his co-author Mark Foster were responsible, claim that the book answers the question of where Atlantis was located. It does not.

A decade ago Cox launched the Into the Duat website(a).

(a) https://www.artifice-design.co.uk/duat2009/index.html

Ellis, Ralph

Ralph Ellis is an airline pilot by profession with a passion for ancient history and religions. His ralph ellisrevisionist views has been heavily criticised.  He has authored a number of books(a) focussing in the main on ancient Egypt. As noted elsewhere he has drawn attention to evidence for re-dating the pyramids. In a 2015 article(e) he claims that the four small shafts in the Great Pyramid had nothing to do with alignment with stars but were associated with the value of pi, an idea first suggested in 1859 by John Taylor (1781-1864)(i) in a book entitled The Great Pyramid: Why was it Built, and Who Built it? [1451]

Ellis’ 2013 book, Eden in Egypt [0951], locates the Garden of Eden in Egypt and claims that Adam and Eve were Akhenaton and Nefertiti! He has also proposed(f) that Flavius Josephus was in fact St. Paul! This idea has been taken up by others(g).

He has also co-authored a number of articles with Mark Foster(b).

In his trilogy, The Gospel of King Jesus, Ellis ‘reveals’ that Jesus was the great grandson of Queen Cleopatra and was King Izas of Edessa, in what is now northern Syria. Understandably, this has stirred up quite a controversy(a).

Ellis first touched on the subject of Atlantis in his book Thoth[0517] locating Plato’s island in the Atlantic, but in a later book, Tempest & Exodus[0656] he changed his opinion and subscribed to the Minoan Hypothesis.

Ellis has now turned his attention to ice age theory, since the exact cause of the onset of an ice age is still a matter of active debate. He has now proposed a new theory based on a cyclical alteration of polar albedo by atmospheric dust(c).

In a recent paper published(d) in Atlantis Rising magazine, Ellis reviews the mystery of the Carolina Bays, but offers little that is new and supports the growing consensus that the ‘Bays’ were the result of a cometary impact in the Great Lakes region, which was at that time covered by the Laurentide ice sheet. The impact shattered the ice and ejected millions of ‘slush balls’, many of which survived their high-speed journey through the atmosphere, creating the ‘Bays’ on landing. 

Another of Ellis’ weirder claims is that “there exists a large copy of the Great Pyramid way up in the Himalayas, highlighted in an article(h) and book, K2: Quest of the Gods” [1563]!

(a) https://edfu-books.com/news.html

(b) https://web.archive.org/web/20170705055429/https://www.touregypt.net/egypt-info/magazine-mag04012001-magf5.htm

(c) https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/why-do-ice-ages-occur-new-paradigm-shift-prehistoric-problem-005683?nopaging=1

(d) See Archive 3025

(e) https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/star-shaft-pointing-busted-debunking-star-shaft-theory-great-pyramid-003643?nopaging=1

(f) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsNOAUMyKIo

(g) https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread206916/pg1&colorshift=yes

(h) https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/star-shaft-theory-great-pyramid-busted-001787

(i) https://sites.math.washington.edu/~greenber/PiPyr.html