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Usai, Luigi

Luigi Usai is the author of La Mappa di Atlantide (The Map of Atlantis) [1814], which, by his own admission, is the result of twenty days intense study of the subject in early 2021!

Some of his principal claims are that Plato’s mention of the Atlantic Sea was a reference to the Western Basin of the Mediterranean, in the middle of which lay the island of Atlantis that today are the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, but were then conjoined.

His website(a) offers a list of 27 points in support of his thesis. The site itself seems to lack focus wandering into unrelated areas such as suggesting a link between his Corsican/Sardinian Atlantis and the>pre-Etruscan Villanovan culture of central Italy.<He then proposes that ‘Moors heads’ on the flags of Corsica and Sardinia may have a Sumerian origin!

While I also favour a Central Mediterranean location for Atlantis, I must totally reject his date of 10,000 years ago for its existence as there was no civilisation in Athens or Egypt to attack at that time.

(a) Why didn’t scientists find Atlantis before Usai Luigi? ? Atlantis found!

Gruhn, Albert

Dr. Albert Gruhn was reported to have placed Atlantis in the Western Mediterranean Basin, according to a report in New Zealand’s North Otago Times of August 8th 1911(a). Apparently it was quoting from the ‘North German Gazette’ where he stated his belief that the Western Basin had once been dry land and that Atlantis had been situated between the Balearic Islands and Sardinia or in what is now the Tyrrhenian Sea.

A couple of years earlier he had disputed(b) that Homer’s Troy had been located at Hissarlik, instead he opted for Duden.

(a) https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NOT19110819.2.22.16

*(b) https://www.jstor.org/stable/496830?seq=14#page_scan_tab_contents*

Klaproth, Heinrich-Julius von

Heinrich-Julius von Klaproth (1783-1835) was a German orientalist who suggested that Atlantis had been a large island that nearly filled the western Mediterranean basin. He produced a speculative map of this island, which he referred to as Tirrenide (from Tyrrhenia), a term he used to describe the combined and expanded landmasses of Corsica, Sardinia and Menorca. Tirrenide is usually applied to the Italian mainland extended to include Corsica and Sardinia.

Although born in Berlin, Klaproth spent the last twenty years of his life working in Paris.Kalproth