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

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    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 developing 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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Topography of Atlantis

The Topography of Atlantis, as described by Plato, has inspired a number of investigators to identify various locations all over the globe as the site of his sunken island. Unfortunately, most of these proposed locations are above water, which immediately conflicts with Plato’s account of its demise through inundation. The description given by Plato relates to the principal island of the Atlantean ‘confederation’ and its capital city.

In a nutshell, Plato describes this island as having an imposing mountain range to the north and an extensive well-irrigated plain in the south, facing the sea, where the city was built with a central acropolis. It had streams and possessed a rich variety of flora and fauna.