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Tissot, Charles

Charles Joseph Tissot (1828-1884) was a French diplomat who was appointed ambassador to Constantinople (1880). In 1884 he authored Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie(a) in which he echoed the views of Ignatius Donnelly and promoted the idea of Atlantis in the Atlantic, “where there must have existed a vast continent of which the Canaries and the Azores may be considered to be the remnants.”

>Although he never associated North Africa with Atlantis, he was very interested in the history of the region. Atlantisforschung notes that “In 1863 Tissot presented a dissertation, written in Latin, on his studies of Lake Triton (De Tritonide lacu). In it he argued, based on ancient texts – including by Herodotus, Pomponius Mela, and Ptolemy – and with reference to the (controversial) discovery of an old shipwreck near Nefta, that today’s Chott el Djerid is a remnant of the legendary, dry Lake Triton(b).” <

(a) (French)

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