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

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  • NEWS September 2023

    NEWS September 2023

    September 2023. Hi Atlantipedes, At present I am in Sardinia for a short visit. Later we move to Sicily and Malta. The trip is purely vacational. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a dreadful apartment, sitting on a bed, with access to just one useable socket and a small Notebook. Consequently, I possibly will not […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    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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Unearthing Atlantis

Unearthing Atlantis [502], by Charles R. Pellegrino, is a well written account of the excavations carried out by Spyridon Marinatos on Santorini. He gives a wide-ranging overview of the Atlantis story and opts for the Theran explosion in the second millennium as the origin of the legend. Regrettably however, the author has added little if anything to the solution of the Atlantis mystery.

Pellegrino gives an interesting account of the pressure applied to his original publishers, Random House, resulting in the production of a censored edition in 1991. It was not until 2001 that he was able to have the entire original text published by Harper Collins. This tale is reminiscent of the thwarted attempts by Immanuel Velikovsky to have his work published initially.

While the book provides interesting background information on the murky side of book publishing and the excavation of Akrotiri, it offers little to advance the solution of the Atlantis mystery.