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    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 »
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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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Viardot, Louis

Louis Viardot (1800-1883) was a French writer, art historian, art critic and translator. Atlantisforschung tells us(a) that “In 1840, as we learn from Thorwald C. Franke, that Viardot wrote the text for the lemma Atlantide in the Encyclopèdie nouvelleIn 1851, Franke continued, ‘an additional chapter for the second edition of his ‘Histoire des Arabes et les Mores d’Espagne’, in which he repeated his theses on Atlantis.”

“Viardot believed in an Atlantic Atlantis, of which the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands are remnants. There is much invention in Plato’s Atlantis account, says Viardot, but the true core lies in discoveries in the west by Phoenicians and Carthaginians. Viardot also linked medieval Arab voyages of discovery to the Azores and Madeira to Atlantis, for in his opinion the Arabic descriptions of these islands fitted well with the descriptions of Plato’s Atlantis account.

(a) Louis Viardot – (