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

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    NEWS DECEMBER 2022

    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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Ys

Ys (Kêr-Is in Breton) was a legendary sunken kingdom, located off the coast of Brittany. However, ‘skerry’ and its cognates also mean a rocky island, so ‘Kêr’ may be just another variant. It has been pointed out that ‘ys’ in some of the Celtic languages means ’island’. This has led to the suggestion that ’Atlantis’ could therefore be a corruption of ’Atlantic island’. What is interesting in this regard is the persistent theory that megalithic Brittany had been part of the Atlantean realms, if not the location of its capital. The Ys legend has echoes in the mythologies of virtually all other ancient peoples along the European seaboard of the Atlantic.