1996: Atlantis: New Hypothesis

by Viatcheslav Koudriavtsev ———————————————————————— FROM THE AUTHOR This is the third edition of my paper. The first one was sent as a brochure “Returning to the Enigma of Plato’s Atlantis” to Ancient History Departments of some Universities and to Geographical Societies of a number of countries in June 1995. The magazine version of it has come out in the May 1996 issue of “Vokrug Sveta” (“Around the World”, Magazine of Travels, Adventures and SF) – a kind of Russian “National Geographic”. The second one was published in some newsgroups and mailing lists in February – March 1996. In the present edition I am trying to provide answers to most of the questions I was asked after those publications. Besides, I have since found some materials illustrating some of my suggestions. I would like to apologise for some prolixity of the introduction and maybe the slightly simplified style of setting […] Read More

Have we finally found Atlantis

By Dominic Utton The fabled “Lost City” of Atlantis is one of mankind’s greatest and most enduring mysteries. First written of 2,350 years ago by the Greek philosopher Plato in his works the Timaeus and the Critias, the island beneath the sea has fascinated historians, poets, and the public ever since, but has remained tantalisingly hidden, shrouded in myth, legend and exaggeration. However, a new book by acclaimed historian Andrew Collins provides for the first time a clear argument for the civilisation’s existence and a pointer to its location. Plato described Atlantis as an empire founded by the sea god Poseidon on a land mass the size of “Libya and Asia put together”. It possessed a thriving capital, with sumptuous palaces, royal courts and harbours constantly receiving vessels from all over the world. For many generations, it ruled the Atlantic Ocean as well as parts of what Plato called […] Read More