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Link ATLANTIPEDIA

Typing ‘Atlantis’ into a web browser will bring up over 93 million results. This website, ‘Atlantipedia’, helps to narrow down the options and...

Atlantis, Pseudoscience, Pseudoarchaeology, Plato view
Image collection Saite official, c. 570-526 BCE, Saite official, c. 570-526 BCE

[Plato, Timaeus 21e] Critias replied, ‘In Egypt, at the apex of the Delta, where the stream of the River Nile divides, there is an...

Atlantis, Plato, Sais, Egypt, Solon, Herodotus, Critias, Timaeus, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience view
Link Atlantis Scout

This website compiled by Thorwald C. Franke offers "approaches at an academic level towards Plato's Atlantis as a real place, along with a large...

Atlantis, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Plato view
Image collection This clay map of Babylon shows the Tuba area of the city, two gateways, a section of the inner wall of the city, and a waterway fed by the River Euphrates. c. 600-500 BCE, probably from Babylon, modern Iraq. Cat. ME 35385, A clay tablet fragment giving detailed measurements of Babylon's the inner city wall, called Imgur-Enlil, at the start of Nebuchadnezzar's reign (ruled 605-572 BCE, making him contemporary with Solon, who, according to Plato's story, received the Atlantis tale from Egyptian priests). It names the Zababa and Urash Gates. From Sippur or Babylons, modern Iraq. Cat. ME 54634abylon, This clay tablet fragment dating from c.700-500 BCE records traditions from much earlier times, and refers to the Babylonian Flood Myth. The Babylonian world is shown in bird's-eye view asa disc surruonded by a ring labelled 'Bitter River' (not unlike the Greek Oceanus). The City of Babylon straddles the River Euphrates, which flows southwards through marshes into the sea. Inscribed circles indicate cities and areas within Mesopotamia in loosely accurate geographical locations., Beyond the outer edges of the known world are 8 triangular regions, which are tghe homes of strange/legendary beings. One id identified as the mountain where the Babylonian 'Ark' landed after the Great Flood. This lies across the water, far beyond the Mountain of Urartu (Ararat in the Bible) on the very rim of the world. There is no hint of Atlantis here. c.700-500 BCE, probably from Sippar, modern Irag. Cat. ME 92687, Lion from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon (the eighth gate to the inner city), c.BCE on the orders of King Nebuchadnezzar II. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, The Ishtar Gate of Babylon (the eighth gate to the inner city), c.BCE on the orders of King Nebuchadnezzar II. . These details do not appear in Herodotus' account of Babylon. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Herodotus' History includes a memorable description of the city of Babylon, which may have had a considerable influence on Plato's...

Atlantis, Plato, Babylon, Cuneiform, Historical Maps, Greek culture, Flood myths, Iraq, Ishtar Gate, Herodotus, Nebuchadnezzar II view
Link ERYTHEIA: THE 'RED LAND'

Erytheia, the sea-circled mythical ‘Red Land’ located out in the far west beyond the mighty earth-encircling river Oceanus, occassionally excites...

Atlantis, Erytheia, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience view
Link HERODOTUS ON BABYLON

Herodotus' History includes a memorable description of the city of Babylon, which may have had a considerable influence on Plato's...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Timaeus, Critias, Babylon, Ancient Greek view
Link HERODOTUS ON ECBATANA

One major city in the Persian Empire that Herodotus describes, and which might have had a bearing on Plato’s description of Atlantis-ville, was...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Ecbatana, Ancient Greek, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Ancient history view
Link HERODOTUS ON EGYPT

The Greek historian Herodotus, produced a wonderfully engaging account of his historia (= ‘inquiry’) into the origins and events of...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Egypt, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Ancient Greek, Ancient history view
Link HESPERIA AND THE HESPERIDES

Hesperia and the Hesperides occasionally find their way into Atlantis theorising. This link takes you to some useful information and links about...

Atlantis, Hesperia, Hesperides, myth, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Herakles view
Link HOMER, CALYPSO, OGYGIA AND ATLANTIS

Homer’s Odyssey takes us through the fabulous world of Odysseus’ travels, and the first time we encounter him at first hand he is on...

Atlantis, Ogygia, Homer, Odyssey, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Plato view
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