News: An Overlooked Atlantis

Could the Emerald Isle also be the Lost Isle? (Photo: John Lowings / At the Edge of the World: Magical Stories of Ireland).

By Michele Barber-Perry, Contributor
October / November 2004

According to Swedish scientist Ulf Erlingsson, the mythical sunken island of Atlantis was actually Ireland. He bases his assertion on the geographical details described by Plato in 360 B.C., linking it to the story of Dogger Bank, a shoal off the coast of England that was sunk by a tidal wave in 6,000 B.C. Erlingsson describes his theory in his upcoming book Atlantis from a Geographer’s Perspective: Mapping the Fairy Land. ♦

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