• Atlantis and the Minoans

    Author(s):
    Oliver D. Smith (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Classical antiquities, Greece, History, Ancient, Plato
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Minoan Crete, Atlantis, Classical archaeology, Ancient Greece
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/wjz5-9330
    Abstract:
    In the 1960s and early 1970s it was fashionable among academics to identify Atlantis with Minoan Crete or Thera (Santorini) in the Aegean Sea. This Minoan hypothesis or Thera-Cretan theory was proposed in 1909 but did not attract much attention until it was popularised by three books in 1969. However, the hypothesis was criticised and arguably refuted in the late 1970s. Today there is consensus among archaeologists Atlantis never existed. This article details the background, heyday, and demise of the Minoan hypothesis, furthermore, it looks at why the Thera-Cretan theory collapsed.
    Notes:
    Submitted to the postgraduate archaeology journal Rosetta and it passed review on 17/8/2020, but a day later it was rejected after a specialist editor criticised lack of modern sources cited in the bibliography (see appendix for reviewer’s comments), so I have decided to self-publish the paper
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    Last Updated:
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