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Atlantis Reloaded - Richat structure and the Jimmy Corsetti misstake
Episode 4125th July 2023 • Digging Up Ancient Aliens • Fredrik Trusohamn
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The Atlantis story may be one of the myths that have inspired numerous theories and speculations. But what happens if we apply a scientific approach to the story told by Plato in his works Timeaus and Critias? We open up the archaeologist's toolbox and a historical approach to the literary works of Plato. How does Plato's story hold up, and was he really trying to give us a literal account from a philosophical perspective?

While the Atlantis story has inspired writers such as Graham Hancock and David Childress, a new name has recently gotten much attention. Jimmy Corsetti is one of these personalities who claim to have found the actual location of this legendary city. According to Corsetti, the location is a location called the Richat structure. Is this true? What evidence can we find for and against this, and how well does this theory hold up in the end?

In Digging up Ancient Aliens, our host Fredrik uses his background in archaeology to discover what is genuine, fake, and somewhere in between in popular media, such as Ancient Aliens, Ancient Apocalypse, and many other places.

Check the episode webpage to find all the sources for this episode:

Historical Sources 3:52

Platos intent 12:06

What about Solon? 20:50

Inspiration for Atlantis 24:55

The Jimmy Corsetti Mistake 32:08

Sea levels, land rise, and geography 41:24

Archaeology in the Richat Structure 47:57


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