(The shadow of) Atlantis in Ireland?

There are theories about the legendary Atlantis being located in all sorts of locations around the world, some underwater, some above the waves. Here we take a look at the idea that Plato’s Atlantis may have been based on the island of Ireland. The Atlantic culture Classical Greek philosopher Plato wrote in his dialogue Timaeus…

imedia: Merlin’s Mound and Silbury Hill

The county of Wiltshire in southern England hosts the two tallest prehistoric mounds in Europe. Both the Marlborough Mound (once dubbed Merlin’s Mount or burial place) and Silbury Hill are man-made earth mounds. They date from around 2400 BC. However, they remain places of mystery, as there is no current consensus as to why they…

New book: The Cygnus Key

Andrew Collins’ new book is called The Cygnus Key: The Denisovan Legacy, Göbekli Tepe, and the Birth of Egypt. Book synopsis… “New evidence showing that the earliest origins of human culture, religion, and technology derive from the lost world of the Denisovans • Explains how Göbekli Tepe and the Giza pyramids are aligned with the…

Perspectives: Alternative locations for Troy

The ancient city of Troy is widely accepted to have been located in north-west Turkey, at a place called Hisarlik. This is where the legendary Trojan War between the Achaeans (Greeks) and the Trojans and their allies, as described in Homer’s Iliad, is said to have taken place. The archaeological site – originally excavated by…

imedia: Fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast

What is the Jurassic Coast? The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site that spans from East Devon to Dorset, in southern England. Along its 95 miles of coastline, you can travel through 185 million years of geological history, which has been exposed by coastal erosion to form an almost continuous sequence covering the Triassic,…