Hyperborea – the seventh continent

By Dr Alexander Koltypin (and translated from Russian) Editor’s introduction: Dr. Alexander Koltypin is a Russian geologist and author whose research on disappeared continents and ancient civilisations has been widely reported online. Here, we feature his thoughts on Hyperborea, which according to Greek mythology was home to a race of giants, and lay “beyond the…

(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…

In Pictures: “Citadels of Mystery”

Citadels of Mystery is the rather intriguing title of a book by husband and wife team L. Sprague and Catherine C. de Camp. Published back in 1972, it featured their twelve most famous legends, myths and romantic sites of the world.   So who were the De Camps? Lyon Sprague de Camp (1907-2000) was an…