Paul Dunbavin

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Paul Dunbavin is a British author who specialises in cross-disciplinary research into ancient history and mythology; with a special interest in Atlantis.


Dunbavin in his book Picts and Ancient Britons: An Exploration of Pictish Origins (1998) claims that the Picts are Finno-Ugric immigrants from the Baltic Sea, one of his reasons for drawing this conclusion is that some Scottish river names have appeared in ancient Finnish texts.[1]

Dr Ross Samson wrote that "Paul Dunbavin is no professional academic, but this book resembles books by scholars." he pointed out that Dunbavins book contains translated extracts of ancient sources and the book as such should be used as a source-book.[2]


Dunbavin is the author of 'The Atlantis Researches' (1992) first published in UK, subsequently revised and published as 'Atlantis of the West' (2003) in which he places Atlantis in the Irish Sea. Joscelyn Godwin writes that his Atlantean theory involves the earth being struck by a comet in 3100 BC which in turn caused the earths crust to shift causing various land masses to shrink and rise.[3] Dunbavin claims that the submerged land around the British Isles can be eqauted with the description of Atlantis by Plato. He claims that the city of Atlantis lies in the Irish Sea between Wales, Scotland and Ireland.[4]

His books on Atlantis have attracted positive comments from pseudohistoric writers who agree with his approach[5][6] but have not been taken seriously by the scientific community.


  • The Atlantis Researches: The Earth's Rotation in Mythology and Prehistory. ISBN 0-9525029-0-9
  • Picts and Ancient Britons: An Exploration of Pictish Origins. ISBN 0-9525029-1-7
  • Atlantis of the West: The Case for Britain's Drowned Megalithic Civilisation. ISBN 1-84119-716-5
  • Under Ancient Skies: Ancient Astronomy and Terrestrial Catastrophism. ISBN 0-9525029-2-5


  1. ^ Concise encyclopedia of languages of the world By Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie
  2. ^ Claiming Finnish origins for Picts by Ross Samson
  3. ^ Joscelyn Godwin Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations 2010, p. 11
  4. ^ Wun Chok Bong The Gods' Machines: From Stonehenge to Crop Circles 2008, p. 279
  5. ^ Childress, David Hatcher (1996). Lost Cities of Atlantis, Ancient Europe & the Mediterranean. Adventures Unlimited Press. p. 344. ISBN 0-932813-25-9. 
  6. ^ David Furlong The keys to the temple: unravel the mysteries of the ancient world 1997, p. 124