After serving with the Royal Air Force, Jim Allen used his expertise in mapping and aerial intelligence to identify the location of the site of Atlantis from Plato's description. After publishing his initial findings in Atlantis: The Andes Solution in 1998, he followed this up with numerous expeditions in the field. His research was the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary and earned him an honorary doctorate from Oruro Technical University in Bolivia. He lives in Cambridge.
'The investigator Jim Allen put forward a few years ago a revolutionary hypothesis about the location of Atlantis on the Bolivian Altiplano ... some recent discoveries, such as the discovery that the American continent was populated much earlier than previously thought, appear to back him up.' -- 'Mas Alla' Magazine 'This is a very readable account, a bit of a page-turner actually. I found the theories behind this book entirely plausible, based upon Jim Allen's aerial maps and on local archaeology. Even the local mythology parallels the myths retold in the Greek account ... for those who find the legend and the reality a source of fascination, for anyone who likes to explore a mystery further, this book will not disappoint.' -- Inner Light Magazine 'Allen seems to have discovered a number of intriguing mysteries requiring investigation' -- John Billingsley, Northern Earth The author, who was a photographic interpreter with RAF Intelligence, has come up with a humdinger of a new theory. -- BM Cauldron 'His research is methodical, detailed and supported by some excellent satellite photography... the theory is intriguing.' -- Sarah Scott, Kindred Spirit Dec 2009 'Of all the locations proposed for Plato's Atlantis, this is one of the most intriguing, and Allen's tabulation of the requirements, if it does not quite prove his own, at least destroys the credibility of rival claims for Thera, Troy, Andalucia, the Azores, Cuba, and Antarctica.' -- Josceylyn Gowin, author of Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World, in Scientific and Medical Network Review, Spring 2010