The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed

Orion, 15.09.2011 - 356 Seiten

The bestselling author of 1421: THE YEAR THE CHINESE DISCOVERED THE WORLD uncovers the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis.

After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, bestselling historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction.

Through an examination of documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, artefacts and DNA evidence, Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. And in doing so finally explains the incredible reality behind the legendary civilisation described by Plato and its disappearance.

Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story as ex-Royal Navy submarine captain Menzies travels round the world in pursuit of his goal, this is epic, iconoclastic popular history.

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Nutzerbericht  - puttocklibrary - LibraryThing

A well-researched, scientific and above all--interesting--hypothesis of legend of Atlantis. The history of the world is truly more complex and interesting than we realize! Vollständige Rezension lesen

THE LOST EMPIRE OF ATLANTIS: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed

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The author of 1434 (2008) and 1421 (2003) argues that the destruction of Atlantis was not fiction but a tale of an actual volcano and consequent tsunami that devastated the heart of the vast Minoan ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2011)

Gavin Menzies served in the Royal Navy between 1953 and 1970. His knowledge of seafaring and navigation sparked his interest in the epic voyages of Chinese Admiral Zhang He. He lives in London.

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