The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
ISBN: 0062049496
EAN13: 9780062049490
Language: English
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Tremendous. This guy has done history like you would not believe. --Glenn Beck The secrets of history's most enduring mystery are finally revealed in The Lost Empire of Atlantis. Through impeccable research and intelligent speculation, Gavin Menzies, the New York Times bestselling author of 1421 , uncovers the truth behind the mysterious lost city of Atlantis--making the startling claim that the Atlanteans discovered America 4,000 years ago and ruled a vast Mediterranean empire that was violently destroyed in 1,500 BC. Forget everything you've ever thought about the Atlantis legend--Gavin Menzies will make you a believer
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Updated with important new findings! In 1500 B.C. a supervolcano beneath the Greek island of Santorini exploded in a near-apocalyptic eruption. Buried beneath the rubble and waves was the world's most remarkable lost civilization. . . . For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped the imaginations of explorers, philosophers, occultists, treasure hunters, historians, and archaeologists. Renowned New York Times bestselling historian Gavin Menzies presents newly uncovered evidence revealing, conclusively, that the lost city of Atlantis was none other than the real-life Minoan civilization, a highly advanced global empire that reached the shores of America before being violently wiped from the earth. Meticulously analyzing exciting new geologic research, recently unearthed archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies constructs a vivid portrait of this legendary civilization. As riveting as an Indiana Jones adventure, The Lost Empire of Atlantis is a revolutionary work of popular history that will forever change our understanding of the past.
From the front Cover Updated with important new findings! In 1500 B.C. a supervolcano beneath the Greek island of Santorini exploded in a near-apocalyptic eruption. Buried beneath the rubble and waves was the world's most remarkable lost civilization. . . . For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped the imaginations of explorers, philosophers, occultists, treasure hunters, historians, and archaeologists. Renowned New York Times bestselling historian Gavin Menzies presents newly uncovered evidence revealing, conclusively, that the lost city of Atlantis was none other than the real-life Minoan civilization, a highly advanced global empire that reached the shores of America before being violently wiped from the earth. Meticulously analyzing exciting new geologic research, recently unearthed archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies constructs a vivid portrait of this legendary civilization. As riveting as an Indiana Jones adventure, The Lost Empire of Atlantis is a revolutionary work of popular history that will forever change our understanding of the past. --Betty Meggers, Director of the Latin American Archaeology Program at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History