The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
Title: The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
Author: Gavin Menzies
Author Menzies has written a couple of books previously on “speculative topics”—1421 : the year China discovered America and 1434 : the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance. What I find compelling about his theories is that he uses the practiced eye and experienced perspective of decades as a naval submarine commander to consider their feasibility. He doesn’t just write a book or two but has a very active website where he requests comments, concerns, arguments and more tips to check out. What I especially liked about this book was that he and his wife traced the journey as “steps” of the globe-trotters during the bronze age—he even includes several chapters on the copper mining of upper Michigan. BTW: it’s not the “lost fabled continent of Atlantis” he writes about but rather the ancient Bronze-Age Minoans who seem to live on in history as legendary.
-Laura at Plainfield
The astonishing true story of Atlantis
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. . . .
New York Times bestselling historian Gavin Menzies presents newly uncovered evidence revealing, conclusively, that “the lost city of Atlantis” was not only real but also at the heart of a highly advanced global empire that reached the shores of America before being violently wiped from the earth.
For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped the imaginations of explorers, philosophers, occultists, treasure hunters, historians, and archaeologists. Until now, it has remained shrouded in myth. Yet, like ancient Troy, is it possible that this fabled city actually existed? If so, what happened to it and what are its secrets? The fascinating reality of Atlantis’s epic glory and destruction are uncovered, finally, in these pages in thrilling detail by the iconoclastic historian Gavin Menzies—father of some of “the most revolutionary ideas in the history of history” (New York Times).
Meticulously analyzing exciting new geologic research, recently unearthed archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies has made a jaw-dropping discovery: Atlantis truly did exist, and was part of the incredibly advanced Minoan civilization that extended from its Mediterranean base to England, India, and even America. In The Lost Empire of Atlantis, he constructs a vivid portrait of this legendary civilization and shares his remarkable findings.
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.