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The Lost Empire of Atlantis History's Greatest Mystery Revealed by Gavin Menzies
  

The Lost Empire of Atlantis History's Greatest Mystery Revealed

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Synopsis

The Lost Empire of Atlantis History's Greatest Mystery Revealed by Gavin Menzies

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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intriguing hypothesis THE INDEPENDENT The book is best viewed as an adventure story, trailing a fascinating but tantalisingly obscure lost ancient civilisation all over the world. It's tremendous fun, and captures a compelling portrait of the Minoans, pieced together by evidence. ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS Menzies's theory on why the Minoans disappeared so abruptly is fascinating. THE LADY


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2013

Author

Gavin Menzies

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Folklore, myths & legends

ISBN

9780753828854

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