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The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Mystery of a Long-Lost Civilisation

The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Mystery of a Long-Lost Civilisation

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By (author) Rand Flem-Ath, By (author) Colin Wilson

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 29mm | 328g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751531006
  • ISBN 13: 9780751531008
  • Illustrations note: Section: 8, Integrated: 75, b&w
  • Sales rank: 595,461

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In 1982, the American scholar Charles Hapgood made an astonishing claim to a young librarian, Rand Flem-Ath - that civilization was almost 100,000 years old and he had the evidence to prove it. Before he could substantiate this remarkable assertion, Hapgood died. Together with fellow author Colin Wilson, Flem-Ath set out to track down the truth behind the scholar's statements. Their study of the world's most sacred sites - Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids and many others - led them to an amazing discovery. Far from being built by local people for local reasons, these monuments formed an undeniable geometrical pattern. This is turn implied the existence of an ancient advanced civilization, one that existed before the Flood that destroyed Atlantis and whose knowledge of the world was far wider than had previously been thought possible. This book deciphers this remarkable code and the reasons behind it: the attempt by scientists from Atlantis to preserve a legacy of their civilisation. The book presents its argument with enormous persuasiveness - namely that our civilization is not the first to occupy the planet, nor is it likely to be the last.

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Rand Flem-Ath has made a lifetime study of catastrophe myths. Colin Wilson has, since the publication of THE OUTSIDER, been a bestselling non-fiction author.

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The Atlantis Blueprint ends with a question--is there a city beneath the ice of Antarctica? In fact, the book is a mystery-fest, linking a host of popular enigmas to the theory that civilisation is thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of years older than we think. It proposes the existence of an antediluvian world-wide maritime civilisation whose blueprint left a legacy of specially positioned sacred sites around the world and whose centre, Atlantis, may be in Antarctica due to earth crust displacement. If any of this sounds familiar, its because much of it is not new. Indeed this book constantly cites other related literature to support its ideas, bringing in such writers as Graham Hancock, Michael Baigent and Robert Bauval. Rejecting some especially ou #NAME? 'Extraordinary and compellingly plausible .provides compelling evidence that Atlantis not only existed but was, in fact, the cradle of an advanced and higly sophisticated civilisation that spanned the world as far back as 100,000 years' DAILY MAIL

Editorial reviews

Was Atlantis buried beneath the Antarctic 9,6000 years ago? Flem-Ath and Wilson seek to prove by geology, astronomy and selective analysis of the subject's literature that mankind's earthly existence could encompass 100,000 years. The usual suspects are present; Tula, Easter Island, Stonehenge and Rosslyn, but enhanced by previously undiscussed additions all logically connected to the Great Pyramid at Gisa. Such large coverage of the available surprises with the omission of the undersea cave paintings discovered in the South of France, believed to date back 40,000 years. The skilled comprehension of perspective tangibly supports the theory of highly intelligent, scientifically knowledgeable ancestors. It is not explained how so much of this expertise was lost, for so many millennia, in all parts of the world. Despite this lacuna the narrative flows as a sea-bound travelogue between continents and the bizarre discoveries of intrepid explorers. Whether inspecting the 'Mystery spheres' at Costa Rica or puzzling through the moving Poles of the earth which places Lhasa on the equator, plausible explanations will provoke a mixture of thought, for some acceptance and others incredulity. The amount of research is impressive as is the exposure of bigotry espoused by both religious and scientific institutions who choose not to examine facts or theories on their proven merit. The authors should be commended for bravery in publishing their findings. (Kirkus UK)