The Destruction of Atlantis: Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the First Great Civilisation

The Destruction of Atlantis: Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the First Great Civilisation

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By (author) Frank Joseph

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  • Publisher: Bear & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 235mm x 24mm | 617g
  • Publication date: 23 May 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Rochester, VT
  • ISBN 10: 1879181851
  • ISBN 13: 9781879181854
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: col. ill.

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The most comprehensive reconstruction of the history and fate of the legendary ancient civilization of Atlantis. • Draws together compelling evidence from geology, astronomy, myths, and ancient texts to prove the existence of Atlantean civilization and its catastrophic end. • Includes a vivid narrative that re-creates the last days of Atlantis. • Represents 20 years worth of research across the globe. All human cultures, from classical and biblical to native North and South American, share the myth of an ancient deluge, often coinciding with a rain of fire from the heavens. What accounts for this shared myth of environmental catastrophe? Now, in The Destruction of Atlantis, author Frank Joseph links this worldwide cultural phenomenon to the story of the lost civilization of Atlantis, which in a single day and night disappeared into the sea in a violent cataclysm. In the most comprehensive account of this legendary island, Joseph provides compelling evidence that Atlantis was at the root of all subsequent human civilizations. Brilliantly refuting years of modern skepticism, Joseph combines evidence from archaeology, geology, astronomy, and ancient lore to locate Atlantis in the context of Near Eastern Bronze Age society at the end of the 13th century B.C. The author seamlessly combines hard scientific evidence with a stunning imaginative re-creation of what it must have been like to walk the streets of Atlantis in its last days. The resulting portrait of a mighty empire corrupted by an overreaching lust for wealth and power offers an important lesson to our own materialistic civilization poised on the brink of ecological disaster.

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"Intrepid globetrotter, researcher, and writer extraordinaire, Frank Joseph takes the reader on a tour in search of Atlantis. Enjoy with him the alchemical thrill of transforming dramatic legend into historical reality and experience his passion and dedication as he unravels this age-old story. Definitely a can't-put-downer and must-read book for the enthusiast of ancient mysteries."