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    DescriptionIn this compelling book, Colin Wilson argues that thousands of years before ancient Egypt and Greece held sway, there was a great civilization whose ships traveled the world from China to Antarctica. Their advanced knowledge of science, mathematics, and astronomy was passed on to descendants who escaped to Egypt and South America. From Atlantis to the Sphinx bases this assertion on a true fact: that archaeologists and geologists are at odds over the age of the Sphinx. Archaeologists claim that the Sphinx dates to classical dynastic Egypt, around 2,400 b.c. But some geologists claim that it could have been built as early as 7,000 to 10,500 b.c. The geologists' claim is based on the curious fact that the erosion of the Sphinx is more characteristic of water erosion than that of wind and sand. Starting from the assumption that there was an advanced civilization in existence much earlier than previously thought, Wilson goes on to claim that it could very well be Atlantis--not a literal island that sank, but more of a great civilization that either declined naturally or experienced a great catastrophe, passing on only a fraction of its knowledge to other peoples. From Atlantis to the Sphinx delves into what might have been a completely different knowledge system from that of modern man--one as alien to us as that of the Martians. The book sets out to reconstruct that ancient knowledge in a fascinating exploration of the remote depths of history, a ground-breaking attempt to understand how these long-forgotten peoples thought, felt, and communicated with the universe.


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    Title
    From Atlantis to the Sphinx
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781578633067
    ISBN 10: 1578633060
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JFHF, VX
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 930
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24700
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    DC21: 930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC031000
    LC classification: CB311 .W5597 2004
    Publisher
    Weiser Books
    Imprint name
    Weiser Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA