The Lost Empire of Atlantis

The Lost Empire of Atlantis

History's Greatest Mystery Revealed

Book - 2011
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After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction. Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780857820051
Branch Call Number: 001.94 MEN
Characteristics: xviii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,color illustrations, maps ;,25 cm


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Oct 16, 2012

Found this book fascinating. I would have liked to see more photos and maps. Otherwise, a must read for those interested in such subjects.

May 07, 2012

I go back and forth on this book.

One thesis is that the Minoans are the Atlanteans of legend. I don't necessarily disagree with this.

However, the other thesis is that they maintained a trading empire that spanned the globe from Santorini/Thera to the British Isles to the Duluth area on Lake Superior.

I feel that most of the academic underpinning of the second thesis is of the " stands to reason..." kind and I just don't find it convincing.

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