The astonishing true story of Atlantis
In 1500 B.C. a supervolcano beneath the Greek island of
Santorini exploded in a near-apocalyptic eruption. Buried beneath
the rubble and waves was the world?s most remarkable lost
civilization. . . .
New York Times bestselling historian Gavin Menzies
presents newly uncovered evidence revealing, conclusively, that
?the lost city of Atlantis? was not only real but also at the heart
of a highly advanced global empire that reached the shores of
America before being violently wiped from the earth.
For three millennia, the legend of Atlantis has gripped the
imaginations of explorers, philosophers, occultists, treasure
hunters, historians, and archaeologists. Until now, it has remained
shrouded in myth. Yet, like ancient Troy, is it possible that this
fabled city actually existed? If so, what happened to it and what
are its secrets? The fascinating reality of Atlantis?s epic glory
and destruction are uncovered, finally, in these pages in thrilling
detail by the iconoclastic historian Gavin Menzies?father of some
of ?the most revolutionary ideas in the history of history?
(New York Times).
Meticulously analyzing exciting new geologic research, recently
unearthed archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence,
Menzies has made a jaw-dropping discovery: Atlantis truly did
exist, and was part of the incredibly advanced Minoan civilization
that extended from its Mediterranean base to England, India, and
even America. In The Lost Empire of Atlantis, he
constructs a vivid portrait of this legendary civilization and
shares his remarkable findings.
As riveting as an Indiana Jones adventure, The Lost Empire
of Atlantis is a revolutionary work of popular history that
will forever change our understanding of the past.