The Lost Empire of Atlantis

The Lost Empire of Atlantis

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The bestselling author of 1421: THE YEAR THE CHINESE DISCOVERED THE WORLD uncovers the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis. After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, bestselling historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction. Through an examination of documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, artefacts and DNA evidence, Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. And in doing so finally explains the incredible reality behind the legendary civilisation described by Plato and its disappearance. Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story as ex-Royal Navy submarine captain Menzies travels round the world in pursuit of his goal, this is epic, iconoclastic popular history.... the world on to that boat a€“ from tortoise shells for making musical instruments, and the much prized blue cobalt glass, to the ... The book must have held instructions from the shipa#39;s owner, or even from the ruler, I thought, about the cargo and where it was headed. ... And so that the system was foolproof, the owner and the captain used a common system of weights. .... Vasilis Delimitros was reputed to be the best shipwright on Spetses, which is now a picturesque, car-free island and aanbsp;...

Title:The Lost Empire of Atlantis
Author:Gavin Menzies
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-09-15


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