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The lost empire of Atlantis : history's greatest mystery revealed

Author: Gavin Menzies
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Through an examination of new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies uncovers a trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean, to the Great Lakes in North America, to Kerala in India. He explains the reality behind the legendary civilization described by Plato, as well as its violent  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Menzies
ISBN: 9780062049483 0062049488 9781620900628 1620900629
OCLC Number: 757825367
Description: xviii, 374 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Discovery: the Minoan Civilisation: An adventure on Crete ; Under the volcano ; The search for the Minoan naval base ; Return to Phaestos ; The ancient scholars speak ; The missing link ; Who were the Minoans? The DNA trail --
Exploration: Voyages to the Near East: The lost wreck and the buried treasure trove ; Sailing from Byzantium ; Life in the library ; A place of many names and many nations ; A ship in the desert ; New worlds for old ; Rich, exotic lands ; Proud Nineveh ; The key to India? ; Indian Ocean trade in the Bronze Age ; The truth is in the trade --
Journeys West: Nec plus ultra: entering the Atlantic ; A folk memory of home? ; Spain and La Tauromaquia ; Blazing the trail to Dover ; The land of running silver ; A labyrinth in Dragon Country ; Strange beasts and astrolabes --
Examining the Heavens: Seeing the skies in stone ... ; Mediterranean and Atlantic megaliths ; Stonehenge: the master work ; From the Med to the megalith ; The land that time forgot ; The bronze boy --
The Reaches of Empire: The seekers set sail ; A metallurgical mystery ; Adventures by water ; A heavy load indeed ; Into the deep unknown ; So: the proof --
The Legacy: The spots marked 'X' ; A new beginning ; A return to Crete ; The legacy of hope --
Timeline --
Epilogue: Plato and Atlantis, the lost paradise.
Responsibility: Gavin Menzies.
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Through an examination of new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies uncovers a trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean, to the Great Lakes in North America, to Kerala in India. He explains the reality behind the legendary civilization described by Plato, as well as its violent disappearance.

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