The Sunken Kingdom

The Sunken Kingdom

The Atlantis Mystery Solved

Book - 1995
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Blackwell North Amer
The Sunken Kingdom provides a solution to a mystery which has baffled scholars for nearly 2,400 years - since Plato first wrote about Atlantis in Timaeus and Critias. Written by an outstanding historian and archaeologist, this book takes an entirely new approach. It reviews previous theories, some fantastic, some more rational, and shows why they will not work. Atlantis could not have been in the Atlantic, nor was it the volcanic island of Santorini near Crete, as currently held. Through a careful analysis of the sources, it becomes clear that the story of Atlantis came from western Turkey, where a major Bronze Age city was devastated by an earthquake and submerged beneath a lake.
Here is a work of detective scholarship as controversial as the author's Centuries of Darkness, which put an overwhelming case for the redating of the ancient world. Besides precisely siting the original Atlantis, the book provides a convincing explanation of how and why the destruction of the city grew into the story of a 'lost continent'.

Publisher: Great Britain : Random House, 1995
ISBN: 9780224038102
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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