The Destruction of Atlantis: Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the Legendary Civilization

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jan 30, 2004 - History - 288 pages
The most comprehensive reconstruction of the history and fate of the legendary ancient civilization of Atlantis

• Draws together compelling evidence from geology, astronomy, myths, and ancient texts to prove the existence of Atlantean civilization and its catastrophic end

• Includes a vivid narrative that re-creates the last days of Atlantis

All human cultures, from classical and biblical to native North and South American, share the myth of an ancient deluge that often coincides with a rain of fire from the heavens. Now, in The Destruction of Atlantis, author Frank Joseph links this worldwide cultural phenomenon to the story of the lost civilization of Atlantis, which in a single day and night disappeared into the sea in a violent cataclysm.

In the most comprehensive account of this legendary island, Frank Joseph provides compelling evidence based on 20 years of research around the globe that Atlantis was at the root of all subsequent human civilizations. Refuting modern skepticism, he provides evidence from archaeology, geology, astronomy, and ancient lore to prove the existence of Atlantean civilization in the context of Near Eastern Bronze Age society at the end of the 13th century B.C.E. He combines hard scientific evidence with a stunning and imaginative re-creation of what it must have been like to walk the streets of Atlantis in its last days. The resulting portrait of a mighty empire corrupted by an overreaching lust for wealth and power offers an important lesson to our own materialistic civilization.

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This book took what was a cursory belief in a long lost civilization named Atlantis and cemented it into an absolute knowing that Atlantis existed. Remarkable book based not on quasi-science but on history, physical evidence, written, and oral traditions throughout the world.

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Whether he has this right, partly right or wrong he is correct about the compelling evidence part. The sheer amount of evidence he presents was for me fascinating, logical and well...compelling. Found it very interesting reading.

Contents

Atlantis Madness
1
In a Single Day and Night A Recreation
15
Where Is Atlantis?
41
The Queen of Legends
89
The Fire from Heaven
105
How Was Atlantis Destroyed?
151
When Was Atlantis Destroyed?
189
Life in Atlantis
209
The Discovery of Atlantis
227
The Atlantis Story Told in One Sitting
233
The Atlanteans Ourselves
239
Notes
245
Index
259
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A journalist and researcher, Frank Joseph is the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine and the author of The Lost Treasure of King Juba and Synchronicity and You. He lives in Colfax, Wisconsin.

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