The Flood From Heaven

The Flood From Heaven

Deciphering the Atlantis Legend

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A geoarchaeologist compiles the results of his fieldwork in the Mediterranean to reveal the true nature of Plato's story of Atlantis and to disclose the location of the legendary continent believed to have been drowned in the ocean

Blackwell North Amer
The most popularly held view of the Atlantis legend is that it describes a continent in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, containing a prosperous and advanced civilization, drowned in the sea over 11,500 years ago. This misconception--along with others that have placed Atlantis in places as diverse as Greenland, Sri Lanka, and Sweden--originates from the long-winded transmission of the legend, which was originally retrieved from Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions and eventually recorded by Plato around 350 B.C.
Now Dr. Eberhard Zangger, a well-known geoarchaeologist, with many years of fieldwork experience in the Mediterranean, has discovered the true nature of Plato's story and the real location of Atlantis in his ground-breaking book, The Flood from Heaven, which draws on modern science, legends, and ancient poetry to solve one of the world's most mysterious puzzles.
The story of Atlantis is in actuality an ancient Egyptian account of the Trojan War. Under the auspices of Stanford University and the German Archaeological Institute, Eberhard Zangger conducted a geoarchaeological research program in Greece between 1984 and 1988, where drill cores taken near Bronze Age citadels led to this conclusion. Just like Homer, Plato was relating the story of a war involving bronze weapons, chariots, and twelve hundred ships. Both Homer and Plato discuss the fact that the Greeks, despite desertion by allies and deadly perils, were able to lead the forces of a united army to a magnificent victory in a land, like Troy, characterized by its position at narrow straits of difficult navigability, a pair of hot and cold springs, strong northern winds, and a number of artificial canals.
These similarities and insights as well as many others form a theory of such extreme significance that it will have as much impact on the study of Mediterranean prehistory as did Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of Troy. The Flood from Heaven is more intriguing in its daring connections than was the legend people have been waiting to hear explained for the last two millennia.

Baker
& Taylor

A geoarchaeologist compiles the results of his fieldwork in the Mediterranean to reveal the true nature of Plato's story of Atlantis and to disclose the location of the legendary continent believed to have been drowned in the ocean. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c1992
ISBN: 9780688113506
0688113508
Branch Call Number: 398.234 ZAN
Characteristics: xi, 256 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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