The Destruction of Atlantis: Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the Legendary Civilization
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
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.





Praise and Reviews
“A valuable addition to the study of lost civilizations and ancient maritime exploration. Essential reading for all true Atlantologists.”
Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gateway to Atlantis

"Intrepid globetrotter, researcher, and writer extraordinaire, Frank Joseph takes the reader on a tour in search of Atlantis. Enjoy with him the alchemical thrill of transforming dramatic legend into historical reality and experience his passion and dedication as he unravels this age-old story. Definitely a can’t-put-downer and must-read book for the enthusiast of ancient mysteries."
Robert G. Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery and Message of the Sphinx

"Like a hot new detective story surrounded by dusty tomes, The Destruction of Atlantis shines brightly amid the dim and dull fare from the cloistered towers of academe and elsewhere."
J. Douglas Kenyon, editor, Atlantis Rising magazine

"'Where will it all end?' people wonder. For the answer, let them look to Atlantis. On a scale of one to ten, I give this book a 9.95. This book should be a standard-issue text in all high school and college history courses. It will stand the test of time."
Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus, Host of 21st-Century Radio, author of Founding Fathers, Secret Societies

"The Destruction of Atlantis is an extensively researched volume that takes on the reality of Atlantis in a conservative and well-reasoned approach. It deserves to be part of every Atlantis library."
David Hatcher Childress, author of Atlantis & the Power System of the Gods and the Lost Cities series

"I found it compelling, just off-beat enough to be catching to the imagination."
The Courier~Gazette, May 2004




 
Frank Joseph
Frank Joseph is the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine and the author of The Destruction of Atlantis, The Lost Civilization of Lemuria, Survivors of Atlantis, and The Los More...
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