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by Frank Joseph

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All human cultures, from classical and biblical to native North and South American, share the myth of an ancient deluge, often coinciding with a rain of fire from the heavens. What accounts for this shared myth of environmental catastrophe? Now, in The Destruction of Atlantis, author Frank Joseph links this worldwide cultural phenomenon to the story of the lost civilization of Atlantis,
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  kgreply | May 19, 2014 |
I always enjoy a book exploring this theme, because there's so much evidence for there having been a civilization before ours. This synthesizes a lot of data from varied streams, like geology, archaeology, linguistics and ethnography in a concise way. Just in language alone, there are so many words that are shared on each side of the Atlantic, so many similar place-names that have the same legends attached to them, that there had to be something connecting them. The conclusion of the book postulates a branch of homo sapiens that followed game out along land bridges to a central Atlantic island that became cut off by rising sea levels and eventually sank. In the meantime they developed sciences, navigation arts and who knows what else. In early November 1198 BC (so the author narrows it down to), the Atlantic was smashed by a huge meteor storm. The resulting geologic upheaval sank the remainder of the landmass caused many other disasters recorded around the globe. The Egyptians reported ashes in the sky and a final frenzied attack of the 'Sea People'. Virtually all of Europe and Asia Minor demonstrably burned, taking with it many great ancient cultures. Even in the Americas and Pacific basin meteors and ash and fire were recorded. Everywhere. The Taurid shower is a donut of debris that the Earth's orbit passes through twice a year (July with the stream and November against) and might explain the significance of bull worshiping cults and sacrifices around the world, as well as Day of the Dead, Hallows Eve type celebrations all clustered around the 1st of November, worldwide. Some interesting new ideas in this were that Plato's years were not classic solar years, but ceremonial lunar years, which was commonly used in Egypt, where Plato got the story in the first place, some acknowledgment of the Michigan Upper Peninsula copper mines that were worked on a massive scale three thousand years ago (just the right time for some sort of Atlantean culture, who by the way was wealthy and famous for their high grade copper trade and expert levels of sea navigation), and just the small mountain of shared myths and shared words and places world wide. I would consider it a key reference for anyone interested in the subject. ( )
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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.

• Represents 20 years worth of research across the globe.

All human cultures, from classical and biblical to native North and South American, share the myth of an ancient deluge, often coinciding with a rain of fire from the heavens. What accounts for this shared myth of environmental catastrophe? 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, Joseph provides compelling evidence that Atlantis was at the root of all subsequent human civilizations. Brilliantly refuting years of modern skepticism, Joseph combines evidence from archaeology, geology, astronomy, and ancient lore to locate Atlantis in the context of Near Eastern Bronze Age society at the end of the 13th century B.C. The author seamlessly combines hard scientific evidence with a stunning 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 poised on the brink of ecological disaster.
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