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Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

by Graham Hancock

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I love amateur historians. I love reading them for their enthusiasm and freshness and freedom of vision. Hancock has toned down his early, rather unfortunate fixation on aliens and Masons, and is turning out appealingly strange books with some good food for thought in them. He may be crazy, but that alone doesn't make him wrong. ( )
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A physical and intellectual journey, a worldwide exploration diving for the underwater ruins of a lost civilization, this book follows clues in ancient scriptures and mythlogy and in the scientific evidence of the flood that swept the Earth at the end of the last Ice Age. This text explores the question of early humans swept away by the catastrpohe. Who were these populations - pre-civilised hunter-gatherers or more sophisticated peoples altogether? The text is written as a personal adventure involving the reader in the travels, the practicalities and the risks while developing the larger themes along the way, building up to the explosive revelation of a global mystery.

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The author recounts his participation in explorations of underwater ruins to search for evidence of ancient cities that existed during the last Ice Age, and discusses how the stories of these cities are preserved in ancient myths.

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