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Atlantis of the West: The Case for Britain's Drowned Megalithic Civilization
     

Atlantis of the West: The Case for Britain's Drowned Megalithic Civilization

by Paul Dunbavin
 
Paul Dunbavin sets out his controversial theory that Plato's Atlantis myth remembers the submergence of a Neolithic civilization around the shores of the British Isles. He argues that this cataclysm resulted from a change in the Earth's axis consequent upon a comet impact around 3100 BC. That period was a time of dramatic climate and sea level change all around the

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Paul Dunbavin sets out his controversial theory that Plato's Atlantis myth remembers the submergence of a Neolithic civilization around the shores of the British Isles. He argues that this cataclysm resulted from a change in the Earth's axis consequent upon a comet impact around 3100 BC. That period was a time of dramatic climate and sea level change all around the world. Welsh legends tell of lost cities beneath the Irish Sea; and Irish myths recall an 'otherworld', a golden age when the eastern Irish Sea was a flowery plain inhabited by a golden-haired race of men. The author argues that Plato's Atlantis can be identified in these Celtic myths and in the Ancient Egyptian and Greek myths of an underworld known as the Elysian Fields. Bringing together modern scientific evidence and a pattern in many mythologies, the author presents a compelling multi-disciplinary case for Atlantis as one among many views of the submerged civilization of the Megalithic Builders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786711451
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/04/2007
Edition description:
First Carrol & Graf Edition
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.74(h) x 1.21(d)

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