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The late author Arysio Santos was a highly regarded climatologist, geologist, and nuclear physicist. He was also a scholar of history, folklore, languages, and the occult. In this groundbreaking study of Atlantis, he draws on all these disciplines, as well as ancient maps, Plato’s dialogues, and folkloric narratives, to provide the most compelling case yet of the disappearance of an entire civilization.
Professor Santos demonstrates that Plato’s dating of Atlantis’s disappearance in 11,600 BP (before present) precisely corresponds to the catastrophic end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, as well as a historic flood event of cataclysmic proportions. The rising of the sea level by nearly 500 feet, he argues, submerged continent-sized lands—including Atlantis, which he connects with the biblical Garden of Eden. Provocative chapters cover such topics as the continent’s appearance in ancient maps, Indonesia as the true site of Eden, American interpretations of Atlantis, the four rivers of paradise, and more, giving a clear form to the ghostly outline of this fabled land.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
A gifted linguist whose mastery of Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Dravida facilitated his lifelong study of Atlantis, Arysio Santos also ran the most popular website on the subject, www.atlan.org, with more than 4 million visitors to date.
Table of Contents
Dedication and Acknowledgements iii
Part I The True History of Atlantis 29
Chapter 1 Indonesia as the True Site of Eden 30
Chapter 2 Atlantis and the "Atlantic Ocean" 43
Chapter 3 What Really Happened During the Pleistocene? 60
Chapter 4 Indonesian Atlantis and the Four Rivers of Paradise 75
Part II Ancient Cosmograms, Maps and Symbolisms 83
Chapter 5 Atlantis in America 84
Chapter 6 Atlantis in Ancient Cosmograms 96
Chapter 7 Atlantis in Ancient Maps 110
Chapter 8 The Many Pillars of Hercules 126
Chapter 9 Atlantis in Minoan Symbolism 143
Part III The Many Sites of Atlantis 151
Chapter 10 The Atlantic Ocean of the Ancients 152
Chapter 11 The True Pillars of Hercules 173
Chapter 12 The Celtic Shelf, Morocco and Tartessos 206
Chapter 13 Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean 218
Part IV Paradise and the Far Eastern Atlantis 233
Chapter 14 Diodorus Siculus on Atlantis 234
Chapter 15 The Jewish Encyclopedia on the True Site of Eden 270
Chapter 16 The Case of Taprobane and Sunda Strait 284
Subject Index 347