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The Atlantis Syndrome

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"Atlantis: fact or fiction? Simply an invention, or an idea with some truth in it about our distant past? Has there ever been a superior civilization, lost to conventional archaeology, to which the rest of the world's cultures somehow owe their own origins? Spurred by the recent output of publications, television programmes and websites that encourage belief in the Atlanti ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Sutton Publishing
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Feb 06, 2016 Dark-Draco rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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The blurb about this book portrays it as 'a fascinating account of the origins of the Atlantis myth' and to be fair, it does start off like this. After opening with an extract from Jules Verne, I had huge hopes for this book, and read the first chapter avidly, as it discusses the first mentions of the lost island in the works of Plato.

Sadly, it then very quickly degenerate into a wholesale rant against anyone, in any time from the past or present, who dares believe that Atlantis was real! Don't
Feb 07, 2008 Kirsten rated it really liked it
This is a witty debunking of the Atlantis mythos, somewhat along the lines of David Standish's The Hollow Earth, but quite a bit more scholarly. Jordan is rather unkind toward crackpot theorists like Graham Hancock, but considering how unkind Hancock and similar authors are about "mainstream" archaeologists, it's probably forgivable. Plus, you know, it's kind of hard NOT to mock people who think that humans came from a supercivilization that's now buried under the Antarctic icecap. My only wish ...more
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