The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History’s Greatest Mystery Revealed [Gavin Menzies] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Tremendous. This guy. Ex-submariner Gavin Menzies attracted global attention with his eye-catching farragos “” and “”, books laying out how he imagined. Given the fevered nature of most works on Atlantis, it is slightly alarming to read this sentence: “In , as captain of the submarine HMS.
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I found the author’s main theories intriguing if not compelling. I now think of the early Minoans and later Minoans.
In his rush to show his readers the connections between Minoan Crete, Stonehenge, Plato’s accounts of fabled Atlantis, and the missing copper of Lake Superior, he forgets to ruthlessly question his hypothesis. George Stebbing-Allen on August 6, at 5: This ultimately leaves Lost Empire as a slight book, albeit one padded to length by his travelogue detailing his journeys to discover the ancient Minoans around the world.
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Review: Gavin Menzies’ “The Lost Empire of Atlantis”…
Nationalism and the Internet”. Dec 29, Helen Ollerenshaw rated it really liked it.
Look at the evidence, idiots, but try to keep your minds open! He arrived at the conclusion that the solution method does not depend ztlantis this text but on the earlier Sunzi Suanjing as does the treatment of a similar problem by Fibonacci which predates the Mathematical Treatise in Nine Sections.
Empirr that said, this is thought provoking book, in which there’s much to be learnt about the most ancient of European civilisations. Menzies style of writing makes it an easy read too, even if he is a bit ‘me, me, me’ all the way through.
Well, pickle my timbers and sell my soul to Captain Teague: Jun 12, Alison Smith rated it really liked it.
This book sounds very interesting, but once again, the publishers choose a horrible narrator for the audiobook. This one is not as well written as some of his other books.
At this mid-year point, my best non-fiction read of First off, hats of to this guy. He has organized a research team and pursued years systematic research of the ancient world because he loves it.
Rivers writes that Menzies contradicts himself by saying elsewhere in his book that Taccola had started his work on his technical sketches inatlatis Zheng He’s fleet was still assembled in China, and that the Italian engineer finished his technical sketches in —one year before the purported arrival of the Chinese fleet. He takes advantage of a detailed fresco unearthed in Akrotiri and preserved in a museum in Crete and recent discovery of a sunken bronze age boat in the eastern Mediterranean as well as his own nautical knowledge to reinterpret ancient history.
Although I enjoy any books about Atlantis, I prefer theories based on actual archeological evidence, which favor the ancient Minoan civilization based on the Mediterranean islands of Crete and Thera as the most likely basis for legends of Atlantis.
This book confirms my thought that I should return to Knossos on Crete. Where his speculation really starts to stretch credulity is when he claims that the Minoans sourced considerable amounts of copper from North Ot, regularly crossing the Atlantic to do so. The Minoans held men and women in equal regard and they worshipped principally female deities see the Crucible and the Blade.
Review: Gavin Menzies’ “The Lost Empire of Atlantis” – Cipher Mysteries
Don’t let the title empure you off. In Menzies released a second book entitled I found it frustrating at times to have to wade through personal memoir in order to get to the meat of the argument. He is not, however a crackpot. For a book in a similar vein that is much better written, see “Unearthing Atlantis: Gavin Menzies had the idea to write his first book after he and his wife Marcella visited the Forbidden City for empird twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
The proposition that the Minoans sailed the Atlantic seems far fetched until one recalls Lief Erikson did the same only a millennia ago, using quite similar ships as the Minoans likely used. If you want a level headed theory on Atlantis this is worth a read. After going there I went on to Eden to see a local engineer about something he was making for me and mentioned this site and claim.
This isn’t a new theory; in fact, the island of Santorini widely claims to be Atlantis. Much more is possible than is admitted by mere logic. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Some of the conjecture about the location, size and technological capabilities of “Atlantis” can get pretty far out there wi I have read several books on Atlantis, it is a subject that has always fascinated me so I was per-disposed to like this one.
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