Delve into an ancient mystery and witness the unveiling of the most complete and persuasive evidence for the real location of the lost empire of Atlantis.
More than two thousand years ago, Plato laid out a series of cryptic clues about the location of Atlantis. Since then, countless experts have tried to crack his code. Today, some experts claim Atlantis lies under the volcanic rocks of Santorini. Others place it in the Bermuda Triangle or off the coast of Africa or say it vanished forever beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. But what if Atlantis is closer than we think? What if we could walk the streets of its ancient capital today?
After a twenty-year forensic examination of Plato’s writings, Peter Daughtrey believes we can do just that. Having matched an unprecedented number of Plato’s clues to a modern locale, Daughtrey pinpoints the exact location of the once-glittering capital city of Atlantis and outlines the full reach of the empire.
Daughtrey’s quest takes him from the dusty stone quarries of Portugal and the hieroglyphs of Egyptian temples to the newly refurbished museums of Baghdad. Along the way, he unearths long-forgotten, vitally significant artifacts, pieces together sensational evidence of a lost alphabet, and identifies today’s descendants of this early civilization—and even reveals the location of another undersea settlement from the empire of Atlantis.
Hailed as “an intriguing, thought-provoking read” by Graham Hancock, the bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, Atlantis and the Silver City is a detailed and accurate account of an adventurous journey of discovery, told with enthusiasm and verve.
Daughtrey lays one more stone in the bumpy road to Atlantis with this misdirected guide to the lost city. Using the "Plato test" a list of clues left by the philosopher and believed by some to indicate the location of the mythical metropolis Daughtrey is astonished to find that Atlantis was near his current home in Portugal, just "a five minute drive from where I have been living for twenty-seven years." His investigation touches on a bewildering and entertaining array of topics including the Tunguska event, a lost alphabet, Edgar Cayce's "Bimini Road," and drug-tested Egyptian mummies but Daughtrey's conclusions remain speculative at best. Corroborative evidence consists largely of the writings of other theorists, Wikipedia entries, and the pursuing of insubstantial hearsay one friend mentions a single "throw-away comment" regarding a submerged settlement revealed after a 1755 earthquake and an ensuing tsunami, and Daughtrey, despite his research producing "no local records, legends, or folk memory of a sunken settlement," concludes that the town must have been flooded "before living or recorded memory." His is a fun trip through the myth of Atlantis, but despite his claims, the actual city if it ever existed remains elusive. 16 pages of color illus.