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Atlantis, The Lost Continent Finally Found Paperback – August 1, 2005
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I was skeptical of the claims I found in the Professor's website when I first came upon them. Mainly because I was somewhat biased by other theories. But the more I read about his research, the more interesting it became. By the time I got a copy of this book in my hands I couldn't put it down.
Now, some have commented on the writing style or problems with the website. I imagine an erudite Brazilian scholar speaking to me and I can completely get that experience while reading this translation. In fact, the repetition that often occurs in the book serves a specific purpose: to drive home the main points. Sure, the website issues which appear to be connected to the webmaster, not the publisher, are inconvenient, but for me they do not take away from the message of this book.
I believe this book is an important first step towards awakening humanity to our roots.
Let me emphasize this a bit more: THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK ON HUMAN PREHISTORY.
In this book we have a SERIOUS treatment of a topic of massive consequence. If 1% of the students in universities around the world can be influenced by the hypothesis presented herein, I am sure that within 100 years this will be accepted as fact as the history of humanity on this planet.Read more ›
Repleted of clever observations - the author reveals himself as an expert in other matters such as Mithology, Symbology, Comparative Religion and so on - this book present us a bright theory on the Atlantis demise, due to the worldwide cataclism provoked by the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, some 11600 years BP (before present), exactly at the end ot the Pleistocene Age.
In this sense, he identifies the location of the lost continent in Indonesia, just under the South China Sea, submerged at least 130 meters, radically diferent from other theories now in vogue as those based on localizations such Cyprus and The Black Sea regions.
The several intriguing revelations, mainly that concerned to the relationship between Atlantis and the Terrestrial Paradise, transform this book to an unexpected source of investigation and study.
Finally, it is important to point out the additional and innovative electronical links to the footnotes which facilitate the access to countless sites of correlated matters.
First, I was very put off by the author's arrogance. Many times he insisted that his theory was the only correct one and that any writer with a different idea was completely wrong. Worse was his constant bragging that all current interest on Atlantis was entirely due to his previous work. He even went so far as to bad-mouth other, more successful writers on the subject (Hancock) and accusing them of stealing his ideas.
As for his actual research, it was nothing more than a repetitive and monotonous analysis of Plato's writings, with Santos convinced he was the only person in history to ever properly interpret the original meanings. "Plato this, Plato that. Hercules was actually a volcano, Indonesia was Atlantis because I'm telling you it was - if you want proof look on my website". The same handful of arguments just repeated over and over again.
But the biggest problem with this book and Santos' research is the complete lack of any Archaeological evidence to support his theory. For someone so convinced of a particular location it was clear he never actually travelled to Indonesia, and certainly never located or investigated any ancient ruins there (No mention of Gunung Padang). Writers like Hancock and Schoch actually travel to the places they talk about, and do hands-on research instead of just reading. but Santos thinks he's better than them.
If you really want to prove that Indonesia was Atlantis you need to go there, and maybe search for underwater ruins in the Java Sea. If your entire theory is based on a single written source, without a scrap of physical evidence to support it, then your work is utterly meaningless.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is very interesting how Santos came to the conclusions. Also, the proofs are logical and I have learned a lot about the country I was born.Published 2 months ago by Richard
Great Book. I'm convinced This was atlantis. No Doubt About It!Published 11 months ago by Luis Dejesus
Earth shattering insight into the true location of Atlantis. Santos thinks outside the box and hits the nail on the head with his years of study, not only of the geographical... Read morePublished 16 months ago by I. D. Roldan
I am so very pleased that Amazon listened and made Professor Arysio Santos' seminal book for Kindle. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Seeker of Knowledge
Why is he way over in Indonesia?? Atlantis existed in the now Atlantic "beyond the pillars of Hercules" according to Plato. Read morePublished 23 months ago by R. Mihalovits
A well researched and explanatory theory. Written in a style that is easily read and understood. Repetition crops up too often, but the theory is thoughtful and well presented.Published on January 13, 2014 by Solitary08
The author has a number of good points to make about matching the likely locations for Plato's account of Atlantis and why some other theories seem to be in direct conflict with... Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by O. Fisher