- Series: Orbis Enigma Series
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Carnot USA Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592090397
- ISBN-13: 978-1592090396
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,410,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Atlantis Rediscovered: An Orbis Enigma Book (Orbis Enigma Series) Paperback – September 1, 2004
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For those who dont believe that Platos Atlantis was a Utopian construct, French author Héberts intriguing little monograph points to the origin of the legendary empire in the discussions of the Athenian Solon with an Egyptian priest who had access to ancient scrolls. Centuries of subsequent theories extending to the present have placed Atlantis west of the Straits of Gibraltar. The author, a Parisian police official, suggests that it actually lay in the Indian Ocean, that the island of Socotra off the coast of Yemen is a remnant and that "Atlantean" civilization derived from the civilization of Indias Indus Valley. The area is sufficiently seismic to have produced the overnight cataclysm of legend, and if Atlantis had a commercial empire extending into the Mediterranean, it could easily have come into conflict with Athens, another part of the legend. Finally, the author speculates not implausibly that Atlantis established a colony at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and that the descendants of Atlantis followed its seafaring tradition to become the Phoenicians. Some readers will cringe at the mention of noted cultists such as Velikovsky, but this study offers a lot more than the usual farrago-of-nonsense to be found in most books on Atlantis.
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Why? The author sticks to Plato's original text and description of Atlantis and has managed to methodically take each single one of them to build a complete puzzle out of them that brings a new solution to the yet unsolved greatest enigma of history. Other authors have been using part of Plato's descriptions and voluntarily omitted some others. In Atlantis rediscovered, all of them are used to build the solution, from the date, to the size of the island and even plants and elephants.
Not only has he been able to prove that Atlantis is not just a myth and locate the lost island of Atlantis (in the Indian Ocean next to Yemen), but more interestingly he has developed very convincing theories about where they initially originated from (Indus Valley) and what the survivors of the great Atlantis civilization have become (the Phoenicians). He is using the latest archeological discoveries, submarine maps and scientific elements to demonstrate his theory.
His book had a great success in France and triggered several articles in specialized history magazines. He is the fist one to place Atlantis in the Indian Ocean and to try to tie connections with the Indus Valley and the Phoenicians.
Read the book and I am sure that you will be as convinced and amazed by Jacques Hebert's theory as I was.