Geological Evidence Relocates Atlantis
The question shouldnt be, "Did Atlantis really exist?" Instead, the question should be "Where did Atlantis really exist?" Geoarchaeologist Eberhard Zangger, formerly Senior Research Associate in the Department of Earth Science at Cambridge University, details the evidence, in his new book, The Flood from Heaven: Deciphering the Atlantis Myth (Morrow), for making such a shift in the basic Atlantis question, then answers it.
Dr. Zannger examines Platos mention of Atlantis. He also has located manuscripts that predate Plato and which contain related references to relevant geographical facts. What is especially unique about Zanggers approach is that he combines a linguistic approach, searching for references to various regions with the Atlan/Atlas root etymology, with that of geoarchaeology. In tracing the fate of a mountain range called "Atlas," he proposes his theory that Atlantis was not a Minoan culture in Crete, but rather was based in a region later known as Troy, within Greece itself, dating back to about 1200 B.C..He presents evidence to explain why Plato might have not seen what was almost right in front of him. He doesnt expect to convince the skeptic, nor the person wedded to a more mythical Atlantis. He does expect, however, to reawaken interest in Atlantis and to model new methods for exploring this enduring mystery.