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An examination of the mythological, historical, and archaeological evidence for lost civilizations throughout the world. Over and over again, mainstream views of early history--which state that the first civilizations arose around 3500 BCE--are plagued by evidence of much older civilizations, evidence ranging from artifacts and inexplicable remains to pyramids and ubiquitous myths that clearly speak of great empires prior to the rise of the Sumerian city states and pharaonic Egypt. Viewing Atlantis and its many related myths as a metaphor for a long-lost global civilization, Patrick Chouinard explores the mythological, cultural, religious, and archaelogical evidence for many forgotten civilizations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He addresses unexplained mysteries from around the world, such as Caucasian mummies found in China, the pyramids of Caral in Peru, the "hobbit" remains on Flores Island, the giant heads of Easter Island, the lost legacy of Lemuria, the ideology and occult mysticism behind Nazi theory, and the genetically unique X-woman of Siberia. He also examines evidence of ancient alien visits and other supernatural phenomena in the distant past. Using recent archaeological findings, he shows that Siberia and the Amazon may have been cradles of humanity millennia before Africa. Sounding the call to continue searching ancient, remote, and formerly forbidden regions for lost cultures and genetic root races, Chouinard offers a new chronology for the emergence of human life and civilization as well as a new mechanism for how and why societies and species change over time. By finding lost peoples and their forgotten worlds, we can truly begin to understand the human race and learn from its long history.
Patrick Chouinard is a writer, freelance journalist, and former producer of Archaeology TV. The editor in chief of The New Archaeology Review, he lives in North Largo, Florida.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
Time Line of Pivotal Events Discussed in This Book
Introduction: Beyond History--Understanding the New Time Line
1. The Children of Atlantis 2. Sunken Ruins and the Search for Atlantis 3. Decoding the Ancient Past 4. The Tower of Babel Revisited 5. The Extraterrestrial Atlantis 6. Göbekli Tepe, Mt. Ararat, and the Mysterious Hittites 7. Arktos: The Northern Atlantis 8. The Lost Germanic Civilization 9. The Earliest Europeans: Fathers of Atlantis 10. The Caucasian Mummies of China 11. The Lost Caucasians of Ancient America 12. Atlantis, Mesoamerica, and the Five Suns 13. Atlantis and the Lost Cities of Mesopotamia 14. The Lost Cities of Osiris and the Mysterious Sphinx 15. Mythical China: Land of the Dragon 16. Investigating the Eastern Atlantis 17. Lemuria: The Lost Legacy