By David J. L. Gibbins
An exhilarating standalone sequel to ATLANTIS, David Gibbins' overseas bestseller of high-action experience, marine archaeology and the exploration of 1 of history's so much attention-grabbing and enduring mysteries. A misplaced Nazi bunker in a woodland in Germany incorporates a dreadful mystery. yet is there a scary new measurement - one other component within the Nazi's rule of terror? Marine archaeologist Jack Howard returns to the misplaced island of Atlantis within the Black Sea to respond to questions on the Atlantis clergymen that experience plagued him. Then via monitoring down the Thirties expeditions of Himmler's Ahnenerbe - the Nazi's division of Cultural historical past - and its hyperlink with Atlantis, Jack realises he isn't simply at the path of the best misplaced relics from the prior. may well there very likely be a terrifying re-creation of 'Atlantis', a priesthood of evil? Jack needs to discover the reality sooner than it truly is too overdue.
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The Phaistos symbols had baffled archaeologists for generations, however the disc from the damage contained parallel symbols within the Minoan Linear script, an early kind of Greek, which allowed the Phaistos symbols to be translated. What that they had printed used to be superb, the best revelation from an historic textual content within the background of archaeology. One notice had stood out, a observe that had bedevilled archaeologists when you consider that time immemorial, a observe spelled out within the syllabic script of the Minoans and represented by means of the logo in entrance of Jack now: Atlantis. That have been impressive sufficient, yet then his colleague Maurice Hiebermeyer had made one other discovery deep within the Egyptian wilderness, a fraction of papyrus exhibiting that the tale of Atlantis advised via the Greek thinker Plato had now not been a delusion yet used to be in response to tough fact, on an account given to a Greek visitor by means of an Egyptian priest who had inherited mystery wisdom stretching again millions of years earlier than the 1st pharaohs. jointly the papyrus and the disc contained clues that had introduced Jack and his crew to the south-eastern nook of the Black Sea, looking out a coastline submerged while the Mediterranean had cascaded over a land bridge on the present-day Bosporus and crammed the Black Sea basin, the final and such a lot catastrophic occasion within the sea-level upward push as a result of the good soften on the finish of the Ice Age twelve thousand years in the past. For Jack, it were the fitting archaeological quest, a wedding of textual clues, demanding technology and instinct, and it had introduced jointly all of the abilities of his crew. they'd printed not anything wanting the main dramatic archaeological website ever found, surrounding the dual peaks of a in part submerged volcano. It were a excellent imaginative and prescient of human ingenuity and fulfillment at first of the Neolithic, while humans had outfitted monuments that equalled these of the Egyptians and the Sumerians and the Mesoamericans hundreds of thousands of years later. Jack traced his glove over the emblem at the disc, up the critical axis to the place symmetrical styles prolonged outwards like backyard rakes, every one terminating in a sequence of parallel traces. The textual content at the Phaistos disc had recommended them to keep on with the form of the eagle with outstretched wings, they usually had learned that the logo used to be additionally a map, a plan of the submerged tunnels and chambers that they had found lower than the height of the volcano. 5 years in the past that they had gone through impressive wonders: an enormous chamber jam-packed with old cave work of the Ice Age, then a tunnel with carvings exhibiting latter-day clergymen of Atlantis with conical hats, after which the holy of holies, where the place the tunnel sooner than them now may be major. but that chamber with its large statue of a mom goddess were freshly carved presently earlier than the flood, and Jack was once confident that someplace contained in the tunnels and chambers lay different secrets and techniques, whatever that will hyperlink the holy of holies and the clergymen with these ancestral pictures from the Ice Age: maybe an internal sanctum that may exhibit how the idea method of the Ice Age hunter-gatherers had remodeled right into a faith of monks and gods and worship.