When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis

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Rand and Rose Flem-Ath present evidence that not only did an advanced civilization once exist on the continent now known as Antarctica, but that it was probably destroyed in a global catastrophe around 9600 B.C. that shifted the continent of Atlantis to its present position in the arctic waters.
The authors use Charles Hapgood's theory of earth crust displacement to explain these enigmas: at various stages in prehistory the earth's crust shifted dramatically, causing earthquakes, tidal waves, devastating climatic changes - destruction that could obliterate a sophisticated civilization. By studying the ancient maps, Plato's clues as to the location of Atlantis, and similarities between myths from around the world, the Flem-Aths conclude that a civilization of intelligent seafarers did exist some 12,000 years ago but was destroyed by a geological disaster, leaving only a few survivors to safeguard its legends for posterity. The combined evidence points convincingly at Antarctica, where, under a blanket of impenetrable ice, lies the lost city of Atlantis.

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW AGE

“An excellent book that is not only beautifully researched but also extremely entertaining to read. The Flem-Aths’ theory on Atlantis will go down in the annals of this subject as one of the most convincing and imaginative. Well done for the first-class tour de force.”
--Robert Bauval, author of Black Genesis and The Orion Mystery

In this completely revised and expanded edition of When the Sky Fell, Rand and Rose Flem-Ath show that 12,000 years ago vast areas of Antarctica were free from ice and home to the kingdom of Atlantis, a proposition that also elegantly solves the mysteries of ice ages and mass extinctions, the simultaneous worldwide rise of agriculture, and the source of devastating prehistoric climate change. Expanding upon Charles Hapgood’s theory of earth crust displacement, which was championed by Albert Einstein, they examine ancient yet highly accurate world maps, including the Piri Reis map of 1513, and show how the earth’s crust shifted in 9600 BCE, dragging Atlantis into the polar zone where it now lies beneath miles of Antarctic ice. From the Cherokee, Haida, and Okanagan of North America to the earliest records of Egypt, Iran, Mexico, and Japan, they reveal that ancient myths of floods, lost island paradises, and visits from advanced godlike peoples from all corners of the globe all point to the same worldwide catastrophe that resulted in Atlantis’s demise. The authors explain how the remaining Atlanteans, amid massive earthquakes and epic floods, evacuated and spread throughout the world, resulting in the birth of the first known civilizations.

Including rare material from the archives of Charles Hapgood, Albert Einstein, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Flem-Aths explain how an earth crust displacement could happen again in the future, perhaps in correspondence with high solar activity. With new scientific, genetic, and linguistic evidence in support of Antarctica as the location of long-lost Atlantis, this updated edition convincingly shows that Atlantis was not swallowed by the sea but was entombed beneath miles of polar ice.

RAND FLEM-ATH is a librarian and coauthor of The Atlantis Blueprint. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, NBC, CBC, and the BBC as well as on numerous radio shows. ROSE FLEM-ATH is a novelist, nonfiction writer, and two-time winner of the prestigious Canada Arts Council Grant for fiction. The authors live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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Rand Flem-Ath is a librarian and coauthor of The Atlantis Blueprint. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, NBC, CBC, and the BBC as well as on numerous radio shows. Rose Flem-Ath is a novelist, non-fiction writer, and two-time winner of the prestigious Canada Arts Council Grant for fiction. The authors live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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