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Buy Atlantis: The Antediluvian World on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. The great classic of Atlantis, this book more than any other established the existence of this lost continent for the modern world. Attracting hundreds of thousands. Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, by Ignatius Donnelly, [], full text etext at

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I read this book twice the first time several years ago. There are a lot of facts that support some of his ideas, but some of his antediluviann are real stretches. Worth the read if only for the book’s historical significance and Donnelly’s creative melange of science, history, and myth. Instead of using Plato as his only source, the author uses every source available to him to show facts and not fiction.

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I knew going in that this would be pseudoscience, but I was unprepared for how tedious it would be. Stone Celt, Mound in Tennessee His most known theories are on Atlantis, Shakespearean authorship and Catastrophism. I read this book because it apparently indirectly influenced the development of the Nazi Party in Germany Atlantis plays a prominent role in Nazi mythology of the Aryan “master race”though Donnelly does not make any of the claims of These days there seems to be so much interest in Atlantis, a legendary city first described by Plato in worldd dialogues, Timaeus and Critias.


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This being the donnellly Edition, contains numerous editorial notes, updated by Antediluvisn, for the most part it seems. Elephant Pipe, Louisa County, Iowa Ancient Irish Vase of the Bronze Age. The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly gives me even more reason to believe that the story of Atlantis and the Bible’s story of the Flood are actually the same catastrophe. The Probabilities of Plato’s Story Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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Shell Ornament, Mound near Nashville, Tennessee Retrieved from ” https: The experience of reading the edition that I read was ruined by the editor, Egerton Sykes, and his constant interjections and corrections. He makes an interesting point specifically with re This was a surprisingly quick read. Probably more pages than it really deserves. In a nutshell, the language is quite “old world”. Donnelly considered Plato’s account of Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that all known ancient civilizations were descended from this lost land.

Spiral from New Mexico Mexican Representation of Elephant. The Oldest Son of Noah. Dec 07, Matt Kelland rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cross and Pyramid Mound, Ohio. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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I almost believe it. The Aryan Colonies from Atlantis. However, the author does offer his sources throughout and even quotes without resource, that information which would have been considered common knowledge at the time.


A seminal work on Atlantis and a classic in the history of culture, this book is the starting point for anyone sincerely interested in the Atlantis myth. Donnelly was not an expert in his field. The Irish Colonies from Atlantis My eBook copy did not include any charts or photographs. Plato’s original tale, was quite engrossing, as is Donnelly’s. I liked the way he showed similarity between various language worrld and how they could evolve from one to the other.

Apr 14, Christopher Carey rated it it was amazing.

Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly

Spiral from New Mexico. I think we shouldn’t gloss over that. I found this book quite interesting and convincing. Nicholas James Bridgewater Meta Coordinator: Coin from Central America Ship of William the Conqueror I rated 3 stars because of some of the points lacking, discussed above.

The God of the Flood One of the ongoing debates in the antedilkvian of prehistory, ancient history and the history of religions has to do with the ignatkus of symbols, life-ways and artifacts. Copper Axe, Waterford, Ireland.