By David Gibbins
Atlantis. The world’s mightiest empire. Its secrets and techniques were misplaced to the ocean’s depths, yet during this high-action race opposed to the clock, marine archaeologist Jack Howard is ready to determine that the gods of Atlantis reside on—through a terrifying new evil.
A misplaced Nazi bunker in a woodland in Germany incorporates a dreadful mystery. yet is there a frightening new measurement to the Nazis’ rule of terror? while Jack Howard, head of the overseas Maritime college, and his workforce of adventurers go back to the misplaced island of Atlantis within the Black Sea, they become aware of they’re not only at the path of the main sought-after treasures in historical past yet are approximately to discover a shocking hyperlink among Atlantis and the Thirties expeditions of Himmler’s Ahnenerbe, the Nazis’ division of Cultural history. yet unbeknownst to Jack, shadowy figures from his previous are becoming a member of forces—and they've got their very own ghastly imaginative and prescient for a brand new Atlantis. Can he cease them ahead of it’s too overdue?
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Seriously look into the attachment we’ve simply despatched you. ” She regarded all the way down to the aspect of the reveal, obviously establishing one other window. Her eyes lit up and he or she stared for a number of moments, then took out a laptop and flipped via it, preserving the pages down within the wind. She stared back, after which seemed again on the webcam. “You most likely realize those symbols from the cave at Lascaux in France,” she acknowledged, angling her face clear of the wind. “I understand you and Maurice went there as scholars, simply because he talked to me approximately it. The symbols date around the whole diversity of Paleolithic rock paintings, from approximately thirty-five thousand to 12 thousand years in the past. discovering those symbols in Atlantis is totally in keeping with the animal cave work there. The symbols look in numerous numbers and combos in caves throughout Europe and in rock artwork somewhere else, as distant as Australia and South the United States. a few of my colleagues think that out of doors the most region in southern Europe the similarity one of the quite small variety of symbols stumbled on is simply accident, that they have been generally uncomplicated sufficient for individuals to have invented them independently. yet I don’t purchase that. humans moved round much within the Paleolithic, and their shamans could have moved the main. If people reached Australia by way of fifty thousand years in the past, then they can have got at any place else via sea, actually at any place. To the Americas, for instance, from Europe. ” “We’ve simply been discussing that,” Jack spoke back. “So what in regards to the Atlantis image? It’s interesting. It seems like that rake-shaped image is a few form of precursor. ” “It makes ideal feel that the Atlantis image must have derived from a Stone Age one. fascinating that somebody turns out to were attempting to erase them. ” “The enormous question,” Jack acknowledged. “Are we a few form of script? A code? ” “That’s what I’m doing the following now, at Cholpon-Ata,” Katya answered. “Looking for rock inscriptions that would cross that a long way again in prehistory. If the Stone Age symbols are a sort of script, then it takes the background of writing again tens of millions of years. I do imagine they've got symbolic that means, that they’re ideograms which can someway characterize the rituals performed in these caves. the massive leap forward will be to discover transparent styles of organization, repeated clusters of symbols within the similar order. That’s whilst this snapshot from Atlantis may perhaps get rather intriguing. ” “What concerning the clustering? ” Jack endured. “Words, names? ” “Possibly, yet extra as basic ideograms or perhaps mnemonics,” she stated. “There’s an previous shaman in Altamaty’s Kyrgyz tribe who scratches easy symptoms like this into the sand or on a rock earlier than he is going right into a trance. The symbols via themselves don’t suggest a valid or a notice, yet in clusters they signify the identify of an ancestor, the spirit the shaman is making an attempt to arrive. they generally tend to be descriptive of what that ancestor did in existence, and are considered as spirit names: ‘She who held the torch,’ ‘He who will be a very good hunter. ’ they could develop into primary, in order that one specific ancestor turns into consultant of many, and the shaman in simple terms scratches out some of these formulae prior to he units to paintings.