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Lost Civilisation - Position Statement

It is an unfortunate fact of life that Atlantis has become a byword for the idea of a lost civilisation, and the reader of this website and my book ‘The Atlantis Secret’ might therefore wonder whether my decoding of Atlantis, involving as it does a refutation of the sunken island interpretation, amounts to a veiled attack on the lost civilisation theory. Such a thought would be ill-conceived, for it would stem from a confusion of two subjects which, in fact, represent separate ideas: (a) Atlantis; and (b) lost civilisations. As I see it, my book on Atlantis underlines the need to separate these two ideas, and there is nothing within its pages that argues against the lost civilisation theory per se. On the contrary, I am of the opinion that there is some good evidence for the existence of highly advanced, but unidentified, civilisations in the past, in Egypt for example, and it might well be the case that an undefined senior culture did bequeath a set of ideas and beliefs to all ancient civilisations around the globe. But, for Heaven’s sake, let us stop calling this hypothesised culture ‘Atlantis’ and find a better name for it.

For a critique of the popular lost civilisation theory, click on Egypt/Lost Civilisation Critique.

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