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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World

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"Atlantis: The Antediluvian World is a book published during 1882 by Minnesota populist politician Ignatius L. Donnelly, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during 1831. Donnelly considered Plato's account of Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that all known ancient civilizations were descended from this supposed lost land. Many of its theories are the source of many modern-day concepts we have about Atlantis, like the civilization and technology beyond its time, the origins of all present races and civilizations, a civil war between good and evil, etc."

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ATLANTIS the Antediluvian World

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The world has made such comet like advance Lately on science, we may almost hope, Before we die of sheer decay, to learn Something about our infancy; when lived That great, original, broad eyed, sunken race, Whose knowledge, like the sea sustaining rocks, Hath formed the base of this world's fluctuous lore FESTUS... Continue reading book >>

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