And so it is with Atlantis. The treasure within the legend has been buried under the rubble of misconceptions, follies and fantasies, the dead weight of prejudice and skepticism, and the ruins of wrong dating and faulty identifications that
have accumulated around the legend in the two thousand five hundred years since Solon first heard it in Egypt. The ridicule of the experts falls upon any who try to dig beneath the debris of the centuries . But when the right path is found to the proper understanding of the legend, it leads to a treasure house that affords us a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of the life, thought, struggles and suffering of our ancestors more than three thousand years ago ; it lays open to us one of the greatest and most momentous epochs in the history of the world . The key to the proper understanding of the legend of Atlantis lies in the correct arrangement of the events it describes in their chronological sequence and according to their historical authenticity . This approach is followed in Section One (pp . 19-53) . In Section Two (pp. 57-137) an attempt is made to reveal the hidden treasure of the legend ; the geographical position of the Royal Isles, as well as the extent and organisation of the Atlantean kingdom, is established, and the authenticity of the information contained in the legend concerning the life and customs, culture and beliefs, and wealth and power of the Atlanteans is tested against our current knowledge of that age . In Section Three (pp. 141-207) will be found an account of what Homer,the greatest poet of all times, has written on Atlantis and of the legend this frequently trustworthy preserver of ancient history has handed down to us . Finally there is a report of the rediscovery of Atlantis in the summer of 1952 and a translation of Plato's account of Atlantis in the Dialogues of
Timreus and of Critias.
Atlantis The Mystery Unraveled-Jurgen Spanuth-1956