Europe's Lost Civilization: Exploring the Mysteries of the Megaliths

Europe's Lost Civilization: Exploring the Mysteries of the Megaliths

by Dr Peter Marshall (Author)

Synopsis

Set in some of the wildest and most beautiful places in Europe, the megaliths of the stone age prompt many questions: who built them and why? What mysteries are encoded in their stones? Peter Marshall argues that the megaliths are the beguiling remnants of a highly advanced lost civilization of Europe. He sails from Scotland via Ireland, Wales, England and France to the Mediterranean islands in a small boat, proving that ancient mariners made such long-distance journeys. He meets experts, enthusiasts and local characters, uses geology, archaeology, astronomy and engineering and includes myths, legends and anecdotes to illustrate his theory. EUROPE'S LOST CIVILIZATION is an exciting travel adventure and a compelling detective story, a fascinating physical, intellectual and spiritual quest into an ancient mystery.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Publisher: Headline
Published: 01 May 2006

ISBN 10: 0747242038
ISBN 13: 9780747242031

Media Reviews
'This beautifully written story of a 4000-mile journey! will be as refreshing as a long holiday' -- Independent on Sunday 'A fascinating story brilliantly told' -- Graham Hancock 'An intellectual adventure combined with an exciting 4000-mile voyage under sail' -- The Good Book Guide 'Highly acclaimed' -- Western Daily Press
Author Bio
Peter Marshall sailed the world as a cadet in the Merchant Navy before teaching English in Senegal, West Africa. He taught literature and philosophy at several British universities before becoming a full-time writer in 1980. His circumnavigation of Africa was made into a major TV series and his voyage round Ireland a BBC radio series.