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By Gavin Menzies

“Tremendous. This man has performed background such as you wouldn't believe.”
—Glenn Beck

The secrets and techniques of history’s such a lot enduring secret are ultimately printed in The misplaced Empire of Atlantis. via impeccable examine and clever hypothesis, Gavin Menzies, the New York Times bestselling writer of 1421, uncovers the reality in the back of the mysterious “lost” urban of Atlantis—making the startling declare that the “Atlanteans” stumbled on the USA 4,000 years in the past and governed an enormous Mediterranean empire that was once violently destroyed in 1,500 BC. overlook every thing you’ve ever considered the Atlantis legend—Gavin Menzies will make you a believer!

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We flew to Madrid, with the purpose of heading via Ávila and Zamora to Lisbon. En direction we might attempt to locate facts of Minoan visits following the process the Tagus, both in museums or at archaeological websites. I rang one of many professors at Salamanca for suggestion and used to be suggested to have a look at Almendres. i used to be additionally given an fascinating truth: that the l. a. Mancha Bronze Age had ended without notice. The well-defended, vastly built settlements got here to a comparatively sharp finish approximately 1500 BC – on the time whilst Minoan Crete used to be additionally all of sudden overwhelmed through the Theran tsunami. The Morra, Motilla and Castillejo settlements of los angeles Mancha have been unexpectedly deserted – almost the entire radiocarbon dated websites withered inside of a century of each other. i'd later discover that Bronze Age mining ceased both without notice in Britain, eire and the United States at round the related time:1500 BC. bankruptcy 21 SPAIN AND l. a. TAUROMAQUIA yet we nonetheless had it slow to spare in Madrid. I requested the professor: what should still we do? ‘Oh, visit the Prado. It’s unmissable. ’ Unmissable it definitely was once. The Museo del Prado has certainly one of Europe’s so much remarkable collections of paintings. the gathering as soon as belonged to the Spanish royal kinfolk. We went via gallery after gallery of the main beautiful paintings – from The backyard of Earthly Delights via Hieronymus Bosch to Rubens’ the 3 Graces – very robustly fats, as he selected to teach them. We inspiration what we’d visible may well scarcely be bettered until eventually, with sore ft and a determined desire for anything rainy to maintain the power up, we stopped for a cup of tea. Marcella had a teacake and a clean injection of blood sugar. whereas I sat, nonetheless stupefied by means of the burden of my aching ft and the sheer enormity of the Spanish kings’ echoing palace, she begun diligently studying what remained to be noticeable. ‘I’m now not confident i will be able to take any further culture,’ I grumbled. Marcella firmly piloted me in the direction of a quiet yet huge room, the place a few silent scholars, charcoal in hand, have been absorbed in sketching. The gallery had a hushed and reverent surroundings and that i quickly understood why. The room homes an electrifying sequence of sketches via the romantic Spanish genius Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. Goya’s 19th-century sequence of etchings, ‘La Tauromaquia’, is a mesmerising series of pictures that rfile the bullfighting stunts and methods utilized in his time. In his photos, matadors stand on tables, or maybe chairs. canine are used to bait the bull. you notice ‘encierros’, the place the bulls are let out to run during the city. in a single photograph the matador is status company . . . whereas in one other, he's pole-vaulting over the bull. comic strip No. ninety is named: The Agility and Audacity of Juanito Apiñni in [the ring] at Madrid. The daring Apiñni is within the act of somersaulting backwards among the bull’s horns, through a pole. The matador leaps over the bull’s again, to land triumphantly in the back of its rear legs (see moment color plate section). What used to be so well-known approximately this unbelievable spectacle? It abruptly hit me the place I’d obvious it ahead of – on the Minoan palace of Knossos.

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