Onze mysterieuze wereld: heilige plaatsen, verloren continenten, symbolische landschappen, antieke steden Jennifer Westwood

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Published: 1988

Hardcover

240 pages


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Onze mysterieuze wereld: heilige plaatsen, verloren continenten, symbolische landschappen, antieke steden  by  Jennifer Westwood

Onze mysterieuze wereld: heilige plaatsen, verloren continenten, symbolische landschappen, antieke steden by Jennifer Westwood
1988 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: | 7.62 Mb

I enjoyed this book because it was different and easy to understand. Its not that the text was so easy to read but that there was no theme or main idea to pick out of the text. It was just information about a million different places organized into an atlas. The book was split into four sections- Sacred Sites, Symbolic Landscapes, Ancient Cities and Lost Lands.

My favorite section by far was the last one Lost Lands. I really liked this one because it was about myths. I like myths because they are half fiction and half non-fiction like science fiction. It is informational but also has a story to lighten things up. Also it is a mystery- is it real or not real. I also like this mysterious feel to myths because it gives you the chance to infer or dwell upon different ideas.

For example the lost city of Atlantis is one that I had a lot of questions about. There are many tales and some scientific proof of the island but nobody has been able to find it. Therefore, it remains a mystery. The last question I have is also about Atlantis. In this section about Atlantis it tells two stories.

One was about the island being cursed under water by the gods and one the other was about Atlantis being a lost continent. I have never heard of this second story but it seems a little more convincing than the first. It says that Atlantis was a continent but got pushed under water by plate tectonics shifting.

This seems to be real and scientific however, it goes on to the fictional part about a kingdom. It says Some 9,000 years before Solon, Atlantis had been a powerful kingdom, with a high civilization and an ideal political constitution, which dominated the Mediterranean(198). This seems hard to believe because Solon was in 400 BC and this is 9,000 years before that.

That means they had a powerful kingdom in 9,000 BC that dominated the Mediterranean. However, at that time the population of earth was very low and some of the only people alive were in Iraq. How can you dominate the Mediterranean when nobody is there? In the end, there is a lot we dont know and if I really want to dig deep and learn about Atlantis I am going to need more than just this one book.



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