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Gavin Menzies 'sheds light on Atlantis story'

12th April 2010

Bestselling historian Gavin Menzies is to tackle the mystery of Atlantis in his new book.

Menzies, who achieved fame with his 1421, will argue in The Lost Treasures of Atlantis that a trading empire which stretched from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India formed the basis for the tale of the legendary civilisation.

The expert examined metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, historical artefacts and DNA evidence when writing the book and travelled to sites of interest across the globe.

Rowland White, nonfiction publisher at Orion, which has acquired the rights to the book, commented: 'I'm thrilled to be working with Gavin on his groundbreaking new work. In The Lost Treasures of Atlantis, he has shone a light on one of history's most enduring mysteries.'

Menzies is to present the book and its argument at a meeting of the Royal Geographical Society on April 16th.

In his 2002 work 1421, the historian claimed that Chinese emperor Zhu Di launched a fleet which circumnavigated the globe 100 years before Magellan and visited America 70 years before Columbus.

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