New Book on Atlantis Explores Mysterious Ancient Egyptian Origins of Plato's Story

Part comparative mythology, part alternative history, this book challenges the conventional interpretation of the legend of Atlantis.
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March 22, 2010 - PRLog -- The search for Atlantis has continued unabated for the last century, with little or no tangible result. Could we be asking the wrong questions? This is what authors Ian Driscoll and Matthew Kurtz suggest in their new book, Atlantis: Egyptian Genesis.

After numerous years spent studying worldwide ancient mythology, Driscoll and Kurtz have reached a remarkable conclusion. In a concise, penetrating new book entitled Atlantis: Egyptian Genesis and released on ($11.99), the authors explore the Egyptian roots of Plato's famous narrative, and examine the strange similarities between Atlantis and worldwide creation mythologies.

“The island of Atlantis will never be found," Driscoll said, "because it was never meant to be. Trying to find the island of Atlantis will inevitably result in disappointment and failure, just like trying to find the actual garden of Eden."

So if Atlantis never existed, did Plato simply invent the story?

“We believe that Plato based his tale of Atlantis on another tale, much older. This source tale came from the ancient Egyptians, and it told of a great civilization destroyed in a horrible flood in one single day and night, much like Plato's myth of Atlantis.”

Driscoll and Kurtz retell this Egyptian tale in the first half of their remarkable book.

“We've known about this Egyptian source for a number of years. It's been inscribed on the walls of an Egyptian temple in Upper Egypt for millenia, but very few people have recognized its true significance until now.”

The authors believe that this source tale found its way to Plato via an Egyptian priest, much as Plato relates in his writings.

A fresh and unique take on an ancient enigma, Atlantis: Egyptian Genesis can be purchased for $11.99 through, or by calling (845) 214-0650.

About the Authors

Ian Driscoll became interested in mythology at a young age, and has spent numerous years studying ancient history, religion, and philosophy. His readings alerted him to a wide range of similarities between many peoples and cultures, from Plato's Atlantis myth to Egyptian mythology, to Christian mysticism to Alchemy. He has come to believe that an accurate understanding of history and myth is integral to mankind's development and progression. Ian lives in Poughkeepsie, New York in a small cottage in the woods with his girlfriend and a black cat named Phobos.

Matthew Kurtz became interested in the mysteries of ancient Egypt when he was in grade school. That began a life-long fascination with all things ancient and mythological. His interests include comparative mythology, lost civilizations, physics and music. Matt currently lives in southern California.
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