Has anyone here read Mark Adams’ Meet Me in Atlantis? It’s less about trying to find Atlantis than it is about the stories of the people who are trying to find Atlantis, but it’s a fun and well-paced read—and very Indy-esque!
By the way, politicidal , I ordered your recommendation of Worlds to Explore from the library the other day—it’s in transit now. Looks great!
It's an enjoyable read. I'd recommend The Secret Token for those curious about about the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
Worlds to Explore or Meet Me in Atlantis?
Atlantis, by the way, has this Indy-worthy passage:
The leader of the Ahnenerbe was Heinrich Himmler, who also led the Gestapo and the Schutzstaffel, or SS, the paramilitary force responsible for carrying out the Final Solution outlined by Adolf Hitler. Himmler’s top adviser in the Ahnenerbe believed that the German peoples could be traced to Plato’s Atlantis, which he theorized had sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. In the late 1930s, as Heather Pringle describes in The Master Plan, Himmler sponsored expeditions around the globe to search for evidence of this lost utopia. One trip was to the Canary Islands. Early reports sounded promising, but a major follow-up expedition scheduled for late 1939 was canceled after the German invasion of Poland in September of that year.
I hadn’t been aware that the Nazis were going after Atlantis as well… But wasn’t there some major debunking-attempt a few years back that attempted to prove that Hitler wasn’t actually as interested in the occult as the existence of the Ahnenerbe, several books, and the Indy series had led us to believe? Here’s an example.
Anyway, I’ll keep my eye out for The Secret Token. I am very interested in Roanoke.
You've probably come across it before or heard of it, but Sir Leonard Woolley's "Ur of the Chaldees" is pretty interesting. Granted it was written in 1929 so it sometimes comes across a bit dry but the discovery of Ur is fascinating nonetheless. I visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science when the "Royal Tombs of Ur" exhibit was passing through. Some beautiful and fascinating pieces were displayed. Lots of gold and lapis lazuli. Just as an aside, Woolley also excavated some Hittite sites with none other than T.E. Lawrence as an assistant. Agatha Christie also married one of his assistants.