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ANP_264_Lecture_09__atlantis_ - b. Why does this place hold...

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ANP 264 G REAT D ISCOVERIES IN A RCHAEOLOGY T, TH 3:00 4:20 C107 M C D ONEL H ALL Spring Semester 2010 Lecture 09 (Lost Worlds-Atlantis) Synopsis: This film examines the myth and the potential reality of the lost civilization of Atlantis. Set in locations around the Mediterranean Sea, it explores the possibility that the ancient Minoan civilization may have been the very real foundation for Plato’s fabled land. Topics to focus on: I. In the beginning. a. Where, and with whom, is the starting point for the story of Atlantis? II. Crete and the Minoan palace of Knossos a. Who discovered the site?
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Unformatted text preview: b. Why does this place hold clues to Atlantis? c. What feats of engineering made it stand out as a possibility? III. Thera (Santorini) and possibly the city of Atlantis, itself. a. Who discovered the site? b. How does the archaeological evidence on this island further support the story of Atlantis? IV. The Fall a. What are the events that eventually led to the fall of Minoan/Atlantean society? V. The history of the fable a. What do we suspect are the real origins of the story of Atlantis? b. Is this a conclusive find? Or are there gaps remaining?...
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