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Our publications are enjoying unquestioned popularity and have been appreciated in reviews of prestigious newspapers and magazines. Authenticity of text matter, nice production, beautiful presentation and the affordable price of books are four basic reasons for this popularity. The objective of 'World-Famous Series' is to expand the mental horizon of an average reader by channelising his knowledge and thoughts to international happenings. This book under the series is a collection of mysteries — consisting of 26 such baffling mysteries which are still unsolved despite the pace of modern discoveries. The book explores man's cherished myths such as the fabled land of Atlantis, an unending search for an Eldorado whose gold was beyond imagination and other fascinating wondrous megaliths like Stonehenge, Pyramids, etc. It also peeps into the most mysterious world of ghosts, vampires, zombies and monsters, including Bermuda Triangle, U.EO., etc. The language has been kept simple and lucid while the authentic photographs make the book a reader's delight. — Publishers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Atlantis: Paradise Lost? Haunted people Eldorado—A golden myth O l m e c s : The founders of the American civilization? Who was queen of Sheba? Project U.F.O. The mysterious iron pillar T h e secret of Tutankhamen's mummy T h e jungles of Angkor P S I — T h e science of knowing the unseen T h e secret of Mayas T h e mysterious Inca treasure 9 16 23 28 32 37 43 45 49 53 58 63
13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.
Is the earth shrinking? The unknown message of Nazca drawings Is there a second life? Bermuda Triangle—Is it a reality? The stones which speak of past artistry The navel of the world The splendour Of pyramids Black hole of Siberia Scythians—The great warriors Was Sahara desert ever green The forgotten voyagers of the new world Which was the first city of the world? Teotihuacan, the place where gods lived Magic healing
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Atlantis: Paradise Lost?
It is said that much before Summerian civilization, a great civilization existedin the Atlantic Ocean. It was aparadise, where civilization was at its Zenith. But then a volcano erupted and the entire grand civilization was washed away. The story ofAtlantiswasfirsttoldby the Greekphilosopher Plato. But how far can one believe Plato? This is a question which many ask. After all where did Atlantis disappear? Why do we have no historical proof? Or was the story of Plata a mere...