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Author Clapp, Nicholas, author.

Title The Road to Ubar [electronic resource] : Finding the Atlantis of the Sands / Nicholas Clapp.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Open Road Integrated Media, [1999]


Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
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Summary "The author recounts his discovery of a lost Arabian city in this "captivating story of [a] stupendous archeological achievement" ( Kirkus ). No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found, if it even existed. According to the Koran, the ancient trading outpost was sunk into the desert as punishment for the sins of its people. Over the centuries, many searched for the legendary "Atlantis of the Sands" -- including Lawrence of Arabia -- yet the city remained lost. Until now. Documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist Nicholas Clapp first stumbled on the legend of Ubar in the 1980s while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, Clapp led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. In The Road to Ubar , he chronicles the grand adventure that led to a historic discovery."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ubar (Extinct city)
Extinct cities -- Oman.
Ubar (Extinct city)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780547349497 (epub)
9780395957868 (print)
Standard No. 9780547349497

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