In a series of different chapters Michael Baigent examines a number of enigmas surrounding such ancient mysteries as Atlantis and the Pyramids. He investigates such questions as whether there were ancient contacts between Europe and America,and whether a great catastrophe hit the planet around 10000 BC. And in the process he calls into question much of today's orthodoxy on such subjects.
Michael Baigent was born and educated in New Zealand, but has lived in England since 1976. With Richard Leigh he has co-authored a number of titles, including the bestsellers THE HOLY BLOOD and THE HOLY GRAIL and THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS DECEPTION. He lives in Winchester, HAmpshire.