By Nicholas Clapp
Not anyone inspiration that Ubar, the main fabled urban of old Arabia, could ever be found-if it even existed. Buried within the wilderness with no hint, it had turn into often called "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had sought for Ubar, together with Lawrence of Arabia. Then within the Eighties, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and novice archaeologist, came upon the legend of the misplaced urban whereas poring over ancient manuscripts. full of overwhelming interest, he led expeditions to Arabia with a group that incorporated area scientists and geologists. the invention of Ubar was once front-page information the world over and was once heralded through Time as considered one of 3 significant clinical occasions of the yr.
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The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands by Nicholas Clapp