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by Sir Fiennes Ranulph

Author: Sir Fiennes Ranulph
Subcategory: Middle East
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (June 1, 1993)
Pages: 192 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.2
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This book was my introduction to Ranulph Fiennes. I have been interested in the lost city of Ubar since reading about it in . Lawrence's Seven Pillars. It also serves as a nice introduction to Mr, Fiennes. In both his fiction and non-fiction work he is an intelligent writer who always gives the reader something to "chew" on.

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover.

Atlantis of the Sands is the fictional name of a legendary lost city in the southern Arabian sands, claimed to have been destroyed by a natural disaster or as a punishment by God.

Various names have been given to this city, the most common being Ubar, Wabar and Iram.

Atlantis of the Sands book. Explorer and adventurer Ranulph Fiennes picked up his first clues to the location of Ubar - described by Lawrence of Arabia as 'the Atlantis of the Sands' - while fighting communists in the desert in 1968.

The existence of Ubar has been reported by many travellers over the centuries including Marco Polo, Ibn Batuta and Bertram Thomas. The author's other books include his autobiography "Living Dangerously" and "The Feather Men".

An excavation is being carried out with the support of Sultan Qaboos of Oman in the remote Bedouin village of Shis'r.

ISBN13:9780451175779. Release Date:January 1993.

This is the account of Sir Ranulph Fiennes' 24-year search for the lost city of Ubar, the Koranic version of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Arabian Desert. The existence of Ubar has been reported by many travellers over the centuries including Marco Polo, Ibn Batuta and Bertram Thomas. Having searched for the site for many years, Sir Ranulph teamed up with an American film-maker in 1968 to track down the likely site. A complete excavation is being carried out with the support of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman in the remote Bedouin village of Shisr and will take up to ten years. The author's other books include his autobiography "Living Dangerously" and "The Feather Men".