The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 16, 1999 - History - 352 pages
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No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled on the legend of the lost city while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, he led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. The discovery of Ubar was front-page news across the world and was heralded by Time as one of three major scientific events of the year.

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Review: The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

Fun read on the search for the lost city of Ubar in the deserts of Oman. Really fun, thrilling, and well-researched. I appreciately the detailed footnotes and understated tone. I was worried by the ... Read full review

Review: The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

I found this book incredibly entertaining as it blended the humor and narrative style of a travelogue with the facts and citations of a history book which results in a very entertaining and quick read ... Read full review


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Nicholas Clapp, a noted documentary filmmaker, has lectured on Ubar at Brown University, the University of California at Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology, the National Georgraphic Society, and the Goddard Space Center. Clapp currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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