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Published almost 20 years ago, Atlantis in America by Dr. Ivar Zapp, is one of the best accounts and evidence for a great maritime civilization that appears to have been partially based in Costa Rica. The book presents a new theory that the great stone spheres of Costa Rica and sighting stones throughout the Pacific were used to teach sea routes and constellation paths to navigators of the ancient world.
ATLANTIS IN AMERICA was the first book to state that the nearly-perfect spheres of Costa Rica and the great astronomical structures at Tikahuanaco (Alto Peru), Teotihuacan (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in the Valley of Mexico), and Chichen Itza ( Kukulcan Temple, Observatory in the Yucatan), were all just pieces of a puzzle that ran through all of the tropical and sub-tropical Americas. Since these sites (and many more) shared many similarities, and since they all left navigational clues, Erikson and Zapp predicted that the Americas would one day be known as Atlantis and that the heart of this ancient navigational culture would be found by underwater archaeology at depths of several hundred feet in the waters off tropical America.
Zapp is a retired professor of architecture from the University of Costa Rica.