The Doomsday Mask - Sources of Inspiration

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General Dwight Eisenhower inspects Nazi gold uncovered by Allied forces in 1945. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

Could treasure hunters have discovered "Nazi Gold"?

PHOTO: General Dwight Eisenhower, commander of Allied Forces inspects gold bars taken from Jews by the Nazis and stashed in the Heilbron Salt Mines, May 1945 in Germany.

The Land of Mu - Mu is a hypothetical continent that allegedly existed in the Pacific Ocean. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

Top 10 Theories about the Lost City of Atlantis

Atlantis in Antarctica - Charles Hapgood suggested that the Earth’s crust may have suddenly shifted some twelve thousand years ago. The theory is that at one time Antarctica was further north than it is now, much warmer, had an advanced civilization and that this was what Plato was referring to as Atlantis. The continent's catastrophic shift to its current icy position destroyed the Atlanteans. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

Top 10 Theories about the Lost City of Atlantis

Ever since the famed Greek philosopher Plato first wrote of a fabled continent called Atlantis more than two thousand years ago, scholars have been locked

Adolf Hitler greeting boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth in Berlin, March 20, 1945. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

One of the last photo of Hitler. The Fuhrer in the garden of the Reich Chancellery awards the young members of the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) brigade mobilized to defend Berlin. - Rare Photos of Adolf Hitler Page 2 of 2 Best of Web Shrine

Lemuria - Map showing the lost continent located in the Indian Ocean. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

"Lemuria" in Tamil nationalist mysticist literature, connecting Madagascar, South India and Australia (covering most of the Indian Ocean)

ReichsBank wealth, SS loot, and Berlin Museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine vault located in Merkers, Germany. The 3rd U.S. Army discovered the gold and other treasure in April 1945. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

Capture of Germany's Gold ReichsBank wealth, SS loot, and Berlin Museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine vault located in Merkers, Germany. Army discovered the gold and other treasure in April RG

Atlantis and the Black Sea Flood - Atlantis and the “great deluge” of Plato may have been a mythologized account of the breaching of the Bosporus by the Mediterranean Sea and the flooding of the Black Sea around 5,600 BCE. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

Top 10 Theories about the Lost City of Atlantis

Top 10 Interesting Things You Should Know About The Black Sea

The Gate of the Sun, Tiahuanaco -  The mysterious ruins of the city of Tiahuanaco are located near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

The White Gods

Zonnepoort tiwanaku - Gate of the Sun - The Gate of the Sun is a megalithic solid stone arch or gateway constructed by the ancient Tiwanaku culture of Bolivia over 1500 years before the present.

An interesting article about a possible comet impact around the time of the Pleistocene Extinction and the theories about when Atlantis might have been destroyed, both explored in the story in The Doomsday Mask http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved.

U.S. soldiers examine stolen artwork at the end of World War II. Paintings and other works of art looted during the war are still being discovered while much more remains missing. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/historical-background/

The real "Monuments Men": American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other art work stolen by the Nazis from museums, homes and churches in Europe) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany.

An interesting map of Antarctica without its ice. A possible location for Atlantis?http://simon-rose.com/books/the-doomsday-mask/

Colored Shaded Relief Map of Antarctica without ice sheet

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