Stephen Moss interviewed British author Graham Hancock recently in The Guardian newspaper. Graham Hancock has spent the past 10 years writing books saying that everything we know about ancient history is wrong: civilization didn?t start in Sumeria and Egypt around 3,500 BC — it began 10,000 years before that in great cities which were destroyed by a cataclysm.

?We have 600 flood myths around the world,? he says. ?Archeologists tell us these are meaningless; all they represent are psychological archetypes — memories of birth, in the case of the flood — or exaggerations of local river floods. I thought, OK, we can say that, but suppose they are true — that they are our memory of what happened at the end of the Ice Age?
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In 1999, Shaun Arrigo, a producer of underwater documentaries, along with the German archaeologist Hubert Zeitlmair, discovered what may be underwater temples off the northeast coast of Malta. He can?t understand why the Museums Department of Malta has ?totally ignored? his discovery and has left it ?unprotected.?

Despite this official disinterest, the Malta Tourism Authority has sponsored a seminar on the underwater temples called Discovering the Mysterious Past of Ancient Malta, with the participation of top international experts in the field.

The National Museum of Archaeology has received a report by author Anton Mifsud, saying that these are man-made. Mifsud is the author of ?Malta: Echoes of Plato?s Island,? which shows that Malta could be more