26 April 2010, JellyBean @ 7:22 am

In 1882 one unlikely Minnesota published a book on a certain lost city that garnered worldwide interest and led to many modern-day concepts of this mysterious land.

Populist politician turned theorist, Ignatius L. Donnelly based his book, “Atlantis: The Antediluvian World,” largely on the idea that all advanced ancient civilizations were descended from this supposedly-lost land. His book captured the public imagination much as Plato’s account of Atlantis had centuries earlier.

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