George Michanowsky (born Georgei Ilyich Mikhanovsky; Russian: Гео́ргий Ильи́ч Михано́вский; March 9, 1920 – November 15, 1993) was an American archaeologist who discovered some markings on Bolivian rocks in 1956.
In 1977, he published a book called The Once and Future Star in which he explained his theory of supernova explosion on a constellation named Vela which happened 7,000 years ago. In the same work he also mentions that Atlantis is called NI-DUK-KI in Sumerian texts and is used to be Isle of the Blest before the flood. Later on, as he explained, after the flood, it was named Dilmun. His theory isn't well received by other scientists in the same field; For example David Hatcher Childress argues that it is impossible for Atlantis to be Dilmun since its one of the Bahrain islands. Michanowsky also suggested that global warming played an effect in Atlantis disappearance.
- "Science: Homage to a Star". Time. October 22, 1973. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Social Security Administration.
- David Hatcher Childress (1996). Lost Cities of Atlantis, Ancient Europe & the Mediterranean. Social Science. p. 66.
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