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Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past (original 1968; edition 1969)

by Erich Von Daniken (Author), Michael Heron (Translator)

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Title:Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past
Authors:Erich Von Daniken (Author)
Other authors:Michael Heron (Translator)
Info:New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969) Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 188 pages.
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Tags:Paranormal, Speculation, Archaeology, Aliens, Non-Fiction

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Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Erich von Däniken (1968)

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The wonders of the world and humans' technical progress since then derived not from man himself, but from aliens who sparked and cultivated our development? Von Daniken's theory is intriguing, as millions of readers have reacted over the past forty years. The concept itself has multiple supporting hypotheses once you start exploring it. Space visitors would likely have rockets and robots that our ancients would have described in our oldest texts. Aliens' technology would make them seem god-like, and their interactions with mankind would prompt human myths of gods, demigods and giants. The open-minded reader gets intrigued when they see the many patterns this author points out. The book falls apart in two areas. First, it's not well written. The evidence is interspersed with rants about what should be done next. Even when stated neutrally, the solidity of the evidence isn't consistent, which degrades the overall credibility. Second, some of the most compelling evidence was later discredited, yet even with the author's own admission, he recognizes the discredited points only outside the book, even in later revisions. It's a provocative theory to think about, and the commonality between various ancient cultures and their stories was beneficial knowledge. However, the book is hard to read and not convincing. ( )
1 vote jpsnow | Jan 14, 2017 |
I remember this book opening my mind to possibilities.This book,no matter what your position,on possible alien life or ancient cultures will make you think. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
FOUR Stars!.. Deduct one; a, "Little" - "Stale".. But, "Fun"! As A, sort of, "Compendium" for "Isaac Asimov" - "Stuff"!.. Put it, properly on your "Second-Tier". Especially, "Factual".. Decent, Yes!.. OK!.. "Groovy"!.. ( )
  TimNewey | Aug 11, 2016 |
Open your mind - it's thought provoking and fascinating ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
Open your mind - it's thought provoking and fascinating ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
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Erich Von Daniken's Explosive Discovery of Mankind's Outer Space Connection

The stunning report that reveals the existence of intelligent beings from another planet who explored ancient earth.

Recent findings and dramatic solutions to man's deepest mysteries -0 from the bible to space-age science.

Evidence that includes:

*The Alien Astronaut preserved in a pyramid temple

*Electric Batteries thousands of years old

*Unexplained maps from the dim past of Earth and the Solar System

*Computer astronomy used by early civilizations from Egypt to the Inca Empire

*The age old secrets uncovered by the Apollo moon landing

*Strange prehistoric airfields

*Lost Cities
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The author attempts to explain such perplexing archaeological discoveries as the stone figures on Easter Island and various temple and cave drawings.

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The author attempts to explain such perplexing archaeological discoveries as the stone figures on Easter Island and various temple and cave drawings.

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