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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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have in german also
  kevinkear | Mar 14, 2014 |
One word...YAWN. ( )
  davepdavis | Jan 23, 2014 |
I read this years ago, and even giving it one star is basically one star too many. Aside from the information being at best weirdly imaginative, the book also has a to me profoundly anti-human (but also borderline racist) feel, as though the great civilisations of the past could simply not have been intelligent enough to create art, music whatever (and that God must have been an alien). Sigh!! ( )
1 vote gundulabaehre | Apr 1, 2013 |
Unmitigated tosh from cover-to-cover. Admittedly, I was taken in at age 11, but how any adult could accept this tissue of lies is beyond me. Interesting, maybe, for its sci-fi concepts, but as one of the initiators of modern pseudo-science, an awful, awful book.

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant - Harlan Ellison ( )
2 vote Michael.Rimmer | Mar 31, 2013 |
Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. Horrible distortion of history and misinterpretation of events. A total waste of time. ( )
1 vote HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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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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