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Erinnerungen an die Zukunft (original 1968; edition 1973)

by Erich von Däniken, Herbert Carl Traue (Cover designer)

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THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers--and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it... The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence: * An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid * Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts * Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins * A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica * A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.… (more)
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Title:Erinnerungen an die Zukunft
Authors:Erich von Däniken
Other authors:Herbert Carl Traue (Cover designer)
Info:Droemersche Verlagsanstalt Th. Knaur Nachf. München/Zürich, Januar 1973, Taschenbuch, paperback
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Tags:UFO, pseudoscience, sensationalist, archaelogy, travel, aliens, ancient astronauts, ancient civilizations, archaeology, extraterrestrials, speculative history

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

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I read this when it first came out and thought that it was interesting in that the theories were so outrageous that they sounded too good to be true. Come to find out years later, yep these theories he thought up were pretty much made up just to sell copies of the book. It amazes me that he was able to capitalize on it to the extent of writing a number of further books on the same subject matter.
This guy is out there with the people who put together the "Ancient Aliens" TV show. In fact, I think he has been on there several times trying to expand on the theories originally put down in this book so many years ago.
In one way, I am surprised that so many people are taken in by these people. Then, on the other hand, maybe those people are seeing things through the looking glass and need to get out of Wonderland before the Red Queen says "Off with their heads." ( )
  krgulick | Jun 19, 2019 |
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 |
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Dit is de 37ste druk van een controversieel boek, dat vanaf de eerste publicatie in 1969 voor opschudding heeft gezorgd in wetenschappelijke kringen. De auteur gaat uit van de prikkelende hypothese dat de verering van goden binnen oude culturen in wezen kosmonauten betrof, afkomstig van andere universa. Ter onderbouwing van zijn suggestieve stellingen trekt hij alle registers open zonder deze ideeën te toetsen aan de weerbarstige wetenschappelijke werkelijkheid. Toch zet de schrijver aan tot reflectie van zijn vooronderstellingen want hoe staat het onder meer met de oude zeekaarten van Piri-Reis, de mythologie van de Soemeriërs en de Ark van het Verbond. Het is onwetenschappelijk hoe de schrijver te werk is gegaan, maar zijn onderzoek verdient ook nu nog aandacht vanuit wetenschappelijke hoek. Het geïllustreerde boek wordt afgesloten met een literatuuroverzicht en een register. Wordt gevolgd door 'De odyssee van de goden'*.

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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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