Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest for Earth's Lost Civilization

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Doubleday Canada, Jun 1, 1998 - Civilization, Ancient - 592 pages
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Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed?  Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths.  Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that it is.

   In Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating jigsaw of mankind's hidden past.  In ancient monuments as far apart as Egypt's Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tiahuanaco, and Mexico's awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet-unidentified civilization of remote antiquity, but also startling evidence of its vast sophistication, technological advancement, and evolved scientific knowledge.

  A record-breaking number one best-seller in Britain, Fingerprints of the Gods Contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way that we understand out past--and so our future.

And Fingerprints of the Gods tells us something more.  As we recover the truth about prehistory, and discover the real meaning of ancient myths and monuments, it becomes apparent that a warning has been handed down to us, a warning of terrible cataclysm that afflicts the Earth in great cycles at irregular intervals of time- a cataclysm that may be about to recur.

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Typically well researched by Hancock. - Goodreads
Pictures are worth a thousand words. - Goodreads
Graham is a magnificent writer and researcher. - Goodreads
A masterpiece of writing by a ground breaking author! - Goodreads
Substantial research and references. - Goodreads
It was a real page turner. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Isabelle - Goodreads

Not recommended... for bedtime reading. It's very difficult to put down. Filled with as many mysteries and myths as heart could desire; plus hard scientific data which are interesting by themselves ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eduardo Mosqueda - Goodreads

Amazing excercise from one of my favorite authors and in my opinion on of the most ethical investigators of our times. This book opens the door to many questions that do not have an answer, it makes you think about what we really are as society and as species. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Author and journalist Graham Hancock was an East African correspondent for the Economist and covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the London Sunday Times. Hancock has written a number of books, among them African Ark: Peoples of the Horn, Lords of Poverty, (which earned an honorable mention for the H.L. Mencken Award for outstanding book of journalism in 1990), Journey Through Pakistan, and the international bestseller The Sign and the Seal, which documents Hancock's real-life quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Also the author of the top bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock has appeared on television with Michael Palin in his Pole to Pole series. He has also made appearances on the BBC, CNN, and the National Geographic's Explorer series to discuss stories related to his book The Sign and the Seal.

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