Chariots of the Gods

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 192 pages
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The breakthrough book that was immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance when it first introduced the theory that ancient earth had established contact with aliens.

This world-famous bestseller endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, space-ports, 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 ourselves are descendants of these galactic pioneers--and the archeological finds that prove it:
  • Sophisticated batteries found in Bronze Age cities
  • 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
 

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Very thought provoking and well researched! - Goodreads
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... lousy research and poor logic. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Perry Lake - Goodreads

I read this book as a kid and I loved it then--truly loved it. Aliens built the pyramids! How cool is that?! Then I grew up and started to read between the lines. Von Däniken now comes across as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim "The Enchanter" - Goodreads

3.5 Stars I think this sums up the book Ancient Aliens Meme Hair Guy 013 Don't misinterpret my rating. I gave it 3.5 stars based on entertainment value alone. To sum of the belief the author, in the ... Read full review

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Erich von Daniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and best-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. The worldwide best-seller and was followed by 32 more books, including the recent best-sellers Twilight of the Gods, History Is Wrong, Evidence of the Gods, and Odyssey of the Gods (all published by New Page Books). His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies. Several have also been made into films. Von Daniken's ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel's hit Ancient Aliens. He lives in Switzerland but is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit.

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