Chariots of the Gods?: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past

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Berkley Books, 1984 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 192 pages
Erich von Dä niken's "Chariots of the Gods" is a work of monumental importance--the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, "The Eyes of the Sphinx." But here is where it all began--von Dä niken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Dä niken's theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers--and the archeological discoveries that prove it...
* 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.

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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. Read full review

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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"!.. Read full review

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