The Eyes of the Sphinx: The Newest Evidence of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Egypt

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Berkley Publishing Group, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 278 pages
Twenty-eight years ago, Erich von Daniken first presented his theory of alien contact with the ancient world - a theory so incredible, yet so logical and convincing, that it has become part of a wide-ranging debate that continues to this day. His claims that an alien race helped create the pyramids of Egypt were based upon the ruins themselves. And it is these ruins that now provide researchers with a never-ending source of clues - new discoveries, new revelations, new evidence that Earth was indeed colonized by an alien race...
New research showing that the location and design of the pyramids were uniquely fit for preservation - something the Egyptians couldn't possibly have known; remains of the ships built by the Pharaohs and buried with them for travel in the afterlife - imitations of the ships they saw used by men from the sky; the most recent discoveries - hidden chambers and passageways, one of which ends at an ancient door. And behind the door is... the unknown; prehistoric bones that prove the existence of a worldwide cult that deformed children's skulls in imitations of the "gods" they had seen; and new interpretations of ancient writings - and new speculations on ancient mysteries.

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User Review  - Arkrayder -

An okay book. Däniken goes into detail about the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the various theories behind its building and the mysterious shafts which have been found and ignored by the mainstream archeologists. 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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