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Fingerprints Of The Gods

Graham Hancock Santha Faiia

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01 June 2001
Investigative journalist and bestselling author of controversial history books, including bestseller The Sign and the Seal, uncovers the evidence of Earth's lost civilisation.

___________________________ THE MILLIONS-SELLING BOOK THAT TURNED HISTORY ON ITS HEAD Part one of a trilogy, followed by MAGICIANS OF THE GODS and AMERICA BEFORE Fingerprints of the Gods is a revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society.

An intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

This groundbreaking evidence includes- Accurate ancient maps that show the world as it last looked during the Ice Age, thousands of years before any civilisation capable of making such maps is supposed to have existed.

Evidence of the devastating scientific and astronomical information encoded into prehistoric myths.

The incredible feat of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt and of megalithic temples on the Giza plateau.

The mysterious astronomical alignments of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx.

The antediluvian geology of the Sphinx.

The megalithic temples of the Andes.

The myths of Viracocha and Quetzalcoatl.

The pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in Mexico.

The doomsday calendar and eerie memories of the ancient Maya.

The warning from the Hopi of Arizona.
By:   Graham Hancock
Photographs by:   Santha Faiia
Imprint:   Arrow
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 45mm
Weight:   1.080kg
ISBN:   9780712679060
ISBN 10:   0712679065
Pages:   764
Publication Date:   01 June 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Hittite
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Fingerprints Of The Gods

Poking about through an assortment of grand earthly mysteries, Hancock (The Sign and the Seal, 1992) cobbles together a fascinating theory that proposes a lost civilization lying behind the conundrums. Why is it that the ruins of central America appear to show such a profound knowledge of spherical trigonometry millennia before that branch of mathematics was to find currency in the West? How is it that the great temples in Peru and Egypt show a clear understanding of the precession of the equinoxes way prior to its discovery by Hipparchus? All of these ancient monuments depict bearded Caucasian men in their sculpture. Pourquoi? Drawing on an amazing wealth of materials - from a close reading of mythology to geological texts, from archaeo-astronomy to rarefied mathematics - Hancock devises a theory that posits a highly evolved civilization that was wiped clear off the face of the earth during the cataclysmic happenings that attended the retreat of the last ice sheet. A resulting massive crustal displacement in turn might have buried the evidence of this advanced culture, leaving only a few survivors to pass on their knowledge to succeeding generations. Egyptian, Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations all speak of men - Viracocha, Quetzalcoatl, the bearded men - who brought great wisdom into their midst (though why they didn't pass along the principle of the wheel to the Maya is an equal mystery). Where did these learned men come from? Hancock has evidence to suggest Antarctica, explained via a combination of crust movement and the odd fact that the topography of Queen Maud Land appears on a map dated 1513, when it was - and had for millennia been - under ice. He also has evidence that the next apocalypse may be just around the corner. A fancy piece of historical sleuthing - breathless, but intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause for thought. (Kirkus Reviews)


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