Erich von Däniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been. THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Erich von Daniken’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 .

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The ideas put forth in his books are rejected by a majority of scientists and academics, who categorize his work as pseudohistorypseudoarchaeologyand pseudoscience. During his time at the school he vln the church’s interpretations of the Bible and developed an interest in astronomy and the phenomenon of flying saucers.

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German Erinnerungen an die Zukunftwhich literally translated is “Memories of the Future”working on the manuscript late at night after the hotel’s guests had danlken.

Econ Verlag now part of Ullstein Verlag was willing to publish the book after a complete reworking by a professional author, Utz Utermannwho used the pseudonym of Wilhelm Roggersdorf. He used the money for foreign travel to research his book. His first book, Chariots of the Gods? He also describes ancient artwork throughout the world as containing depictions of astronauts, air and space vehicles, extraterrestrials, and complex technology. He has failed to credit these authors properly or at all, even when making the same claims using similar or identical goss.

I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? In Chariots of the Gods? He reported seeing mounds of gold, strange statues, and a library containing metal tablets, all of which he considered to be evidence of ancient extraterrestrial visitation.

A local priest, Father Crespi, stewarded a collection of the gold extraterrestrial relics, he said, with special permission from the Vatican. One, for example, purporting to demonstrate markings of a modern airport, was actually the knee joint of one of the bird figures, and was quite small in size. Consensus among archeologists is that the Nazca lines were created by pre-Columbian civilizations for cultural purposes. Crown, in Some Trust in Chariotsexplains how this is simply wrong.


But Piri Reis said that he had drawn that map himself using older maps, and the map is consistent with the cartographic knowledge of that time. However, the technique of construction is well understood, the tools the Egyptians used are known, marks left in the quarries by those tools are still visible, and many examples of the tools are preserved in museums.

Not only that, but in his book, he says that there is no evidence of Egyptian workers so they had to have outside help; [36] however, archaeologists have found evidence of buildings that workers would have resided in.

In fact the calculation produces a figure of only 91, miles. Not only that, but he notes that the Great Pyramid is located on the Median line, divides the continents, [36] and that the Egyptians could not align the edges so perfectly to true North without advanced technology that only aliens could give them. Egyptian builders, however, knew of simple methods to find North via star observation. They figured this out just based upon the North Star and also locate other stars when they came into alignment with the merkhet.

However, archaeologists see nothing special about the figure, a dead Maya monarch K’inich Janaab’ Pakal wearing traditional Maya hairstyle and jewellery, surrounded by Maya symbols that can be observed in other Maya drawings. The right hand is not handling any rocket controls, but simply making a traditional Maya gesture that other figures in the sides of the lid edich make, and is not holding anything.

The rocket shape is actually two serpents joining their heads eirch the bottom, with the rocket “flames” being the beards of the serpents.

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The rocket motor under the figure is the face of a monster, symbol of the underworld. But the PBS television series Nova determined that the stones were modern, and located the potter who made them.

This potter makes stones daily and sells them to tourists. He says that he didn’t believe the potter when he said that he had made the stones.


But the potter had proof that Cabrera had thanked him for providing the stones for the museum.

He argued that it was first necessary to “prepare” mankind for a “wonderful new world”. At a point, von Daniken said, before an audience, that, in his younger years, he had not been as rigorous in his research as he might have been. The documentary during which he said this can be watched, from time to time, on the H2 channel. He was awarded with an honorary doctorate by the La Universidad Boliviana. Inhe was awarded the Explorers Festival prize.

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Chariots of the Gods? I was at a side entrance. Later, he said, a “leading German archaeologist”, dispatched to Ecuador to verify his claims, could not locate Moricz. Event occurs at A lot of ingredients go into that blender, including Wrote Paul Kosokthe first to study the markings: Retrieved 2 November Retrieved 3 November Misconceptions About the Pyramids”. Retrieved 1 November Canadian Museum of History.

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