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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 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 Daniken"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 Daniken"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. Amazon Reader Remarks: "This book needs to go in the FICTION section.", May 7, 2006, Reviewer: Barbara A. Blackburn "JollyRB" (Chicago) I bought into this book hook, line and sinker (and the movie) as a child. Then I grew up and learned that everything you read isn"t the truth. It"s been proven the author manufactured artifacts (they even found the artisan who made a few of of them aftre being paid). Anyone considering reading this book or seeing the documentary should read the book "Crash go the Chariots" and other books that pick apart Von Daniken"s work point by point. It does make fascinating reading but it"s largely fiction. He twists facts. Leaves out anything that even remotely refutes his theories and as mentioned before manufactured "evidence" where none existed. A bullet hole in a 40,000 year old Bison skull? How laughable is that? This book IS valuable in that it can be used a teaching tool to show students they shouldn"t believe everything they read. Every year some "scientist" announces he"s found Atlantis. Because of von Daniken I"v learned not to take such reports at face value.

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