Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past

By Erich von Däniken


Chariots of the Gods was once instantly famous as a piece of huge value whilst it first brought the idea that historical Earth had tested touch with aliens.

Erich von Däniken's examines old ruins, misplaced towns, spaceports, and a myriad of tough medical evidence that time to extraterrestrial intervention in human heritage. such a lot significant of all, even though, is von Däniken's concept that we're the descendants of those galactic pioneers—and he unearths the archeological discoveries that turn out it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• machine astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land underneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• an immense spaceport came across within the Andes

contains impressive images that record mankind's first touch with extraterrestrial beings on the sunrise of civilization.

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One could conveniently think that it used to be the results of likelihood or maybe within the pictorial mind's eye of the prehistoric 'artist' if this photo used to be exact. yet there are numerous of those clumsy figures with a similar gear at Tassili, and intensely comparable figures have additionally been came across on rock faces within the united states, within the Tulare quarter of California. I may still prefer to be beneficiant and i'm prepared to postulate that the primitive artists have been unskilled and portrayed the figures during this really crude means since it was once the easiest they can do. yet if so why may an analogous primitive cave-dwellers depict animals and general people to perfection? So it sort of feels extra credible to me to imagine that the 'artists' have been completely in a position to drawing what they really observed. In Inyo County (California) a geometric determine in a cave drawing is recognisable—without overstraining the imagination—as a standard slide-rule in a web page 30 double body. The archaeological opinion is that the drawing indicates figures of the gods. An animal of unknown species with large upright horns on its head seems to be on a pottery vessel came upon at Siyalk in Iran. Why now not? yet either horns exhibit 5 spirals to left and correct. in the event you think rods with huge porcelain insulators, that's approximately what this drawing seems like. What do the archaeologists say to that? with ease that they're symbols of a god. Gods are reasonable. humans clarify very much— definitely every little thing that's unexplained—by touching on their unknowableness and super-naturalness. during this global of the undemonstrable they could reside in peace. each figurine that's came across, each artefact that's prepare, each determine that may be restored from fragments—they are all immediately linked to a few old faith or different. but when an item can't be outfitted into any of the present religions, even forcibly, a few new crackpot previous cult is quickly conjured up—like a rabbit out of a best hat) The sum works out once more. yet what if the frescoes, at Tassili or within the united states, or in France, truly reproduce what the primitive peoples observed? What should still we are saying if the spirals at the rods particularly depicted antennae, simply because the primitive peoples had noticeable them at the strange gods? isn't really it attainable that issues which ought to not exist do in truth exist? A 'savage', who however used to be skilful sufficient to execute wall work, can't particularly were so savage. The wall drawing of the White woman of Brandberg (South Africa) can be a twentieth-century portray. She wears a short-sleeved pullover, closelyfitting breeches, and gloves, garters and slippers. the girl isn't really by myself; at the back of her stands a skinny guy with a wierd prickly rod in his hand and donning a really complex helmet with one of those visor. this is able to be accredited as a latest portray with out hesitation, however the snag is that we're facing a cave drawing. all of the gods who're depicted in cave drawings in Sweden and Norway have uniform undefinable heads. The archaeologists say that they're animal heads.

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