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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
This book demonstrates the trustworthiness of the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words." I bought EvD's "Chariots of the Gods" in 1971 and still have my original copy. I also have every other book he has published during the interim in my research library. If you are an EvD fan this book will not disappoint. While the bulk of the content is photos, with much less copy than normal, this newest EvD book makes a compelling case to further augment the very real presence of an advanced alien influence in our remote human history. The photography is stunning. Add this book to your collection. Robert S. Thomas author of: Intelligent Intervention
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2013
Remnants of the Gods
By Erich von Daniken
ISBN: 978-1-60163-283-8

In his book Remnants of the Gods, Erich von Daniken makes his case that prehistoric people had assistance with their achievements from aliens or "heavenly guardians." This book does not only give Daniken's opinions about his theory but shows photos as proof.
Remnants of the Gods has 178 high quality colored photographs of ruins that can be dated back to prehistory. These ruins are located in lands around the Mediterranean Sea from Spain to Turkey to Northern Africa. From track-like grooves in rocks that end in the sea to Egypt's pyramids, there are structures of rocks that weigh many, many tons. How did Stone Age people learn all these things? Stone Age people were hunter gathers, right?
But the evidence is there and it raises a myriad of questions of how they learned to build these structures. They would've had to have advanced mathematics to even plan them, let alone build them. While Daniken concentrates on the sites around the Mediterranean Sea, he mentions that these sites exist around the world--in Turkey, China and India, some dating to more than 10,000 years ago.
Many of the later buildings of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans were built on the older stones for foundations. Daniken's photos show remnants of buildings, breakwaters, stone circles and a temple, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. What is missing is writing. Apparently these people had no written language so we can only guess what these sites represent.
Daniken shows over and over that people coming right from the Stone Age wouldn't have known how to build these magnificent buildings and temples. How would they have moved those massive stones? Even with modern methods it would be a difficult task to erect these monumental buildings and temples. It is awe inspiring.
Daniken also discusses the impossibility of creating these massive sites without a knowledge of surveying. In this sections he demonstrates how villages were laid in patterns of a specific number of kilometers between them, in France, Italy and Greece.
Daniken writes, "We are talking about buildings without history, cultures about which we know nothing, although they have left conspicuous traces behind. This applies not only to the stone circles and subterranean complexes, but also the large pyramids of Egypt....This is another volume in a five-volume series about the impossibilities of prehistory."
For someone who likes looking at prehistoric ruins, Daniken's photographs are the next best thing to being there. If I have one criticism of the book it would be that the descriptions of the photographs are buried in the text of the book. One must read and then refer backward or forward to see which photo he is talking about. It would be an improvement if the photos would have identities under the photos. By the way, did I mention that the photos are spectacular?
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2013
REMNANTS OF THE GODS is the first Von Daniken book I've read. It took a little while to realize how this particular format worked, but when I did get the hang of it, it was a real photographic tour de force going back & forth between the text & the really magnificent photos. For example, there is a beautiful 2 page photo of Delphi really conveys the magic of the scene. Wow. You don't need to hear about it from me. If you love archaeological & alternative type photos, this is for you. Worth every penny.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon June 7, 2014
This is part of a planned series of several small books which are effectively a selection from his vast collection of photos. The books present oddities and anomalies of which there is no shortage, given the enormous number of pre-historic ("pre" meaning the history they don't want you to think about much) complexes around the world. This series offers mainly overviews, with some repeats of photos and information from 30 earlier books, a number of which are now out of print.

This is the second of the series, with lots and lots of pictures (most quite small, unfortunately). (The first was "Evidence of the Gods" featuring lots of pictures of rocks.) Some of the photos in this book are unimpressive but many are spectacular. A drawback of both is that none of the photos are captioned. They are all numbered, with mention of the numbering in the text, but not always on the same page as that particular photo.

About 4 decades ago I stumbled onto "Chariots of the Gods", first published in 1968, and have since followed Daniken off and on. He first popularized the theory that extraterrestrials have visited the earth.

His amazing research and questioning of orthodoxy are always evident. He manages to cover the same underlying theory - the gods of ancient times were actually aliens from another planet or other planets - from a different perspective with each of his books.

Other books on a similar theme include:

- "The Grid of the Gods" by Farrell;
- "The Ancient Alien Question" by Coppens - Daniken wrote the foreword;
- Cremo's challenging "The Hidden History of the Human Race (The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology)"; and
- "Priesthood of the Illes" available as a free download on scribd[dot]com - 3 amazing short books in one; the author is Henry B. Stein although there is no attribution.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2014
Remnants of the Gods: A Visual Tour of Alien Influence in Egypt, Spain, France, Turkey, and Italy
By Erich von Däniken
ISBN-13: 978-1-60163-283-8 (New Page, 2014)

This book shows in detail the many stone monuments, foundations, and buildings that were erected in sacred geometric patterns hundreds of miles apart. With many of the new finds in Turkey along with a visual tour of Spain, France, Italy, and Egypt, it leaves very little doubt about the “fact” that there were highly advanced civilizations in our ancient past that knew about energy lay lines and had building expertise that we can hardly imagine, let alone accomplish. But what I find as strange if not stranger is how the academic community ignores what are literally mountains of proof. I hope books such as this will steadily apply the much-needed pressure to open their minds.

Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2015
Von Daniken may well be right about his hypotheses on ancient airports or spaceports for ancient aliens.

But this book and his hypotheses hide the greatest and deepest truths. The aliens don’t just visit—they are here and in charge, but quarantined here. The “cast down” from the bible indicates that the more powerful, more advanced Quarantiners cast down the ones who are quarantined here and have pulled the strings on our species since they created us to be their hostages in the Galactic War as only the Anonymous Physicist reveals in his 3 remarkable books.

So those who created us were “cast down” here, and they are in charge on this planet. They are at war with those who cast them down, and are trying to escape—thus all the advanced weaponry etc, not actually controlled by our species. This book and all of Von Daniken’s books hide the “Quarantine” and Quarantine-Escape Events.

All this is detailed in the 3 books by the ANONYMOUS PHYSICIST at his ANONYMOUSPHYSICIST dot com website. His main book, in its 2nd or 3rd Ed. is QUARANTINE: Mankind Held Hostage: Deciphering our Past, Present and Precarious Future.

This book is a must read for all who want to know the truth from this physicist, who has paid a terrible price for revealing things. He is just about the only conspiracy, or alternative history, expert who is NOT a govt agent or secret society member!

Anonymous physicist proves the Quarantine, and what level it is at, and the galactic war fought here and throughout our solar system.

As AP says, we are held hostage. But he has revealed other reasons for our creation...

The Quarantine: Mankind Held Hostage book, 2015 Ed. also reveals the true meaning of many events from ancient history to WWII to the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, and also ways to combat the PTB legally.

Please for your sake and his, get these collector’s items books from him by contacting that site. You can even ask for autographed copies. [Anything online is totally illegal and also totally altered.]

Anonymous physicist deserves the highest awards for his revealing 3 books. They are great reads too. His style is simple and elegant and always with rigor and no BS.

The 3 books by the Anonymous Physicist are the most prized in my book collection. It gives one’s life great meaning to finally find out what our existence and everything else is really all about. In the huge sea of disinformation, and all the rest, only the anonymous physicist’s 3 books stand out as the truth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2014
I have picked up several of Erich von Daniken's books for my Kindle HDX, and I really enjoy his great works. He offers a great many things to think about, and the topic is extremely interesting. There is, in fact, so very much that we are clueless about, when it comes to our extreme past history, and the evidence that exists to this day, and that is being found more and more as we speak, points to beings that did not just come out of the trees or caves and decided to build these things we're finding buried under more modern, yet still ancient creations. Man, as we are aware of, just did not possess the skills, nor the tools necessary to accomplish these great feats, and thus, it forces us to pose the question; "Who designed and built these awesome structures that we are finding...and how???" Was it Aliens, Giants, Gods, or whatever? We have no clue thus far, so we can only speculate, but it was definitely not cavemen that accomplished these things...This we do know! If you're into history such as this, then I highly recommend reading these works by Erich von Daniken. They read fast, because he keeps you deep into it from the beginning to the end. Great food for thought!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2014
Erich Von Daniken is always at the upper end of the answer spectrum when it comes to questions like, "Who built the pyramids?" In his book "Remnants of the Gods," Van Daniken gives a lot of detail to support his thesis that everything interesting on planet Earth has been built by or for our alien forefathers. Here, Van Daniken takes us to what he calls "the stone age," and explains how primitive humans could not have selected, moved, properly dressed stones weighing many tons, but the aliens could and did. He starts with Malta and then takes us all over the world. The photographs could be better, but it's a book written by an imaginative, thinking everyman who stands academia on its head, and takes great pleasure in doing so. His analysis of the mysteries of the Giza pyramids is substantial and provocative. Whether our alien forefathers really came and did all this, or perhaps just the fact that ancient peoples seem so very connected to them, makes "Remnants of the God" a great and worthwhile read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2013
Erich von Daniken never ceases to amaze me with his work. I met him several times at conferences and his presentations were informative and awesome. His books continue to inform and provide interesting perspective to the field of Paleovisitation/Ancient Astronauts!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2013
I got this book for my boyfriend, who really introduced me to ideas of ancient aliens. I listened to Erich Von Daniken on Coast to Coast on night traveling, and he was really great, so I decided I'd buy the book as a surprise for my boyfriend. It's great, and full of pictures. Something you can take a lot of time looking into, or just a fun coffee table book. It's cool to have around the house, especially if you're like my boyfriend, and have a few beers and you start talking to the right person about things over a lot of peoples' heads- you know, aliens coming to Earth and building a bunch of things, etc, etc- and then you can show people and not sound like a COMPLETE crazy. It's a great book for the right type of person. :)
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