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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

About the Author

Erich von Daniken is the author of the worldwide bestseller Chariots of the Gods and its follow-up, The Eyes of the Sphinx, in addition to over two dozen other books.

Actor Danny Campbell spent six years with the Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles and has appeared on the hit CBS program The Guardian and in the film Greater Than Gravity. He is also an AudioFile Earphones Award�winning audiobook narrator. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425151301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425151303
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful By ShanaTempleton on September 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
When I first began reading this book, I thought it was mostly going to be about traces of aliens being found in Egypt. My assumption was wrong. Most of the book was filled with interesting information about ancient Egypt that had nothing to do with extraterrestrial beings. The first major section was called: Pet Cemeteries and Empty Tombs. It talks about the many animals that the Egyptians mummified. There are many animals that they mummified that I did not even know were found in Egypt. Bears, crows, pigeons, geese, and hedgehogs, are examples of a few of those creatures. There were many tombs that were found that were thought to be holding a human but instead was holding an animal. The strange thing is that the animal mummies sometimes had more than one kind of animal bones. There were also many empty tombs. Erich Van Danikan has a theory that might explain the multiple animal remains found in the same tomb. In ancient text written a long time ago by a man named Manetho, it is written that there were humans with many different deformities. Some had wings. While others might have had goat legs or horns on their head. There were many other deformities mentioned. He has a theory that "gods" or aliens created the creatures and the remains found with more than one type of animal are those of these creatures. The Next Section was called: The Lost Labyrinth. In this section he talks about a labyrinth that has been written about by many different authors from the Ancient Egypt Era. They all describe the labyrinth very similarly. They say it is even grander then the Great Pyramid. For some reason however the labyrinth does not seem to exist any more. The next section was called: The Nameless world wonder.Read more ›
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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Michael Paulsen on March 13, 2000
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This a fascinating read that shatters nearly all of the previously held notions by so-called Egyptologists (quite an envious, suppressive and self-serving lot as Von Daniken reveals). Von Daniken's theories and analyses are well thought out (yeah, but he's the ET nutcase right?), inquisitive and chock full of good 'ol common sense -- something that is sorely lacking in much scientific research. Try some of these fascinating observations & findings on for size:
-Mysterious mixture of crushed animal bones and asphalt found in numerous sarcophagi, along with thousands of animal mummies. Why?
-The mystery of a lost Egyptian labyrinth.
-The pyramids could have been constructed using blocks that were cast like cement!
-In 1993, a German scientist was allowed to send a small robot with a camera into a tiny shaft in the Queen's Chamber of the Great Pyramid. What he found at the other end was amazing, well nigh earthshattering, but he was summarily discredited and muzzled. The media barely caught wind of it and before long there was silence.
-If the Great Pyramid, attributed to a megalomaniacal king like Khufu, was such a grand statement of his magnificence, why are there no heiroglypics to be found anywhere within the pyramid, proclaiming his greatness? Why is the Great Pyramid strangely anonymous?
I have to laugh out loud at all the self-professed armchair scholars, "scientists" and "historians" who continually attack Von Daniken's theories because of his long-held belief that extraterrestrials may have influenced our ancient civilizations (sounds reasonable to me...who were all those "gods from the sky" anyhow?). Here in this book, he mentions a possible ET connection only sporadically.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Alain Lipus on June 15, 2000
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Erich von Däniken is probably the first reference among researchers, who believe that our origins are extraterrestrial. Although he has no official academical degree (sometimes this is even better, because you are not occupied with conventional knowledge), he reads and thinks a lot and also travels to see all the monuments he is talking about. In his work much of Strabo's and Herodotus's writings are quoted. They have travelled over Egypt some 2,000 years ago and have recorded the existence of pyramids, great labyrinth and other things, which either haven't been found again in our times or are still not deciphered. As Zecharia Sitchin has shown in his book "Stairway to Heaven", Khufu's hieroglyph is a forgery made by Col. Vyse. Pyramids of Fourth Dynasty have no inscriptions. Why have newer pyramids been built smaller and technologically inferior to those and why are they inscribed? Such "alien" theories are always somehow hard to digest. We were taught that science is always very exact and measurable, but is more than obviously not. Czech patent No. 93304 proves that pyramids are energetic channels, although there is no good explanation, why this energetic phenomena happens (it's about sharpening of blades inside replica of Great pyramid). If the Great Labyrinth hasn't been found yet, that doesn't mean that it hasn't existed. Herodotus has proven in his works that he knew what he was writing and we credit him for that. But when we come to the things he wrote and cannot be seen now, then he certainly exaggerated the whole thing or even made it up :))). Maybe everything written here isn't true. Maybe it's Zecharia Sitchin's view that's right. Maybe none is. But this theories are by my opinion as solid as Darwin's is. All of them have lacks and holes. Only difference is that Darwin is official science and others are not. But I believe them more.
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