The Lost Tomb of Viracocha and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $20.00
  • Save: $3.02 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Some wear to edges/corners, book is in good condition. Contains some highlighting/underlining.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Lost Tomb of Viracocha: Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids Paperback – February 20, 2003


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Import
"Please retry"
$0.79
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.98
$9.00 $0.50

Frequently Bought Together

The Lost Tomb of Viracocha: Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids + The Tutankhamun Prophecies: The Sacred Secret of the Maya, Egyptians, and Freemasons + Jesus, King Arthur, and the Journey of the Grail: The Secrets of the Sun Kings
Price for all three: $45.18

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; First North American Edition edition (February 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430054
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430056
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,157,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Cotterell puts up enough evidence to make even the most skeptical take note." (London Daily Mail)

"[Cotterell] does the stuffy field of archaeology a service in presenting his unorthodox theories in a readable fashion. . . . A journey into Indiana Jones territory that is accessible to the average reader." (W. Ritchie Benedict, New Dawn, May-June 2005)

"The Lost Tomb of Viracocha is excellent." (Director General of the Instituto Nacionale de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) in Mexico)

From the Back Cover

ANCIENT MYSTERIES / INCA STUDIES

"Cotterell puts up enough evidence to make even the most skeptical take note."
--London Daily Mail

"The Lost Tomb of Viracocha is excellent."
--Director General of the Instituto Nacionale de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) in Mexico

Inca mythology tells of a tall, white leader who wandered along the coast performing miracles, a man they called Viracocha Pachacamac, which means “God of the World.” Centuries later another great miracle worker, similar to the first, appeared and wandered the countryside, healing the sick and restoring sight to the blind. He, too, was named Viracocha.

These accounts have long baffled scholars, as have the carvings left by the people of Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, who preserved these legends. Now Maurice Cotterell, who cracked the codes hidden in both ancient Maya carvings and the treasures of Tutankhamun, unlocks the secrets concealed within the treasure-filled tombs of Viracocha Pachacamac and Viracocha. His investigation of these tombs, held within the long-lost pyramids of Peru, proves that these two figures were not myth but actually existed 1,500 years ago.

The two Viracocha sun-kings had much in common with Lord Pacal of Mexico and Tutankhamun of Egypt and, like them, left the secrets of a solar science encoded in their treasures. Using a method of calculating the duration of long-term magnetic reversals on the sun, Cotterell reveals the intimate connection between the cycles of life and birth on Earth and solar activity such as sunspots. More important, he shows how this science holds the key to reincarnation and human spiritual realization, with answers to the spiritual mysteries of life and death.

MAURICE COTTERELL, a mathematician and scientist formerly at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, was awarded the Voluntariado Cultural medal in 1992 for his contributions to Mexican culture. He is the author of the international bestseller The Tutankhamun Prophecies and coauthor of The Mayan Prophecies. He lives in Ireland.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

It just got worse.
Dery Dyer
That is the level of some of the theories and arguments put forth to support those theories on show in this book.
Nigel Warren
I do not buy history to be force feed religion for no reason.
John J. Wright

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By econdude on August 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
Maurice does it again...I don't believe that he will ever write a book that is as good as 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies', but 'The Lost Tomb of Viracocha' reveals more of the great secrets encoded into artifacts by clever ancient peoples.

The book can be read simply as an archaeological or anthropological guide to the lost pyramids of Peru. The pictures and expanations of the pyramids and artifacts are fantastic (my favorite is the Crab Man). Cotterell also makes a cogent case regarding the spiritual messages encoded in the burial sites. The ancient Lord of Sipan, who should not have not more about physics than what can be seen in the heavens at night with the naked eye, knew more about some aspects of physics than our modern science does. He (and Tutankhamun and the rest of the Supergods) also had sophisticated knowledge about the physical world and its relationship to the spiritual world.

Cotterell has a special talent: finding, presenting, and explaining information that has previously been a mystery. The 'Lines of Nazca' is an example of this. Nobody knew who made these lines, many miles long, or why, and then suddenly Maurice says exactly who made them and what the significance of the lines is. This type of research makes it difficult for mainstream science or any other interested party to remain in a state of cognitive dissonance. Maurice's books are definitely for the open minded reader.

I highly recommend the book, although it is not a masterpiece like 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies'. Maurice tends to repeat himself, giving a great deal of old information to his fan base, and at the end of the book goes a little too far in attempting to explain how we escape the reincarnation cycle.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Warren on January 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
I was pointed to this book while looking for "Fingerprints of the Gods" by Graham Hancock, wanting to read up on Inca culture and Machu Picchu before visiting the actual site. Unfortunately, since there's no Amazon.com in the Amazon, I got this instead.

I say "unfortunately" because even though it was recommended to me by a bookstore owner and I began by enjoying it, I very quickly got frustrated with the author. Throughout the book he uses terms like "super-science" to refer to ancient civilisations' knowledge of the sun. What's wrong with plain "science"? This isn't a marvel comic book.

That annoyance pales in comparison to the myriad theories he puts forth without any kind of solid reasoning. For example, he suggests that the Nazca lines in the desert in southern Peru bear a striking resemblance to drawings made on the computer using a mouse to connect points on a line. Therefore, the ancient culture which made the Nazca lines must have possessed computer technology.

I don't know where to begin, but the reasoning is so preposterous and leaves so many questions unanswered that poking holes in it would be like beating up on a child. That is the level of some of the theories and arguments put forth to support those theories on show in this book.

The final chapter of the book turns into a full on diatribe against modern western society's failure to accept the idea of reincarnation. Regardless of your beliefs, whether they be for or against reincarnation, I can't imagine why the author thought a book on South American archeological artefacts and mysteries is the proper place for such a rant. He finishes by picking random scientific theories, drawing vague correlations to religious beliefs, and thereby "proving" his own spiritual beliefs.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wesley A. Ornick on August 9, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Again Maurice examines and researches cultural and belief systems rooted in mystery, code and symbolism, fear and what made people carry on with survival and their influences of animal spirits and powerful guides that have faced and formed modern day societies when they no longer could survive a clean and healthy lifestyle. From carvings and lighting aspects to show different symbologies to cover who was teaching and giving advanced knowledge to boost their understandings...it came from nothing -- but Maurice shows how sunspots, waves and duration of radiation from the natural world formed and enveloped their life and the GODs from above that aided them in boosting their comprehension and way of living...
Very different aspect of religion and animal - power -- a way in which they only understood in thos circumstances but it is very uplifting and gives me more ?s to research and try to figure out on my own...lost knowledge is being opened up and discovered...discover for yourself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John J. Wright on June 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
I am a avid reader of alternate history. Mr. Cotterell always picks good topics such as the one in this book or the terra cota warriors but digress's to the same topic. What is this same topic you say? It is his idea of some superscience and super-gods. No not just regular gods super gods who 999 represent because 999 is 666 upside down?OK now you understand???Then in every book he has to get into his theorys of life and reproduction as being evil blah blah please stick to the topic. I do not buy history to be force feed religion for no reason. I respect this man in one aspect he seems to be great with mathmatics. But on the other hand he's one of those people who if you divid this by 4 x 360 +2x the sacered Phi +15 you come to the number of the super god? I am not big into math but it seems to me you can come to any number if you do enough calculations?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search