Erich von Däniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been. THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. 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 .

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Time has undone the author and the claims he made in this book which once set the cash registers ringing in bookshops across the World.

I wanted to hear their theories on all the amazing feats accomplished but they chose to give very straightforward answers that while they make it easier to understand don’t really seem to fit. Misconceptions About the Pyramids”. Main stream scientists don’t seem to like facing the possibility of things they themselves consider impossible, where as this theory doesn’t like to discredit anything truly probable. In Chariots of the Gods? Latest Discoveries and Research.

However, the technique of construction is well understood, the tools the Egyptians used are known, marks left in the quarries by those tools are still visible, and many examples of the tools are preserved in museums.

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Archived from the original on March 6, Though you feel sorry for the hapless millions who have actually religiously accepted this book as a treatise on human evolution and birth of civilization.

Can all these related phenomena merely be dismissed as coincidence? Sheppard 2 August I proudly give this book a 5 star rating because he dared what most notable scholars wouldn’t do- to PROVE the existence of otherworldly and seemingly strange things in all cultures and religions whether it’d be things from the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Torrah, ancient ruins and scrolls, and so forth.

But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into chadiots entire television series – this book falls flat.

Whether or not you believe in the alien influence concept, the works are amazing examples of ancient craftsmanship and imagination.


He argued that it was first necessary to “prepare” mankind for a “wonderful new world”. Retrieved 18 December Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: May 28, Beck Wenger rated it ovn liked it.

Surely such “primitive” people could never construct such great monuments! It is central to his thesis which was far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of c Chariots of the Gods? Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing.

I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility. Scientific howlers abound and logical flaws proliferate yet the book sold in their millions and sparked off a host of imitators, some of which like Mystery of the Ancients by Craig and Eric Umland claiming that the Maya are the descendants of stranded explorers from beyond the solar system are so entrancingly funny that they may in fact be spoofs.

It took me 20 years to find closure. Later, he said, a “leading German archaeologist”, dispatched to Ecuador to verify his claims, could not locate Moricz. Retrieved 15 March It must be said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction then he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. As seen in Skeptic magazine”.

Erich von Däniken

Maybe it was a side-effect of my mother’s crazy theory, which she narrated to me again and again, that the Pushpaka Vimana in the epic Ramayana was a real aeroplane; and the sights described as Rama, Lakshmana and Sita flew back to Ayodhya from Sri Lanka was really written from first hand accounts.

The New York Times. Retrieved from ” https: However, archaeologists see nothing special about the figure, a dead Maya monarch K’inich Janaab’ Pakal wearing traditional Maya hairstyle and jewellery, surrounded by Maya symbols that can be observed in other Maya drawings.

But if you want to read pure, concentrated bullshit, pick up Chariots of the Gods. He reported seeing mounds of gold, strange statues, and a library containing metal tablets, all of which he considered to erjch evidence of ancient extraterrestrial visitation.

Chariots of The Gods

Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: He constantly portrays himself and anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism.


Chariots of the Gods and Messages danikeb the Gods. A passion that sees the hand of extra terrestrial intellect behind everything on our planet is pretty much how I would sum up the entire book.

Chariots of the Gods? Coming at this from the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, falsities and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the author.

Chariotts 06, Tony rated it did not like it Shelves: Retrieved 27 March It is an enjoyable read, fast paced, if you consider it more as a fiction novel and don’t take it seriously.

He was awarded with an honorary doctorate by the La Universidad Boliviana.

Although many of the theories are nothing but wild postulation, the subject matter is interesting. From Jesus Christ to Elvis Presley, every culture ogds us of high-flying bird men who zoom around the world creating magnificent works of art and choosing willing followers to share in the eternal glory from beyond the stars.

Chariots of the Gods

The fact that he really demonstrated a lack of knowledge on the space part is one thing, but I got the distinct impression that he had misunderstood what the past was like. I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or danijen, just because I’d read them.

Consensus among archeologists srich that the Nazca lines were created by pre-Columbian civilizations for cultural purposes. I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B.