Title: Chariots of the Gods
Publish Date: 1968
Book Blurb: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 by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eyes of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began--von Daniken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken's theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers--and the archeological discoveries that prove it... * An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
* Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
* Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
* A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
* A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes
Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.
This book reminds us that there is more than one way to think and that it really is ok to question why we think a certain way.
The book draws parallels betwen the Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh, which have very similar Flood stories.
Then there are all the theories involving the pyramids in Egypt and Mexico and how they were built, as well as the writings of many of the ancient civilizations whose "Gods" came from the sky.
It may not be a book of facts of why aliens came to earth, but rather a book that gets you thinking of the possibilities that it might have happened. It really gets you questioning things, and it piqued my interest in the ancient cultures.
Chariots of the Gods is really an easy read as well as a quick one. There's nothing overly technical that would make this difficult for the average reader.
I highly recommend it to anyone that has an open mind about aliens.
Rating: 5 flowers