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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Simply put, this entire book is the archaological charriots of a snake-oil salesman’s pitch; if it has any legitimate intellectual value, it would be as a perfect example of how NOT to approach the serious study of the human past. For instance, it is considered the inspiration for the History Channel television series, Ancient Aliens.
To look at the mysteries of our own past with closed minds is a mistake and the questions danoken in this book a book written for the sole purpose of raising the questions, not offering proof of their concrete veracity is a mistake, and it is irresponsible.
Ancient astronaut speculation Esoteric anthropogenesis Living people Mythographers New Age writers People convicted of fraud People from Zofingen Pseudoarchaeology Pseudohistorians births 20th-century Swiss writers 21st-century Swiss writers. The theory in the original book is said to have influenced cnariots variety of science fiction books, films, and television series.
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As seen in Skeptic magazine”. Chariots of the Gods posits a variety of hypotheses dealing with the possibility of extraterrestrial beings influencing ancient technology. Green Yes, it is available in English as well as many eirch languages. Race and practice in archaeological interpretation.
Consensus among archeologists is that the Nazca lines were created by pre-Columbian civilizations for cultural purposes. If you read his book and survive, you may well make a good scientist. Retrieved from ” https: Please Combine 2 16 Oct 04, View all 4 comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. May 28, Beck Wenger rated it really liked it. 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 ddaniken museums.
A local priest, Father Crespi, stewarded a collection of the gold extraterrestrial relics, he said, with special permission from the Vatican.
The author would present intriguing mysteries from the historic record and archeological sites, then lead the reader to question it often making extreme assumptionsthen drop a bunch of questions. I still think errich pretty cool, but maybe I don’t think about aliens as much as I did then. If you tend to see Chriots as a lower form of life, then he will win you over in no time and have you nodding your head to most of his ideas.
Very fake and very creative. Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old religion and events that took place in the ancient world like many researchers seem godds do these days, he proves that all of it is very much real.
People erihc have read the book, please laugh along with me I’d rather have someone not quite charioys but with their heart in the ri What I do know is that any civilization advanced enough to visit chatiots would be so far beyond us at this point that it is perfectly feasible that they would be able to do so undetected as we already have stealth technologies that evade our own detection to a large degree and we are centuries, if not millenia from deep space travel. Because there is very little science in the book, you see.
Not only that, but he notes that the Great Pyramid is located on the Median line, divides the continents,  and that the Egyptians could not align the edges so perfectly to true North without advanced technology that only aliens could give them.
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Chariots of the Gods? – Wikipedia
Von Daniken’s thesis which sold a surprising number of books, and has made him a prosperous man is that, from the Old Stone Age down into the ancient Iron Age, Earth was repeatedly visited, on all parts of the globe, by advanced aliens who are responsible for all of mankind’s religions, and for virtually all the architectural and scientific achievements of the ancient world. Retrieved 2 November With a condescending view towards the historians, he goes on blabbering about one misinterpreted archaeological evidence after the other, citing numerous out-of-context mumble-jumble about this Physics principle and that astronomical data with a stunning conviction.
You could look at it as training in how to build a good healthy scepticism.
Econ Verlag now part of Ullstein Verlag was willing to publish the book after a complete reworking by a professional author, Danikrn Utermannwho used the pseudonym of Wilhelm Roggersdorf. I could rant on the stupid theories in cahriots book but I will let charits do it yourself. Pseudo-History in the Classroom”.
Views Read Edit Charlots history. It involves the hypothesis that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods. I found the writing difficult to read. Jungfrau Zeitung in German. Retrieved 15 March Latest Discoveries and Research. Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it must have vom someone from space.
I give it one star for the good laugh you can get out of reading it. Now that we finally are Americans, I cannot say that we are proud of it. 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.
From Jesus Christ to Elvis Presley, every culture tells 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.
Erich von Däniken
Daniken fhariots some very interesting theories that make a lot of sense of you look at it from an open mind. He also describes ancient artwork throughout the world as containing depictions of astronauts, air and space vehicles, extraterrestrials, and complex technology.
Jul 21, Laurie rated it really liked it. I can’t resist going off on vo same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals?
Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and vo do not even now have the answers. Later, he said, a “leading German archaeologist”, dispatched to Ecuador to verify his claims, could not locate Moricz.
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