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Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  118 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Hidden History fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the latest available data and a common sense, open-minded approach. The book discusses not only ancient history's major mysteries, but also some of the puzzles of alternative history?like the ?Coso Artefact, ? the possibility of ancient flight, and the mysterious ?Voynich Manuscript??as well as ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by New Page Books
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Nov 17, 2013 Beril rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-yabancı
3 sene sürdü okumam, o arada 2 ev değiştirdim, onlarca kitap okudum, dizi izledim ama bu kitaba elim gitmedi bir türlü. tarihin mistik kısmına gerçekçi bir bakış açısı getirmiş yazar kitapta ama ben sanırım o mistik kısmı daha çok seviyorum ve o kısma inanmak istiyorum. kötü bir kitap değil ama sürükleyici ve merak uyandırıcı hiç değil. efsanelerimin bir bir yıkılışını okumakta zorlandım sanırım.
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Feb 18, 2015 Deren Kellogg rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I really love history and I really love historical mysteries. However, it is difficult to find a good book on the subject that is not simply a platform for expressing its author's support for the ridiculous "theories" of people like Erich Van Daniken, Charles Hapgood, or Gavin Menzies. Imagined how pleased I was to discover this volume, and its companion, "History's Mysteries". Haughton writes about fascinating historical questions such as "Who built Great Zimbabwe?" or "Is the Round Tower of Pr ...more
Jul 24, 2011 Pasteurisiert rated it really liked it
Pasteurisiert mit 4 von 5 Sternen – Umfangreiche, neutrale Zusammenstellung der Mysterien unserer Welt.

Wäre Brian Haughton auch einer von diesen Spinnern, die für alle rätselhaften Bauwerke dieser Welt gleich UFO-Theorien heranziehen, dann hätte ich das Buch nie gekauft. Brian erzählt sehr sachlich über Orte (z.B. Stonehenge, Petra, Osterinseln, Machu Picchu) , Artefakte (z.B. Nazca-Linien, Karte des Piri Reis, Grabtuch von Turin) und Personen (z.B. Robin Hood, Ötzi, Königin von Saba, König Artu
Jul 24, 2015 Paul rated it liked it
While you'll probably this shelved along books such as those by Erich Van Daniken this really isn't one for people who prefer the more unusual theories for unexplained historical / archaeological occurrences. Instead this book uses archaeological research to provide more mundane theories for the unexplained. The book is split into three sections about places, things and people. Each section then has 15 - 20 subjects with about 5 pages devoted to each subject. One thing I do like is that the auth ...more
Apr 21, 2012 Shane rated it liked it
Shelves: history
This book was quite interesting, although, like any book of smaller articles, the interesting level varied. I learned new info on several subjects I'd already had some interest in, including Troy, Petra, the Sphinx, and the Shroud of Turin. I also learned about several things I'd never even heard of before, like the "Baghdad Battery", a possible 2000 year old electric battery, and the "Voynich Manuscript", a 200+ page book in a completely uncipherable language. Weird.
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Jul 31, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
I thought this was going to be a conspiracy book, full of ideas about ETs landing in ancient Egypt and then flying to England to draw giant men in the fields. But it wasn't. It did talk about those things, but then he clearly pointed out what evidence, or lack of evidence there is for such things. He also gave a great, concise history about some of Earth's neatest things: the search for Atlantis, Noah's Ark. Stonehenge, Avebury, Eldorado, Troy, the Pyramids. He also talks about mysterious people ...more
Mar 24, 2011 Sesana rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, nonfiction
Really, this is like any "weird stuff" compilation. The focus, though, is on historical mysteries. Mostly real ones, not manufactured ones. I can't tell you what a relief it is to read a book like this that doesn't mention the Bermuda Triangle. It's also a relief to read a book like this that isn't entirely enamored of woo-woo explanations. Reality is usually far more interesting. I spotted a couple of places where the author was a bit too incredulous, but in the field of weird stuff books, that ...more
Jun 07, 2014 Ami rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, and learned a lot of interesting things. A very quick read, while covering several different places, things, and people. If you are interested in learning about ancient mysteries and civilizations, you should read this book. The author does a nice job of staying ( mostly) unbiased, just giving us what facts, stories and theories are attached to each mystery.
Jul 13, 2008 Michele rated it liked it
I am not a huge history buff, but I enjoyed this because it involved art and mysteries in the ancient civilizations. I will definitely read this again at a later date so I can process and remember all the interesting facts.
Aug 21, 2011 Richie rated it liked it
Quick read; 5-10pp survey of current information about pretty much every historical "mystery" you can think of. The author lets you draw your own conclusions instead of being heavy handed with the evidence either way.
Clear and brief summarization of mysteries all over the world. To learn more you will have to do your own research with further publications listed in the appendix of this book. For me it was just a bit too brief and told me nothing I didnt already know or read in more detail in other books. ...more
Jan 08, 2011 Crystal-lee-m rated it liked it
Brief, but interesting descriptions of many mysteries and histories. A book that makes you want to do some research.
Apr 17, 2014 Sunny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ich hatte dieses Buch ja für ein Schulprojekt gelesen, und ich muss sagen es war wirklich interessant.
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Oct 11, 2012 Aleksandra rated it liked it
I read the version in my home language, it was quite interesting and a fun thing to read.
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