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Egyptian Civilization Its Sumerian Origin and Real Chronology by Laurence Austine Waddell
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Oct 23, 2007

did not like it

ever feel liking reading something written by a crazy person? this is the book for you. i got this, and "Makers of Civilization in Race & History" at the dollar pile of my local bookstore.

700 pages that read like a mimeographed pamphlet an unwashed cultist would hand out on hollywood boulevard.

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B0bcat 1. "Egyptian Civilization: Its Sumerian Origin and Real Chronology" now at

2. The purported 'review' regarding "Makers of Civilization in Race and History" is vapid. In the interests of balance:-

Book reviews of "THE MAKERS OF CIVILIZATION IN RACE AND HISTORY" (Luzac & Co., 1929) from rear dust-wrapper of The British Edda (1930), also by Waddell:

"Startling book on our Sumerian ancestors--where the British came from--Dr Waddell is a researcher who shows great learning--great wealth of knowledge and illustration." -- Daily Mail.

"The Truth about Civilization. Arresting volume explicative of many historical mysteries--steps in research and conclusions read like a romance--the true nature of the Aryans and their relations to the present peoples and civilizations of the world with monumentary and documentary evidence in support--so likely, so reasonable, so rational, so connected link by link into an established sequence that it calls loudly and insistently for close attention." -- The Literary Guide.

"Of absorbing interest, a fascinating and challenging work. Opens up to us a new and surprising historical perspective. The theory of the pre-Roman barbarism of this island has perished utterly." -- Leeds Mercury.

"Extraordinarily interesting book. One of the romances of research--revealing things that may startle the ordinary man, while they fill him with encouragement." -- Birmingham Post.

"Remarkable discoveries--lavishly and beautifully illustrated." -- Birmingham Daily Mail.

"A monumental book of convincing appeal, unusual merit and engrossing interest, the labour of a generation of painstaking research with a constructive mind which is not too common among archaeologists, its appeal is not only to the historian, but to the student of mythology and comparative religion. Not the least fascinating pages are those in which Dr Waddell very convincingly builds up a case for the historical human originals of the principal gods and heroes of classical antiquity. The Index for fulness is a model of what such aids should be." -- Dundee Courier.

"One of the most disillusioning of books." -- Northern Whig

"The author has tried and succeeded in establishing the fact that there is unity in what has always been regarded as most diverse and divided, i.e., Race and Religion. The book has appeared too at the psychological moment. Fascinating subject--the reader must find time to read the book through from cover to cover." -- The Pioneer, India.

"Epoch-making discoveries bound to affect profoundly the work of archaeologists." -- United India.

"Of infinite interest and importance." -- Guelph Mercury, Ontario.

"A truly remarkable literary work of compelling interest." -- Montreal Daily News.

"The most valuable recent work in ethnology--a new research method of great service to scientific history." -- New York Times.

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B0bcat And here's another: "Revolutionizes ancient history. Nowhere else except in this book of Waddell is there such a true historical framework of the Asiatico-Occidental world with the vision of the Sumerians. -- Bilychnis, Rome, June 1930.

Regarding "INDO-SUMERIAN SEALS DECIPHERED", here's one, impromptu: "Of extraordinary interest from its historical, literary, linguistic, and religious suggestions, and even the non-expert reader may be captivated by its glimpses of 'the dark backward abysm of time'." Glasgow Herald.

On Waddell, see Christine PRESTON's biography: "The Rise of Man in the Gardens of Sumeria" (2009)

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