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Ancient Traces: Mysteries in Ancient and Early History

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This text discusses 20 mysteries which challenge our accepted view of history. Topics covered include: were there ancient contacts between Europe and America?; could Atlantis have existed?; the true age of the great pyramid; was there a worldwide catastrophe around 10,000 BC?
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 26th 1999 by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (first published January 1st 1998)
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Al de Coning
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
At the time that I read this book (over fifteen years ago) I found it very interesting, and would have probably given it a four-star rating. However, over the subsequent years I've become more skeptical and many of the theories in the book have since been proven wrong.
Gia Jgarkava
I've read it during the period of my life when I could believe absolutely anything... and even then this book was extremely unconvincing!
David Sarkies
Dec 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those who want a different view on world history
Recommended to David by: I have always liked books like this
Shelves: history
Modern Theories on the existence of Atlantis
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This is one of those books that it is difficult to put into a specific category. In a sense it would be non-fiction if you actually believe anything Baigent writes, and in the same sense it could also be considered history. The problem is that Baigent's writings tend to sit at the fringe of accepted academia (if in fact he is considered academia) and in turn his evidence, or at least his interpretation of the evidence, is dubious at be
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, 2017
Baigent presents some 20 odd events, discoveries or sightings that would not appear to sit within the standard historical or scientific evolution of man or animal.
On the surface there is an argument that the linear approach to historical development maybe too rigid and does not allow for cross over. For example even today you can see certain parts of a population have access to incredible technology but some parts still do not have access to regular electricity supplies. Imagine being an archeol
Jan 06, 2008 rated it liked it
I've read it before, no real new stuff, but well written. Would be interesting if you're a science student cause it asks about stuff that is assumed in science. It describes itself as Mysteries in Ancient and Early History. Questions accepted timelines. Interesting.
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Interesting, insightful. A historical book that can turn conventional thoughts around, and doesn't need imagery to paint a world of artifacts and theories that could change your mind on history itself.
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Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in 1948. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Canterbury University, Christchurch, and holds a master's degree in mysticism and religious experience from the University of Kent in England. Since 1976 he has lived in England with his wife and children.

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