Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization
Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that it is.
In Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating jigsaw of mankind’s
Where Erich Von Daniken is goofy, Hancock is far more insidious. Having meandered through a great part of "Isis Unveiled" a year or two ago, I found some commonalities between Hancock and the old Theosophists like Madame Blavatsky. Not only do they hope to convince their readers through a doorstop of a volume filled with dubious facts and poor analysis, but they have that belief that humans of the most remote ancie ...more
For me, it passes the science test, and for open minded types who are interested in alternate historical explanations that don't require aliens or other deus ex machina to explain some unexplainables, this is a special treat.
My main issues with this book are its excessive length due to the intermittent travelogue, and the heavy amount of repetition.
The basic thesis is that the pyramids (and other megalithic structures around the world) ...more
So there are ...more
I don’t think I’d ever have bought Fingerp ...more
This is a real life horror story. This explains a lot about human history. I totally understand why some people might label it as weird, conspiracy-theory-esque, or bologna. But ultimately I feel that it was well researched, well reasoned, and well written.
Basically what this book does is add to our history books, it doesn't necessarily have to re-write them. Bits might need a little tweaking now, but the gist of what we understand about Egypt isn't just flat out wrong, its misgu ...more
I loved the sarcastic bits. He loves to point out the "razor-sharp reasoning of Egyptology" (pg. 340). I ...more
Hancock believes that the pyramids are a solar clock, aligned to the equinox after a huge catastrophe struck the earth. This, he believes, was probably a shift of the continents, along with a shift of the earth's magnetism. His theories help explain the amazingly sophisticated ...more
A lot of thought provoking ideas, theories and also plenty of items to back up at least the point that we should probably take a deeper look at our common pre-history and open up for some alternative narratives than what has been the established ones.
Of particular interest is the idea of ancient pre-historic high-civilisation, probably with some sort of global impact with a phenotype being described that makes you think ...more
Those were the times that we think the Sphinx might have been built as well as some of the ancient architecture in South and Central America. It's those areas that the book focuses on for the first couple hundred pages, then for the last 200 pages or so we focus on Egypt.
You really get a close up look at all the pyramids of Egypt and quite a few other areas, like Abydos and s ...more
1995 saw the publication of his seminal work on Ancient Lost Civilisations i.e. Fingerprints of the Gods, and then the BBC deigned to make a programme about him and his research.
Except that it was a Mafia-like hit-job of the most grotesque and lurid theatre, Horizon's Atlantis Reborn ...more
The book wins points for its easy to read, constructive approach; the theories are open to the layman, but complex enough for those with more of a mathematical mind to appreciate. Hancock throws you i ...more
Graham Hancock lays out his theory that there was a very educated very special civilization on our planet around 10,500 BC that was wiped out. The book details all of the fingerprints they left ...more
He is not, however, a specialist in history, geology or archeology. He is a learned amateur and, given his many years as a straight jou ...more
Starting with the Piri map uncovered in 1511 in ...more
There are plenty of summaries around, given that the bulk of GR reviews consist of try-harding poseur professionals attempting to appear legitimate, so I'll skip that. The thesis is that (view spoiler)[on or before the last ice age, an advanced civilization made Antarctica its home. (hide spoiler)] Th ...more