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The Eyes of the Sphinx: The Newest Evidence of Extraterrestial Contact in Ancient Egypt

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Twenty-eight years ago, Erich von Daniken first presented his theory of alien contact with the ancient world - a theory so incredible, yet so logical and convincing, that it has become part of a wide-ranging debate that continues to this day. His claims that an alien race helped create the pyramids of Egypt were based upon the ruins themselves. And it is these ruins that n ...more
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Published March 1st 1996 by Berkley (first published 1989)
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Ganesh
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i own this book it is really thought provoking.....
George Schmoe
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I think alot of what is accepted as science needs to be examined objectively and what is regarded as psuedo-science needs the same treatment. Not everything is so cut and dried.
Alan
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!
Hilary
Jan 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
Um. What?
Beth
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is almost 20 yrs. old, but still full of interesting info & it's easy to read for a layman. There are also some black& white photos.
James Perkins
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Mr von Däniken is famous for his books speculating about the possibility that space aliens have visited ancient societies. As implied by the title, this one touches on his thoughts about Egypt. It is still a mystery how the pyramids were built, sealed tombs are sometimes opened to find no bodies, and some of the amazing structures referred to by otherwise trustworthy ancient writers are missing. His research is very good, and his arguments compelling. However, occasionally he is drawn to flights ...more
Trey Nowell
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very good book at denying the fundamentalism in Egyptology, and I thing he has some good retorts to many of the accepted beliefs in archaeology. I prefer Coppens objectivity a bit more, but acknowledge the dates these were written alluded to more speculation, especially about the builder of the Great Pyramid/Sphinx. Having taken 4 classes in Egyptology, it has always been a tough sell Cheops got all of this done in his slow reign, and I still find that difficult to buy into. His claims about Her ...more
Felicia
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another good book by Daniken. Very informative and thought provoking.
M. Joseph Murphy
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A decent book with mostly objective reporting. This is the Daniken I want to read. One of the books I read to prepare for a book I'll be writing next year.
Timothy
Erich von Daniken....its all about the aliens
David Koblos
This is the book that first got me interested in mysterious phenomena and ancient astronauts, which is still keeping a hold on me.
Erik
May 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pseudo-science
Erich von Däniken: "Occam's Razor is for sissies!"
Jero Demarana
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
this is plain shit..
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Born on April 14th, 1935, in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Däniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where already as a student he occupied his time with the study of the ancient holy writings. While managing director of a Swiss hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an immediate bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries. ...more
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