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The Eyes of the Sphinx: The Newest Evidence of Extraterrestial Contact in Ancient Egypt
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
paper, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Berkley
(first published 1989)
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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
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
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. ...moreMore about Erich von Däniken...