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Echoes of the Ancient Skies by E.C. Krupp
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Jan 23, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: coursebooks
Recommended for: no one

This book is terrible. Facile and simplistic, as well as outdated and sometimes just wrong.

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message 1: by John (last edited Jun 12, 2008 06:02PM) (new)

John I am sorry this book was such a disappointment. I do know that some of the original "Stonehenge Decoded" claims had been rejected by many specialists, but I have not kept up on the details of the controversy. I have also seen what seemed to me very dubious claims about Egypt
made on allegedly educational TV shows, including
some that tried to argue that pyramids were thousands of years older than the standard dating, based partly on astronomical alignments.
I do not know if this book was that bad.

Katie No, thank god, not nearly so bad. It's errors are more subtle, which in a way, is worse since most people won't catch them. It's only by virtue of catching some of the errors in the Egypt section that I became suspicious of the other sections. But it's poorly written and outdated, and I must believe there are better books on the subject out there. Avani's is much better.

message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haha. Not that your opinions are particularly strong or anything.

Katie always!

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