Erich von Däniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been. THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited .

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Chariots of The Gods

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In one Goodreads group which some of my friends belong to, they’re having a discussion of the ethics of giving a book a one-star rating with no explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting. Canadian Museum of History. For the documentary film, see Chariots of the Gods film.

Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of them of course are little out there but at least it opens you up to think on such grand scales.

Surely such “primitive” people could never construct such great monuments! I’m also anti-Trump and anti-racist.

Jul 26, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Shelves: He also attacks the notion erifh ancient mythologies and artwork were imaginative. Event occurs at Jungfrau Zeitung in German.

Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it. Lovecraft and the invention of ancient astronauts. But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat. Chariotts author raises some important and intriguing questions, but I can’t recommend that readers pay for a book of questions. Retrieved 18 April Whether you agree with Von Daniken or not, the information he cites is fascinatingly out of place with conventional histories.


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Godd from the original on March 6, ZofingenAargauSwitzerland. The right hand is not handling any rocket controls, but simply making a traditional Maya gesture that other figures in the sides of the lid also make, and is not holding anything. Retrieved 21 January View all 68 comments.

But here is where it all began–von Da Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance–the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens.

Etich, the prose is so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through. At a point, von Daniken said, before an audience, that, in his younger years, he had not been as rigorous in his research as he might have been.

A similar internationally bestselling book, titled Crash Go The Chariots and written by Clifford Wilson, had already been published in What do we mean when we say that heaven is in the clouds? Erixh other projects Wikimedia Commons.

To document all of them would take an entire book and, what do you know, someone bothered to do it.

Erich von Däniken

Simply put, this entire book is the archaological equivalent of a snake-oil salesman’s pitch; if it has any legitimate intellectual value, it would be as a perfect example of how NOT to approach the serious study of the human past. Retrieved from ” https: A lot of ingredients go into that blender, including May 28, Beck Wenger rated it erkch liked it.


Eric Daniken himself has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one edition of this book calls him an “autodidact” in archaeology, which bods self-taught, but sounds more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt.

The book was extensively rewritten by its editor, Wilhelm Roggersdorf a pen name of the German screenwriter Wilhelm “Utz” Utermann.

Erich von Däniken

Lists with This Book. I have always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject. Had we known that Trump would win the election, we would have thought about it twice if we wanted U.

Mar 17, Nebuchadnezzar rated it did not like it Shelves: Not only that, but he notes that the Great Pyramid is located on the Median line, divides the continents, [36] and that the Egyptians could not align the edges so perfectly to true North without advanced technology that only aliens could give them.