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Fingerprints Of The Gods: The Quest Continues (New Updated Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Graham Hancock
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Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

This groundbreaking evidence includes:

Accurate ancient maps that show the world as it last looked during the Ice Age, thousands of years before any civilisation capable of making such maps is supposed to have existed.

Evidence of the devastating scientific and astronomical information encoded into prehistoric myths.

The incredible feat of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt and of megalithic temples on the Giza plateau.

The mysterious astronomical alignments of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx.

The antediluvian geology of the Sphinx.

The megalithic temples of the Andes.

The myths of Viracocha and Quetzalcoatl.

The pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in Mexico.

The doomsday calendar and eerie memories of the ancient Maya.

The warning from the Hopi of Arizona.

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"Intriguing" (Sunday Times)

"Hancock challenges orthodox history with extraordinary theories of a vanished early civilisation destroyed by a cataclysm... However heretical his arguments, his sweep through the ancient world is arresting and audacious" (Daily Mail)

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Investigative journalist and bestselling author of controversial history books, including bestseller The Sign and the Seal, uncovers the evidence of Earth's lost civilisation.

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I am the author of the forthcoming Magicians of the Gods, published on 10 September 2015, and of the major international bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Heaven's Mirror, Underworld, and Supernatural.

I share below the story of the journey that led me to these books

In the early 1980's, when I was East Africa correspondent of The Economist, writing about wars, politics, economics and aid programmes, I had no idea where fate was going to lead me or what strange seas of thought I would find myself sailing on. But in 1983 I made my first visit to Axum in northern Ethiopia, then in the midst of a war zone, and found myself in the presence of an ancient monk outside a little chapel in the grounds of the cathedral of Saint Mary of Zion. The monk told me that the chapel was the sanctuary of the Ark of the Covenant and that he was the guardian of the Ark, the most sacred relic of the Bible, supposedly lost since Old Testament times. What he said seemed ludicrous but for some reason it intrigued me. I began to look into the Ethiopian claim and found much surprising and neglected evidence that supported it, not least the faint traces of a mission to Ethiopia undertaken by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century. I kept adding to that dossier of evidence while also continuing to pursue my current affairs interests (including Lords of Poverty, my controversial book about foreign aid, published in 1989), and finally, in 1992, I published The Sign and the Seal: A Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant, my first full-fledged investigation of a historical mystery.

As well as to Ethiopia and to Israel, my research for The Sign and the Seal had taken me to Egypt and opened my eyes to the incredible enigma of the Great Pyramid of Giza, while the "technological" aspects of the Ark (shooting out bolts of fire, striking people dead, etc) had alerted me to the existence of out of place technologies in antiquity. The stage was now set for my next project - a worldwide investigation into the possibility of a lost, prehistoric civilisation that resulted, in 1995, in the publication of Fingerprints of the Gods, undoubtedly my best known book. Keeper of Genesis (co-authored with Robert Bauval) followed in 1996, looking specifically into the mysteries of the Great Sphinx of Giza, and then in 1998 Heaven's Mirror, photographed by my wife Santha Faiia, which shows why many ancient sites in all parts of the globe replicate the patterns of constellations on the ground and are aligned to important celestial events such as the rising points of the sun on the equinoxes and the solstices. In 2002, I published Underworld, the result of five years of scuba diving across all the world's oceans to find ancient ruins submerged by rising sea levels at the end of the Ice Age.

After Underworld, I decided to step away from lost civilisation mysteries for a while and my next non-fiction book, Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind, published in 2005, focussed on shamanism, altered states of consciousness and the astonishing universal themes that appear in rock and cave art from deepest antiquity right through to the paintings done by shamans in the Amazon rainforest today.

From my years as a journalist I've always distrusted armchair theorising and believed I have a responsibility to seek out direct personal, "boots on the ground" experience of what I'm writing about. That was why I did five years of often difficult and dangerous scuba diving for Underworld. And it's also why, as part of my research for Supernatural I travelled to the Amazon to drink the visionary brew Ayahuasca with shamans there. As well as better equipping me to write Supernatural, my experiences in the Amazon changed my life and brought out a new side of my own creativity. I've continued working with Ayahuasca ever since and in 2006, during a series of sessions in Brazil, in a ceremonial space overlooked by images of a blue goddess, my visions gave me the basic characters, dilemmas and plot of the book that would become my first novel, Entangled, published in 2010. Entangled tells the story of two young women, one living 24,000 years ago in the Stone Age, and the other in modern Los Angeles, who are brought together by a supernatural being to do battle with a demon who travels through time.

Since the publication of Entangled I have also written the first two volumes of a series of three epic novels about the Spanish conquest of Mexico - the War God trilogy. The first volume, War God: Nights of the Witch, was published in 2013, and the second volume, War God: Return of the Plumed Serpent, was published in 2014. The third volume, War God: Apocalypse, is already more than half written and will be published in 2016 but in the meantime my new non-fiction book, Magicians of the Gods, is published on 10 September 2015. Magicians is the sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods, and presents all the new evidence that has emerged since 1995 for a great lost civilisation of prehistoric antiquity and for the global cataclysm that destroyed that civilisation almost 13,000 years ago - a cataclysm on such a scale that it forced mankind, as Plato put it, "to begin again like children with no memory of what went before."

My ideas on prehistory and on the mysterious nature of reality have made me something of a controversial figure. In 1999, for example BBC Horizon made a documentary ("Atlantis Reborn") attacking my position on the lost civilisation. But part of that documentary was found by the UK's Broadcasting Standards Commission to be unfair - the first time ever that the flagship Horizon series had been judged guilty of unfairness. The BBC took the problem seriously enough to put out a revised re-edited version of the programme a year later. More recently, in 2013, my TED talk "The War on Consciousness" was deleted from the TED Youtube channel on grounds that TED itself later admitted to be spurious by striking out every one of the objections it had originally raised to my talk. TED, however, refused to restore the talk to its Youtube channel resulting in dozens of pirate uploads all over the internet that have now registered well over a million views.

I make mistakes like everyone else, but ever since my time with The Economist I've felt it is important to strive for rigour and accuracy, to check facts, to set out my sources clearly and openly for all to see and to admit my mistakes when I make them. As I continue to explore extraordinary ideas in my works of non-fiction, and in my novels, I'll also continue to do that.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but Unstructered 28 Feb. 2011
By Miker
Full of mind-blowing and fascinating facts and theories. It's difficult to dismiss the author's proposition that advanced civilisation dates back thousands of years earlier than is currently the "official" view and that these early civilisations may have been virtually wiped out by the catastrophic flooding and volcanic and earthquake activity accompying the ending of the last Ice Age.

But I do wish the book had been properly edited. It is full of repitition and is not presented in any sort of logical order. It could have been 30% shorter. Nevertherless well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Thought-Provoking 18 Sept. 2008
Graham Hancock is one of the leaders in the modern "avant garde" school of thought whereby we should question what we are told by "orthodox" science, and take a fresh look at the evidence left to us by ancient civilisations. Along with Robert Bauval, Rand Flem-Ath, Colin Wilson, Christopher Dunn, and others, he is the scourge of "established theory" and breathes a breath of fresh air into the age-old questions of "who are we?" and "how did we get here?". He doesn't go quite as far as Erich Von Däniken did, but he prompts us to re-think several accepted ideas and have another look.

The Piri Reis Map - the coastline of Antarctica has lain under a hefty chunk of ice for some thousands of years, and yet a map drawn in the early 16th century (probably taken from even older sources) depicts the coastline almost identically to the one carried out in the Geophysical Year studies of 1958. It's also been established that the projection used on Piri Reis corresponds with a NASA projection from....somewhere over Cairo.

The Pyramid/Orion Connection - the three Giza Pyramids correspond exactly to the configuration of the three stars of Orion's Belt, complete with the slight offset of the smallest Pyramid. The position of the Pyramids vis-a-vis the Nile, corresponds to the relationship between Orion's Belt and the Milky Way in....10,500 B.C. The Sphinx at that time would have looked directly at the constellation Leo - which presumably it represented - all proven by computer analysis, and in addition, taking into account the precession of the equinoxes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I read this book in 1997, after having it recommended to me by a colleague. Since reading it, the subject matter has become one of my main interests. Books in a similar vein that I have gone on to read are from authors such as Robert Buval, Adrian Gilbert, Michael Baigent and Colin Wilson. 'Fingerprints' is one of the most compelling and informative books I have ever read. He brings so many ideas and theories together regarding ancient structures and civilisations and the final equation is no less awesome by having to wait 500 pages for it to be revealed. It is still highly compelling two years after reading it initially, and it cannot fail to change the way we view mainstream archaelogical theories on the timescales of human civilisation. The book is easy to follow, and he tells us of his journeys to many sites, descriptions of which make the reader long to see for themselves. He poses so many questions within each chapter to get the reader exploring in their own mind the evidence and possible answers there may be for what he describes. It is incredible to think that theories discussed in this book are still questioned when the answers are there for all to see in places such as Egypt and South America. I think this book should be complusory reading for all!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment 29 July 2007
Whether you subscribe to Hancock's theories or not, there is no denying that this is an excellent read, thoroughly well-researched and written in an engaging and involving way.

Personally, I felt that the book should have sought to ask some of its questions without then feeling the need to speculate wildly to answer them. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating read and this new edition is worth the money even if you have the original.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not totally convincing 23 July 2004
By Gryph
Fingerprints of the Gods seems to be the type of book that is either loved or loathed, either convincing people utterly, or leaving them mocking its credibility. I don't particularly stand in either camp.
Although many of the theories are interesting, and even possible, they are probably not the answers to the mysteries highlighted and the questions asked. Just because there are flaws in accepted Egyptology, that does not mean that a race of super humans built the pyramids.
Hancock raises some very good points, and finds fascinating correlations in the themes of ancient myth. Unfortunately the conclusions he comes up with leave many more questions than you were faced with in the first place, and seem a bit too far fetched to be totally credible. His opinions may point to a different truth than that accepted by the close minded members of the archeological and scientific community, but in taking things too far into the extreme he will not be taken as a credible source by those he seeks to challenge.
The ideas put forward left me with the same feelings I have when reading conspiracy theory websites or books - it all seems possible, but when all weighed up after the event it just all seems too unlikely to wholly believe.
FOTG was definitely an interesting read, but rather than changing my life, as others have stated, it just changed the way I view ancient prehistory and the way it is perceived by modern scholars.
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