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A bit disappointed,
This review is from: Ancient Traces: Mysteries in Ancient and Early History (Paperback)
I have read a couple of Baigents books - "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and "The Messianic Legacy", and it is clear that he is more knowledgeable on these matters than on ancient mysteries and early history.
The book is not terribly well written, and his treatment of the matters at hand is superficial and based on just a few sources, all of which supports his views. Most of the supposed mysteries in the book are much better dealt with by authors such as Robert Bauval and especially Graham Hancock, both of whom are also cited in "Ancient Traces".
This book is only recommendable to those who has never read any other books about Atlantean theories, the age of the pyramids, erosion of the Sphinx, and so on. Whereas it is not very interesting to the "experienced" mystery-"lover", it does after all introduce the reader to a host of mysteries, and may spark an interest in the subjects.