Fingerprints Of The Gods: The Quest Continues (New Updated Edition) Paperback – 5 Apr 2001
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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)
Investigative journalist and bestselling author of controversial history books, including bestseller The Sign and the Seal, uncovers the evidence of Earth's lost civilisation.See all Product Description
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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.
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.
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.
The theories and alternative explanations of past civilisations and climate change are so well argued that the book still gets five stars. If only Mr Hancock could control his own verbosity, it would merit a 6.
As the headline for this book I can mention author's words: "I'm just following the science where it leads me... If my findings are in conflicts with their theory about the rise of civilization then maybe it Ò time to re-evaluate that theory".
Indeed, some aspects of the book's topics (eternal questions of "who are we", "who were our ancestors", "what is the message of ancient civilizations", "what stands behind stupendous monuments of Incas, Mayas, Egyptians", "why ancient mythologies have so much in common", "are civilizations cyclic and are we heading for a disaster'' etc) made me wonder, some I didn't quite grasp (e.g. part on solar equinoxes and solstices, precessions of earth and ecliptic cycles), a few seemed to be a little farfetched, but overwhelming flow of new information made me eager to investigate further, to doubt the facts we usually read in textbooks and also to express support to the author by writing this.
It was a genuine pleasure for me to read a very comprehensible and persuasive account on travels, research and evidence Mr.Read more ›
As a consequence, what he writes about has been looked at from a fairly neutral point of view and as such fits into a broader picture where there is at the least proof of a probably global civilization which existed some ten to twelve thousand years before zero.
"Fingerprints" is a fascinating book with tons of finds and deductions, all well analyzed and scrutenized from different angles. If and when more people should approach the subjects of ancient cultures and mythologies the way Mr. Hancock tackles them, I think we would have had totally different history lessons at school a long while ago.
As it stands, orthodix science keeps acting like a stubborn child and tries to deny the existence of people like Hancock, J.A. West, Robert Schoch and other Christopher Dunns.
For anybody who is but the slightest bit interested in ancient civilizations and the many mysteries surrounding them, "Fingerprints Of The Gods" is an eye-opener and a must-read, nothing more and certainly nothing less.
RV aka JJ
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Good read. Leaves you wanting to know more and questioning our own history.Published 1 month ago by nemo
A uperb book which goes a long way to helping explain some of the puzzles left behind by our ancestors. A must read for all with enquiring minds. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Terry
If you have preconceptions that the orthodox history of modern humans must be right because history books say so, then this is not for you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tomer
My first insight into Graham Hancocks writing, and I could barely put the book down.
A brilliantly researched and referenced topic that gives you a completely different... Read more
got it on Kindle could not see the maps or refer back to previous pages so I have bought the actual book of Grahams' in future.Published 5 months ago by E. C. Wormald