Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization

Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization

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by Graham Hancock
     
 

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The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.

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The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.

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From the Publisher
"I always wanted to do a biblical flood movie, but I never felt I had the hook. I first read about the Earth's Crust Displacement Theory in Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods."
—Roland Emmerich, Director "2012" in an interview from Time Out London

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ISBN-13:
9780517887295
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
578
Sales rank:
55,462
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.57(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Hancock is the author of a number of bestselling investigations of historical mysteries. These include The Sign and the SealThe Message of the Sphinx,Fingerprints of the Gods, Heaven’s Mirror, and The Mars Mystery. His books have been translated into twenty languages and have sold more than four million copies around the world. He lives in Devon, England.

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Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent read. If you are interested in history, science, mathematics, and/or astronomy then this book is for you. You may not believe in lost civilizations, but the questions that are asked in this book are without a doubt very legitimate and enlightening. This book will definitely make you reconsider what you were taught in school and you will find out that there is much more mystery left in this world than you might have thought. Well written and researched, complete with a detailed bibliography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read through a lot of the other reviews and I 've decided to write one myself. The first time I read Hancock was about four years ago. What really caught my attention was what he discovered about the Giza pyramids. The fact that the corners of the great pyramids were less than a minute of a degree off from 90 degrees blew my mind. Our modern buildings are not made to those exact standards. How did they do this? Modern historians do not even give the ancient Egyptians credit for knowing what pi was. How did they understand the measurements that would have to be made to construct a monument like that without it topling over? How did they move these 6-8 ton limestone slabs? How did they lift them so high? How in the world could they do all these things if they're nothing but a bunch of primative screwballs running around killing each other? I'm sorry. I've studied history all my life. Egyptologists have no problem telling you that these primative people built these great structures, but when you ask them how, they can't give you an answer. I have a feeling there's a lot more out there than what we know. No it wouldn't surprise me that there was once a great civilazation so old that it's memory was lost with time. No it wouldn't surprise me that this civilization or knowledge passed from this civilization had something to do with the pyramids and many other unexplained structures. I wouldn't be surprise at all. You know, at least Hancock is looking for an answer. He's trying to find an explaination. Read this book. Read some of his other works. Look at all this for yourself. If it doesn't at least make you think, then you need to open your mind. Check it out.
JosephNicholas More than 1 year ago
Finger Prints Of The Gods is the riveting nonfiction account of Explorer / Writer Graham Hancock as he visits far reaching places on the earth, and cracks open dusty ancient documents in order to investigate evidences that seem to indicate a super civilization existed before our own. The reader follows along as Hancock puts the pieces of the puzzle together and draws logical conclusions that will astound! The pages fly as your mind fills with awe and wonder and possibilities. Graham Hancock, thank you!
Massattorney More than 1 year ago
Whatever one wishes to think about Mr. Hancock's thesis- that there is compelling evidence found around the world of influence of a very ancient culture on subsequent ones like Egypt, the Mayans, the Incas, etc- the fact remains that his research and the organizational structure of his writing are thoroughly engaging and compelling. In point of fact, much of what he writes about (the Viricocha-rype myths of the Incas and Mayans for instance) can be more likely readily explained by cultural diffusion rather than some far older culture's ostensibly universal influence. However, even that theory stands as a provocative counter-point to traditional archaeology and ancient history paradigms. Having said that, nevertheless the evidence Mr. Hancock compiles, and the way he presents it in such a cogent, organized and intelligent, yet engaging fashion, stands as a great example for others to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading all of the reviews both positive and negative I can remember a quote that I once heard. A fool will believe in something that is not true, a greater fool will be not to believe in something that is true. What are you?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a bit skeptical at first; Hancock's harsh critics can be quite convincing. But you just can't get around the fact that Hancock backs up his lost civilization theory with 400 pages of evidence, and another 100 or so pages of sources supporting his claims. Critics seem to hold on to one or two of Hancock's more flimsy claims, and ignore the more than hundred other unique points he makes. No point in sounding pretentious, so I'll just flat out say that it is painfully obvious something is not quite right with the academically and socially accepted view of history. Especially Egyptian history. Too many inconsistencies, too many double standards, too many oddities, too many mysteries, etc. It's unfortunate that modern academia feels the need to always be right and always have an answer, and that we are stuck with explanations such as "oh yeah those huge blocks were pulled up ramps and dragged into place with great precision by gangs of workers, in a relatively short amount of time" or "the great pyramid was definitely a tomb, despite the stone box in the corner of one of the chambers, there is nothing tomb like about the entire structure." Even if you're a history/archaeology/egyptology buff and think you know everything, this book does a great job at offering a convincingly different perspective on things. It interweaves both story and physical evidence, which is something modern academia tends to shy away from. The only reason I don't give it five stars, is because no book is that perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. A good mix of science, astrology and folklore.
garcho More than 1 year ago
This book is criminally untruthful. Hancock's logic is based on the ultimate fallacy: if your premise is false, every conclusion is true. Unlike any of today's (or yesterday's) science, which he fails at usurping with his signature irrationality, he cannot produce the most basic evidence. This book is toilet paper.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A very thought provoking book, even though the book is riddled with incomplete or downright misrepresented facts, it has many points that should be looked at more closely by historians and archeologists, and not just dismissed out of hand, these professionals should keep in mind that true scientific discovery¿s have been made by the brave and not the timid.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No library is complete without this essential primer into ancient civilization. Graham Hancock delivers. Anyone interested in the unorthodox evidence of mankind's existence and achievements in ancient times must read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written. The beginning is a bit dry, but once you get sucked in; there's no way out. Graham Hancock raises some interesting ideas as to what these ancient civilizations were like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I avoided reading this book for over a year, and only did because a friend kept pressing me to do so. I knew it would challenge my paradigm. It didn't let me down. Facts aside, this is an extremely well written book. I've read it 3 times now. When I have insomnia, the ideas and speculations presented by Hancock bounce around in my head. It has inspired my own independent research. That cannot be a bad thing! Read this book. It can't hurt you. It is very entertaining, if nothing else, but maybe it will make you think.