As a former scientist I can say with the utmost sincerity that scientists. It will appear once approved. Suppose, for example, that there was not time to make proper preparations prior to the catastrophe. The hypothesis resolves the anomaly of the missing years by supposing the star shafts to be merely the later work of the same long-lived cult that originally laid out the Giza ground-plan in 10,450 BC. There is evidence of an astonishingly early period of agricultural advance and experimentation in the Nile Valley at about the end of the last Ice Age in the northern hemisphere. More specifically, he claims that this civilization existed before 4000 B.C., and not only does he claim that there was some form of a civilization, but they were also technologically advanced. Talk:Fingerprints of the Gods. Bank Offer 10% off on SBI Credit Cards, up to ₹1750. Such seafarers could have been expected to be navigators who would have known how to set a course by the stars and who would perhaps also have developed the skills necessary to draw up accurate maps and charts of the oceans they had traversed. It led off from the eastern edge of the inner Hypostyle Hall about zoo feet from the entrance to the temple. According to the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, it had been given to him by Ra: ‘But on the very first day that he wore it Osiris had much suffering in his head, and when Ra returned in the evening he found Osiris with his head angry and swollen from the heat of the Atef crown. An intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs … And might they have been associated in some way with the legendary gods of the First Time, said to have brought to Egypt not only civilization and astronomy and architecture, and the knowledge of mathematics and writing, but a host of other useful skills and gifts, by far the most notable and the most significant of which had been the gift of agriculture? To give one example (as we saw in Chapter Forty-two), the Pyramid Texts are replete with anachronistic images of flight: The King is a flame, moving before the wind to the end of the sky and to the end of the earth … the King travels the air and traverses the earth … there is brought to him a way of ascent to the sky …. Rearing up on either side of this core were what seemed to be two thin leaves of metal, and at the front was an attached device, consisting of two wavy blades, which scholars normally describe as a pair of rams’ horns. Fingerprints of the Gods could not have been written without the generous, warm-hearted and sustaining love of my partner Santha Faiia— who always gives more than she takes and who enriches the lives of everyone around her with creativity, kindness and imagination. We can think of them as ‘anchors’ intended to help ‘moor’ the boats. Proposition (a)-that the core edifice of the Osireion had been built millennia before Seti’s time-rests on the nature of the architecture itself. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization. They answered yes, and will destroy it. What might be salvaged from this wreckage of a wisdom cult which had itself been salvaged from a greater wreck? 4 likes. Unfortunately, the First World War intervened and no archaeology could be undertaken in Egypt for several years. A seismographic expedition to Antarctica in 1949 first established its detailed land coastline – not the ice cap, which itself lay undiscovered until 1820. It is also likely that you have run into someone during your life who reads "conspiracy theories' and buys them hook line and sinker. These implications are startling, according to a number of more daring thinkers. I am, I'm afraid, a non-believer. Aren’t the tenuous links much more indicative of the work of restorers seeking to attach themselves to ancient and venerable monuments than of the original architects of those monuments-whoever they might have been and in whatever epoch they might have lived? [34], Could an experienced race of ancient seafarers have become involved with the indigenous inhabitants of the Nile Valley at some indeterminate period before the official beginning of history at around 3000 BC? Nevertheless the knowledge is there, should we wish to use it, because it has been preserved and transmitted in written records, in film archives, in allegorical paintings, in war memorials, and so on. Then Ra proceeded to let out the pus and the blood.’ [8]. Suppose that the disaster, like ‘the Day of the Lord’ in 2 Peter 3, crept up on us unseen ‘as a thief in the night?’ What prospects might humanity be faced with? Curiously the epoch of the year 2000, which figures in these Christian prophecies, also coincides with the Last Time (or highest point) in the great upwards cycle of the belt stars of the Orion constellation, just as the epoch of the eleventh millennium BC coincided with the First Time (or lowest point) of that cycle. And what was the burial in the desert of twelve high-prowed, seagoing ships if not also a mystery that cried out, loudly, for solution? Excellent and interesting book, despite being more than a decade old by now. Could the recondite influences of gravity, when combined with our planet’s precessional wobble, the torsional effects of its axial rotation, and the rapidly growing mass and weight of the Antarctic ice-cap, be enough to spark off a full-scale crustal displacement? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Located at Abydos, eight miles west of the present course of the Nile, this is the Temple of Seti I, a monarch of the illustrious nineteenth Dynasty, who ruled from 1306-1290 BC. It lay buried in the desert, about a kilometre north-west of the Osireion, across sands littered with the rolling, cluttered tumuli of ancient graveyards. Were the figures of Osiris and Quetzalcoatl survivors of this lost race – passing down not only advanced geographical knowledge, but a secret astronomical code veiled in myth that pointed to the devastation in the past, and warned of that which is to come? Special price ₹2,029 ₹2,211. No doubt many are unhistorical, but at the end of the investigation that underlies this book, I am certain that many others are not …. Then, under the direction of Professor Naville of the Egypt Exploration Fund, a long transverse chamber was cleared, at the end of which, to the north-east, was found a massive stone gateway made up of cyclopean blocks of granite and sandstone. The hard copy however contains diagrams to simplify arrange, I indulged in the audiobook, which was read in a clear tone by the author (which I love!). Lately, this stuff has been extremely in-style with the popularity of shows like Ancient Aliens. We’d love your help. Frankfort’s finds at Abydos caused a similar volte-face over the antiquity of the Osireion. Likewise, what about Posnansky’s discoveries at Tiahuanaco, and Hapgood’s maps? Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? I am in awe!! You may remember studying the Fibonacci sequence in math, (or if you are like me, you may have blocked out math class altogether). And another awkward little matter has also been overlooked. Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, author Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that the story of mankind is far older than we have previously believed. By 1933, it had been beamed forward in time to the reign of Seti I-around 1300 BC-whose cenotaph it was now believed to be. When the scholarly gestalt becomes so entrenched in the official HISTORY that they are no longer willing to entertain well-researched radical hypothesis then they become institutional hypocrites. I would seriously propose as a hypothesis for further testing that a scientific wisdom cult, made up of the survivors of a great, lost, maritime civilization, could perhaps have established itself in the Nile Valley as early as the fourteenth millennium BC. Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. In ancient monuments as far apart as Egypt’s Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tihuanaco, and Mexico’s awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet … It was eight in the morning, a bright, fresh hour in these latitudes, when I entered the hushed gloom of the Temple of Seti I. This is characteristic of the oldest architecture in Egypt. This book is subtitled "The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization." What has been done before can be done again. A similar dovetail in position inside the eastern wall of the central hall. The decoration was added by Seti I, who in that way laid claim to the building, but seeing how often a Pharaoh claimed the work of his predecessors by putting his name on it, this fact does not carry much weight. [28] O’Connor, however, was certain that they were not associated directly with Khasekhemwy but rather with the nearby (and largely ruined) ‘funerary-cult enclosure built for Pharaoh Djer early in Dynasty I. As we drove across those plains towards the tiny village of Shungopovi, I went over in my mind all I had seen and done in the previous five years: my travels, my research, the false starts and dead-ends I had encountered, the lucky breaks, the moments when everything had come together, the moments when everything seemed about to fall apart. Traces of the same code appear in Egyptian myth, and it is to this desert land that Graham and Santha travel, finding there haunting parallels in architecture and ritual to the New World sites they have just left behind. Even below the great gateway there is no floor, and when there was water in front of it the cells were probably reached with a small boat. WE LIVED WHEN THE VERNAL EQUINOX WAS IN PISCES), but would need to decide from other clues which Age of Pisces we had lived in: the most recent, or the one in the previous precessional cycle, or perhaps even the cycle before that. Talk:Fingerprints of the Gods. It was just ingrained in me that if there was a TV show on about these types of things, or a book that just came out, I was all over it. It’s striking that, in our present form, human beings have been around for at least 75,000 years, but our written record and thus our best connection to the past only goes back a little over 5,000 years. I read this just after high school, when my fascination with astronomy was at its peak. Part adventure, part detective story, this book will force you to revaluate your beliefs of the past. The main characters of this non fiction, history story are , . Share Share on Facebook Tweet Tweet on Twitter Pin it Pin on Pinterest. This handful of supposedly Old Kingdom structures, built out of giant megaliths, seems to belong in a unique category. He says he did not focus on Antarctica, because he realized he does not "need" it. So good and gets the old cogs ticking. We’re getting worse.’, ‘So in his opinion, then, the end is coming?’, ‘He said that the signs are already there to be seen … He said that nowadays nothing but the wind blows and that all we do is have a weapon pointed at one another. One of the intellectual landmarks of this decade. Suppose that a tremendous cataclysm were to overtake the earth today, obliterating the achievements of our civilization and wiping out almost all of us. sold out. In ancient monuments as far apart as Egypt’s Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tihuanaco, and Mexico’s awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet … Published on 10 September 2015 in the UK and on 10 November 2015 in the US, Magicians of … It is not a fact, however, merely Frankfort’s interpretation of the evidence he had found. So encouraging. On close inspection, however, it rests on the circumstantial evidence of the cartouches and inscriptions which prove nothing. I had a lot of fun reading each chapter and then going online to "fact-check" what Graham had just presented. Also known as God's thumbprint, these prints are our best selling artworks. The Inca Trail to the Past. Looking down in this manner, it was immediately apparent that the plinth formed a rectangular island, surrounded on all four sides by a water-filled moat about 10 feet wide. I walked on into the deeper darkness, eventually finding my way to the Gallery of the Kings. Off the central of the three northern cells lay a long transverse chamber, roofed with and composed of limestone. Hancock posits the theory that an ancient super-civilisation once inhabited the Earth, complete with technology comparable to our own, and that 'fingerprints' or evidence of its existence still lurks around if you know where to look. This article, on the other hand, uses vague references to "them." 8% off. Excellent book, very though provoking. In making these latter suggestions I am, of course, fully aware that there are many who will be scornful and will assert the uniformitarian view that ‘all things will continue as they have done since the beginning of creation.’ But I am also aware that such ‘scoffers in the last days’ are those who for one reason or another are deaf to the testimony of our forgotten ancestors. 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