THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited . Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance— the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient.

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His claims regarding at least two of these “artifacts” were demonstrated, and subsequently admitted by him, to be false; the PBS series Nova unmasked one of them as a deliberate fraud, and he subsequently defended the fraud as an ethically legitimate way of getting people to believe him. Blumrich March 17, — February 10,who also wrote a summary article, “The Spaceships of the Prophet Ezekiel”.

This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author’s own popular sequel, “The Eyes of the Sphinx. When I was young I eridh convinced that aliens had visited us on many occasions.

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Its a great read and I high recommend it Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance–the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens.

I’ll give him three stars for entertaining me. Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st Not because of large words or the difficulty of the issues. Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it must have been someone from space.

What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot godw get his mythology correct.

Surely Victorian England was visited and ruled by the Time Lords who then vanished. Retrieved 26 January Oct 07, Yigal Zur rated it liked it. Lists with This Book.

He is also a convicted felon, having spent vn in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial crimes. But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Aug 06, David Boyce added it.


Chariots of the Gods

I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or endorsed, just because I’d read them. I grew up deeply religions even attending a very conservative religious college. Ancient Astronaut Theory is, in my opinion, no longer fringe science and we have Erich to thank for it!! Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies.

People who have read the book, please laugh along with me A similar internationally bestselling book, titled Crash Go The Chariots and written by Clifford Wilson, had already been published in It’s more of a pamphlet that raises questions. I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Von Daniken, in Chariots of the Gods, has looked across broad geographic regions, evidences, and time periods to assemble a host of information that contradicts the mainstream interpretation that ancient civilizations were less advanced than our own.

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Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it mu I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things.

Time has undone the author and the claims he made in this book which once set the cash registers ringing in bookshops across the World. Ultimately this book is worth reading so that you can observe all the twists, turns and sidesteps the author goes through to try and convince you.


He lives in Switzerland but is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit. I’m a fan of the first season of Ancient Aliens and I wanted to read this book because it seems to be the one that started it all.

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If von Daniken could back up his intriguing theories with hard, concrete evidence, we would have to rewrite our history. Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite field of study with a bit of disdain.

This enables him to closely examine the phenomena about which he writes. In my opinion, I feel that these kinds of things being told to us is just another way to brainwash people into thinking that it’s non-existent.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

Showing of reviews. Jul 26, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Shelves: Von Daniken’s thesis which sold a surprising number of books, and has made him a prosperous man is that, from the Old Stone Age down into gdos ancient Iron Age, Earth was repeatedly visited, on all parts of the globe, by advanced aliens who are responsible for all of mankind’s religions, and for virtually all the architectural and scientific achievements of the ancient world.

Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite fi Let me start of by saying that I do not accept this as the truth, however the some of ideas are not as far-fetched as they might seem thd first. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I read the book like a wild piece of fiction and was not disappointed.

I have to say he raised some interesting points, but my main interest was that it is often too difficult for people to believe that ancient cultures were very sophisticated and able to create things from their imaginations in much the same way we do.