By Erich von Däniken

Why do approximately the entire world's significant religions percentage such related myths and legends? Erich Von Däniken, writer of the runaway overseas bestseller Chariots of the Gods, believes he knows--and the answer's as wondrous and awe-inspiring because it is debatable: the winged angels populating the Bible, Koran, and different spiritual texts from cultures internationally have been in fact extraterrestrials who visited the Earth in a long time lengthy past.

Fully illustrated with compelling full-color and black-and-white images, the ebook takes us from the jungles of Myanmar, the place historical pagodas element heavenward within the unmistakable form of spacecraft, to Portugal's mysterious legend of Fatima and directly to the unexplained "landing strips" of Peru and Egypt, delivering persuasive proof that genuine residing beings encouraged the legends that turned the root for lots of of our non secular traditions. Intellectually demanding and provocative, those findings shake the rules of either technological know-how and religion.

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Did this position ever exist? For the previous 50 years, Indian archaeologists were asking themselves an analogous question---and have struck fortunate. simply as Heinrich Schliemann believed within the tales via Homer, Indian students think within the stories within the Mahabharata. relatively useable clues are given to the geographical position of Dwarka and, after 30 years of painstaking learn, have resulted in a consequence. town defined as soon as lay at the (present) gulf of Kutsh (between Bombay and Karachi, precisely at Lat. 22° 14' E, lengthy. sixty eight° fifty eight' N). a lot as in Troy (in present-day Turkey), the excavators discovered 8 layers at Dwarka, one above the opposite, with the little glossy town,which used to be in-built the sixteenth century, above the older ruins. At low tide, partitions will be noticeable prime into the ocean. those continues to be triggered the specialists to discover there too, by way of underwater archaeology. First, underwater cameras have been used, then magnetometer measurements have been made, and then underwater steel detectors have been hired. whereas the Western media have been reporting on underwater unearths within the Mediterranean off Alexandria, the Indians---far clear of the final media hype---were researching town Dwarka pointed out within the Mahabharata. First, the cameras started to seize photographs of artificially labored blocks of stone, 'which excluded any threat of typical delivery as a result of their size,'109 similar to may need happened via underwater currents or the tides. Then partitions have been chanced on that met at correct angles to one another, streets and the outlines of former structures, of temples and palaces of a as soon as 'high civilization'---this in accordance with statements in a systematic document on Dwarka. 109 eventually, there have been reveals of nails containing iron with silicon and magnesium parts. 'There is not any doubt that additional steel alloy gadgets needs to lie at the mattress of the ocean at Dwarka. ' This assumption is predicated on effects from steel detectors. The clinical document at the reveals, which have been stumbled on as much as a number of hundred metres from the coast, ends with the next phrases: 'The clues within the Mahabharata approximately Dwarka as a urban have been neither exaggerations nor myths. It was once a fact within the fullest that means of the time period. ' Indian geologists who participated within the exploration of the underwater ruins of Dwarka got here head to head with is still of partitions that displayed strains of vitrified stone. Stone won't soften until tremendous excessive temperatures are utilized. this sort of vitrified stone is located not just in Dwarka yet somewhere else too. There have by no means been any brilliant factors for the factors. As early as 1932, Patrick Clayton, a geologist hired via the Egyptian executive, came upon complicated greenish shining vitrified sand within the dunes of the 'Great Sand Lake' (Saad Plateau, north of the south-western tip of Egypt). In July 1999, the British periodical New Scientist stated on vitrified sand within the Libyan wasteland. one hundred ten No volcanoes exist there, which would were mentioned because the explanation for those positive factors. The Bedouins have continuously formed knives and awl heads out of this 'desert glass.

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