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Fingerprint of the Gods: Book Review

Book COVER“Evidence of Earth’s Lost Civilization”

It was a catch-phrase that simply piqued my curiosity, and pulled me from taking a quick look at the shelf with the tag Best Seller hanging above it. I haven’t been intrigued by a book for quite awhile so a catchy line was really a wake-up call. There were no open copies in the bookstores and I didn’t really want to spend money on a book that I wouldn’t really want on my shelf so I headed home and checked out the first few chapters from the net.

Right then and there I couldn’t stop reading.

Here’s an excerpt from the back flap of the book:

Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, Graham Hancock suggests a compelling case that it is.

In Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating jigsaw of mankind’s hidden past. In monuments as far apart as Egypt’s Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tiahuanaco, and Mexico’s awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet-unidentified civilization of remote antiquity, but also startling evidence of its vast sophistication, technological advancement, and evolved scientific knowledge.

A record-breaking number one bestseller in Britain, Fingerprints of the Gods contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way we understand our past–and so our future.

And Fingerprints of the Gods tells us something more. As we recover the truth about prehistory, and discover the real meaning of ancient myths and monuments, it becomes apparent that a warning has been handed down to us, a warning of terrible cataclysm that afflicts the Earth in great cycles at irregular intervals of time–a cataclysm that may be about to recur.

It’s a documentary, if you haven’t noticed, pointing out several known and documented (and some undocumented stuff, thanks to the purging by the colonists of old) evidence that a highly-advanced civilization existed even before our knwon pretense of history.

It’s a good read, simply because Graham does away with the usual idiosyncratic documentary like the ones we see in discovery all the time, recounting his steps instead, across various points in the globe as he began to unravel the mystery of this unknown civilization. He gives out a detailed impression of his experience at the same time refrains from cramming his belief unto the reader, letting him/her weigh out the facts for himself/herself. He asks questions at the end or at the beginning of an important point in the documentary, thus deferring from the mindless spoon-feeding.

It’s a book I’d definitely recommend for the coffee table. Detailed and exciting, I doubt you’ll ever be able to put it down.

Rating 9/10 Thanks to Rex for introducing the book to me

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