Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest For Earth's Lost Civilization

by Graham Hancock

Doubleday Canada | June 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback

Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest For Earth's Lost Civilization is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
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 presents a compelling case to suggest 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 ancient 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 best-seller in Britain, Fingerprints of the Gods Contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way that we understand out 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 592 pages, 9.45 × 6.05 × 1.6 in

Published: June 1, 1998

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385258283

ISBN - 13: 9780385258289

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Quite simply one of the best books I have ever read. This book is a MUST for anyone interested in mythology, ancient history and the origins of civilization!
Date published: 2006-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Inspiration Out of Hancock's internationally acclaimed "The Sign and the Seal", comes a marvel into unknown past of human civilization. Inquiring into the depths of forgotten knowledge, this book brings out the secrets locked in everyone's past, not only will it take your mind into twists and knots trying to grasps the wonders which it conceals but is definately inspiration for a needed boost into both the acheology and athropolgy worlds, of which eccentric minds are compelled to venture.
Date published: 2000-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fingerprints of the Gods Graham Hancock raises many interesting questions. He really makes you think about who we are as a species and where we have been and are going. Pick up another of his books "Heaven's Mirror" for some more juicy tidbits!
Date published: 1999-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UNBELIEVABLE The best book I have ever read. Great insight into many different aspects of ancient cultures. From a 16th century cartographer, to Einstein, the pyramids and ancient mythology. This book covers it all and promotes a terribly beleivable hypothesis that maybe the Egyptians weren't the first "Great" culture.
Date published: 1999-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boggles the Mind Get ready for a true mystery. With every answer there are more questions. A whole new "gener" for mystery lovers. Graham Hancock takes you back in time and shows you the marvels of that age. Facts, facts and more facts that bring with them questions, questions and more questions. Civilization has indeed been around longer than traditional historians and archeologists care to admit. Will we ever know all of the answers? Well here are some of the most important questions ever posed and possible answers that will leave you wondering for years.
Date published: 1999-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unanswered Questions Hancock asks questions that are most perplexing. The material that he has been able to unearth presents real hard questions about the human race and its origins. A very good read. At times can be windy but overall, quite good. Leaves one with many interesting points to ponder. How many times have we been here as a race on earth? Hancock tries to present this issue.
Date published: 1999-07-03

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Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest For Earth's Lost Civilization

by Graham Hancock

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 592 pages, 9.45 × 6.05 × 1.6 in

Published: June 1, 1998

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385258283

ISBN - 13: 9780385258289

From the Publisher

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 presents a compelling case to suggest 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 ancient 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 best-seller in Britain, Fingerprints of the Gods Contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way that we understand out 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.

About the Author

Author and journalist Graham Hancock was an East African correspondent for the Economist and covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the London Sunday Times. Hancock has written a number of books, among them African Ark: Peoples of the Horn, Lords of Poverty, (which earned an honorable mention for the H.L. Mencken Award for outstanding book of journalism in 1990), Journey Through Pakistan, and the international bestseller The Sign and the Seal, which documents Hancock's real-life quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Also the author of the top bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock has appeared on television with Michael Palin in his Pole to Pole series. He has also made appearances on the BBC, CNN, and the National Geographic's Explorer series to discuss stories related to his book The Sign and the Seal.

From Our Editors

From the author of the international best-seller The Sign and the Seal comes a fascinating book that delves into mankind's hidden past. In the widely acclaimed Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization, Graham Hancock presents startling evidence that suggests the story of human civilization is far older than we previously believed. Beautifully crafted, this book unfolds like a detective story; Hancock uses tools such as archeo-astronomy, geology and computer analysis of ancient myths to present his case and uncover the truth about prehistory - and what may lie ahead.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Fingerprints of the Gods:

"A fancy piece of historical sleuthing...intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause for thought." -Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will hugely enjoy their quest in these pages of inspired storytelling."-The Times, London
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