Chariots of the Gods (50th Anniversary Edition)

Chariots of the Gods (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Erich von Daniken

Hardcover(50th Anniversary Edition)

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Now in a beautiful 50th anniversary edition with a new foreword and afterword by the author, this is the groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.

Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archaeological discoveries that prove it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:

• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes

Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451490032
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Edition description: 50th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 68,159
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Erich von Däniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first and best-known book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. The worldwide bestseller was followed by forty more books, including The Eyes of the Sphinx, Twilight of the Gods, History Is Wrong, Evidence of the Gods, and Odyssey of the Gods. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold more than sixty-seven million copies. Several have also been made into films. Von Däniken’s ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History channel’s hit Ancient Aliens. He lives in Switzerland but is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Foreword from the 1999 Edition xiii

Introduction xxiii

1 Are There Intelligent Beings in the Cosmos? 1

2 When Our Spaceship Landed on Earth … 8

3 The Improbable World of the Unexplained 16

4 Was God an Astronaut? 41

5 Fiery Chariots from the Heavens 55

6 Ancient Imagination and Legends, or Ancient Facts? 67

7 Ancient Marvels or Space Travel Centers? 90

8 Easter Island-Land of the Bird Men 108

9 The Mysteries of South America and Other Oddities 116

10 The Earth's Experience of Space 129

11 The Search for Direct Communication 156

12 Tomorrow 178

Afterword 183

Bibliography 201

Index 207

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