By Erich von Däniken
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Chariots of the Gods used to be instantly famous as a piece of enormous value while it first brought the speculation that old Earth had proven touch with aliens.
Erich von Däniken's examines historic ruins, misplaced towns, spaceports, and a myriad of difficult clinical evidence that time to extraterrestrial intervention in human historical past. so much remarkable of all, even though, is von Däniken's thought that we're the descendants of those galactic pioneers—and he unearths the archeological discoveries that end up it...
The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• desktop astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land underneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• a massive spaceport stumbled on within the Andes
comprises amazing pictures that rfile mankind's first touch with extraterrestrial beings on the sunrise of civilization.
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Why do the purple Indians point out a thunderbird? How are the ancestors of the Mayas imagined to have identified that the earth is around? The Mayas have been clever; they'd a hugely constructed tradition. They left at the back of not just a wonderful calendar, but in addition terrific calculations. They knew the Venusian 12 months of 584 days and expected the length of the terrestrial years at 365. 2420 days. (The specified calculation this present day: 365. 2422! ) The Mayas left in the back of them calculations to final for sixty four million years. Later inscriptions dealt in devices which most likely method four hundred million years. The recognized Venusian formulation may perhaps particularly plausibly were calculated via an digital mind. in any respect occasions, it really is tough to think that it originated from a jungle humans. The Venusian formulation of the Mayas runs as follows: The Tzolkin has 260, the terrestrial 12 months 365 and the Venusian yr 584 days. those figures hide the opportunity of an dazzling department sum. 365 is divisible via seventy three 5 rimes, and 584 8 instances. So the superb formulation takes this type: (Moon)-20 x thirteen x 2 x seventy three = 260 x 2 x seventy three = 37,960 (Sun)-8x13x5x73=104x5x73=37,960 (Venus)-5x13x8x73= 65x8x73 = 37,960 In different phrases the entire cycles coincide after 37,960 days. Mayan mythology claimed that then the 'gods' may come to the good resting position. web page 50 The spiritual legends of the pre-Inca peoples say that the celebs have been inhabited and that the 'gods' got here right down to them from the constellation of the Pleiades. Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Egyptian cuneiform inscriptions always current an analogous photo: 'gods' got here from the celebs and went again to them, they travelled in the course of the heavens in fireships or boats, possessed terrifying guns and promised immortality to person males. It was once, after all, completely average for the traditional peoples to hunt their gods within the sky and in addition to provide their mind's eye complete rein whilst describing the beauty of those incomprehensible apparitions. but no matter if all that's authorised, there are nonetheless too many anomalies left. for instance, how did the chronicler of the Mahabharata understand weapon in a position to punishing a rustic with a twelve years' drought may possibly exist? and strong sufficient to kill the unborn of their moms' wombs? This historic Indian epic, the Mahabharata, is extra accomplished than the Bible or even at a conservative estimate its unique center is at the least 5,000 years previous. it really is good valuable studying this epic within the gentle of present-day wisdom. we will no longer be very shocked once we examine within the Ramayana that Vimanas, i. e. flying machines, navigated at nice heights through quicksilver and an outstanding propulsive wind. The Vimanas may disguise massive distances and will commute forwards, upwards and downwards. Enviably manoeuvrable area autos! This citation comes from the interpretation by means of N. Dutt, 1891: 'At Rama's behest the very good chariot rose as much as a mountain of cloud with a major din ... ' we won't support noticing that not just is a flying item pointed out back, but additionally that the chronicler talks of an important din.