Ancient Mysteries

Ivar Zapp and George Erikson, Atlantis in America: Navigators of the Ancient World, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1998.

Atlantis in America presents evidence that the civilizations of the past did not exist in isolation. Ancient navigators were the link that allowed constant exchange of ideas and goods. This challenges the academic establishment and the "official" history, yet how else can you explain the fact that many of Egyptian mummies show traces of coca and tobacco? The seafarers from Africa, China, Polynesia, and the Mediterranean that met in Americas were an essential part of the ancient world.

Andrew Collins, Gateway to Atlantis: The Search for the Source of a Lost Civilization, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2002.

Andrew Collins in his search for Atlantis presents evidence that the civilizations of the past did not exist in isolation. Ancient navigators were the link that allowed constant exchange of ideas and goods.

Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson, Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race, Torchlight Publishing, 1998.

Forbidden Archeology provides a review of evidence relevant to human evolution, the evidence that is usually ignored by archeologists because it does not fit the accepted view on the evolution of the human race. It is interesting to see how in the minds of some researchers the theory takes precedent over the facts.

Thomas G Brophy, The Origin Map: Discovery of a Prehistoric, Megalithic, Astrophysical Map and Sculpture of the Universe, Writers Club Press, 2002.

A prehistoric site called Nabta Playa in the Egyptian Sahara desert west of Aswan is a baffling archeological site. It is dated to about 6000 to 4000 BC. The alignment of megaliths indicates that it could have served as an observatory. From the data obtained during the excavation Brophy concludes that these ancient astronomers had data that has been recently obtained using satellites. Even more astonishing is a map of our galaxy on a bedrock eight feet below the main megaliths.

Robert M. Schoch and Robert Aquinas McNally, Pyramid Quest, Jeremy P Tarcher / Penguin, 2005.

This is one of the best books about the Giza plateau. Short on sensation and based on facts presents several possible theories involving the Great Pyramid. The authors argue that the Great Pyramid was built in stages. Discussing the possible methods of construction of the pyramid they missed the hypothesis by Jean-Pierre Houdin who claims that the pyramid was built using a ramp that spirals around the pyramid's interior 30 to 45 feet (9 to 14 meters) behind the exterior surface.

Robert M. Schoch, Robert Aquinas McNally, Voices of The Rock: A scientist looks at Catastrophes & Ancient Civilizations, Crown Publishing Group, Inc. 1999.

The book disputes the scientific belief that evolution and cultural change is a gradual process. Schoch presents convincing evidence that natural catastrophes influenced the course of civilizations. For example, he shows that the Sphinx was built at least 7000 years ago. This claim is based on the weathering of the Sphinx. Egyptologists claim that the Sphinx was built 4500 years ago, a belief based on the assumption that there was no civilization able to built such a monument earlier.

Zecharia Sitchin, Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge, Paperback, Avon, 1995.

Sitchin claims that the knowledge that we acquire by using space probes has been known to Sumerians. He concludes that the space travel was known thousands of years ago. Sitchin's statements are based on his interpretations of sumerian clay tablets.

Charles H. Hapgood Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings : Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1997.

The book presents several ancient maps that require the knowledge that the current civilization on the Earth acquired only recently. In particular, the shores of Antarctica are shown to be free of ice, and there are rivers flowing from the frozen interior.

Charles H. Hapgood, The Path of the Pole, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999.

The book discusses the various pole shifts in Earth's history. The author presents his theory that the shifts occur when the crust slips over the inner core.