Fingerprints of the Gods

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 1996-04-02
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.

Author Biography

Graham Hancock was formerly East Africa correspondent for The Economist and a correspondent for the London Sunday Times. He has appeared on television with Michael Palin in his recent Pole to Pole series, and on the BBC and CNN, as well as the National Geographic's Explorer series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: The Mystery of the Mapsp. 1
A Map of Hidden Placesp. 3
Rivers in the Southern Continentp. 14
Fingerprints of a Lost Sciencep. 26
Foam of the Sea: Peru and Boliviap. 33
Flight of the Condorp. 35
The Inca Trail to the Pastp. 42
He Came in a Time of Chaosp. 46
Were There Giants Then?p. 53
The Lake at the Roof of the Worldp. 62
Once and Future Kingp. 67
The City at the Gate of the Sunp. 72
Intimations of Antiquityp. 78
The End of the Viracochasp. 87
Plumed Serpent: Central Americap. 93
Blood and Time at the End of the Worldp. 95
People of the Serpentp. 102
Mexican Babelp. 109
Serpent Sanctuaryp. 118
The Olmec Enigmap. 123
Conspicuous Strangersp. 132
Adventures in the Underworld, Journeys to the Starsp. 140
Children of the First Menp. 148
A Computer for Calculating the End of the Worldp. 156
City of the Godsp. 164
The Sun and the Moon and the Way of the Deadp. 174
The Mystery of the Myths: 1. A Species with Amnesiap. 185
Echoes of Our Dreamsp. 187
The Many Masks of the Apocalypsep. 200
A Species Born in the Earth's Long Winterp. 207
The Face of the Earth was Darkened and a Black Rain Began to Fallp. 212
The Mystery of the Myths: 2. The Precessional Codep. 225
The Machinery of Heavenp. 227
The First Crack in an Ancient Codep. 238
The Cosmic Tree and the Mill of the Godsp. 246
The Osiris Numbersp. 256
Speaking to the Unbornp. 268
The Giza Invitation: Egypt 1p. 273
Cardinal Pointsp. 275
Mansion of Eternityp. 282
Tombs and Tombs Only?p. 292
Anomaliesp. 307
Made by Some Godp. 315
Interactive Three-Dimensional Gamep. 327
Place of the Beginningp. 339
Lord of Eternity: Egypt 2p. 351
Are There Any Secrets Left in Egypt?p. 353
City of the Sun, Chamber of the Jackalp. 360
Anachronisms and Enigmasp. 367
Looking for the First Timep. 381
Gods of the First Timep. 388
The Works of Men and Godsp. 396
The Eleventh Millennium BCp. 411
Sphinxp. 417
Earth Measurersp. 429
The Power of the Thingp. 442
Conclusion: Where's the Body?p. 459
Not a Needle in a Haystackp. 461
The Hammer and the Pendulump. 471
Like a Thief in the Nightp. 487
Referencesp. 507
Selected Bibiographyp. 555
Indexp. 563
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