Ancient Civilisation / 64 posts found

Hybrids in the Serapheum under Sakkara/Egypt? by Erich von Däniken

Around 300 BC, a high priest named Manetho lived in Sebennytos, a city in the Nile Delta. He wrote a three-volume work, which is now lost for the most part. How then do we know anything about it? We owe thanks to Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea…

Undesirable Change by Erich von Däniken

25 years ago, the American author Budd Hopkins presented the results of a long-term study, in which several other U.S. scientists assisted. [1]. Hopkins claimed some people had been abducted by aliens and even carried extra-terrestrial implants. The scientific response to Hopkins…

Discovery of New Nazca! by Erich von Däniken

Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles discovered new Nazca lines. Although not exactly in Nazca, but in the Chincha Valley, located in the vicinity of Nazca. The geoglyphs are associated with the Paracas culture, which was located around 350 kilometres south…

Fossil DNA sheds light on origins of early Scandinavians

When the ice sheets retreated from what is now Scandinavia around 12,000 years ago, the stage was set for plants and forests to grow. At the same time, animals began to appear – and hot on their heels came hunters. For some time now, researchers have…

Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society: archaeologist

by Luke Higgins
LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru’s desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations of the ancient Moche people,…

HOAX or unexplained ? The London Hammer: An Object Out of Time?

by Luke Higgins
An old story regarding a hammer found encased within rock has recently resurfaced. It came to us in a question: is this hammer, the London Hammer, an example of an out of place artifact (OOPart) that calls into question geology, archeology, and the…

5 Unexplained Archaeological Discoveries That Keep Puzzling Researchers to This Day

by Luke Higgins
Strange and mysterious, thought-provoking and puzzling, these unexplained archaeological discoveries keep attracting the attention of researchers worldwide. 1. The 300,000-year-old nanostructures While…

Preface for the Anniversary Edition of Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken

Since the publication of Chariots of the Gods in February, 1968, I have received questions from around the world inquiring how this book originated and what inspired these “crazy” ideas. One after the other. I…

There, a Conspiracy Theory By Erich von Däniken

Sometime in June 1947 - the exact date still remains controversial - a UFO crashed in the United States town of Roswell, New Mexico. The bodies of several aliens were recovered and examined. At least, that is what numerous UFO books report. Films about the Roswell incident…

Curiosities By Erich von Däniken

For 45 years, I have maintained a squeaky-clean archive. Therein is a section with the keyword “Curiosities.” For my new book, Impossible Truths [1], recently released by Kopp Verlag, I fished a few examples from this collection of impossibilities. The great sand sea of the Saad Plateau is…
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