Quando i ghiacci si sciolsero tra 15.000 e 8000 anni fa e il livello del mare si alzò, l'acqua coprì più di 25.000 chilometri quadrati di terra abitabile alterando radicalmente la forma del mondo. Partendo dallo studio di antiche leggende indiane sul diluvio e da testimonianze riportate nei testi sacri dei Veda, e collaborando con archeologi e geologi sottomarini, Graham Hancock ha scoperto significative tracce dell'esistenza di importanti civiltà lungo le coste del sub-continente indiano. Templi sommersi tra le onde di Malta, un'antichissima città sprofondata al largo dell'India, monumenti adagiati sui fondali giapponesi, misteriosi scaloni subacquei nelle acque delle Maldive? Un emozionante viaggio alla ricerca delle risposte al grande quesito delle origini della nostra civiltà.
- ISBN: 8850209509
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 928
- Data di uscita: 20-10-2005
5 Stars for Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization (audiobook) by Graham Hancock read by Dennis Kleinman. I’m just fascinated by this subject. Graham Hancock does an amazing job researching early civilizations. This book is a really in-depth look into all the research he has done over se Leggi tutto
An enormous and fantastic early book of Hancock’s path towards proving the existence of lost civilizations. This one was written in the late 90s and very early 2000s, pre 9/11, and its leisurely pace differs from his latter books. I don’t know whether to attribute this to the different mindset prese Leggi tutto
Explored underwater archaeology with Mr Hancock. Found his theories interesting, but 'over the top.' The book's segment about Ancient Japan/Jomon held my attention ... Would like to read a condensed version of his research, one less speculative ...
This hefty tome describes Hancock's search for archaeological evidence of human civilizations prior to the rise of Sumer and Egypt. Describing contemporary understandings of geography consequent upon changing climate, his focus is on lands submerged since the last global ice age maximum. This takes
In essence this book was Graham Hancock's sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods and in other ways, it's an appendix to that book. In Fingerprints, Graham lays out his fundamental theory: that human civilization is far older than we think, and there existed a world spanning, Ice Age civilization, which
An entertaining book. I like the idea that there was a world wide civilization that was the source of the flood myth that seem to be common among different cultures. It makes sense that human beings sailed and settled all over the world in the past 20,000 years and mapped it and observed the stars.
Was given the book to borrow due to my likings of all weird things History (I am currently watching that ridiculous Ancient Aliens show which should tell you a lot about me-no aliens in this book, thankfully). This was overall a pretty dry read, but there were some interesting bits here and there. I Leggi tutto
Demonstrates that remains of ancient (pre 8,000-10,000 BCE) cultures would most likely be found off present coasts, as sea level has risen hundreds of feet since the end of the last ice age.
The Mind Game of Interpreting Mythology: The book is a monument.. a big fat volume with small fonts and compressed spacing, of exactly 674 pages –if you excuse yourself from the postscripts and appendices, and at the end of the book, Hancock rues “ even so, there has not been space in this book for m Leggi tutto
This should be required reading for students in ancient history and archeology. The data is stunning. I'm very glad the author took the time (and money) to research and write this book. It is not light reading, as Hancock writes meticulously, probably in order to be verifiable in his assumptions, to Leggi tutto
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