Ever since I was a child I have always been fascinated by subjects like ancient Egypt and Atlantis. But it always seemed like these places and events were always far away, generally on the other side of the world. America was a newer place and had seen much less history but there were no mysteries, enigmas, or great legends other than those of the Native Americans. For all we knew the land was nothing but wild animals until the native peoples arrived.
As I grew and I read more and more about the world around us I began to discover that America was much older than I had imagined. I read about strange stone formations and structures, artifacts, myths, ancient peoples, and even mummies that all seemed out of place among what was known about America. As the years went by I read as many books as I could on the subject. In recent years there have been a few programs dealing with ancient America on television too.
So no too long ago I was reading about a relatively new book (i.e. one I had not heard of before) that was devoted entirely to Ancient America. Most of the books and television programs I have seen only covered Ancient America in one portion or chapter. The full title of the book is Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored. And when I saw that Zechariah Sitchin contributed to the book it grabbed my interest even more.
Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored talks about ancient technology and discusses the possible connection of ancient America with Egypt, the Vikings, Africans, Romans and even the Knights Templar. Full of articles that live up to the title.
Although the book was a fantastic read I know that I will take it from the shelf and refer to it many times again. I especially love the index, a good reference book has to have a good index and this one does!
This is a personal book review by “CareTaker”. I have read this book and would highly recommend it to those interested in the subject. I am not being paid to write or publish this. This is my honest opinion about this book.
Excerpt from the publishers description:
The nursery rhyme begins, “In fourteen hundred and ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Less well-known is the line that follows: “…to learn if the old maps were true.” How can there be “old maps” of a land no one knew existed? Were others here before Columbus? What were their reasons for coming and what unexplained artifacts did they leave behind?
The oceans were highways to America rather than barriers, and when discoverers put ashore, they were greeted by unusual inhabitants. From the discovery of Roman relics in Arizona and California’s Chinese treasure, to Viking rune-stones in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the mysterious religions of ancient Americans.
What role did extraterrestrials have in the lives of ancient civilizations? What ancient pyramids and towers tell us about the people who built them? Are they some sort of portals to another dimension? What prehistoric technologies have been discovered, and what can they tell us about early settlers, their religious beliefs, and possible other-worldly visitors? What are America’s lost races and what happened to them?
Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored is available from New Page Books or wherever books are sold.