Saturday, January 5, 2013

Review: The Lost Civilization Enigma by Philip Coppens

Are history books giving us the whole story? Or is civilization far more complex and for older than we have been taught?
Our school textbooks barely mention the 6,000-year-old Sumerian civilization, yet the latest archaeological findings at sites such as Jericho and, most recently, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey have been dated to 10,000 BC.

Civilization goes back at least another 10,000 years, if we are willing to believe what our ancestors themselves claimed.

The Lost Civilization Enigma reveals the truth about:

  • Lost magnitudes to known cultures, such as the Bosnian Pyramids and the civilization of "Old Europe";
  • The fabled lost "golden" cities of South America and the Amazon, which are slowly being rediscovered;
  • Fascinating examples of lost technology, such as the Antikythera Device;
  • Atlantis and the fact that it was a real civilization.
Analyzing the historical and archaeological record, best-selling author Philip Coppens demonstrates that there is substantial evidence that civilization is far older, far more advanced, and far more special than is currently accepted. Clearly, our history books have left out a great deal!

Received for review.

This had a fascinating premise and was very well researched.  The evidence presented was quite convincing.  It was very nicely written in a friendly, almost conversational, tone that made reading the book quite enjoyable.

The content itself was very good, but the publishers failed this volume in not running it through the proofreaders for a final time as there were numerous typos.  This, of course, was not the author's fault and is not reflected in my rating, but I wanted to mention it from a readability standpoint.

So, while I may not agree with all the author's assertions on lost civilizations the views he presented are intriguing and his supplemental evidence rather thought provoking.

Fans of alternative history will find this extremely interesting and an excellent read.  I highly recommend it.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


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