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Publisher's Summary

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 historical and archaeological records, 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!
©2012 Philip Coppens (P)2012 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 11-18-12

Large parts of history are still unknown

Ok this is an odd book. Its one of the odd books about odd subjects that if you tried to just go out and tell others about they would give you a blank look and then slowly back away while checking your hat for tinfoil linings. That or they might think your incredibly dull and say 'that's nice dear' and ignore you.

The author brings up good points and states odd mysteries about the world we don't have good answers for.The problem comes in when he gives tentative answers for those problems we have no good answers for. He has a very well worked out chain of logic for his views but it seems a bit mythical.

I love the facts he digs up. He even is pretty good at telling you when he runs off on speculation and when he has a chain of proof but the entire book and a lot of the books the author writes are about the slightly strange areas of science.

This book specifically is about civilizations that didn't leave any useful written language carved into stone blocks buried in the desert. So the only traces we have of them are some really big rock formations, stories about how or what they were like from the civilizations that came after them, and religious texts that maybe up for interpretation.

This books tells how there are still things that are out there about our history that we don't know or may never know.

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13 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Cie on 12-06-12

Rather Good

Any additional comments?

Taken together with The Ancient Alien Question, these two books have information I haven't come across in any other searches or reference materials regarding this subject. As well, this book is well thought out and has references.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By MR on 04-13-13

history robot

this is a worth while listen. though it sounds like its being read by some kind of voice emulator the content is interesting, opening what seems like closed books and offering a fresh perspective to muse over. the legends that span the world are examined and the fragments of fact are extracted to produce some convincing evidence for rethinking some of the history books.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. D. Spring on 07-04-18

Very good, very interesting!

This had a couple of boring parts but mostly very interesting, Graham Hancock still no 1 for me.... If you like ancient history you will love this. Excellent detail, and there's parts of this book which will blow your mind, definitely a must listen

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