This is the second book by Hancock I’ve read – the first one being America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization. This one seemed to be tougher to get through for me – though I read this one vs. listening to the audiobook version of America Before. Hancock packs these books with an incredible amount of information so I found myself needing to read this one in smaller chunks. This may also be due to the book bouncing all over the world covering both Central and South America, as well as a lot of focus in Egypt.
The idea of these lost civilizations is an exciting one to think about, but I do have to keep in mind that the mainstream history & archaeology industries disagree with Hancock. Radical ideas tend to face a lot of resistance, but it doesn’t mean they’re wrong. At a minimum it is exciting to think about the “what ifs” that come out of Hancock being correct.
In the end I did give the book 4/5 stars – it was very interesting, and even though I read this in chunks, I thought the evidence presented did a great job of bringing credibility to Hancock’s questions – how many coincidences can you line up before they’re no longer considered coincidences?
Suppose that the two versions of the legend had evolved separately for several thousands of years, but prior to that both had descended from the same remotely ancient ancestor?