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"Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization" is a captivating work by Graham Hancock, published in 2015. In this thought-provoking book, Hancock revisits the ancient civilization theme he explored in his earlier work "Fingerprints of the Gods," presenting new evidence and arguments to support his controversial theories. The book delves into the possibility of a highly advanced civilization that existed during the Ice Age and was wiped out by a catastrophic event around 12,000 years ago. Hancock proposes that survivors of this lost civilization traveled the world, passing on their knowledge to other ancient cultures, which is reflected in the myths, architecture, and astronomical alignments of these cultures.

Hancock's narrative is built around a blend of archaeological discoveries, geological data, and mythological narratives from various cultures around the world. He focuses on recent discoveries such as the Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, a series of megalithic structures predating Stonehenge by several millennia, suggesting advanced architectural knowledge at a time when mainstream archaeology posits that humans were simple hunter-gatherers. Hancock argues that these findings, along with geological evidence of a cataclysmic comet impact around 11,600 years ago, challenge the conventional timeline of human civilization. He suggests that this event led to the rapid rise in sea levels, the so-called Younger Dryas period, and ultimately the near-total annihilation of this advanced prehistoric civilization.

"Magicians of the Gods" is not just a revision of history; it is an invitation to reconsider our understanding of the past. Hancock combines scientific inquiry with a narrative style to engage readers in his quest for a lost chapter of human history. While his theories are often met with skepticism by mainstream scholars, the book has garnered a significant following among those interested in alternative history and ancient mysteries. Hancock's work encourages a broader exploration of our past, urging the consideration of evidence outside conventional academic boundaries. The book is a testament to Hancock's enduring appeal as a writer who challenges the status quo and invites readers to question and explore the mysteries of human origins and ancient wisdom.

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Oct 10, 2015
Graham Hancock