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Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization By Graham Hancock Underworld The Mysterious Origins of Civilization What secrets lie beneath the deep blue sea Underworld takes you on a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean in a thrilling hunt for ancient ruins that have never been found until now In this ex

  • Title: Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization
  • Author: Graham Hancock
  • ISBN: 9781400049516
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization By Graham Hancock What secrets lie beneath the deep blue sea Underworld takes you on a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean in a thrilling hunt for ancient ruins that have never been found until now In this explosive new work of archaeological detection, bestselling author and renowned explorer Graham Hancock embarks on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a mythiWhat secrets lie beneath the deep blue sea Underworld takes you on a remarkable journey to the bottom of the ocean in a thrilling hunt for ancient ruins that have never been found until now In this explosive new work of archaeological detection, bestselling author and renowned explorer Graham Hancock embarks on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a mythical lost civilization hidden for thousands of years beneath the world s oceans Guided by cutting edge science, innovative computer mapping techniques, and the latest archaeological scholarship, Hancock examines the mystery at the end of the last Ice Age and delivers astonishing revelations that challenge our long held views about the existence of a sunken universe built on the ocean floor.Filled with exhilarating accounts of his own participation in dives off the coast of Japan, as well as in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Arabian Sea, we watch as Hancock discovers underwater ruins exactly where the ancient myths say they should be submerged kingdoms that archaeologists never thought existed You will be captivated by Underworld, a provocative book that is both a compelling piece of hard evidence for a fascinating forgotten episode in human history and a completely new explanation for the origins of civilization as we know it.
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    1. Debasish Das on said:

      The Mind Game of Interpreting Mythology The book is a monument a big fat volume with small fonts and compressed spacing, of exactly 674 pages if you excuse yourself from the postscripts and appendices, and at the end of the book, Hancock rues even so, there has not been space in this book for me to recount the results and experiences of all my own dives and expeditions let alone all the dives and explorations that should be done in the future if we really want to know what s out there The book d [...]

    2. Nicholas on said:

      In essence this book was Graham Hancock s sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods and in other ways, it s an appendix to that book In Fingerprints, Graham lays out his fundamental theory that human civilization is far older than we think, and there existed a world spanning, Ice Age civilization, which was destroyed in an world wide cataclysm, which only left clue to its previous existence It is a tall order for a journalist, with no background in archaeology to go forth and prove, and while Fingerpri [...]

    3. Chris Marchan on said:

      There are not very many books on this subject YET , so I had to read it for the second time in a couple of years It could have gotten the job done in half the pages, but the territory covered is well worth the wade Graham is now a fixture in the ongoing study of our very ancient past He is a very thorough researcher, yet he is not stodgy You feel like you are right there with him on a dive or negotiating with officials or having an off the cuff discussion with a scientist Increasingly, there are [...]

    4. Andreas Schmidt on said:

      Not sure if trolling or entirely delusional Posso per capire che la motivazione di Graham Hancock sia quasi esclusivamente economica Nel corso degli anni, da questo giornalista di stronzate ne sono volate parecchie, da principio pensavo e anzi ho voluto sperare che in realt la sua sia la lunga evoluzione dello studioso chi cerca questo genere di conoscenza finisce per essere uno studioso, e solo con il tempo la sua conoscenza si perfeziona Volevo sperare che dopo Impronte degli Dei non menzionia [...]

    5. A-ron on said:

      A serendipitous find on my local library s shelves, Underworld is filling the time while I await God s Crucible The primary concept put forth by the author is fluffy at first glance, that Sumeria was preceded by millennia of civilization yet undiscovered The author however does not overreach when proposing this hypothesis which elevates him above Atlantean cranks He is however an enthusiast drawing together compelling evidence for an antediluviuan civilization Unfortuantely this evidence is pres [...]

    6. Sheila on said:

      I m almost done with this one This book held my attention very well Mr Hancock explores under water coastal areas of India, Malta, Japan, etc in this bookr evidence of ancient civilizations Lots of color pics in this book and a lot of amazing information is presented here I m amazed to learn about how little of the coastal regions have actually been studied by marine archeologists Hancocks research is all spelled out in this book complete with many maps of the world before, after and during ice [...]

    7. Frank on said:

      I found this book to be a better read than his earlier books, he s clearly progressed in his novel writing skills As usual the books are though provoking, and make you want to hitch up your own scuba gear and go for a look see yourself I think this would have worked better as a large coffee table type book with stunning pictures, but alas all we have are dark and unremarkable pictures of things that maybe kinda perhaps in the right light could be interpreted the way the author portrays them But [...]

    8. Mike Gowan on said:

      An entertaining book I like the idea that there was a world wide civilization that was the source of the flood myth that seem to be common among different cultures It makes sense that human beings sailed and settled all over the world in the past 20,000 years and mapped it and observed the stars It makes sense that a lot of the settlement and building was done along the coastlines and that these were the places that were most vulnerable to a rise in the oceans that occurred as the last Ice Ages [...]

    9. Jenny Delandro on said:

      I find this type of book fancinatingI have always had an interest in ancient history and studied it at high schoolThis book studies actual facts of extensive civilisations that are underwater now and trying to work out where they wentNot enough maps though I had to look up the Japanese islands mentioned in the 1st chapter online because I did not know where they were.I now know that Okinowa is on a island south west of Japan s southern island and is in a string of smaller islands where a lot of [...]

    10. Sally on said:

      Demonstrates that remains of ancient pre 8,000 10,000 BCE cultures would most likely be found off present coasts, as sea level has risen hundreds of feet since the end of the last ice age.

    11. Quentin Feduchin on said:

      Heavy reading great detail rather dry and undramatic.Having commenced reading this book after purchasing it from an English supplier it s a first edition early in 2010 I finally finishing it in early 2013 The large gap in the middle involved two visits to Mumbai to get my teeth fixed, then a third longer visit in 2012 after I retired This book was of course too heavy to take on such visits The book can only be described as a tough, detailed, tantalizing, tough read.In all the theatres Graham Han [...]

    12. Kristen on said:

      This is going to be a lengthy one, but not as massive as the book itself I first want to say why I love Hancock s writing style and his attitude about knowledge He writes about the joy of seeing and discovering new things He doesn t just write them as facts but he writes of the magical side of seeing something for the first time, that awe inspiring leap of your heart His attitude about knowledge is that he is just a regular guy seeing things and trying to understand them He is open to any input [...]

    13. Gary on said:

      As a follower of Hancock s work for the last 10 years, I found this book to be a logical, well substantiated, and thorough continuation of his research into the theory of a lost antedeluvian civilization He travels to and explores sites all over the world that are currently under water The main thrust of the book is that there exist, all over the planet, ruins of structures seemingly created by man in regions that have been underwater for 10 12,000 years This of course flies in the face of moder [...]

    14. Ken on said:

      In Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock sets out his theory of a lost advanced civilization of antiquity, a sort of mother culture that still resonates with us in many ways through ancient myths and certain cultural phenomena like the zodiac But the theory cried out for proof, since a civlization generally leaves copious ruins, and in Underworld Hancock shows us where they are underwater because they were built on ancient coastlines that are now submerged Most people don t stop to think just [...]

    15. Ard on said:

      Read this again because it has some interesting chapters about Malta, where I ll be going in September The first time, about ten years ago, I couldn t finish this I loved Hancock s other books and Underworld has a subject that would make me love this one too, but something was wrong After a couple of chapters I found myself hopelessly bored with this book Too many digressions into his personal experiences that are supposed to make his quest lively, but often turn out tedious asides because many [...]

    16. Boris on said:

      Like all of Graham Hancock s books, the read is worth it for all of the cited research in history, geography, geology, archeology, astronomy, etc.One can disagree with Hancock s theories but the basic questions he poses in challenging the conventional wisdom are always intriguing.In Underworld, Hancock picks up on his original theme in Fingerprints of the Gods and Message of the Sphinx human civilization is much older than historical and archaeological conventional wisdom dates it.It s worth the [...]

    17. Craig on said:

      This is a very documented verification of the levels of the ocean pre and post ice age glaciation It verifies through actual diving and documentation of submerged cities and human occupation of areas now submerged by as much as 300ft below sea level Pre glacial maximum levels glacial maximum and post glacial levels are all documented and put on a timeline that prooves in my mind that the Canadian Laurentide shield melted and built a gigantic ice dam in the Hudson Bay outlet that broke suddenly a [...]

    18. Nitya Sivasubramanian on said:

      Someone once told me that my Hindu soul has predisposed me to accept that nothing is immutable Perhaps that is why I was far less inscensed by this book than other people seem to be Why not question widely accepted timelines of historians Almost every other day we hear about shocking discoveries that completely disprove previously held facts So why not look at information without attempting to make it fit preconceived notions And yes, my Hindu soul has definitely predisposed me to believe that e [...]

    19. Space-2 on said:

      This was a very intriguing book and it was about ancient history I admit that I haven t been that in to piles of stones etc but this one made it really something else There was a bit too much repetition during the book, like for example in the Malta tooth radiocarbon case, that went on and on Hancock made it clear how much he wondered how mainstream archeologists came to their conclusions when all the evidence speaks contrary It s funny how much has changed in couple of decades I was taught in s [...]

    20. Corey on said:

      I really enjoyed this one, tons of information People really need to get over complaining about Graham repeating things, I see that as a complaint in a lot of reviews, get over, hes trying to make a point I hope people read this, and other books, that try to point out that our history has been truncated by academia, historians and archaeologists need to open their minds and stop denying our past There s to history than in the history books GET EXCITED ABOUT THAT Don t get angry or embarrassed [...]

    21. Heather on said:

      I thorougly enjoyed Graham Hancock s Underworld I found his writing style approachable and his arguments and logic easy to follow Though a journalist, and not a scientist, he puts forth excellent scientific and archaeological for civilization very likely being much older than we ve been led to believe by the mainstream history books I like his approach He presents his evidence and leaves the reader to make up their own mind He often admits that research needs to be done to prove or disprove his [...]

    22. Jennifer on said:

      Remember that scene in Forrest Gump, where Forrest gets the football and runs right down the field into the endzone and then through the endzone and out of the stadium Right Hancock s books are kind of like that for me He presents some interesting ideas, and then he gets caught up in weird conspiracy theories and Absolute Conviction I feel a little guilty for reading the whole thing.

    23. Zany Moonites on said:

      A very good read or even a great one if you are interested in archaeology, anthropology, or pre history in general WARNING If you prefer the establishment version in many case, just guesses that were made by the greats in the field a long time ago , don t read here For want of a better term, this is is often fringe evidence and theorizing by researcher not married to the mainstream Don t worry though, not an ancient alien in sight.

    24. Bold Bookworm on said:

      This book is not a particularly academic or challenging read But it is comprehensive 675 pages and covers numerous topics from multiple angles Hancock makes compelling arguments while meticulously logging the opinions of the establishment, which has a vested interest in maintaining the prevailing paradigm regarding prehistory.Read the entire review here boldbookworm uw102011ml BBboldbookworm

    25. Ajitabh Pandey on said:

      This was a big fat book with lots of details and the first I have read from Graham Hancock An excellent piece of investigative and researched journalism wherein the author has provided several compelling arguments and evidence on his theory about human civilization being older than what we think it is.After reading this I am inclined to read the other book Fingerprints of the God some people say I should have read that first, but never mind.

    26. Christy Wilhelm on said:

      When your trying to find anything in the ocean archeology section you come across ships and ships and a few places off of Egypt The archeological world thumbs a nose at anything older than Sumaria, they know all I don t know about all the alien stuff but humans are crafty little things and Rome didn t raise itself in one day So who s to say until you actually go look So for Gods sack go look.

    27. R.D. Brady on said:

      Really, really dense This is not a light hearted, quick read But it is incredibly fascinating The theory about about the change in the worlds sea level and its implication for understanding ancient civilization and critically, where we will find information on those civilizations, is thoght provoking to say the least Graham Norton does it again

    28. else fine on said:

      I love amateur historians I love reading them for their enthusiasm and freshness and freedom of vision Hancock has toned down his early, rather unfortunate fixation on aliens and Masons, and is turning out appealingly strange books with some good food for thought in them He may be crazy, but that alone doesn t make him wrong.

    29. Kelsey Marzolf on said:

      Not nearly as good as Fingerprints of the Gods however the implication of the underwater mapping and new discoveries makes it different He tends to drag out certain personal accounts which I found a little boring If you are craving after reading Fingerprints its worth a skim.

    30. Shankar Kashyap on said:

      Excellent research into ancient history across the globe First hand work makes it authentic Large book and takes a while to go through Very good reference book for those interested in ancient history.

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