Unexplained Mysteries: Ancient Aliens Or Lost Technology?: The Missing Tech Behind The World's Greatest Structures by Robert Jean Redfern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The book looks at the several ancient structures which tries to analyze the known theories and the reason behind the construction. The structures are:
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
3. Goseck Henge
4. Derinkuyu Underground city
6. Gobekli Tepe
7. Nan Madol
8. Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni
9. Coral Castle
10.Russian Megalithic Stones
and the final chapter is about the Conclusion
The Author Robert Redfern starts with an inquiry of who really built structures like the great pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, the underground city of Derinkuyu, the mysterious Pumapunku, the Gobekli Tepe, and the underground Greek temple called Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni?
In each chapter the author gives great details with separate sub headings for structural features, famous theories of how the structure was built and for what purpose it was built.
I came to know the strange facts that the mortar used to build the pyramid has been analyzed and found out that it consists of known chemicals but their chemical composition is unable to be reproduced.
For the Stonehenge, it was built using two type of stones, Sarsen and a type of volcanic rock blue stones. Stonehenge was built before the pyramids in Giza. And the German Stonehenge is much older than the England Stonehenge by 1000 years!
An astonishing feature I came to know is that structure in Gobekli Tepe carbon dating traces the site to be built around 10,000 BC and even before the knowledge of pottery.
The author concludes that he has given only comprehensive list, he also records that this will give us a glimpse of how the ancient building technology has disappeared with the builders.
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