New Book Reviews
By Brent Raynes
Remnants of the Gods:
A Visual Tour of Alien Influence in Egypt,
Spain, France, Turkey, and Italy
By Erich Von Daniken
New Page Books,
A Division of The Career Press, Inc.
220 West Parkway, Unit 12
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
2014, 220 pages, US $19.99
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Erich Von Daniken, best known for his run-away global best-seller Chariots of the Gods, once again challenges the mainstream views of establishment archeology and history to include the possibility that ancient man may have been strongly influenced in areas of advanced architectural and structural engineering. With nearly 200 stunningly clear and revealing pictures and illustrations, whether you are convinced or not of Von Daniken’s theories, you will nonetheless be deeply impressed by the thought-provoking images and detailed descriptions and information that is provided.
Ancient history without doubt is a field filled with much mystery, intrigue, and possibility, and Von Daniken has a knack for capturing your imagination and sense of wonder like few authors. While I’m not fully convinced and won over on all of this ET/ancient history stuff, I am thankful that there’s someone combing through our ancient past, asking “crazy” questions, and seeing what evidence may exist to support such conjecture.