Second anniversary - Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway

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On 22nd February, we celebrated the Two Year Anniversary of Ancient Origins. To mark this happy occasion, and as our way of saying thank you to all our loyal readers, we held a book prize giveaway, the first of its kind on Ancient Origins. The contest has now closed and we are happy to announce four lucky winners, randomly selected by Viral Sweep contest host:

First Prize – David Powers, Pennsylvania, USA

Second Prize – Robert Rorebeck, Florida, USA

Third Prize – Akasha Knyghte, Ohio, USA

Fourth Prize – Janice Barnes, Missouri, USA

Congratulations to our four winners and we'd like to thank the 4,506 people from around the world who entered the competition. If you were not a winner, stay tuned for our next prize giveaway coming up in the near future.

First Prize

First Prize

  • The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets: Tradition and Craft by Claude Lecouteux
  • Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America: The Lost Kingdoms of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippians, and Anasazi by Frank Joseph
  • Göbekli Tepe Genesis of the Gods: The Temple of the Watchers and the Discovery of Eden b Andrew Collins
  • Sacred Number and the Lords of Time: The Stone Age Invention of Science and Religion by Richard Heath
  • The Lost City of the Exodus: The Archaeological Evidence behind the Journey Out of Egypt
  • Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future by Robert M. Schoch, PhD
  • Secret Chamber Revisited: The Quest for the Lost Knowledge of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval
  • From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race by Andrew Collins
  • The Voynich Manuscript: The Mysterious Code that has Defied Interpretation for Centuries by Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill
  • The Three Ages of Atlantis: The Great Floods that Destroyed Civilization by Diego Marin PhD, Ivan Minella, and Erik Schievenin
  • Guardian golden wall plaque with inlaid Celtic knotwork design in hand-sculpted golden coloured aluminium inspired by a detail in the Book of Kells - illuminated manuscripts created by Celtic Monks around 800 CE.
  • Handcrafted wood sycamore keyring with pyrographed Bowman design. 

Approximate value $450

Second Prize

Second Prize

  • Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History by Colin Wilson
  • The Lost History of the Little People: Their Spiritually Advanced Civilizations around the World by Susan B. Martinez, PhD
  • The Lost Tomb of Viracocha: Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids by Maurice Cotterell
  • The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition by Laird Scranton
  • Mysteries of the Ancient Past by Graham Hancock
  • The Lost Treasure of King Juba: The Evidence of Africans in America before Columbus by Frank Joseph
  • The Ancient Giants who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up by Richard J Dewhurst
  • Life in Ancient Rome by Joan P. Alcock
  • Handcrafted Uffington oak wall plaque with inlaid design in aluminium inspired by the Bronze-Age chalk horse of the Berkshire Downs, Oxfordshire.
  • Handcrafted wood sycamore keyring with pyrographed Uffington horse design

Approximate value $380

Third Prize

Third Prize

  • Return of the Golden Age: Ancient History and the Key to Our Collective Future by Edward F. Malkowski
  • The Secret Chamber of Osiris: Lost Knowledge of the Sixteen Pyramids by Scott Creighton
  • The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain by Ervin Laszlo with Anthony Peake
  • Lost Knowledge of the Ancients by Graham Hancock
  • The Book of Primal Signs: The High Magic of Symbols by Nigel Pennick
  • Secrets of Aboriginal Healing: A Physicist’s Journey with a Remote Australian Tribe by Gary Holz, DSc, with Robbie Holz

Approximate value $200

Fourth Prize

  • The Rough Guide to Tutankhamun by Michael Haag
  • The Human Anomaly by Tashi A Javed
  • Astrology: From Ancient Babylon to the Present by P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
  • Rebel Angels in Exile: Pleiadians, Watchers, and the Spiritual Quickening of Humanity by Timothy Wyllie
  • The End of Days: Armageddon and the Prophecies of the Return by Zecharia Sitchin

Approximate value $150

Special Thanks

We would like to offer our special thanks to Inner Traditions and Bear Company for their contribution of the wonderful book prizes, and JustBod for the magnificent handcrafted oak wall plaques and wood keyrings.

Inner Traditions



Love this eries!!

Congrats on 2nd anniversary

angieblackmon's picture

I'm so excited for this! Happy 2 Years!!!!

love, light and blessings


angieblackmon's picture

I'm having trouble directly pinning it from the Enter to Win link. Pinterest opens it, but doesn't take you to a place where you can directly pin it. I did go to my board where I keep my Awesome Ancient Stuff and created a pin using the link from the Enter to Win page. Does that count?

love, light and blessings


aprilholloway's picture

Hi Angie, from the number of entries linked to your username it looks like that was counted. 

My birthday is 3 days after this prize giveaway!

Thank you guys! I've been interested in this stuff for a long time, and your site and posts are amazing! I would treasure those books so much.

I greatly appreciate this site, congratulations for the anniversary!

Happy Two years anf thank you for posting awesomeness! The very best way to read history ç)

Thank you for two years of great informative history!!

oh, I would be sooo happy if I won one of these prizes. They are all awsome

Sunny Young

I have probably learned more about ancient history in the last two years from this site than
I have my entire life from anywhere else. The articles are diverse enough to cover everything from A to Z. I figure I am already a winner, having found this site.
Thank You Ancient Origins...

aprilholloway's picture

Dear Douglas, 

Thank you for your generous comments! We are very happy to hear you are enjoying the website and learning from him. 

Best wishes, 


Ancient Origins

happy second anniversary and all the best in future

After reviewing many Hidden-History-Archaeology websites over the past fifteen years; Ancient Origins IS THE ONLY website that truly fulfills my curiosity to the Way of the Ancients. Thank you for your hard work and allowing me to present my personal findings Of the Atacama Giant and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Next month (March 8th) I will be releasing my extensive decoding of the mysterious Nazca Lines which is sure to upset academia. I have NOT entered your 'book-giveaway contest' as my wish is that the material would be best suited for someone of little knowledge but massive interest to these timeless riddles. Once again -THANK YOU- and CONGRATULATIONS on your Two Year Anniversary..excellent work!

aprilholloway's picture

Thank you very much, it is great to hear your feedback.  Look forward to hearing about your decoding of the Nazca. 

I love history and archaelogy. I follow you and greatly admite your page. Contestations! Keep on writing

I love history and archaelogy. I follow you and greatly admite your page. Contestations! Keep on writing

Would be awesome to win!!!

Congrats to the anniversary and congrats to the winners

angieblackmon's picture

Congrats to the winners!!!!

love, light and blessings


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