Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 23:25

Author(s):
Graham Hancock

Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story...Read more

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 23:23

Author(s):
Van Buitenen

The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic...Read more

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 23:21

Author(s):
Charles Eliot

First Published in 1921, when the author was the British Ambassador in Tokyo, Hinduism and Buddhism provides

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:58

Author(s):
Augustine of Hippo

St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on...Read more

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:57

Author(s):
Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures *Includes ancient passages and accounts about Ur written by Babylonian kings and others *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading When American archaeologists discovered a collection of...Read more

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:55

Author(s):
Vincent R. Lee

“This is the story of an escape that turned into a quest that became an obsession that has solved, I think, a very old puzzle. What began as a simple adventure soon took on a life of its own and became in time an Odyssey of

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:50

Author(s):
George G. M. James

In this Illustrated Edition of the book, Dr. James seeks to prove, among others things, that the Ancient Greeks were not the original authors of Greek philosophy, was mainly based on ideas and concepts that were borrowed without...Read more

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:48

Author(s):
Thomas Asbridge

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.

Caught on the wrong side of an...Read more

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 01:45

Author(s):
Gary Lachman

From the sands of Alexandria via the Renaissance palaces of the Medicis to our own time, this spiritual adventure story traces the profound influence of Hermes Trismegistus―the “thrice-great one”―on the Western mind. For centuries, his...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:45

Author(s):
Jim Willis

Black Holes. Dark Energy. Dark Matter. Entanglement Theory. Quantum Physics. Modern science estimates dark energy permeates roughly 68% of the universe. Dark matter makes up another 27%, leaving the "normal" matter visible to humans at...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:45

Author(s):
Glenn Kreisberg

Cutting-edge thinkers on the origins of civilization, the Giza pyramids, pre-Columbian and early America, and the power of human consciousness

• With contributions by David Frawley, Geoff Stray, Joscelyn Godwin, Daniel...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:45

Author(s):
Edgar Ridley

This book continues the author's examination of how symbols, with their resulting mythology and superstition, have affected man and civilization; how the Symptomatic Thought Process must be used as an alternative to symbolic thought; and...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:44

Author(s):
Loren Coleman

Bestselling author and noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:44

Author(s):
Miguel Leon-Portilla (Author), Lysander Kemp (Translator), J. Jorge Klor de Alva (Foreword)

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:43

Author(s):
William James Veall

One of the Worlds' greatest archaeological mysteries, one which has excited man's imagination for countless  centuries, is whether  ancient Sea Peoples from the Old World were actually able, and did, cross the Oceans to make contact and...Read more

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 23:33

Author(s):
Dr Carl Johan Calleman

A guide to aligning your life with the frequencies of the Nine Waves of Creation

  • Explains the quantum physics behind the Waves of the Mayan Calendar system and how their holograms shape the human mind
  • Shows how
  • ...Read more

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:17

Author(s):
Steven Derfler

For millennia, people of faith around the world have viewed their religious texts as sacred, holy, and at times, even infallible when it comes to our understanding of our past. We have all used them as guidelines to chart our journeys on...Read more

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:16

Author(s):
Thomas Cahill

Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a...Read more

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:15

Author(s):
R. Allen Chappell

Charlie Yazzie and Thomas Begay become embroiled in yet another dangerous and intrigue filled adventure on the nations largest Indian reservation. Old and new characters emerge to unravel one of the canyon land's oldest mysteries. Thomas...Read more

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:14

Author(s):
Genevieve von Petzinger

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey’s paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the...Read more

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Human Origins

Silhouettes (Public Domain) in front of blood cells (Public Domain) and a gene.
Most people who have the Rh blood type are Rh-positive. There are also instances, however, where people are Rh-Negative. Health problems may occur for the unborn child of a mother with Rh-Negative blood when the baby is Rh-Positive.

Ancient Technology

The Lycurgus Cup.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace...

Ancient Places

The highly-decorated tomb is built in a distinctive ‘L’ shape
A mysterious ancient tomb with “unusual and rare” wall paintings has been discovered in Egypt. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany told BBC reporters the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb found during excavation work in Giza’s western cemetery “likely belonged to Hetpet, a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility, who assisted women in childbirth.”

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At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

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Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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