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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:43

Author(s):
Rufus Matthew Jones

Excerpt: ...important event in Merswin's life--the purchase of Griinenworth, or the "Convent of the Green Isle." This was purchased, according to the narrative, by Merswin, and fitted up as a quiet retreat--"a mystic nest"--for the...Read more

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:39

Author(s):
Homer

The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of Read more

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:38

Author(s):
Homer

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict...Read more

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:32

Author(s):
R.H. Charles

This apocryphal work from the second century B.C. introduced such concepts as fallen angels, resurrection, and last judgment. It exercised a powerful influence on early Christians, particularly the Gnostics. A must for those interested...Read more

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:20

Author(s):
M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the...Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 13:40

Author(s):
Gerald Hausman, Ziggy Marley

The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 13:38

Author(s):
Eric von Daniken

Were human beings created by powers from outer space? Did extraterrestrial giants build the megaliths of Malta and the menhirs of Brittany? Was the Ark of the Covenant a machine built by the astronaut gods? In 'Signs of the Gods?' Erich...Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 13:10

Author(s):
Eric von Daniken

Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing the truths that his contemporaries have missed. In HISTORY IS WRONG, Erich von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at...Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 13:08

Author(s):
Dennis Tedlock

"Popol Vuh, " the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the...Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 13:05

Author(s):
Eric von Daniken

High up in the Bolivian Andes - 4,000 meters above sea level - lies Pumapunku, an ancient ruined city that simply could never have been constructed by its Stone Age inhabitants. Something here really stinks to high heaven, writes Erich...Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 13:01

Author(s):
Michael A. Cremo, Richard L. Thompson

Where did we come from? What is the true history of humankind? Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson challenge the prevailing theory of Darwinian evolution with their groundbreaking work Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the...Read more

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Human Origins

Photo of Zecharia Sitchin (left)(CC0)Akkadian cylinder seal dating to circa 2300 BC depicting the deities Inanna, Utu, and Enki, three members of the Anunnaki.(right)
In a previous 2-part article (1), the authors wrote about the faulty associations of the Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki as they are portrayed in the books, television series, and other media, which promotes Ancient Astronaut Theory (hereafter “A.A.T.”).

Ancient Technology

Roman glass (not the legendary flexible glass). Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.
Imagine a glass you can bend and then watch it return to its original form. A glass that you drop but it doesn’t break. Stories say that an ancient Roman glassmaker had the technology to create a flexible glass, ‘vitrium flexile’, but a certain emperor decided the invention should not be.

Opinion

Hopewell mounds from the Mound City Group in Ohio. Representative image
During the Early Woodland Period (1000—200 BC), the Adena people constructed extensive burial mounds and earthworks throughout the Ohio Valley in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Many of the skeletal remains found in these mounds by early antiquarians and 20th-Century archaeologists were of powerfully-built individuals reaching between 6.5 and eight feet in height (198 cm – 244 cm).

Our Mission

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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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
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)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)