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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:02

Author(s):
Percy Fawcett

The true story of the real Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, considered one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century

The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z,"...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:01

Author(s):
Zahi Hawass

This book is the official companion to the National Geographic Exhibition of the same name. Featuring hundreds of full colour photographs, the volume delves into the rich treasure trove of objects from the reigns and tombs of fabled...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:59

Author(s):
Alex Patterson

This is the first specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. Interest in the subject has grown significantly among professional archaeologists and informed lay persons in recent years, but the purpose and...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:57

Author(s):
Zhixin Sun

Age of Empires presents the art and culture of China during one of the most critical periods of its history – the four centuries from 221 B.C. to A.D. 200-- when, for the first time, people of diverse backgrounds were brought together...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:29

Author(s):
Jonathan Cahn

Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:28

Author(s):
M. Isidora Forrest

Isis Magic is back, in a new 10th Anniversary Edition, revised & expanded with new rituals and meditations

The House of Isis is open to you. It always has been. Come. Greet the Goddess of Ten Thousand Names, Isis, the Goddess...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:25

Author(s):
Gisele Díaz, Alan Rodgers

Considered by many scholars the finest extant Mexican codex and one of the most important original sources for the study of pre-Columbian religion, the Codex Borgia is a work of profound beauty, filled with strange and evocative images related to calendrical, cosmological, ritual, and divinatory...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:24

Author(s):
Roberto Ciarla, Araldo De Luca

More than 22 centuries ago, in China's northwestern Shaanxi province, the first Qin emperor was buried in a magnificent tomb surrounded by an army of some 7,000 terra-cotta soldiers. This lavish volume offers a detailed look at that...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:23

Author(s):
Robert Cornuke

In a book that is being heralded as "an investigative maserpiece" with "astounding archaeological and prophetic implications," TEMPLE: Amazing New Discoveries That Change Everything About the Location of Solomon's Temple, by Robert...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:21

Author(s):
Adam Brown

Until аbоut a century ago, lіttlе was knоwn of the Hіttіtеѕ еxсерt thеіr nаmе that wаѕ mеntіоnеd іnfrequеntlу іn thе Old Testament. They wеrе соmmоnlу аѕѕumеd tо hаvе played nо role of аnу significance іn hіѕtоrу. This аlѕо gave others...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:20

Author(s):
Paul Devereux

Delve into the forgotten dimension of ancient Native American life, culture, and spirituality. Filled with unique and previously unpublished research and based on the findings of many scholars, scientists, and explorers, this fascinating...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:39

Author(s):
Frank Joseph

Does Colorado’s Grand Canyon hide an ancient city found by a Smithsonian Institution photographer?

Did the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World using a fiber-optic navigational instrument?

Who built a colossal...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:38

Author(s):
Graham Hancock

In The Mars Mystery, investigative archaeologist Graham Hancock treats our growing knowledge of Martian topography as a Rosetta Stone we can use to decode mysteries as old as the human imagination. He examines the current landscape of...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:37

Author(s):
Michael Pye

"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."
--Neil Armstrong

Were Atlantis and Lemuria factual places?
Who built the pyramids and for what purpose?
How advanced was the...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:36

Author(s):
Elyn Aviva

Following the Milky Way is the story of Elyn Aviva's 500-mile-long journey on foot on the Camino de Santiago. This 1000-year-old pilgrimage road stretches from the French Pyrenees across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, supposed...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:35

Author(s):
David Hatcher Childress

David Childress, popular author and star of the History Channel’s show Ancient Aliens, brings us the incredible story of the Cham: Egyptian-Hindu-Buddhist seafarers who ruled a realm that was as big as the Pacific Ocean. The mysterious Cham, or Champa, peoples of Southeast Asia formed a megalith...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:33

Author(s):
Anand Balaji

This play is a work of historical fiction that is set in the last days of Akhenaten’s reign, in the royal capital Akhetaten. It is a difficult time for the Lord of the Two Lands, the beloved of Aten, as he is betrayed by those whom he...Read more

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:32

Author(s):
Jim Vieira, Hugh Newman, Ross Hamilton

Over a 200-year period thousands of newspaper reports, town and county histories, letters, photos, diaries, and scientific journals have documented the existence of an ancient race of giants in North America. Extremely large skeletons...Read more

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 02:25

Author(s):
Jay Xu

This stunning Chinese art book presents almost a hundred recently unearthed objects that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments of elite society during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE). These...Read more

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 02:24

Author(s):
Jodi Magness

This book provides an introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine - modern Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories - from the destruction of Solomon's temple in 586 BCE to the Muslim conquest in 640 CE....Read more

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Human Origins

Kalash girls with traditional clothing.
The Kalash (known also as the Kalasha) are an indigenous people living in what is today Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, with more than 95% of its population being adherents of Islam, the Kalash hold on to their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life, and language.

Ancient Technology

An Ulfberht sword displayed at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany
Ulfberht was like a Medieval luxury brand for swords—but unlike your Gucci purse, the swords were of such high quality they were almost … mystical. Dozens of these swords—made with metal so strong and pure it’s baffling how any sword maker of that time could have accomplished it

Ancient Places

Kalash girls with traditional clothing.
The Kalash (known also as the Kalasha) are an indigenous people living in what is today Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, with more than 95% of its population being adherents of Islam, the Kalash hold on to their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life, and language.

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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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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)