Graham Hancock Working on 'Fingerprints of the Gods Part 2'

Graham Hancock

Many regular visitors to this site were inspired by, or at least enjoyed, the 'hidden history' bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods, written by Graham Hancock. Those readers will surely be happy to hear that Graham has mentioned on Facebook that he is now working on a sequel to the book, after being inspired by a couple of recent developments:

I thought I’d share two of the developments, one in the field of archaeology, one in the field of geology, that persuaded me some years ago that it was time to begin work on a sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods. Please note, however, that what I’m going to outline in this short post is only a very small part of the much wider range of accumulated evidence I’ll present in the sequel – powerful new discoveries and new understandings in many different fields that have come to light slowly, piece by piece during the past two decades. Taken together, I believe these new findings provide overwhelming support for the thesis I put forward nearly twenty years ago in Fingerprints of a titanic global cataclysm in the window between 13,000 and 12,000 years ago, around the end of the last Ice Age, that wiped out and destroyed almost all traces of a great global civilisation of prehistoric antiquity. I’m already well ahead with the research and I aim to complete writing of the book by December 2014 and to publish in the autumn of 2015.

Emerging from mainstream science – which has so often ridiculed and dismissed my work – the first piece of evidence that made me realise there was a new story to be told was proof that north America was struck by several pieces of a giant fragmenting comet 12,900 years ago (i.e. 10,900 BC), causing an extinction-level event all around the planet, radically changing global climate and initiating the sudden and hitherto unexplained thousand-year deep-freeze right at the end of the Ice Age that geologists call the Younger Dryas.

The second early clue was the discovery in Turkey of an extraordinary 12,000-year old megalithic site called Gobekli Tepe, which is on the scale of Stonehenge but 7,000 years older than any of the other great stone circles known to history anywhere else in the world. Furthermore the best megalithic work at Gobekli Tepi is the oldest and the site was deliberately buried 10,000 years ago only to be rediscovered, and to have its importance and mysterious nature recognised long after the publication of “Fingerprints of the Gods”.

According to orthodox history, the period of 12,000 years ago (10,000 BC) is the "upper palaeolithic", i.e. before "the neolithic", and our ancestors then are only supposed to have been hunter gatherers, and incapable of large-scale stone-cutting and engineering works. Yet the scale and perfection of the 12,000-year old megaliths at Gobekli Tepe speak of a civilisation that had already accumulated -- by that date -- thousands of years of experience of working with and setting up large blocks of stone weighing in the range of 10 to 20 tons each with one piece thought to weigh 50 tons. The site appears literally out of nowhere but even the most sceptical mainstream archaeologists (who recognise its importance but have kept very quiet about its implications for the stories we tell ourselves about the origin of civilisation) now admit that there must be a very long and so-far unrevealed background to the wonders of Gobekli Tepe. That background upsets all established models of the time-line of history and directly supports the thesis of a great civilisation, lost to history between 13,000 and 12,000 years ago, that I controversially put before the public in 1995 with Fingerprints of the Gods.

While the book is still a couple of years away, Graham has another fiction novel out in June – War God, set during the Spanish Conquest of Mexico - and maintains a busy speaking schedule (see his lecture page for appearances).

Graham also notes that anybody advance-purchasing copies of the UK edition of War God can request a personally signed and dedicated bookplate from him, that he will send out to you at his own expense. See the War God section of his website for details.

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tihz_ho's picture
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Holy Shit!

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every morning...I keep the bible on the toilet.

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Never read Fingerprints of the gods - didn't "discover" Graham until later. Read Underworld and Supernatural. Quandry - to buy Fingerprints and read it as precursor to Fingerprints 2 or wait for Fingerprints 2? Will it rehash material from first with some expansion?...

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I highly recommend FotG, Greg. It's aged well, and remains a solid hypothesis. There have been developments regarding the Giza pyramids which may make this section seem a little dated (particularly the age of the pyramids and the 'graffiti', which Graham now acknowledges as genuine). So much happened after the book's release; debates with Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner, the Edgar Cayce foundation and the ARE, for example. This period was covered by Robert Bauval in The Secret Chamber, so it's easy enough to catch up on if you're interested. Oh, and a little website called The Daily Grail. ;)

I'm sure Fingerprints 2 will compliment the first book, rather than rehash the same material. Graham doesn't like to cover the same ground unless he has something new to say. So I'm not worried about this at all. Although it's been almost twenty years since FotG was released, so I hope Graham rehashes some of it! I can barely remember what I read last week...

I wonder what the title will be.

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Thanks Rick for the input. I'll order FOT today. I'm sure it will be a great read. Then I might also buy The Secret Chamber too.

Greg

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Did you order the 2001 updated edition, Greg? It has a new intro by Graham, summarising the debate after the book was first published (including the smear job by BBC Horizon). He also details where he went wrong, his mistakes and misinterpretations, clarifies a few things, and asserts his general theory -- that of a lost civilisation mostly destroyed at the end of the last Ice Age -- still holds water today. Pardon the pun.

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I highly recommend reading Grah's first Fingerprints. It is a fantastic resource, with exhaustive resources, the likes of which I refer to quite often. It was the first og Graham's books I read, which absolutely set the foundation, not just of the work itself, but of his highly intelligent approach to the research and absolute attention to factual evidence and "scientific method" (for lack of a better phrase at this time) rather than hokey speculation.

Also cannot recommend enough Keeper of the Genesis, by Graham and Robert Bauval. This research is an absolutely mind blowing explanation of archaeoastronomy, focused on the Giza plateau, its origins and meanings. This work I not only read, but studied exhaustively....and might I say, with two masters degrees under my belt, I was incredibly impressed at the absolute detail of research. Might I also say, NOTHING Hawass has ever done or published (or any other Egyptologist for that matter) presents itself as sophmoric...no more like a freshman's work - compared to this research. I have taken what I learned and used it as a frame of reference to study other - many other - ancient structures around the world, which interesting enough, also undeniably point to the exact same point in time. There simply is no coincidence here to even consider.

Anyway, enjoy these works, and best of luck in search for truth.

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There's a great interview with Graham Hancock coming up in the next issue of Paranthropology. Keep your eyes peeled...

The unfamiliar must become known as itself before it is correctly recognised - Terrence McKenna, True Hallucinations

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...it's coming up to the 20th anniversary of Gattenbrink's robotic exploration of the pyramid shaft--and we're *still* waiting for Giza officials to complete that task, with a look behind the (presumably) final door. If anyone has the latest word on that investigation, please enlighten.

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A micro snake-robot was meant to go up the shaft and open the 'door' last year, but a little revolution scuttled that idea.

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here is greg quoting graham recent comment.

Greg wrote:

Furthermore the best megalithic work at Gobekli Tepi is the oldest and the site was deliberately buried 10,000 years ago only to be rediscovered, and to have its importance and mysterious nature recognised long after the publication of “Fingerprints of the Gods”.

i have written about gobekli tepe long ago on my webpage and specualted about a ancient civilization many years ago based on some of the symbolism i saw being reported.

alot of people have focus on Göbekli Tepe in the 2 decades, Andrew Collins did alot of work on it and recently some others to.

graham statment which greg quoted does not
reflect a full accurate statement.

so i guess one can wonder if it was done intentionally or if the statement was in error - meaning unintentionally.

and i base that because Professor Klaus Schmidt realized the importance of Göbekli Tepe, an early Neolithic site in the southeast of Turkey in 1994, thats BEFORE graham book was published.

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-233727-g...

actually i recently glanced at graham book, and he mention certain solutions came from the book i mention in a previous post, i was surprise, and that book was
" When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis"
by Rand & Rose Flem-Ath

i mentioned that point when i nominated
"When the Earth Nearly Died: Compelling Evidence of a World Cataclysm 11,500 Years Ago "
by
D. S. Allan (Author), J. B. Delair (Author)
and published in 1994.

the title for the book was changed, so may know it as
"Cataclysm!: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 B.C. "

needless to say i frown on the OCT theory.

ciao clemente