For the past fifty years, there have been an increasing number of historical and archaeological finds made around the world which, because of their mysterious nature, have been classified as “out-of-place artifacts” (ooparts). They have been called this because they appear unexpectedly among the ruins of the past with no evidence of a preceding period of development: their technological sophistication seems far beyond the capabilities of the ancient people among whose remains they were discovered.
In the best-selling Chariots of the Gods? And Gods from Outer Space, Erich Von Daniken set forth the notion that these ooparts were brought to earth by extraterrestrial beings. Rene Noorbergen has a different and far more believable approach to these ancient mysteries. It is his contention that a superior race of man was responsible for these inventions of a sophistication and variety that have not been equaled until the twentieth century. Some of these ooparts include:
Hindu accounts of the detonation of an atom bomb in 2400 B.C.
Use of x-rays in China in 206 B.C.
Model aircraft found in pre-Incan sites
Dry-cell batteries found in Babylonian ruins
Egyptian drawings depicting the vacuum tube
A planetarium computer found in ancient Greece
Drawing on the literature and art of the Chaldeans, Sumerians, Babylonians, and others, Noobergen depicts a world of scientific marvels that bear testimony to the existence at a remote period in history of a civilization whose technology was comparable to our own in the twentieth century.
228 pages, hardcover
Author: Rene Noorbergen