In 1968, Erich von Daniken first presented his theory of alien contact with the ancient world – a theory so incredible, yet so compelling, that it has become part of a wide-ranging debate that continues to this day. His claims that an alien race helped create the pyramids of Egypt were based upon the ruins themselves. And it is these ruins that now provide researchers with a never-ending source of clues. There is new research that may demonstrate that the location and design of the pyramids were uniquely fit for preservation – something the Egyptians couldn’t possibly have known; there are physical remains of the ships built by the Pharaohs and buried with them for travel in the afterlife – imitations, perhaps, of the ships they saw used by men from the sky? There are discoveries of hidden chambers and passageways, one of which ends at an ancient door – and none know what is beyond it.   There are prehistoric bones that may prove the existence of a worldwide cult that deformed children’s skulls in imitation of the “gods” they had seen; and new interpretations of ancient writings – and new speculations on ancient mysteries.  Illustrated with black and white photographs.