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  • TWILIGHT OF THE GODS: THE MAYAN CALENDAR AND THE RETURN OF THE

    EXTRATERRESTRIALS

    BY ERICH VON DNIKEN

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    This picture shows a level of precision of measurement and workmanship that simply would not be possible with Stone Age tools.

    Public domain image.

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    The precision with which the blocks were cut is simply astounding.

    Public domain image.

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    Could Stone Age craftsmen really have produced such levels of accuracy and consistency?

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    Three Maya calendar wheels. For clarity, names have been added next to the Maya words.

    Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • A statue of Pachamama, the Andean fertility goddess

    Image courtesy of Tatjana Ingold

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  • These steps at the ruins of Puma Punku once stood under water. They were coated in a fine layer of lime scale.

    Image courtesy of Tatjana Ingold

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  • The central god on the Gateway of the Sun at Puma Punku.

    Image courtesy of Tatjana Ingold

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  • The walls around the temple Kalasasaya have been reconstructed. The heads that were mounted on the wall during reconstruction had originally been somewhere else.

    Image courtesy of Tatjana Ingold

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  • Image courtesy of Tatjana Ingold

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  • Visitors to Puma Punku have marveled at the size and detail of the ruins. Each slab is a masterpiece, says author Erich von Dniken (pictured here).

    Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Hybrids on the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser

    Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Isis hands Seti the Djed pillar in the temple in Abydos.

    Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Dogu figure from Japan

    Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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  • Winged sun disk at Dendera, Egypt

    Image copyright Erich von Dniken.

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