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Chariots of the Gods (1970)

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Chariots of the Gods is a classic documentary based on the ground-breaking book by Erich von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world. He wrote that such artifacts as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island, etc., and indeed modern civilization, could have been influenced by extra-terrestrial visitations. Both the book and the movie were hugely influential at the time they were introduced.

It took 5 years for Erich von Daniken to document the physical evidence of visits by galactic travelers to Earth. What they did here and the influences they left behind are the core of the film. Von Daniken takes us into the far reaches of underground caves and tombs and to the tops of desolate mountains on every major continent.

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debbieleighdriver, posted on September 4, 2016

I joined to watch this sort of thing but not available in UK. Why?, posted on August 20, 2013

Loved the travel log and the mysterious artifacts around the world. However, I highly doubt that extraterrestrials would travel in rockets with rocket engines. I can easily accept that other world inhabitants visited and the artifacts and drawings exhibited such events. But this film dates the technology and world view that we are limited with technology such as rocket engines and space helmets. Surely, advanced civilizations would use something other than a rocket engine! How would they get here with such technology?

webwriter25, posted on June 12, 2016

The ancient records are highly descriptive of our current rocket technology. So this is not really a description of alien technology, as they would have far more sophisticated technology to help them navigate to the earth from distant star systems.

The evidence for alien technology is actually more in the construction of the monolithic wonders and the mathematical precision of the ancient wonders. So could there be two technologies at work here, the superior technology that we associate with alien craft and a nascent technology of a species just emerging into space technology?

ladymorosan, posted on January 27, 2014

C'mon, give them a break bjones. Gotta remember when this film was made the world was still in the thrall of Man landing on the Moon for the first time. Rocket tech was all we knew then. : )

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