THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER Chariots of the Gods was immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance when it first introduced the theory that ancient Earth had established contact with aliens. Erich von Däniken's examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers-and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it... The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence: • An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid • Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts • Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins • A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica • A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization. From the Paperback edition.