The Stairway to Heaven (Book II)

By (author) Zecharia Sitchin

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The Stairway to Heaven (Book II)
By (author) Zecharia Sitchin

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Pages : 336

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780939680894

Imprint : Bear & Company

On Sale Date : November 01, 1992

Format : Hardcover Book

The Stairway to Heaven, the second book of Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles series, incorporates ancient Egyptian evidence to show that the gateway between the mortal and the divine was a spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula, with the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx serving as beacons for the landings.
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About The Stairway to Heaven (Book II)

Since earliest times, humanity has pondered the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe, life...and the afterlife. In The Stairway to Heaven, the second book of Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles series, the author answers these fundamental questions: Was there somewhere on Earth where, after death, mortal man could join the immortal Gods? Where was this place? By whom was it established? And does it still exist today? After years of painstaking research--combining recent archaeological discoveries with ancient texts and artifacts--Sitchin has identified the legendary Land of the Gods, and provided astounding new revelations about the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and other mysterious monuments whose true meanings and purposes have been lost for eons.

The Earth Chronicles deal with the history and prehistory of Earth and humankind. Each book in the series is based upon information written on clay tablets by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. For the first time, the entire Earth Chronicles series is now available in a hardcover collector's edition.
Table of Contents

Table of content


I. IN SEARCH OF PARADISE

II. THE IMMORTAL ANCESTORS

III. THE PHARAOH'S JOURNEY TO THE AFTERLIFE

IV. THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

V. THE GODS WHO CAME TO PLANET EARTH

VI. IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE DELUGE

VII. GILGAMESH: THE KING WHO REFUSED TO DIE

VIII. RIDERS OF THE CLOUDS

IX. THE LANDING PLACE

X. TILMUN: LAND OF THE ROCKETSHIPS

XI. THE ELUSIVE MOUNT

XII. THE PYRAMIDS OF GODS AND KINGS

XIII. FORGING THE PHARAOH'S NAME

XIV. THE GAZE OF THE SPHINX


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Author Bio
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) was born in Russia and raised in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. He was distinguished by his ability to translate and interpret ancient Sumerian and other ancient texts. A graduate of the University of London, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years before making his home in New York City.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling."
Library Journal

"Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man's origins . . . a dazzling performance."
Kirkus Reviews

"Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals."
Rosemary Decker, historian and researcher
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ARCHAEOLOGY / HISTORY

Special large-format edition, lavishly illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photographs. Mythic memory has long held that somewhere on Earth there is a place where we can transcend death and join the gods. In The Stairway to Heaven, Zecharia Sitchin deepens his fascinating explorations into Earth history by looking at this longing for a return to the divine.

Combining the enigma of the Pyramids with legends of human attempts to ascend like gods to Heaven in search of immortality, he delves into the lives of the pharaohs of Egypt, who taught how to travel the Route of the Gods to the "eternal afterlife"; the Sumerian king Gilgamesh, who journeyed to distant lands in his quest to "scale heaven" and ward off his mortal fate; Alexander the Great, who believed he was actually the son of a god; and Ponce de Leon, who explored Florida in search of the legendary Fountain of Youth. Finally, he leads us along the gaze of the Sphinx, the "Sacred Guide," for remarkable insight into the archetypal search for eternal life.

“Well researched and persuasive ... Sitchin brings to this book' the logic and scholarship so often lacking. . . . He demonstrates the flaws in established theories about pyramid builders and exposes a few ancient hoaxes.”
--Library Journal

“Impressive.”
--United Press International

“Compelling.”
--Booklist

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