History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, And Ancient Mysteries
by Brian Haughton
"Written by archaeologist and devote
of the esoteric Brian Haughton, Hidden History is an amazing survey of mystic
places, people, events and structures throughout history . . . this fantastic
volume; though highly speculative at times, is sure to be a treat for anyone
with a taste for ancient fables, wonders, and conundrums."
- Midwest Book Review
Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and
science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world can still haunt our
imagination. Through their architecture, artefacts and deeds, ancient cultures
speak to us across thousands of dusty years—from the labyrinthine palace of
Knossos on Crete and the lofty pyramids of Egypt to the remotest jungle temples
of Peru and the megalithic mystery of Stonehenge.
Haughton's new book Hidden History brings together a fascinating selection of
these ancient enigmas, arranged into three sections: Mysterious
Unexplained Artefacts, and Enigmatic People. You’ll discover fascinating facts
about forty-nine ancient mysteries including :
• The Great Sphinx—Mysticism and archaeology collide in the ongoing
debate over this enigmatic monument.
• Mystery Hill—Who built the intriguing
megalithic complex lying 40 miles north of Boston?
• Newgrange—Hundreds of years older than the
Giza Pyramid and Stonehenge. Who were the builders of this Irish megalithic
• The Antikythera
Mechanism—An ancient Greek computer found beneath the Aegean Sea.
2000-year-old electric battery from the Middle East?
Manuscript—The world's most mysterious book - Still undeciphered.
Giant Hill-Figures of England—The ancient Uffington White Horse and other huge chalk
figures cut into the English countryside.
• The Queen
of Sheba—Clues to the real identity of this mighty ruler famous for her
Biblical visit to King Solomon
Amazons—Did these fierce warrior women of ancient Greek myth really exist?
The Floresians—The amazing discovery of a new species of dwarf humans
from the Indonesian island of Flores.
History fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the
latest available data and a common sense, open-minded approach. The book
discusses not only ancient history’s major mysteries, but also some of the
puzzles of alternative history—like the Coso
Artefact, the possibility of ancient flight, and the mysterious Piri
Reis Map—as well as mysterious peoples from the Magi and
the Druids to the Knights Templar and the Green Children of
With more than
50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those
interested in the archaeology of these great enigmas.
Author and researcher Brian
Haughton is a qualified archaeologist, with an interest in the strange and unusual.
He is a graduate of Nottingham (B.A. in Archaeology) and Birmingham (M. Phil in Greek Archaeology) Universities, and has worked on
archaeological projects in England and Greece.
written on the subjects of ancient mysteries and unusual people in history for various print and
internet publications and his research into the Princess Caraboo hoax has been
used by the B.B.C. on a number of occasions. Haughton's work has been published
on various websites including the B.B.Cs Legacies website, World
Mysteries and the Book of Thoth. His articles haveappeared in
magazines across the world including New Dawn Magazine, Awareness, All Destiny and the UKs Paranormal
Magazine, and he has also appeared on a number of radio shows. He also serves as a consultant for U.K-based research and
investigative organization Parasearch. Haughton long ago fell for the lure of the supernatural, initially inspired by
the ghost stories of Sheridan Le Fanu and M.R. James and TV programmes like
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
and Leonard Nimoy's In Search of series. He
currently lives and writes in Patras, Greece.