Pyramids and poverty

Since coming across Graham Hancock’s “Lords of Poverty” in the lobby of the Hilton the other day, I had had a nagging feeling – not just about staying at the Hilton, but about Graham Hancock. The name rang a bell … I was thinking pyramids, nazca lines, atlantis. As one does.

A quick look on Amazon reveals that said Hancock – minus the unfortunate change of name – is indeed:

“the author of the major international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods and Heaven’s Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures and TV appearances, including the three-hour series Quest For The Lost Civilization, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises legitimate questions about humanity’s history and prehistory and offers an increasingly popular view of our shared history.”

If the Hancock’s are one and the same, I’m pretty impressed by the span of the bloke’s interests and am intrigued as to where and how they overlap – they always do! I’m wondering whether he wrote Lords of Poverty while staying at the Addis Hilton researching “The sign and the seal”, or whether there’s more to it than that …

On a¬†different note, if you’re interested in news from the Horn of Africa from what looks/reads like a pretty good paper, check out the Sub-Saharan Informer.

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