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Book Review: The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry Into The Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, And Peoples by Philip Coppens

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The Lost Civilization Enigma: A New Inquiry Into The Existence of Ancient Cities, Cultures, And Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History by Philip Coppens is an intriguing work which leads readers to believe that we were not the first to have a transoceanic commerce between Europe and the Americas.

Coppens cites a variety of experts who attempt to explain key places and facts in ancient history. For instance, Henrich Sohliemann is convinced that Troy was found in Hissarlik, Turkey. This description fit Homer’s. The quest for Troy is still an open issue according to Coppens.

The author discusses Catal Hoyuk which is the largest and best preserved Neolithic site. Burroughs Cave is the site where European nobles left the area before Columbus came to America. The Ica stones depict humans battling dinosaurs. This is one of the most controversial scenes in the history of archeology because dinosaurs are known to predate humans by 60 million years.

Coppens shows the wanderings of the deity at Viracocha at Machu Picchu and the Nebra Sky Disk which depicts stars and moon phases. Each site has existed for centuries. The Pyramid of Caral in Northern Peru is 1000 years or more older than ancient Egypt.

The book depicts samples of rock paintings at Tassili which are thousands of years old. The time period is proximate to the time when the Sahara was fertile. Coppens discusses the site of Atlantis (9600BC) in front of the Pillars of Hercules or the Strait of Gibraltar circa the southern tip of Spain. The City of Sens is identified as a megalithic civilization which Marcel Mestdagh identified as Atlantis.

Coppens depicts the Temple Complex of Sri Ekambaranathan in India. There is a vast underground infrastructure believed to contain remnants of Mu which disappeared millenia ago.

The Lost Civilization Enigma by Coppens documents actual artifacts, monuments, and even land masses that pre-date humans and exist throughout parts of the world today. The author presents both plausible phenomena, as well as issues like Atlantis which remain unresolved even to this day.

The book has spectacular full color pictures of the cave paintings of Lascaux, Machu Picchu, the Nebra Sky Disk, The Layard Lens, Gobekli Tepe, the pyramids of Caral, the Antikythera device, and the Megalithic temple complex of Callanish.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.