EDEN IN THE ALTAI: The Prehistoric Golden Age and the Mythic Origins of Humanity - Book
By Geoffrey Ashe
Myths of a Golden Age, a paradise at the beginning of human existence, are nearly universal in all cultures. But where was this 'Eden located' Refuting the traditional assumption that the cultures of the Middle East and Mycenae filtered northward into Europe and North Asia, noted historian Geoffrey Ashe instead identifies the northern Altai mountain range and Lake Baikal region of southern Siberia as the true cultural home of humanity and the source of the widespread myths of a prehistoric Golden Age.
Offering proof that advanced cultures existed in Europe before the immigration of Eastern peoples, Ashe shows that early societies did not look into the future for perfection but to the past, to the Golden Age of peace in the sacred northern mountains.
6X9 P/B, 384 pp., B&W Illus.