Comet wiped out civilisation in Antarctica 13,000 years ago, author reiterates claim with new book

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Graham Hancock is set to publish a new 500-page book titled ‘Magicians of the Gods’, which he claims contains “smoking gun” proofs to prove his 20-year-old claim about a comet wiping out civilisation in Antarctica.

Back in 1995, the former journalist had revealed in a book titled ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ that 13,000 years ago a comet smashed into ice-laden Antarctica and wiped out an entire civilisation. Though the book was a huge commercial success with an estimated 3 million copies sold, scientists and critics derided the theory. So much so, a BBC Horizon programme sought to demolish his theory.

“In 1995, I wrote a book about all the clues — the fingerprints — that pointed to the existence of this lost civilisation”, Hancock told The Sunday Times. The author added that all that he lacked at the time to substantiate his theory was a smoking gun.

“A series of papers in geophysics and geological journals have been bringing forward evidence that the Earth was indeed hit by a comet 12,800 years ago, which is exactly what I proposed in my book”, he added. The former journalist added that despite the annihilation, subjects such as astronomy and mathematics were passed to later civilisations.

Hancock said that proofs of the comet were non-existent because it struck ice and didn’t leave any crater. Hancock’s new book is releasing in September.