Graham Hancock is an English writer and journalist, an author of over 20 books and two films. Hancock’s books with a total printing of 5 million have been translated into 27 languages. One of his most popular works is ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’.
As Hancock said, during his activity, he has been the most shocked by the tragic past of Armenia.
“I thought that the world has been the most unfair towards the Armenian people, but nonetheless, Armenians managed to withstand in such difficult conditions,” said Hancock.
“My biggest acquisition is the warmth, honesty, and hospitality of the Armenian people that I have witnessed here. It seems that the world has really forgotten about Armenia, but Armenia has much to show to the world, and the purpose of my visit to Armenia is to show the world what it doesn’t know yet.”
The English researcher concluded that Armenia holds a big part of the history of the humanity. As he said, the work of his past 20 years was dedicated to revealing the secrets of ancient civilizations that the humanity had lost over time. There is a multitude of circumstances and events that had made people forget their actual mission, and Hancock thinks that we need to restore that memory.
Hancock considers Armenia a key in uncovering the history and restoring the memories of the most ancient times. Armenia will play an important role in Hancock’s future works, and he plans to visit the country again.
“I think that Armenia can actually teach the world something about the forgotten past, about the human spirit,” said Hancock.
Vazgen Gevorgyan, who had invited Hancock, said that they visited Zvartnots, Etchmiadzin, an ancient settlement in Agarak, as well as a pyramid covered with soil near Dvin. Hancock was shocked to learn that Armenians are not capable of presenting the world with such treasures.
Then, they visited Syunik, Ukhtasar, the ancient observatory Karahunj, an ancient settlement in Tatev, and the Goris Museum showcasing beautiful stone artifacts, the history of which is still covered with mystery.
“The research of the latest years has directed me to countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, the US, the Bahamas, the Canary Islands, Spain, Malta, Egypt, and I can’t even say how many times I have been there,” said Hancock.
“I have toured around Turkey, Central Asia, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the whole Japan. I lacked an important element prior to arriving in Armenia, there definitely was something that I didn’t understand. In antiquity, an indeed terrifying event happened 11-13 thousand years ago,” remarked Hancock, speaking of a global cataclysm.
“Armenia is the place where the new civilization began after the catastrophe. Your ancestors have studied stars and understood their purpose. The visit to Karahunj was highly impressive for me, and it is an exceptionally interesting and ancient observatory. Most of the people think that those megalithic stone structures exist only in Europe, but yours is much older. It was also of great interest to me to see the Dvin pyramid. We do not know how old this pyramid is or who built it, but it is truly a miracle.”
Hancock mentioned that he had seen a large number of pyramids in his life, but he had never seen a technology that allows for building pyramids on mountains.
“First of all, we need to approach the pyramid of Dvin seriously. We need to determine what it has inside. It may have rooms, and it is of high importance for the specialists to thoroughly study it and uncover everything. Another thing is Karajunj and cave paintings, and also the settlement discovered near Tatev where the view is obscured by a forest, but when one looks into it even superficially, they may realize that the dwellings of gigantic people are hidden there.”
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Graham Hancock in Yerevan. Noyan Tapan Information Center Գրեմ Հենքոքը Հայաստանւմ