The Cydonia Codex
Reflections from Mars
Publication Date: June 10, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In what can only be described as one of the most important archaeological and sociological discoveries in human history, The Cydonia Codex offers overwhelming evidence of aesthetic and symbolic design on the surface of the planet Mars. The authors' research encompasses over ten years of study and analysis of NASA photographs of the "Face on Mars" and its surrounding complex. Beginning with the famous 1976 photograph of a mile-long formation found on the surface of Mars that strongly resembles a human face, Haas and Saunders offer side-by-side comparisons of the art and sculpture of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica with a set of corresponding geoglyphic structures found in the Cydonia region of Mars. The implication is staggering--Earth's history and humankind's origins could be very different than commonly believed. Includes black and white photos throughout, as well as illustrations.
George J. Haas is founder and premier investigator of The Cydonia Institute, established in 1991. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Pre-Columbian Society of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Haas is also an artist, art instructor, writer, and curator. He is a member and former director of the Sculptors' Association of New Jersey. He has also authored monographs for various art exhibitions, and had a one-man show at the OK Harris Gallery of Art in New York City. He became interested in the "Face on Mars" after reading a book on the subject by Randolfo Rafael Pozos in 1991. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Dr. Amelia Joy Cole; he has three daughters.
William R. Saunders graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomorphology. He began work in the petroleum industry in Calgary, Alberta in 1978 and currently works as a petroleum geoscience consultant in Calgary. He was reintroduced to the "Face on Mars" in 1991 by Richard Hoagland's book, The Monuments of Mars. He began looking at the Mars Global Surveyor images on NASA's web site with their first release in April of 1998. He met George Haas on a web-site discussion group shortly thereafter.
Foreword writer Richard C. Hoagland has been a NASA consultant and Science Advisor to Walter Cronkite and CBS News. In 1993 he won the Angstrom Medal for Excellence in Science. He is the author of The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever (Frog, Ltd., 2001).
"I applaud the authors' cross-cultural approach to investigating possible Martian archaeological sites. By suggesting that a priror technological civilization might have been driven by aesthetic agenda, The Cydonia Codex offers a new arena for speculation--which is precisely what's needed to further the investigative process."
-Mac Tonnies, author of After the Martian Apocalypse: Extraterrestrial Artifacts and the Case for Mars Exploration
"This book gives unique insight into the many questions surrounding man's origins and in my mind establishes stunning evidence for a direct connection between us and a forgotten culture found on the planet Mars."
-Jim Miller, founder of the Mars research group Anomaly Hunters
"The authors have obviously done a great deal of research not only into the Martian structures but also into ancient Mesoamerican and other cultures and have shown how the images from Mars are repeated in the religious and cultural artifacts from those ancient civilizations. The information is well laid out and overall an excellent informative work."
-Shane Bowden, geologist in Alberta, Canada