This book is a departure from what we normally review and include here. However it does describe the massive influence of the Cygnus constellation upon ancient cultures, and all of us are evidence that Cygnus –whatever it might be – still exerts an influence even today. Andrew Collins is a leading British researcher into Gobekli Tepi, the site in Turkey that was designed more than 11,000 years ago. It is aligned on Cygnus, in the same way the Pyramids at Giza are aligned on the three main Cygnus stars…did one civilization lead to the other? And where did this ancient veneration of Cygnus come from?
464pp, 326 x 172 mm, Paperback, 2018, RRP £17.99