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Join me July 22–29, 2018, for a Croatian Cruise, with lectures at sea while we sail the Adriatic aboard a private luxury yacht. We'll enjoy fascinating land excursions too!

I've been appointed the Director of the Institute for the Origins of Civilization (ISOC) at Boston University's College of General Studies.

Thumbnail for the Institute for the Study of the Origins of Civilization

Recently many people have asked me my thoughts concerning the comet hypothesis for the beginning of the Younger Dryas. In my assessment, the evidence does not support it. I think our Sun was the culprit. For more information, see my comments here, as well as Appendix 9 of Origins of the Sphinx.

image of the great sphinx seen through a portal from its nearby temple


Forgotten Civilization is now out in English, Italian, and German, and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (Note: The foreign editions have different covers.)

Book cover of Forgotten Civilization by Robert Schoch

Origins of the Sphinx, with co-author Robert Bauval, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Organization for the Research of Ancient Cultures:

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I'm very proud to mention that on 28 November 2014 I was awarded (in recognition of my ongoing research on ancient civilizations) the title of Honorary Professor at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna, Bulgaria.

Robert Schoch receives award of Honororay Professor at the Bulgarian Naval Academy

Notes To Visitors Of This Website:

1) I have no connection to or association with the Robert Schoch Foundation.

2) I own two domains on the World Wide Web, and Others have purchased my name as a domain. I have no control over this, or what is posted on those sites. The Web is the ultimate experiment in free expression, and I understand this. Thank you for your interest in my work.

3) Please note that much of the "information" regarding me that might be found on the Internet, including on Wikipedia, is simply incorrect. For instance, I was not born on 24 April 1949 (the day of the month, the month, and the year are all incorrect).

4) All photographs and text on this site, unless otherwise specified, are the copyrighted property of Robert M. Schoch. Please do not use without permission. The solar flare image posted on this page (beneath the Plasma/Ice Age button) and posted on the Plasma/Ice Age page is used courtesy of NASA.

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