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Klaus de Laak, Author and Documentarian

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Born in 1936 in Mülheim/Ruhr, Klaus de Laak held senior positions in large German companies for more than 30 years.

After early retirement he engaged in historical studies in over 40 countries on four continents. Klaus de Laak wrote numerous texts about the general theme of ‘phenomena of history’, which were published in notable books, newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. His work “Mauern – Mythen und Menhire”, a collection of articles, is used inter alia by teachers in Westphalian grammar schools.

Works/books:

• Echnaton und die Platyzephalie. Verlag Thomas Mehner, Suhl
• Mauern - Mythen und Menhire. Verlag Blum, Köln-Wesseling
• Veröffentlichungen in: Das Rätsel der Bundeslade. Das Neue Zeitalter, Hamburg
• Baalbeck - Mirakel in Stein. SETI, Essen
• Pret à Porter am Abri Maak, SETI, Essen
• Die Graffiti von Chinon. Wissenschaft ohne Grenzen, Suhl
• Graffiti von Chinon, Anno Domini, Dresden und Greiz
• Was geschah am 10. Oktober 1582. Wissenschaft ohne Grenzen, Dresden und Greiz
• Ein kulturhistorisches Rätsel im Sachsenhain, Anno Domini, Dresden und Greiz
• Die Langschädeligen der 18. Dynastie. Sagenhafte Zeiten, Beatenberg bei Zürich /Schweiz

Further publications appeared in the feuilletons of various magazines and are cited in the specialist literature and documentations.

Since 2000 Klaus de Laak and his wife have lived in Freren near the Saller See. Klaus de Laak, who has intensively studied the megalithic era and its mysterious megalithic tombs all over the world, sees a close connection between his research activities and the Emsland region, which is rich in these kind of monuments.

In 1999, matching his ambitions, the author proposed to establish a “Hünensteinstraße” with the aim to create culture tourism oriented and cartographic connections between the megalithic monuments on a regional level in the Emsland region and Lower Saxony, which are both rich in such monuments, as well as the whole of Europe.

On 27 August, 2013, Klaus de Laak became the first honorary member of “Megalithic Routes e.V.”, when he received a glass-framed honorary certificate to mark the occasion.