The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

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Three Rivers Press, 1994 - History - 325 pages
Already a number one best-seller in Britain, The Orion Mystery is the story of a secret, hidden for thousands of years, that will forever change our understanding of the meaning and purpose of the most fascinating wonder of the ancient world: the Pyramids of Egypt. What purpose did these massive structures, one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken, serve? Why were they scattered across the desert in a seemingly random pattern? The pyramid mystery deepened when, in 1993, researcher Rudolf Gantenbrink discovered a secret door within the Great Pyramid - a door unopened for 4,500 years. Robert Bauval has spent the last ten years investigating the pyramids themselves and the Pyramid Texts, the oldest writings known to mankind. He and Adrian Gilbert have uncovered, for the first time, the key to the plan that governed the construction of the pyramids. They reveal that, much more than just tombs, the pyramids were nothing less than a replica of Heaven on Earth. With great astronomical precision, they were created to serve as the Pharaohs' gateway to the stars. Dramatic and compelling, The Orion Mystery leads us step-by-step through these remarkable discoveries. It will be hailed as a historic achievement by all who are intrigued by the world's ancient mysteries.

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This fascinating archaeological detective story argues that the great pyramids of Egypt's Fourth Dynasty (c. 26002400 b.c.) were vast astronomically sophisticated temples, rather than the pharaonic ... Read full review

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Even though some parts of his theories may be shown to be incorrect - all merit careful study & review. This is not 'new age' or 'beings from space' stuff. His observations are exact and accepted by ... Read full review

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Robert Bauval is an author, lecturer, and Ancient Egypt researcher, best known for his Orion Correlation Theory. Bauval was born in Alexandria, Egypy. He attended the Franciscan College in Buckinghamshire, England. He has spent most of his engineering career living and working in the Middle East and Africa as a construction engineer. In late 1992 Bauval contacted Adrian Gilbert; they went on to write The Orion Mystery together, which became an international bestseller. He has also co-authored three books with Graham Hancock, Breaking The Mirror Of Heaven: The Conspiracy To Suppress The Voice Of Ancient Egypt with Ahmed Osman and 2 books with Thomas Brophy including Imhotep the African: Architect of the Cosmos.

Adrian Gilbert was born near London, where he attended St. Edmunds College, as well as the University of Kent at Cantebury, reading for an Honours degree in Chemistry. His first book, The Cosmic Wisdom Beyond Astrology, was written with the intent of bringing together scientific reasoning and mystical insight. As things have turned out, this has continued to be the hallmark of Adrian's writing and explains why his books have achieved world-wide recognition. Adrian has appeared in a number of documentaries including two for the BBC: The Great Pyramid, gateway to the stars and The Crystal skulls.

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