The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

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Crown/Archetype, Jun 10, 2009 - Social Science - 384 pages
In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos.
 

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First, an explanation of my bias. I loved Zahi Hawass from his first appearances on Nat Geo, because he's so charismatic and he reminded me of my father. Like him, I hated von Daniken and those ... Read full review

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This is the second book on Egypt that I have read by Robert Bauval. I would recommend reading the first, The Orion Mystery, before starting this as it occassionally references back to topics written ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
The Riddle of the Sphinx
Mystery Piled upon Mystery
Stars and Time
The Case of the Psychic the Scholar and
Relics and the Shafts
The Clues of Duality
The Sphinx and its Horizons
The Unseen Academy
Sages and Followers
Following the Stars
Copyright

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Graham Hancock was formerly East Africa Correspondent for The Economist and covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the London Sunday Times.  His books include African Ark:  Peoples of the Horn, the widely acclaimed Lords of Poverty, which earned the 1990 H.L. Mencken Award (honorable mention) for an outstanding book of journalism,  The Sign and the Seal (Crown, 1992), the international bestseller that documented his real-life quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant, and the recent number-one bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods (Crown 1995).

Hancock has recently appeared on the NBC special "The Mysterious Origins of Man" and on the CBS special "Mysteries of the Millennium."  He has also appeared on television with Michael Palin in his "Pole to Pole" series, the BBC and CNN, as well as the National Geographic's "Explorer" series in stories related to The Sign and the Seal.

Robert Bauval is a construction engineer with a long-standing interest in the astronomy of the pyramids, having lived in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life.  He has appeared on national television several times including ABC-TV's "Prime Time Live" and NBC-TV's "The Mysterious Origins of Man."  His first book The Orion Mystery was a number-one bestseller in the United Kingdom.

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