The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids


By (author) Robert Bauval, By (author) Adrian D. Gilbert, Illustrated by Robin Cook

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 176mm x 26mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099429276
  • ISBN 13: 9780099429272
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations, b&w halftones
  • Sales rank: 173,370

Product description

Unlocking the secrets of the pyramids. For thousands of years the pyramids have stood, imposing and enigmatic, refusing to give up their secrets. In this thrilling book of scientific and historical detective work, the authors try to answer some of history's oldest questions...Why did the Egyptians really build pyramids? What lies inside the Great Pyramid's hidden chamber and what awesome secret, unseeen for 4500 years, could be concealed there? Bauval and Gilbert have spent over ten years investigating the mysteries of the pyramids. Their conclusions have aplit the academic establishment.

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Author information

Adrian Gilbert is the author and independent publishing consultant. In 1991 he set up Solos Press, a small publishers specialising in Christian Mysticism, Gnosticism and the Hermetic tradition of Egypt. He has been researching Ancient Egypt for over twenty years and regards th discoveries contained in The Orion Mystery as crucial to our understanding of the pyramid age. Robert Bauval was born in Egypt in 1948. A construction engineer, his interest in Egyptology is long standing, having lived in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life. In the 1980s he developed a line of study linking the pyramids and the so-called Pyramid Texts with astronomy. He has published several papers on this subject and his findings have been presented at the British Museum. His is the co-author of three international bestsellers: The Orion Mystery and Keeper of Genesis and more recently The Secret Chamber.

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"Absorbing and fascinating... how they reach their conclusions is clearly and rivetingly told... highly an compulsively readable" Sunday Times "A discovery about the pyramids that could change our whole view of human history" Evening Standard "Persuasive and scholarly" Observer