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    DescriptionThe Egyptologist acclaimed for re-dating the Great Sphinx atGizasets his sights on one of the true mysteries of antiquity: the Great Pyramid of Giza.What is the Great Pyramid of Giza? Ask that basic question of a traditional Egyptologist, and you get the basic, traditional answer: a fancy tombstone for a self-important pharaoh of the Old Kingdom. This, Egyptologists argue, is the sole finding based on the data, and the only deduction supported by science.By implication, anyone who dissents from this point of view is unscientific and woolly-minded-a believer in magic and ghosts. Indeed, some of the unconventional ideas about the Great Pyramid do have a spectacularly fabulous ring to them. Yet from beneath the obvious terms of this controversy, a deeper, more significant question arises: how is it that the Great Pyramid exercises such a gripping hold on the human psyche- adding cryptic grace to the back of the one-dollar bill and framing myriad claims of New Age "pyramid power"?In "Pyramid Quest," Robert M. Schoch and Robert Aquinas McNally use the rigorous intellectual analysis of scientific inquiry to investigate what we know about the Great Pyramid, and develop a stunning hypothesis: This ancient monument is the strongest proof yet that civilization began thousands of years earlier than is generally thought, extending far back into a little-known time. In tracing that story, we come to understand not only the Great Pyramid but also our own origins as civilized beings.


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    Title
    Pyramid Quest
    Subtitle
    Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert M. Schoch, By (author) Robert Aquinas McNally
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 700 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585424054
    ISBN 10: 1585424056
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFH
    DC22: 001.9
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14750
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, REL062000
    LC classification: DT63 .S34 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    20 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Jeremy P Tarcher
    Publication date
    27 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
    Author Information
    Robert M. Schoch, a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at Yale University. Dr. Schoch has been quoted extensively in the media for his work on the Sphinx, and he was featured on the Emmy-winning documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, hosted by Charlton Heston. Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of numerous books, and is a classically educated writer and poet.