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Origins of the Sphinx : Celestial Guardian of Pre-Pharaonic Civilization

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In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilization. They examine the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch's geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies. Building on Bauval's Orion Correlation Theory, they investigate the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo. Analyzing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, they assert that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilization that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Gobekli Tepe complex.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 726g
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Includes 16-page color insert and 247 b&w illustrations
  • 1620555255
  • 9781620555255
  • 169,013

About Robert M. Schoch

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Boston University, earned his doctorate in geology and geophysics at Yale University. Known for his research on the Sphinx, he is the author of several books, including Forgotten Civilization. Egyptian-born Robert Bauval began studying Egyptology in 1983. The author of numerous books, including The Orion Mystery and Black Genesis, he lives in Torremolinos, Spain.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Preface Robert M. Schoch ONE The Great Paradox Robert Bauval TWO The Sands of Time Robert M. Schoch THREE Khafre: To Be or Not To Be?Robert Bauval FOUR A Case of Mistaken Identity? Robert Bauval FIVE Horus Who Dwells in the Horizon Robert Bauval SIX The Place Where the Gods Are Born Robert Bauval SEVEN The Writing on the Wall Robert M. Schoch Epilogue Robert M. SchochAppendix 1 The "Paradigm Police" and the Upside-Down Worldview of an Authoritative "Expert" Robert Bauval Appendix 2 The Orion Correlation Theory: Can It Be Falsified? Robert Bauval Appendix 3 The Ancient Egyptians and the Zodiacal Constellation of Leo Robert BauvalAppendix 4 The Sacred Mounds of the Memphite Region Robert BauvalAppendix 5 Text of the Dream Stela Translation by J. H. Breasted, 1906 Appendix 6 Redating the Great Sphinx of Giza: The Original 1992 Paper Robert M. Schoch Appendix 7 Geological Evidence Pertaining to the Age of the Great Sphinx, Including Replies to the CriticsRobert M. Schoch Appendix 8 Was the Great Sphinx Surrounded by a Moat? Was the Sphinx Originally Anubis? Robert M. Schoch Appendix 9 Controversies concerning the End of the Last Ice Age Robert M. Schoch Bibliography About the Authors Indexshow more

Review quote

"For a quarter-century, Schoch's analysis of weathering at Giza and Bauval's archaeoastronomic discoveries have challenged the consensus on prehistory, not merely of Egypt but of the world. This book expertly summarizes their case and its triumphant vindication in the 12,000-year-old sanctuary of Gobekli Tepe. The question is no longer whether they are right but where archaeology should go from here." * Joscelyn Godwin, author ofAtlantis and the Cycles of Time *show more

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