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

The Message of the Sphinx

A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780517888520
Number Of Pages: 32

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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.

About the Author

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, 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. 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.

List of Illustration - ix
Acknowledgements - xii

Part I: Enigmas - 1
1. Horizon Dweller - 3
2. The Riddle of the Sphinx - 7
3. Mystery Piled upon Mystery - 23
4. Stars and Time - 58

Part II: Seekers - 83
5. The Case of the Psychic, the Scholar and the Sphinx - 85
6. The Case of the Iron Plate, the Freemasons, the Relics and the Shafts - 100
7. The Case of the Robot, the Germans and the Door - 117

Part III: Duality - 129
8. The Clues of Duality - 131
9. The Sphinx and its Horizons - 152
10. The Quest of the Horus-King - 167

Part IV: Map - 187
11. The Unseen Academy - 189
12. Sages and 'Followers' - 197
13. Following the Stars - 208
14. Space-Time Co-ordinates - 215
15. When the Sky Joined the Earth - 225
16. Message in a Bottle? - 238
17. The Place of the 'First Time' - 247

Conclusion - 268
Appendix 1: The Scales of the World - 273
Appendix 2: Correspondence with Mark Lehner - 285
Appendix 3: Harnessing Time with the Stars - 293
Appendix 4: Carbon-dating the Great Pyramid - 300
Appendix 5: The Door Inside the Great Pyramid - 304
References - 316
Selected Bibliography - 353
Index - 358

ISBN: 9780517888520
ISBN-10: 0517888521
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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