Keeper Of Genesis

Author : Robert Bauval
ISBN : 9781446428153
Genre : History
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In Keeper of Genesis, Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock present a tour de force of historical and scientific detective work and answer the following questions: When and where did history begin? When was the genesis of civilisation in Egypt? How and why were the Great Sphinx and the three pyramids of Giza designed to serve as pasrts of an immense three-dimensional model of the sky of 'First Time'? What is contained in the rectangular chamber that seismic surveys have located in the bedrock far below the paws of the sphinx? What lies behind the mysterious doors recently discovered at the end of a previously unexplored shaft inside the Great Pyramid? And does mankind have a rendezvous with destiny - a rendezvous not in the future, but in the distant past - at a precise place and time? Using sophisticated computer simulations of the ancient skies to crack the millenial code that the monuments transcribe, Bauval and Hancock set out a startling new theory concerning the Pyramid Texts and other archaic Egyptian scriptures.
Category: History

The Lost Civilizations Of The Stone Age

Author : Richard Rudgley
ISBN : 9780684862705
Genre : History
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A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.
Category: History

The Quest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029553133
Genre : Theosophy
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Category: Theosophy

Reading Archaeology

Author : Robert James Muckle
ISBN : 1551118769
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.55 MB
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"Not many archaeology books are as useful and well written, with both faculty and student in mind." - Mark Lewine, Cuyahoga Community College
Category: Social Science

Elenchus Of Biblica

Author : Pontificio Istituto biblico
ISBN : 8876536124
Genre : Bible
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Category: Bible

Children Of The Sun God

Author : Linda Tucker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025939518
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Pyramids Nightclubs

Author : L. L. Wynn
ISBN : 0292717016
Genre : History
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Living in Egypt at the turn of the millennium, cultural anthropologist L. L. Wynn was struck by the juxtapositions of Western, Gulf Arab, and Egyptian viewpoints she encountered. For some, Egypt is the land of mummies and pharaohs. For others, it is a vortex of decadence, where nightlife promises a chance to salivate over belly dancers and maybe even glimpse a movie star. Offering a new approach to ethnography, Pyramids and Nightclubs examines cross-cultural encounters to bring to light the counterintuitive ways in which Egypt is defined. Guiding readers on an armchair journey that introduces us to Russian and Australian belly dancers on Nile cruise ships, Egyptian rumors about an Arab prince and his royal entourage, Saudi girls looking for a less restrictive dating scene, and other visitors to this "antique" land, Wynn uses the lens of travel and tourism to depict a fascinating and often surprising version of Egypt, while exploring the concept of stereotype itself. Tracing the history of Western and Arab fascination with Egypt through spurious hunts for lost civilizations and the new economic disparities brought about by the oil industry, Pyramids and Nightclubs ultimately describes the ways in which moments of cultural contact, driven by tourism and labor migration, become eye-opening opportunities for defining self and other.
Category: History

The Literary Review

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ISBN : UCR:31210012125967
Genre : Books
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Discoveries The Great Pyramids

Author : Jean-Pierre Corteggiani
ISBN : UVA:X030257210
Genre : History
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The last of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza remain among the world's most mysterious architectural and archaeological achievements. The Great Pyramid and the two smaller pyramids that make up the Giza Necropolis, commissioned by the pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops, around 2560 BC, have fascinated scientists and historians from Antiquity to the present. Beginning with Herodotus's fifth-century B.C. observations of these massive monuments, author Jean-Pierre Corteggiani leads the reader through historical theories, sketches, and excavations of the Pyramids, including the 2004 investigation by amateur Egyptologists Gilles Dormion and Jean-Yves Verd'hurt into a previously undiscovered room of the Great Pyramid. In addition to the central conundrum - the question of how the pyramids were built - Corteggiani examines the attraction of the site throughout the ages; many explorers, conquerors, soldiers, and pilgrims made their way to the Pyramids, often leaving their marks in graffiti on the stones. Perhaps the most famous emblems of Ancient Egypt, to this day the Pyramids of Giza continue to confound and seduce visitors and scientists alike.
Category: History