The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

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Already a number one best-seller in Britain, The Orion Mystery is the story of a secret, hidden for thousands of years, that will forever change our understanding of the meaning and purpose of the most fascinating wonder of the ancient world: the Pyramids of Egypt. What purpose did these massive structures, one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken, serve? Why were they scattered across the desert in a seemingly random pattern? The pyramid mystery deepened when, in 1993, researcher Rudolf ...
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Overview

Already a number one best-seller in Britain, The Orion Mystery is the story of a secret, hidden for thousands of years, that will forever change our understanding of the meaning and purpose of the most fascinating wonder of the ancient world: the Pyramids of Egypt. What purpose did these massive structures, one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken, serve? Why were they scattered across the desert in a seemingly random pattern? The pyramid mystery deepened when, in 1993, researcher Rudolf Gantenbrink discovered a secret door within the Great Pyramid - a door unopened for 4,500 years. Robert Bauval has spent the last ten years investigating the pyramids themselves and the Pyramid Texts, the oldest writings known to mankind. He and Adrian Gilbert have uncovered, for the first time, the key to the plan that governed the construction of the pyramids. They reveal that, much more than just tombs, the pyramids were nothing less than a replica of Heaven on Earth. With great astronomical precision, they were created to serve as the Pharaohs' gateway to the stars. Dramatic and compelling, The Orion Mystery leads us step-by-step through these remarkable discoveries. It will be hailed as a historic achievement by all who are intrigued by the world's ancient mysteries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517884546
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 462,046
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Line Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Prologue - The Last Wonder of the Ancient World 1
1 The Genesis of the Orion Mystery 7
2 The Mountains of the Star Gods 25
3 The Discovery of the Pyramid Texts 56
4 Let the Pyramid Texts 'Speak' 80
5 The Giza Plan 105
6 Giza and the Belt of Orion 114
7 The Star Correlation Theory 125
8 The Brother of Osiris 138
9 Intermezzo at the Pyramids 162
10 The Great Star-Clock of the Epochs 179
11 The Seed of the Phoenix 197
12 The Roads of Osiris 212
Epilogue 226
Appendix 1 Astronomical Investigation Concerning the so-called Air-shafts of Cheops's Pyramid 237
Appendix 2 Precession 242
Appendix 3 The Secret Chambers of the Sanctuary of Thoth 250
Appendix 4 The Survival of the Star Religion 256
Appendix 5 Logistics of the Shafts in Cheops's Pyramid 266
Appendix 6 The Horizon of Khufu 272
Appendix 7 The 'Sons of Ra' and the Osirian Rebirth of the Pyramid Kings 276
Notes and References 281
Bibliography 308
Index 315
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2005

    Mystery solved.

    Anyone who reads this book will become convinced that Bauval has done what thousands of other researchers have attempted, namely, to solve the mystery of the origin and purpose of the pyramids of Egypt. The historical documents cited are almost secondary to Bauval's great insight, which provided him with the context in which to interpret the geography of the pyramids. Read this book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    A great Discovery, A mystery Solved

    In my continual quest for information about the scribe of the Gods 'Thoth' who was known as Hermes Trismegistus to the Greeks, I went looking thru the local college library's section on Egyptology where I found this book. After brousing the table of contents and the index, I desided to check it out, and it has been worth it. The discoveries listed here and the information has caused me to have to make a complete restart to the history chapter of my re-write of 'The Kybalion' to include more about ancient Egypt and Hermes/Thoth. I only hope that Mr. Bauval and Mr. Gilbert will Keep up their good work, and publish a sequel to 'The Orion Mystery'

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Recommend for those who love science`

    Very well done. Not what I expected.

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