Imhotep the African: Architect of the Cosmos

Imhotep the African: Architect of the Cosmos

by Robert Bauval, Thomas Brophy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938875007
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 348,394
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Born in Egypt and having lived there and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life, Robert Bauval has published several papers linking the pyramids with astronomy, and his findings have been presented at the British Museum. He has also written three books with bestselling author Graham Hancock (Message of the Sphinx, Talisman, and The Mars Mystery).

Thomas Brophy has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado, was a staff research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder. He lives in Encinitas, CA.

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Chapter 1 The City of the Sun 1

Imhotep and Heliopolis 2

El Massalah 6

The Bird of Creation and the Marking of Time 10

The Sothic Cycle 13

Zep Tepi-The "First Time" 17

The Mound of Creation 24

The Giza Mound 42

Chapter 2 Architect of the Cosmos 49

Notions of the Cosmos 50

Memphis-The White Wall 52

The Mokattam Quarries 56

Prussian Barons and Eccentric Englishmen 59

Netjerykhet and Djoser 62

The Lepsius Expedition 78

The "Black Box" of Imhotep 81

Seshat-Our Lady of the Stars 86

A Pedestal with No Statue 93

A Complex on the Scale of a City 96

Chapter 3 A Time Machine in Stone 105

Hallowed Ground 108

The Source of the Nile Flood 110

The Famine Stele 111

Astral Rebirth-Becoming an Akh 116

Remote Ancestors 132

In the Manner of Ancient Times 141

The Cosmic Connection 146

Strange Synchronicity 153

Chapter 4 The Star Temple of the Sahara 159

A Proto-Temple in the Desert 161

Coordinates and Directions 163

Alignments to Sirius and the Big Dipper 166

Cattle Cult 170

Water from the Sky 175

Chapter 5 Black-Skinned Ancestors 181

The Search for Imhotep's Tomb 182

The Armant Expedition 184

The Souls of Nekhen 186

Point of Contact 191

Nubia Today 197

Conclusion 201

Appendix I The Origins of the Benben Stone 203

Appendix II The Giza Diagonal and the Horizon of Khufu 219

Appendix III The Step Pyramids and Stellar Rituals 227

Appendix IV Measures and Mysteries at Nabta Playa 233

Bibliography 261

Endnotes 273

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