The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

by Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert


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A revolutionary book that explains the most enigmatic and fascinating wonder of the ancient world: the Pyramids of Egypt.

In 1993, German robotics engineer Rudolf Gatenbrink discovered a sealed door within the Great Pyramid of Giza—a door left unopened for 4,500 years. With this discovery, Robert Bauval—who spent the decade prior to the discovery researching the pyramids—and Adrian Gilbert used astronomical data to reveal that more than just tombs, the pyramids were created to serve as a gateway to the stars; in the process, they uncovered what they believe to be the key to the plan that governed the construction of the great pyramids: the Orion Constellation.

"[An] absorbing and fascinating work of archaeological detection...clearly and rivetingly told...the book is highly and compulsively readable."—London Sunday Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517884546
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 270,943
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Robert Bauval is the celebrated author of The Orion Mystery and co-author (with Graham Hancock) of The Secret of the Sphinx, The Mars Mystery, and Keeper of Genesis. His contributions to the fields of Egyptology and archaeology have been widely acclaimed.
Adrian Gilbert is the bestselling author and co-author of The Orion MysteryThe Mayan PropheciesMagi: The Quest for a Secret Tradition and The Holy Kingdom.

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The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 The historical documents cited are almost secondary to Bauval's great insight, which provided him with the context in which to interpret the geography of the pyramids.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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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'
aphutton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fascinating, but a little nuts.
millsge on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even though some parts of his theories may be shown to be incorrect - all merit careful study & review. This is not 'new age' or 'beings from space' stuff. His observations are exact and accepted by many astronomers. Egyptologists must leave their pride behind and work openly with the other sciences. We constantly are forced to rewrite the history of the 20th Century based on new observations and discoveries. Why should we think that we have no need to do the same for things that happened over 4 millennia ago?
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Very well done. Not what I expected.
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