The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

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Crown/Archetype, Nov 3, 2010 - Social Science - 336 pages
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.

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THE ORION MYSTERY: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

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This fascinating archaeological detective story argues that the great pyramids of Egypt's Fourth Dynasty (c. 26002400 b.c.) were vast astronomically sophisticated temples, rather than the pharaonic ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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