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The Egypt Code [Hardcover]

Robert Bauval
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5 Oct 2006
The Orion Mystery, published in 1994, introduced the world to a highly original, and now internationally famous, star-correlation theory about the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. It sent a huge shock-wave of controversy throughout the scientific community, the effects of which are still felt today. "The Egypt Code" develops this pyramid-stars correlation, challenging the long held assumption by many Egyptologists that the pyramids were tombs principally meant to house the bodies of dead kings. In addition to this theory, Robert Bauval also reveals an amazing 'Grand Unified Plan', which involves the wonderful temple of Upper Egypt. "The Egypt Code" is unlike any other book before it and covers the whole of Egypt's ancient civilisation in a manner never before attempted. Much has been written as to 'how' the Egyptians might have aligned their monuments with such high precision, but the question that has always remained unanswered is 'why?'- why did the ancients put so much emphasis on astronomical alignments? And what could be the function, practical or symbolic, behind these mysterious alignments?

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Century (5 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712619518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712619516
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.4 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 457,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Bauval was born in Egypt in 1948. A construction engineer, his interest in Egyptology is long standing, having lived in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life. In the 1980s he developed a line of study linking the pyramids and the so-called Pyramid Texts with astronomy. He has published several papers on this subject and his findings have been presented at the British Museum. His is the co-author of two international bestsellers: The Orion Mystery and Keeper of Genesis and more recently The Secret Chamber.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 1 Mar 2010
By Mrs. A. M. Chadwick VINE VOICE
I love Egypt and its history, (I have been there and I spent 3yrs studying Egyptology with Exeter University). :-)

"The Egypt Code" is Robert Bauval's sequel to "The Orion Mystery" which was first published in 1994 introduced us to the research that both Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert on the connection between the pyramids with the night sky, they researched what star constellations would have been visible at the pyramids where built.

Their work is now famous world wide; at the time it shocked both Egyptologists and the scientific community, even today some people are still sceptical about the whole idea.

This book continues their original research and builds on it even more by challenging many Egyptologists that the pyramids were just tombs meant to house the mummies of dead pharaohs. But as you continue to read you'll find out that the pyramids and other temples meant so much more to the Pharaohs and the Egyptian people.

Even today some Egyptologists and other academics still disagree with the research, but with new
evidence coming to light everyday some Egyptian history has already had to be changed and updated, and this will happen even more as new evidence is found.

I found this book to be both enjoyable and extremely interesting. It's a must for anyone that's already read "The Orion Mystery" by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert and anyone else that enjoys reading about Egyptian history. :-)

If you decide to read this book you must keep an open mind, it gives you a lot to think about and it's something you will either agree or disagree with.

I thought it was worth every penny and it makes an excellent edition to my little Egyptian library, which now stands at over 1000 books. :-)
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I love a good read, and this is just that. Nothing is like opening a new book - e-readers eat your heart out! Will be added to my bookcase to be read again and again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wow 23 July 2013
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a great book to get the mind working in 5th gear
enjoy it a lot ..
Im now looking to read more in this field
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3.0 out of 5 stars Egypt Code 30 Jun 2013
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My rating does not relate to the contents and the quality of the book. My rating reflects merely my expectations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deciphering the "Code" 14 Sep 2008
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This book is an excellent follow-up to the author's previous THE ORION MYSTERY. I believe that he does have something here that deserves attention. Egyptologists have never been in agreement over the reason for the placement of the pyramids, their relative sizes at Giza, their orientation, etc. Bauval has provided a "unified [pyramid] field theory" to account for all of the above without forcing the issue. Even the Zoser statue, the Sphinx, and other works of "funerary" sculpture are given new meaning vis-a-vis their positioning. A must for anyone interested in this area of Antiquity. Prof. Lewis M. Greenberg
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read that is as thoughtful as it is thought provoking 13 Dec 2008
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The mysteries of the tombs, pyramids, and beliefs of the Egyptians continues to spark iconoclastic theories. "The Egypt Code: A Grand Plan" is a provocatively informative book wherein author Robert Bauval presents his "grand unified theory" which shows how from earliest times beginner around 3000 BC to the closure of the Egyptian civilization with the death of Cleopatra and the dominant control of Rome in 30 BC, the pharaohs correlated what they saw in the sky to what they built on the ground. Fascinating perspectives and thoughts lending to this theory that not only did Egyptians mirror on the ground what they saw in the sky, but that the changes in the sky landscape, matches the changes on the ground, for example the size and placement of a pyramid. "The Egypt Code: A Grand Plan" presents an articulate and thought provoking set of ideas and explanations, which will bring about great discussions for some time to come. Recommended for public and Egyptology and Metaphysical Studies collections, "The Egypt Code: A Grand Plan" is a fascinating read that is as thoughtful as it is thought provoking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complete theory for Egypt Monuments 6 Jun 2009
By Mohamed Taha - Published on
I have been following Bauvals books for the last 10 years, there was always something missing and not complete. This books is the complete theory for the Egyptian monuments. I like the theory and everyone should read about it to understand how great the ancient Egyptians were.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading explanation of Egyptian buildings 6 Sep 2009
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This book is worth reading I recommend it. This book provides a well-researched explanation of many of the Egyptian building customs. The author solidifies his case for the alignment of structures using the stars as a pattern. There is still that nagging feeling that not all of the many clues in ancient Egypt have been taken into account. The book builds its case upon star alignment and written text. The book does not take into account conflicting evidence that some of the Egyptian buildings may have been built earlier. Nor does the book attempt to explain how the massive projects could have been built by ancient peoples without a technology that modern builders would have difficulty employing but just accepts that they were built.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing 24 Aug 2010
By Michael Gilbert - Published on
just a regurgitation of what he has written before - looks to be just a pure money grab: a new title for an old book (the Orion Mystery, which is excellent)
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