- Hardcover: 528 pages
- Publisher: Century (2 Sept. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 071268414X
- ISBN-13: 978-0712684149
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.1 x 24.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 764,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fascinating look into the real history of the ancient civilisations, including revelatory new evidence which challenges accepted truths about the history of Egypt
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The mysteries of ancient Egypt have proved an endless source of fascination to the world. Here, for the first time, international bestselling author Robert Temple seeks to reveal the real history of this ancient civilisation's puzzling origins and in so doing calls into question accepted truths about the early history of Egypt.
With unprecedented access to lost portions of the Valley Temple which have long been closed to archaeologists, Temple presents a sensational, reconstructed story of this fascinating society. By exploring the many paths to the truth in the story of ancient Egypt, Egyptian Dawn establishes:
That the Great Pyramid could not have been built by King Cheops.
The exact locations of seven intact royal tombs of the Old Kingdom period which currently await opening at Giza, and the true purpose and plan of the Giza Plateau and its three main pyramids.
The existence of the world's largest megalithic ring and astronomical observatory in North Africa and its possible connection with the pyramids.
That the Valley Temple of Giza is riddled with previously unreported passages and chambers, which Robert Temple presents here for the first time.
The true date of the mysterious 'Tomb of Osiris', which lies 114 feet beneath the Giza Plateau.
By re-dating key monuments using a revolutionary new technique, together with stunning never-before-seen images which have been meticulously photographed and documented, Temple provides solid evidence to support his findings whilst exposing the antiquities forgers who faked much of the data for Old Kingdom chronology. Egyptian Dawn is unlike any other book before it, and is supported by many supplementary photos on its website www.egyptiandawn.info
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But what he has uncovered at Giza is definitely worth you attention. This guy makes signicant observations and can back up what others might dismiss as heretical.
A very entertaining work and prompt service and delivery from good old World of Books
The rest of the book continues in a similar vein - some interesting investigations that were not followed through (pottery shards not examined as this would have meant him working in a warm warehouse for a number of hours, stones unturned because he didn't have the correct tools). Lots of theories and ideas, mostly challenging the "accepted" chronologies, backed up by research from other authors (he mentions on a few occasions buying libraries from well-known egyptologists) and a new dating technique which seems to be largely untested.
One thing I did find really difficult about this book is that it is clearly not designed to be read as a standalone as it constantly refers to his previous works, the websites he has set up for his books, and even to future, unpublished works. Reading this, as I was, on holiday with no access to the internet or a bookshop, meant I was not follow some of the theories he mentioned.
Generally I was frustrated by his tone and the book poses more questions than it answers; won't be reading any of his other stuff I'm afraid.
Robert Temple seems to be trying to bring some sense to it all, and succeeding,using good,old fashioned logic, fearlessly and convincingly.
It's great to have him and his works around.
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