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on 18 January 2007
There seems no escape from books full of conspiracy theories and alternative histories at the moment - and this is one of those such books. From reading the blurb of this book I instantly became intriqued as to the answers to the questions raised and started reading.

The book starts off by introducing facts and anomalies about the Great Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza and some of the unsolved mysteries around them - again fuelling the reader interest to carry on reading. Many instances of uncompleted research are presented to the reader that appear to go against mainstream Egyptology - this is heightened by the constant accusation that these research projects were stopped early by Egyptian authorities trying to cover something up or suppress the truth.

Before long there are many questions waiting to be answered and evidence regarding the astronomy are given. Some of the evidence is compelling and the theories put forward regarding the links between the old Egyptian texts and astronomy are fascinating to say the least.

However, it sooon becomes clear that the evidence is at times manipulated to suit the authors - not in itself a bad point as many authors do - and to prove the untested theory. There is also a lot of conjecture that is not backed up by facts. By the end of the book you will find that the authors are going round in circles and even giving conflicting views to those put forward at the start of the book.

Upon finishing this book I did not feel enlightened. Most of the questions raised in the blurb were not answered, nor were some of the others raised in the text. I would agree that this is an interesting book, but it is flawed in many places. Those with an interest in such matters may find the book worthwhile, but those from an academic background or wanting to do serious research about the topic are best advised to go elsewhere.
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