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Keeper of Genesis: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

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In Keeper of Genesis, Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock present a tour de force of historical and scientific detective work and answer the following questions:

When and where did history begin?

When was the genesis of civilisation in Egypt?

How and why were the Great Sphinx and the three pyramids of Giza designed to serve as parts of an immense three-dimensional model of the s
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Paperback, 396 pages
Published February 3rd 1997 by Arrow (first published 1996)
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Kevin
Dec 10, 2012 Kevin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, about twelve years ago I became really 'weird', and started getting into all this kinda stuff and this was one of the books I read about the Giza Plateau and the three Pyramids that stand on it, along with the Sphinx. Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval create a hypothesis which claims that the standard interpretation of what the Pyramids were created for is a load of nonsense, that its wrong. They argue that the Great Pyramid and the two others were actually 'mirroring' the belt of Orion, or ...more
Jerome Willner
This is the fifth book I have read on this topic “area”. I realise I am starting to build a personal mental “library” of references, terms, and facts about the “Enigmas of Egypt”. Perhaps this is something shared by those who feel the need to learn more about this topic with each book they read.
@@ - the earth’s precession motion and alignment of the stars as both an epoch time marker and blueprint for the Giza complex layout; and how concrete observable phenomenon relate to the scriptures and h
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Liese Betts
Jun 19, 2013 Liese Betts rated it liked it
I was not expecting to enjoy this but found myself rivetted. There seems to be a large amount of compelling scientific evidence which debunks the myth that Kafre built the Sphinx in 2500BC not least of which is the extensive weathering to the body of the sphinx caused by rainfall. As an ex-geologist, this alone was enough to convince me that modern Egyptologists have got it wrong.

The in depth descriptions of the religious beliefs and possible beliefs of the ancient egyptians was well written. Ho
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Alison
Jul 12, 2012 Alison rated it really liked it
Fascinating look at what might be the true history of the pyramids - this book gives evidence that they are a lot older than archeologists have generally thought. A bit like an archeological espionage account!
Mark Tallen
Jun 06, 2016 Mark Tallen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of the content in the book is beyond my full comprehension but I love the topic that it covers and for the most part it is written in layman terms. Excellent book. Excellent research.
Graziano
Apr 27, 2013 Graziano rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
"Non sai Asclepio, che l'Egitto e' un'immagine del cielo? Oppure, per essere piu' precisi, che in Egitto tutte le operazioni dei poteri che governano e agiscono nel cielo sono state trasferite sulla terra che si trova al di sotto?" (p. 99)

"E io - disse Ermes - rendero' gli esseri umani intelligenti, conferiro' loro la saggezza e faro' conoscere loro la verita'. Non cessero' mai di trarre beneficio dalla vita degli esseri mortali; e poi colmero' ciascuno di benefici, quando la forza della natura
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Marco Grillo
Sep 04, 2011 Marco Grillo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le tesi di Bauval e di Hancock sono note, affascinanti ed accattivanti. Sostengono che la sfinge esiste da migliaia di anni prima di quanto sostengono gli archeologi e che le piramidi non sono soltanto tombe di faraoni ma la ricostruzione sul terreno di una costellazione stellare.

Libro affascinante e più intriganti di un romanzo.
Wilfried
May 15, 2016 Wilfried rated it liked it
Shelves: geschiedenis
Was the Sphinx more than just a statue? Some interesting theories, but rather technical.
Peter
Jul 29, 2012 Peter rated it it was ok

Can't remember too much detail about this but a bacis synopsis would be that a later day Indiana Jones claims to have found a wadi in Iraq that fits the bill for The Garden of Eden.
Nettle
May 05, 2015 Nettle marked it as bugger-that
Shelves: egypt
I was going along with it until they bought Atlantis into it. It does make you wonder about the true age of the pyramids and what we blindly accept as historical fact, though.
Shoghig kaloussian azezian
Aug 06, 2011 Shoghig kaloussian azezian rated it really liked it
Too much repetition. Same idea dragged over a whole book!
Ottoleo
Jun 11, 2008 Ottoleo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
changed my perception of ccivilization
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Robert Bauval was born in Egypt in 1948. A construction engineer, his interest in Egyptology is longstanding, 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 and famously published the best-selling The Orion Mystery. He has also written three books with best-s ...more
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