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The Egypt Code by Robert Bauval
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Robert Bauval's work is a refreshing insight into the mind and culture of the Ancient Egyptians. His rigorous research shines light onto facets of the culture of the ancients that modern humanity can barely conceive. The Egyptians had no "religion" per se, but they had a fundamentally different understanding of their place in the order of the Cosmos (a concept they referred to as Ma'at).

Bauval is best known for his "Orion Correlation Theory," where he demonstrates that the Giza Pyramids were intentionally aligned to imitate the stars of the ever-famous Belt of Orion. In the "Egypt Code," Bauval presents convincing evidence that the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid builders intentionally aligned their monuments to celestial phenomena. This discovery comes only decades after the realiz

One highly significant event for the Egyptians was the heliacal rising (where the star rises just before the Sun) of the star Sirius - which they called Isis. This coincided with the annual flooding of the Nile, which brought renewed life to the land of Egypt in the form of "black earth" - the nutrient rich soil that allowed the Nile River valley to flourish.

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