The Egypt Code

Front Cover
Red Wheel Weiser, Oct 1, 2007 - 336 pages
0 Reviews

Why did the ancients align their monuments so precisely with the stars? What were the practical and symbolic reasons behind these mysterious configurations? From the author of The Orion Mystery, the best-selling book that introduced the revolutionary star-correlation theory about the Giza pyramids, The Egypt Code reveals an amazing Grand Unified Plan behind the legendary temples of upper Egypt.

Robert Bauval, one of the world’s most prominent and controversial Egyptologists, completes his groundbreaking investigation of astronomy as related to Egyptian monuments and related religious texts. The Egypt Code revisits the Pyramid Age and the Old Kingdom, proposing a vast sky-ground correlation for the Memphite-Heliopolis region, and presenting the possibility of a grand plan spanning three thousand years of Pharaonic civilization and involving pyramids and major temple sites along the Nile.

The central idea of the book is that the cosmic order, which the ancients referred to as "Maat," was comprised of the observable cycles of the sun and stars, in particular the star Sirius, and that the changes that took place due to the precession of the equinoxes and the so-called Sothic Cycle are reflected in the orientation and location of religious sites.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Star at the Head of the Sky
1
List of Illustrations
3
Middle Kingdom
10
The goddess Nut the sky
16
The Quest for Eternity
32
The various astronomical cycles known to the Ancient
36
Details of the boundary wall of the Djoser complex
47
The Duat of Memphis
67
Plan of the Birth of Isis temple at Dendera
103
Artists view from the observatory of Eudoxus
110
Plan of Evolution of the Satet temple on Elephantine
116
The Return of the Phoenix
132
Lord of Jubilees
154
The Code and the Temple of the Cosmos
182
On the Possible Discovery of Precessional Effects
202
The Cosmic Order the Egyptian Calendar
250

Map of the Memphite Necropolis
70
Isometric view of the Giza Plateau Letopolis
76
As Above So Below
101
The Cattle People and the Stars
275
Nabta Playa Dendera
282
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Robert Bauval was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1948. His discoveries and theories have been the subject of dozens of TV documentaries. He and his wife Michele live in Southern Spain.

Bibliographic information