The Egypt Code
Red Wheel Weiser, Oct 1, 2007 - 336 pages
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.
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Plan of the Birth of Isis temple at Dendera
Artists view from the observatory of Eudoxus
Plan of Evolution of the Satet temple on Elephantine
The Return of the Phoenix
Lord of Jubilees
The Code and the Temple of the Cosmos
On the Possible Discovery of Precessional Effects
The Cosmic Order the Egyptian Calendar
Map of the Memphite Necropolis
Isometric view of the Giza Plateau Letopolis
As Above So Below
The Cattle People and the Stars
Nabta Playa Dendera