In The Egypt Code, researcher and best-selling writer on alternative archeology Robert Bauval challenges the long held assumption held by many traditional Egyptologists that the pyramids of Egypt were simply tombs principally meant to house the bodies of dead kings. In his latest researches he reveals an amazing ‘Grand Unified Plan’ which involves the wonderful temples of Upper Egypt.
How did the Egyptians align their monuments with such high precision, but the question that has always remained unanswered is ‘why?’ – why did the ancients put so much emphasis on astronomical alignments? And what could be the function, practical or symbolic, behind these mysterious alignments?
In The Egypt Code, Robert attempts to decipher these and many other Egyptian enigmas to reveal more secrets behind the mysteries of Ancient Egypt.
Title: The Egypt Code
Author: Robert Bauval
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd (6 Sep 2007)
- Chapter One: The Star at the Head of the Sky
- Chapter Two: The Quest for Eternity
- Chapter Three: The Duat and Mephis
- Chapter Four: As Above, So Below
- Chapter Five: The Return of the Phoenix
- Chapter Six: Lord of Jubilees
- Conclusion: The ‘Code’ and the Temple of the Cosmos
Originally to be a book about Sopdet and called ‘Sirius Rising’, ‘The Egypt Code’ was published by respected Egyptologist Robert Bauval in 2006.
Its original working title most effectually describes this books’ academic focus upon the Dog Star Sirius and explores the many reasons for its veneration during the period of Ancient Egypt and why it once underpinned so much of the early countrys’ culture, social patterning and deeply-held religious beliefs.
In many ways, The Egypt Code acts as a follow-up to the authors highly successful ‘The Orion Mystery’ which Robert Bauval wrote with fellow Egyptologist Adrian Gilbert in 1995 and which was generally received to great acclaim. For those who are new to this earlier work iits central premise is that the groundplan of the three primaryl pyramids of the Giza plateau in Egypt correlate in position to appearance of the three stars of the belt of Orion. In the same prior publication its authors also maintained that one of the so-called ‘air shafts’ that project out from the Great Pyramid has a direct alignment to the star Sirius.
Armed with computerised software Robert Bauval has been able to turn back the sands of time to reveal that the Sirian shaft alignment reveals a great deal more information about the pyramids and the principles of cyclical procession and precession that evidently underpins the Ancient Egyptian calendar. In ‘The Egypt Code’ his findings have been extended and applied to every facet of the ancient mysteries of Egypt.
The Egypt Code is a fascinating exploration into the central themes of Sothic Dating, Egyptian Astrology and esoteric belief. It is not a long book in that a third of it contains previously available material by co-contributors. It is well illustrated and contains some interesting color plates which helps the reader to obtain a clearer impression of the subject material.
Through its engaging narrative this book weaves an interesting story that encompasses several equally interesting Sirius-related ideas. These are well researched and presented in an entirely plausible way.
Robert Bauval is one of those intrepid explorers who seeks to get to the heart of the Egyptian mysteries by working around accepted Egypitan cosmologoy. His assertion that it was the star Sirius that was central to the theological thinking practices of Ancient Egypt rather than the Sun that had this role as is traditionally believed is an idea that is finding favour in many areas.
Whilst the title of this publication is a little misleading – there is no actual ‘code’ to speak of in any normal cryptological way, it is fairly evident that if there was one it would undoubtedly be connected to Sirius in some way.
A worthy read and insightful navigation into the world of Sirius and the Egyptians!