Since 1993 Robert Bauval has been embroiled in the many controversies involving the search for the lost treasures of the pyramid builders and the quest for the legendary Hall of Records of Atlantis. The strange but true story that he unfolds implicates American business moguls, the prestigious National Geographic Society, several Ivy League universities, the Edgar Cayce Foundation, the Freemasons, Christian fundamentalists, Zionists, and the Egyptian government.
In this fully updated edition of Secret Chamber, including new color photographs, Robert Bauval pursues his in-depth investigation of clandestine events at Giza and the role played by the controversial ex-Minister of Antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass. What lies behind the mysterious doors at the end of the star shafts in the Great Pyramid? What do the mysterious inscriptions found behind the Gantenbrink door mean? What is the real purpose of the Relief Chambers and the red ochre "graffiti" in them? Who is behind the secretly tunnelling and excavating in these chambers, and why? Is there really a hidden Hall of Records from Atlantis beneath the Great Sphinx? Is the Great Pyramid just a tomb or does it serve a higher purpose involving a lost science of immortality? Why do the ancient texts ascribe the Pyramid's design to the supreme god of wisdom Thoth, the writer of the fabled Books of Hermes? Will the Great Pyramid prove to be the "missing link" to our true origins or a "metaphysical machine" to access the world beyond?
Providing a firsthand account of the strange events that have taken place at the Giza plateau in the last three decades, Bauval reveals the hidden agendas behind these events and raises important questions about the meaning of Egypt's ancient structures and the very origins of civilization.
Egyptian-born Robert Bauval began studying ancient Egypt and the Giza Pyramids in 1983. The acclaimed discoverer of the Orion Correlation Theory, he is the author of several books, including Black Genesis, Breaking the Mirror of Heaven, The Vatican Heresy, and the bestsellers The Orion Mystery and Message of the Sphinx. His discoveries have been the subject of several major TV documentaries on BBC, ABC, NBC, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. He lives with his wife near Malaga, Spain.
Introduction to the New Edition Prologue Setting the Record Straight Part One The Tradition 1 Robot, Radar, and Drills 2 Hermetica and the Prophecy of Monte Libyco 3 The Language of the Gods 4 The Tomb of Osiris 5 The Knowledge 6 The Return of the Magicians 7 The Parent Country 8 The Hall of Records Part Two Exploration 9 The Search 10 Faults and Chasms 11 Secret Chamber 12 The "Door" and the "Hall of Records" 13 Explorer in Residence 14 The Mystery of Campbell's Chamber and the Great Pyramid "Cartouche Scandal" Appendix 1 The Great Pyramid, Islam, the Jews, and the Freemasons Appendix 2 Great Pyramid for Hire Appendix 3 Carbon-14 Dating the Giza Pyramids? The Small Relics Found inside the Pyramids Appendix 4 Grant Bey and the Missing Pyramid Relic Appendix 5 Seven/Eleven: The Great Pyramid "Prime Numbers" Appendix 6 A Master Plan for the Three Pyramids of Giza Based on the Configuration of the Three Stars of the Belt of Orion Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
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2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded Edition of Secret Chamber