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The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind (Anglais) Cassette – Version coupée, Livre audio


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In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

Biographie de l'auteur

Graham Hancock was formerly East Africa Correspondent for The Economist and covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the London Sunday Times.  His books include African Ark:  Peoples of the Horn, the widely acclaimed Lords of Poverty, which earned the 1990 H.L. Mencken Award (honorable mention) for an outstanding book of journalism,  The Sign and the Seal (Crown, 1992), the international bestseller that documented his real-life quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant, and the recent number-one bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods (Crown 1995).

Hancock has recently appeared on the NBC special "The Mysterious Origins of Man" and on the CBS special "Mysteries of the Millennium."  He has also appeared on television with Michael Palin in his "Pole to Pole" series, the BBC and CNN, as well as the National Geographic's "Explorer" series in stories related to The Sign and the Seal.

Robert Bauval is a construction engineer with a long-standing interest in the astronomy of the pyramids, having lived in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East for much of his life.  He has appeared on national television several times including ABC-TV's "Prime Time Live" and NBC-TV's "The Mysterious Origins of Man."  His first book The Orion Mystery was a number-one bestseller in the United Kingdom.


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99 internautes sur 100 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Extraordinary, fascinating 18 mars 1999
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I am an avid reader of Scientific American--and this is an extraordinarily interesting book. Intelligently written, well-researched, each chapter presents new discoveries and surprises--some of which are astonishing for their implications.
Here, perhaps for the first time in a single reference, is a recounting of all the remarkable achievements of the pyramid builders with ample evidence to document just how fantastic those achievements were. The scientific community's notion of people putting 200 ton blocks of stone in place with precision by sliding them up long ramps of mud is preposterous--now here is the engineering to prove it.
The book argues that the pyramids were built by a much older civilization of great wisdom and practical knowledge.
The book also provides an intelligent account of the importance of eastern (Vedic) astrology in the spiritual journey of mankind, at least as accepted by the ancients.
One caveat: The book is an easy read--an exciting book--and I sent it to five friends, four of whom couldn't get through it. The fifth loved it. You will need to have an interest in the subject manner and scientific detail. This is not a book that replaces scientific reasoning with easily rebuked, flaky theories so popular with the Atlantis/Aliens crowd.
119 internautes sur 127 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
compelling and well researched 24 septembre 1999
Par L. Blumenthal - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
When I first saw this book at a bookstore, I figured it was another one of those goofy conspiracy-theory books. This time the bad guy was academia and they were conspiring to keep us from the truth about the Sphinx.
Thank goodness I actually gave the book a try. It's incredibly well written, full of well-documented facts and packed with footnotes and pictures. Hancock and Bauval turn out not to be conspiracy cranks at all; they have found amazing evidence about the age and orientation of the Sphinx and the pyramids. The problem is that the evidence flies in the face of everything that Egyptologists want to believe.
I went on to read source material on the Sphinx and am now reading Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods" and am now more convinced than ever that Hancock and Bauval speak the truth.
Pseduo-scientists? Well, only if you think that you have to be a PhD to do painstaking research. Sometimes all it takes is a dediction to discovering the truth.
51 internautes sur 53 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Controversial and thought-provoking 9 février 2000
Par Vincent Lau - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This is a controversial yet thought-provoking book in which the authors put forward a theory, based primarily on archeo-astronomy, which suggests that certain man-made structures at the Giza necropolis (e.g. the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the temples nearby) may have had their origin traced back to around 10,500BC, making them vastly more ancient than most orthodox Egyptologists would have us believe.
While it is difficult at this stage to prove conclusively whether or not such a provocative theory is correct (although, as this work has become a best-seller, it would hopefully lead to more transparency in future excavation work at Giza, which, after all, houses one of the greatest heritage of human civilisation), the arguments put forward in support of the authors' views are very interesting and, at times, even enlightening. In particular, with the aid of well-produced diagrams, the authors have successfully led the reader step by step through a historical and astronomical minefield towards the startling revelation that the heaven (as represented by the stars) and the earth (as represented by the mega-structures at Giza) actually mirrored each other to an astonishing extent in that mysterious early epoch and that such heaven-earth symmetry appears to be consistent with the ideas apparently expressed in certain ancient Egyptian texts, leaving the reader wondering whether it is all mere coincidence or whether there has indeed been some clever planning by our forebears which is now lost in the mist of time.
It is evident that the authors have put in much effort in explaining their propositions clearly from basic principles and thus knowledge in astronomy or Egyptololgy is not a prerequisite before one can follow their train of reasoning. Nevertheless, this is bascially a one-sided analysis where those who have opposed to the theory and some others in the orthodox academia are often portrayed as narrow-minded bigots or are having a secret agenda of their own. The style of writing is not that remarkable and there is a fair amount of repetition and some not too judiciously considered section divisions, which sometimes impede the flow of argument. Nevertheless, this is one of the books which have opened up an entirely new dimension in a much debated and researched field and those who like subject matters relating to mysteries of ancient civilisation will certainly find it indispensible. Personally, I would hope that, whatever the merits of the arguments contained therein, it will encourage everybody, including orthodox archeologists, to examine the Giza necropolis more thoroughly so that one day, we can unravel all the mysteries (if any) which the Sphinx has been guarding throughout the ages.
57 internautes sur 62 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
The missing Link in Ancient History 2 juin 2003
Par D. Hill - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Here is a revolution in Egyptology. The reviews I've read of this book, the ones who have dismissed it only prove how narrow-minded people can be, after being spoon-fed a certain history for all their lives. Hancock and Bauval capture, in comprehensive detail many of the riddles of the origin of the Sphinx and solve many of them. From other recent books, we know that the pyramids mirror the exact position of the constellation Orion in the skies as it was in about 10,500 b.c.,that they are aligned exactly north, and we also know that the Sphinx and the pyramids show signs of water damage in an area that has been arid according to scientists for at least 8,000 years. The question is this, what if the pyramids, and the Sphinx, were built by a civilization far older than Egypt, not 2500 b.c., but in 10,500 b.c.? Egyptologists and the narrow minded scoff at this, of course, because it would mean a radical rewriting of Egyptology, not to mention human history, but consider this: even the best archeology is just guesswork, no matter how educated the academic, no matter how logical the theory sounds. The bottom line is no one really knows why or when the pyramids were truly built, carbon-dating is inaccurate, and the Pyramids of Giza were built with more advanced design methods than any other pyramids in Egypt, not only the ones that came before, but after. In fact, some that came after are mere piles of rubble now on the sands. None of the bodies of the three pharoahs the pyramids were supposedly built for were ever found in any of them and Khufe himself, supposedly the builder of the Great Pyramid, said in his records that he only did repair work on it, was not the one to build it. History attributes the Pyramids to Khufe and his descendents, the pharoahs themselves do not. The three smaller pyramids to the side of the monument were the tombs Khufe actually built for himself and his family. In fact, Egyptian myths themselves attribute the Great Pyramid, not to any of their Pharoahs, but to the more advanced methods of their "Gods of Old." No other pyramids in Egypt, before and after, were built with the same design methods and scale of these three,and Egyptologists have long been baffled as to why the pyramid progression happened as it did. Who built them then? Frankly, I don't think it was aliens, but I don't agree with the traditional historical assumption either. Egyptian chronologies attribute the Age of the Gods, to about 10,500 b.c., the same time frame that Plato places for Atlantis in his dialogues. Now, before critics harp on any mention of Atlantis, accept that humanity has been around as we know it, for at least one hundred thousand years, and that civilization has only risen to it's current status in the last five thousand, and you can see we are missing more than a little of our history. Humanity has risen and fallen many times throughout the ages, with little that the generations before us built remaining. Accept that, and also that the whole of Egyptian civilization, it's pyramids and it's gods, are simply a copy of an earlier civilization, one with far more advanced methods, and all the mysteries, the inconsistencies of the other pyramids, all seem to fall neatly in place. Hancock's and Bauval's theories are as good as any of the others that have been accepted over the last two thousand years. And actually, no one can even say that they are really right or wrong, mostly because none of us were really there, and no one can say for sure.
22 internautes sur 22 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
A Quest for the Hidden Truth 7 février 2001
Par vlad - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
You would better start with "The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids" by Robert Bauval. Graham Hancock did so at his time, and - ended up with their common work beautifully named "The Message of the Sphynx". There is no wonder: the subject of the Bauval's book was so fascinating that attracted the attention of many, and probably that inspired both of them to go on, and give a closer look at the most intriguing mystery of the civilization.
The main point of the book is the considerably greater antiquity of the Sphynx, the Giza pyramids, and some other monuments that can be found at Giza. Luckily some geologists, after providing the in-field research, have supported the hypothesis of the older Sphynx. What is more important, however, is that the monuments at the time of their construction were porobably correlated with some astronomical bodies. And the picture logically built by the authors shows that there much likely existed an ancient civilization, which is much older than the Egyptian one, that possessed a great deal of astronomical and mathematical knowledge that even perhaps helped them millenia ago understand what a star precession is, how it works, and how it may help them with leaving a message for future generations. One may find it difficult to believe in such a wisdom of an ancient people, the most common question that arises is "Where is the hard evidence?". "Right at Giza. Just have look at the Sphynx and the three pyramids", the authors would probably reply. One still may be left in doubt, but the fact remains: the pyramids were build with an incredible precision, the one that seem to be hardly possible even for the modern day construction industry, and there was very likely a definite plan of locating those pyramids, the meaning of which is though never yet clear.
These days more theories on constructing the pyramids and linking them to some astronomical knowledge emerge, some of them readily support the conservative points of view of the mainstream Egyptology and Archaeology. The hypothesis of Bauval and Hancock, however, has no less rights for existing than any conservative one, since it is very strong logically, it is scientifically supported, it is very thought-provoking, and - it may be true, since no one has ever proved the opposite.
The truth is still somewhere out there, and we would only hope it will be revealed one day, though those stories of holding some secret investigations inside the Great Pyramid, hidden investigating the unnumbered underground chambers at Giza, keeping secrets of the hidden chamber in the Khufu Pyramid discovered by Gantenbrink, and not letting the scientists supporting the alternative theories continue their researches at Giza, those stories leave us with less optimism and less hope for a soon breakthrough in gathering knowledge about the ancient civilizations that existed in the territory of Egypt millenia ago.
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