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Subtitle: "A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind"
Book cowritten by Robert Bauval
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"Contents
Contents .......................................................................................................................6
Line Illustrations..........................................................................................................10
Acknowledgements......................................................................................................12
Part I ...........................................................................................................................14
Chapter 1 ................................................................................................................15
Enduring memories..............................................................................................16
Stillness and silence .............................................................................................17
Chapter 2 ................................................................................................................19
Undatable, anonymous.........................................................................................22
One syllable .........................................................................................................23
Context................................................................................................................25
Water erosion.......................................................................................................26
Not floodwaters ...................................................................................................27
Rainfall ................................................................................................................28
A rude interruption ..............................................................................................29
When did it rain? ..................................................................................................30
Jury still out .........................................................................................................32
Chapter 3 ................................................................................................................34
Impossible engineering ........................................................................................36
How, why, when?..................................................................................................39
Memorials mighty ................................................................................................42
Not purely symbolic boats....................................................................................45
The Pyramids .......................................................................................................46
High precision......................................................................................................48
Chambers and passageways.................................................................................52
Inner space ..........................................................................................................55
The stones of darkness and the shadow of death .................................................56
Very interesting developments .............................................................................58
Labyrinth .............................................................................................................60
The mystery of the shafts.....................................................................................61
Chapter 4 ................................................................................................................66
Observatory .........................................................................................................67
Targeting Stars ....................................................................................................69
The Companions of Osiris ....................................................................................73
A perfect match ...................................................................................................74
Rising stars ..........................................................................................................77
Lion on the ground, lion in the sky.......................................................................78
Motive in the texts ...............................................................................................85
Fundamental questions ........................................................................................88
Part II ..........................................................................................................................90
Chapter 5 ................................................................................................................91
Trancing the Hall of Records ................................................................................93
The Scholar..........................................................................................................95
Proof under the paws ...........................................................................................96
Anomalies............................................................................................................97
A falling out .........................................................................................................98
Granite structures ................................................................................................99
The mapping surveys .........................................................................................100
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Pulling away.......................................................................................................101
Lunch with Mr. Cayce .........................................................................................104
Correspondence.................................................................................................106
Chapter 6 ..............................................................................................................107
Double standard ................................................................................................108
The iron plate affair ...........................................................................................111
Scientific analysis ...............................................................................................112
The British Museum’s view .................................................................................114
Stargate .............................................................................................................115
Unknown dark distance......................................................................................117
Links..................................................................................................................119
The British Museum and the missing cigar box...................................................121
Chapter 7 ..............................................................................................................124
Planning an adventure........................................................................................125
Diversion and delay............................................................................................126
Upuant II............................................................................................................128
Problems with permits .......................................................................................128
Discovery ...........................................................................................................129
Much ado, then nothing .....................................................................................131
Political games...................................................................................................132
Breakfast with Gantenbrink ................................................................................133
Select groups .....................................................................................................133
Burial .................................................................................................................134
Part III........................................................................................................................136
Chapter 8 ..............................................................................................................137
Cosmic environment ..........................................................................................138
Astronomical essence ........................................................................................139
Otherworld.........................................................................................................140
Stars rising with the sun.....................................................................................141
Cosmic river.......................................................................................................143
Kingdom of Osiris in the sky ..............................................................................144
‘First Time’ ........................................................................................................145
Golden Age and the entry of evil ........................................................................147
Shabaka texts ....................................................................................................149
Treasure trail .....................................................................................................150
Sphinx god ........................................................................................................151
Roads of Rostau.................................................................................................155
Chapter 9 ..............................................................................................................158
Celestial reflections............................................................................................158
Astronomer-priests ............................................................................................159
Living image of Atum.........................................................................................161
Atum, Re and Horakhti .......................................................................................162
Horus, Dweller-in-the-Horizon ............................................................................165
The ‘Two Horizons’ of Heliopolis........................................................................166
Strange silence...................................................................................................168
Searching for Horakhti .......................................................................................169
Geographical and cosmological context .............................................................170
Chapter 10 ............................................................................................................173
Child of the Sun, son of Osiris............................................................................174
Seventy days from Horakhti................................................................................176
The High Road and the Low Road .......................................................................181
Subterranean world ............................................................................................184
Tunnel ...............................................................................................................186
Stargate .............................................................................................................187
The Splendid Place of the ‘First Time’ .................................................................188
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Part IV .......................................................................................................................194
Chapter 11 ............................................................................................................195
Three eras..........................................................................................................197
High initiates .....................................................................................................198
Following the Way of Horus ................................................................................199
Chapter 12 ............................................................................................................202
Guardians of records..........................................................................................203
Memories of the dawn........................................................................................204
Wisdom and knowledge .....................................................................................206
Heliopolitan origins............................................................................................207
Cycle of the phoenix ..........................................................................................209
Ancestor gods....................................................................................................210
Chapter 13 ............................................................................................................213
Shining ones ......................................................................................................213
Legacy ...............................................................................................................215
Gods and heroes................................................................................................216
Time bridge .......................................................................................................217
Following the vernal point ..................................................................................218
Chapter 14 ............................................................................................................220
Journey in time...................................................................................................221
Becoming equipped............................................................................................223
Unification .........................................................................................................225
High and far-off times ........................................................................................227
Chapter 15 ............................................................................................................230
Separation..........................................................................................................230
Doubles .............................................................................................................231
Link-up ..............................................................................................................232
Riding the vernal point .......................................................................................234
Secret spell ........................................................................................................235
Special numbers.................................................................................................237
Seekers after truth .............................................................................................241
Chapter 16 ............................................................................................................242
Anti-cipher .........................................................................................................242
Durable vehicles.................................................................................................244
Hints and memories...........................................................................................245
The language of the stars...................................................................................247
Thought-tools ....................................................................................................248
Chapter 17 ............................................................................................................251
Fine-tuning Leo ..................................................................................................252
Setting stars.......................................................................................................253
Sirius .................................................................................................................255
Cross-quarter causeways....................................................................................258
Treasure map.....................................................................................................266
Conclusion ................................................................................................................271
Osiris breathes...................................................................................................273
Appendix 1................................................................................................................276
A state of perfect order ......................................................................................279
Maat ..................................................................................................................281
Juggling for balance ...........................................................................................283
Three Wise Men..................................................................................................285
Appendix 2................................................................................................................288
Appendix 3................................................................................................................294
Appendix 4................................................................................................................300
Appendix 5................................................................................................................304
Further developments ........................................................................................304
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The Great Pyramid..............................................................................................304
The Great Sphinx ...............................................................................................305
The Edgar Cayce legacy......................................................................................308
Mars and Giza: ...................................................................................................311
Selected Bibliography.................................................................................................314"