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The Astonishing New Theory That Rewrites Egyptology...
According to modern scholars, the sun-god reigned supreme in ancient Egypt, and it was the rising and setting sun that provided the model for the death and rebirth of the pharaohs.
But the mighty pyramids and temples suggest a more profound philosophy, and the oldest texts indeed tell a different story.
In this ground-breaking study of the Egyptian creation myth, Alan F. Alford argues that the creator-god was supreme in ancient Egypt, and that his death and rebirth signified the death and rebirth of the cosmos. The task of the sun-god and the pharaoh was to re-enact this momentous crisis in the universe and thereby rejuvenate the cosmic order.
Pyramids were built to commemorate this cosmic rebirth and kings were buried in the earth beneath them as mummified images of the creator-god himself.
As proof of his theory, Alford claims to have discovered the intact tomb of Khufu, Egypt's greatest pyramid builder, hidden in a network of caves beneath the great pyramid.
This book is an invitation to the authorities to put his theories to the test.
'When new ideas come along based on logic and reason, they are worth examination. In Alan Alford's case, his reasoning is archaeologically sound and well worth a full and detailed investigation... His hypothesis of finding the 'real' burial chamber of Cheops is laudable. It would be a triumph for Egyptology were it found.' - Christine El Mahdy, Professor of Egyptian Studies, BCES, and author of The Pyramid Builder: Cheops, the Man Behind the Great Pyramid.