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By Robin Derricourt

ISBN-10: 1784532754

ISBN-13: 9781784532758

Outsiders have lengthy attributed to the center East, and particularly to old Egypt, meanings that cross means past the rational and observable. The area has been visible because the resource of civilization, faith, the sciences and the humanities; but additionally of mystical wisdom and outlandish theories, even if in regards to the misplaced urban of Atlantis or visits via alien beings. In his exploration of ways its prior has been creatively interpreted by way of later a long time, Robin Derricourt surveys a number of the claims which were made for Egypt - rather the concept that it harbours an esoteric knowledge very important to the world’s survival. He appears to be like at ‘alternative’ interpretations of the pyramids, from maps of house and time to touchdown markers for UFOs; at photographs of the Egyptian mummy and on the well known mythology of the ‘pharaoh’s curse’; and at imperialist principles of racial superiority that credited Egypt with spreading strategies and innovations so far as the Americas, Australia and China. together with arcane principles concerning the misplaced Ten Tribes of biblical Israel, the writer enlarges his concentration to incorporate the Levant. His e-book is the 1st to teach intensive how historic Egypt and the encompassing lands have so continually and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.

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