«Una statua gigantesca, con il corpo di leone e la testa di uomo, guarda vero est dall'Egitto lungo il trentaduesimo parallelo. È un monolito scavato nella pietra calcarea dell'altopiano di Giza? È consumato ed eroso, solcato da fenditure e profondamente deteriorato. Eppure niente di quanto è giunto fino a noi dall'antichità può uguagliarne la potenza e la grandezza, la maestà e il mistero, o quell'aria vigile così cupa e ipnotica. È la Sfinge. Un tempo era ritenuta una divinità immortale. Poi calò l'oblio e cadde in un sonno incantato. Gli anni passarono: migliaia di anni? Ma la statua rimase lì, assorta e misteriosa, avvolta nel suo silenzio.»
- ISBN: 8850209517
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 416
- Data di uscita: 20-10-2005
Please note : I borrowed this from the library and read it in April 2007. It is not counted as "read" because I want my own copy. anyway, this review was written in 2007. Asking rather more questions than it answers, The Message of the Sphinx purports to use geology to prove that the Sphinx is much ol Leggi tutto
I was not expecting to enjoy this but found myself rivetted. There seems to be a large amount of compelling scientific evidence which debunks the myth that Kafre built the Sphinx in 2500BC not least of which is the extensive weathering to the body of the sphinx caused by rainfall. As an ex-geologist Leggi tutto
An entertaining book, although I don't think it's for the intent that the authors meant. I found it amusing simply due to the lack of a founded argument. There are distinct reasons the erosion on the Sphinx is there, and it isn't water. The inclusion of astrology in the authors' argument was absolut Leggi tutto
Another interesting analysis of the Great Pyramid, Giza and Sphinx and past influences. Zahi Hawas not shown in good light. Questionable theories.
This is the fifth book I have read on this topic “area”. I realise I am starting to build a personal mental “library” of references, terms, and facts about the “Enigmas of Egypt”. Perhaps this is something shared by those who feel the need to learn more about this topic with each book they read. @@ Leggi tutto
Well, about twelve years ago I became really 'weird', and started getting into all this kinda stuff and this was one of the books I read about the Giza Plateau and the three Pyramids that stand on it, along with the Sphinx. Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval create a hypothesis which claims that the s Leggi tutto
This is the second book on Egypt that I have read by Robert Bauval. I would recommend reading the first, The Orion Mystery, before starting this as it occassionally references back to topics written there, and I found it very helpful to have the background on the pyramids discussed in The Orion Myst Leggi tutto
This is the kind of book that's dangerous. It really is a good story and therefore easy to get caught up in. If you take a step back and really look at the evidence, you see how it's not flimsy, it's nonexistent.
Somewhat akin to Chariot of the Gods.
4.5 stars, though probably not such a rating for a casual reader. That rating is assuming an interest in ancient history, astronomy, great monuments, or Egypt itself. For one interested in these topics, this book has it all! The authors persuasively argue the importance of the connection between the Leggi tutto
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