The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

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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.


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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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Crown
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Published on
Jun 10, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780307557919
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / Egypt
History / Civilization
Social Science / Archaeology
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From Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, comes a mesmerizing book that takes us on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a lost civilization that’s been hidden for thousands of years beneath the world’s oceans.

While Graham Hancock is no stranger to stirring up heated controversy among scientific experts, his books and television documentaries have intrigued millions of people around the world and influenced many to rethink their views about the origins of human civilization. Now he returns with an explosive new work of archaeological detection. In Underworld, Hancock continues his remarkable quest underwater, where, according to almost a thousand ancient myths from every part of the globe, the ruins of a lost civilization, obliterated in a universal flood, are to be found.

Guided by cutting-edge science and the latest archaeological scholarship, Hancock begins his mission to discover the truth about these myths and examines the mystery at the end of the last Ice Age. As the glaciers melted between 17,000 and 7,000 years ago, sea levels rose and more than 15 million square miles of habitable land were submerged underwater, resulting in a radical change to the Earth’s shape and the conditions in which people could live. Using the latest computer techniques to map the world’s changing coastlines, Hancock finds astonishing correspondences with the ancient flood myths.

Filled with thrilling accounts of his own participation in dives off the coast of Japan, as well as in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Arabian Sea, we watch as Hancock discovers underwater ruins exactly where the myths say they should be—sunken kingdoms that archaeologists never thought existed. Fans of Hancock’s previous adventures will find themselves immersed in Underworld, a provocative book that provides both compelling hard evidence for a fascinating, forgotten episode in human history and a completely new explanation for the origins of civilization as we know it.


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New research and evidence that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thought

• Contrasts what Egyptologists claim about the Sphinx with historical accounts and new research including reanalysis of seismic studies and updates to Schoch’s water weathering research and Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory

• Examines how the Sphinx is contemporaneous with Göbekli Tepe, aligned with the constellation Leo, and was recarved during the Old Kingdom era of Egypt

• Reveals that the Sphinx was built during the actual historical Golden Age of ancient Egypt, the period known in legend as Zep Tepi

No other monument in the world evokes mystery like the Great Sphinx of Giza. It has survived the harsh climate of Egypt for thousands of years and will remain long after our own civilization is gone. According to orthodox Egyptology, the Sphinx was built around 2500 BCE as a memorial to the pharaoh Khafre. Yet this “fact” has scant to no supportive evidence. When was the Sphinx really built and, most importantly, why?

In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilization. They examine the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch’s geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies. Building on Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory, they investigate the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo. Analyzing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, they assert that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilization that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Göbekli Tepe complex.

The authors examine how the monuments at Giza memorialize Zep Tepi, the Golden Age of legend shown here to be an actual historical time period from roughly 10,500 BCE through 9700 BCE. Moving us closer to an understanding of the true age and purpose of the Great Sphinx, Schoch and Bauval provide evidence of an early high civilization witnessed by the Great Sphinx before the end of the last ice age.
面對這些驚世駭俗,卻強而有力的「假設」,

你敢說,對現存的人類文明史堅信不疑嗎?


◆掀起古文明熱潮始祖,探索古文明經典之作

◆共譯成30種語言版本,全球銷量突破1億冊

◆長踞亞馬遜古文明暢銷書榜、《星期日泰晤士報》暢銷書榜超過20年歷久不墜!

◆《紐約時報》、DISCOVERY頻道權威推薦!

 

是否全球不同角落的文明,都是同一個高度文明的遺產!?

「他們」在全球各地留下指紋,葛瑞姆.漢卡克「小心求證,大膽假設」,

揭開人類文明真相的證據即將——呈現。

 

隱藏在墨西哥特奧蒂瓦坎古城的數學密碼、馬雅人精確的曆法、彼此差異極小,散落世界各地的傳說……為什麼異常精確、合乎科學標準的天文資料和數據,一再出現在這些遠古神話中?

 

1513年的古地圖,竟出現直到1818年才被發現,且尚未冰封的南極大陸?在沒有飛行器的年代,納茲卡高原上的古人是如何畫出得從數百英尺高空鳥瞰的巨大圖像?教化中南美洲部落民族的白人神祇是誰?


在人類文明尚未開啟前,究竟誰有足夠的知識和技術,在全球各地留下令人難解又著迷的建築奇蹟及物證?這是否意味著一個已經消失的高度文明,曾在遠古時代呼風喚雨,並將一筆科學遺產留給後世?


《上帝的指紋》不僅對人類的神話、文化、歷史、地理、建築、數學、天文、科技進行探索,更是一部論述精緻、採證細膩的古文明奧祕鉅作。

 

【各界名人齊聲推薦】(按姓氏筆劃序)


工頭堅 資深部落客 國際領隊

黃國華 知名作家

陳樂融 作家 作詞家 主持人

陳常智 蓋亞出版發行人

詹宏志 網路家庭董事長

褚士瑩 國際NGO工作者

寶靈 塔羅名師


漢卡克將全球古代文明作全盤的檢視,從神話、《聖經》、埃及,到中南美洲,針對不應在彼時出現的科技思想與產品,提出合理的質疑。

——周健 中國文化大學史學系副教授

 

我所看到的不再只是「上下五千年,縱橫十萬里」的狹小一隅,而是上窮碧落下黃泉般的瘋狂追索。

——劉燦榮 知本家文化社社長

 

書中一個接著一個的事實,一而再、再而三的推翻我們過去的理解。

——劉寶傑 東森「關鍵時刻」主持人

 

攤開這本書的朋友們,不妨徜開心胸,拋棄舊有的成見與認知,追隨葛瑞姆足跡,進行一場奇想天外的考古之旅。

——謝哲青 歷史文化工作者

 

「我一直想拍聖經中的洪水電影,但一直沒有靈感,然後我在葛瑞姆.漢卡克的《上帝的指紋》中讀到了地殼移位理論……」

——電影《2012》導演羅蘭.艾默瑞奇(Roland Emmerich)

 

「葛瑞姆.漢卡克,暢銷書作家及電視節目主持人,有著高度爭議性歷史觀。其有關神祕失落文明的理論,帶給世界各地人們知識、引起廣大讀者注意,並取代了對過去傳統的觀點。」

——英國廣播公司,地平線節目(BBC Horizon)

 

「最有智慧的考古紀聞。」「一部啟示錄般奇妙的好書。」

——西方各界媒體盛讚



出版社 商周出版 (城邦) 

Compelling evidence that life, intelligence, and evolution on Earth were seeded by comets and cosmic intelligence

• Explains how life first came from interstellar dust and comets and how later arrivals of cosmic dust and comets spurred evolution

• Explores the possibility that universal knowledge may be stored in human DNA and how ancient cultures may have known a way to retrieve this knowledge

• Reveals new discoveries about the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza

All ancient cultures link humanity’s origins to the heavens. The Egyptians, for example, were adamant that their ancestors came from the stars of Orion and Sirius. Today, however, religion and science assert that life arose spontaneously here on Earth. Did the ancients know our true cosmic origins? Have they left us clues?

Expanding on the panspermia theory developed with the celebrated astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle--namely that the building blocks of life were imported to Earth by comets in the distant past--Chandra Wickramasinghe and Robert Bauval explore the latest findings in support of a cosmic origin for humanity. They detail the astrobiological discoveries of organic molecules deep in space, how microbes are incredibly resistant to the harshest conditions of space--enabling the transfer of genes from one star system to another, and the recent recovery of microorganisms from comets still in space. They argue that the universe was “born” and preset with the blueprint of life and that the cosmos must be teeming with lifeforms far older and perhaps far more developed than us. They show how life arrived on our planet in the form of interstellar dust containing alien bacteria approximately 3.8 billion years ago and how later comets, meteoroids, and asteroids brought new bacterial and viral genetic material, which was vital for evolution.

Using the latest advances in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, the authors explore how universal knowledge may be stored in human DNA and cells, and they postulate that ancient cultures, such as the pyramid builders of Egypt and the temple builders of India, may have known a way to retrieve this knowledge. Sharing new discoveries from experienced architects, engineers, and mathematicians, they show how the Great Pyramid is a three-dimensional mathematical equation in stone, bearing a potent message for humanity across time and space about who we are and where we come from.
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