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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
Huh????
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
To all friends on the GHMB, I have not been able to participate as much as I would have loved to this month, that's because I was in Egypt until 14th May, and then had to go to Warsaw in Poland for a conference (with Andy Collins, Robert Schoch and my brother Jean Paul). The Polish edition of Black Genesis was launched during the conference on the 20th May. But you will all agree that my co-auth
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
That's correct David.
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
Black Genesis has also been No. 1 in Amazon (USA) Prehistory for several weeks. Hell, if you don't blow your own trumpet, who else does! R
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
Correct.
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
No one know what Tekhebet means or where it is. But probably in Chad...
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
This is carefully explained in our book, Black Genesis.
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
The suggestion that this mysterious sculpture (btw, the oldest in Egypt) is a stylized 'cow' is fortified by the fact that under other tumuli at Nabta Playa were buried real cows (the full articulated skeleton of a young cow found in one tumulus), with all having their heads towards the south. Complex Structure A, which contained the 'cow stone', had stone alignments directed to Sirius, Orion's b
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
The Egyptologist Jaromir Malek, Director of the Griffith Institute at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, once wrote a critical review of my first book, The Orion Mystery, in Discussions in Egyptology (vol. 30). He refreshingly admitted that this book had attracted more attention to Egyptology that all the academic books put together that same year (1994). The Orion Mystery has since been translated
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8 years ago
Robert Bauval
I'm back from Egypt and recovering from a very exciting but strenuous tour and also a virulent chest cold! I hope to now participate with my co-author Tom Brophy in the discussions. Robert Bauval
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Hello Robert, Good to see you here as AOM at GHMB.... See you soon in Milan! Robert
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
It was, as usual, a great deal of fun and fireworks to see you debating, discussing and horsing around in you unique pleonastic way.... I believe in one JAW, the Father Almighty...! Keep well buddy. See you in Milan soon. Robert
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
The name 'Al Kaid' is from the Arabic, meaning the Chief or Leader. Many of the 'star names' used today are from Arabic sources viz. Betelgeuse (Beit el Agouza: The house of the old one); Rigel (Re'gl : the leg) etc.. The organization Al Kaida has derived its name from the same Arabic word, and it roughly translates as 'She (the organization) Which Leads'. Best RB
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Which reminds me, you owe me a few months in arrear.. :)
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Warwick wrote: > You'll have to forgive me if I hold to OUR recent shared mutual > hope that we can leave this kind of confrontation behind. Yes. I agree. >But I see nothing to be gained in wallowing in his > vitriol. It sounds like it. But it really is not (I think). It's just John being John. Take it as a (bizarre, albeit) form of compliment, in that he wouldn't be wasting his
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Hi Warwick, What you say is balanced and very sensible. But I've known John West for many years, and as strange as it may sound to you and to many others I am sure, I've learnt to understand, appreciate and sometimes even admire John's pleonastic ways which includes sometimes being 'disrespectful'. He's the wittiest, least-politically correct, no-nonsense does-not-hold-his-punches person I
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.” Kingsley Amis
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
To Raja and all, Actually I have to be fair on Archae Solenhofen (if that's his real name?). The words 'hundreds of them, regularly exceeding 200 Tons' is a gross exageration. AS was right in pointing this out. I disagree with him, however, that there are no blocks that reached that mass/weight in the Valley Temple. I have been there myself many times, last time this morning, and there are a f
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Archae Solenhofen wrote: > I think "first hand experience and on-the-site knowledge > important for such specialized discussions" too. However, I > would think that such would rule out a cited claim of an about > 500 ton block in Khafre's Valley temple, as well as a claim for > 200 tons, and a claim that the smallest blocks are not less > than 50 tons.... This is get
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Archae Solenhofen wrote: > I have never claimed to be a geologist, engineer, or a stone > mason or that I have any degrees or such in discussions on > Egyptology. Never been to Egypt either.... Oh... I am not one to judge people on paper credentials. But I do consider first hand experience and on-the-site knowledge important for such specialised discussions. You gave me, and West, th
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Archae Solenhofen wrote: > You were an engineer at one time.... you must be able to think > up some reasons. When one quarries good quality rock by > trenching the larger the blocks generally the greater the yield > one gets from the quarry. It's a trade off between quarry > volume, manpower, distance from construction site, ease of > transport, rock quality, timetable limitati
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
"many of the huge limestone monoliths which form the core of the walls of the surviving mortuary and valley temples on the Giza Plateau are acknowledged by Egyptologists to weigh as much as 200 tonnes." Chris Ogilvie-Herald & Ian Lawton *fixed link*
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
23. Re: PS:
Solenhofen limestone :
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Hi John, I'm not sure at all who this 'Archae Solenhofen' chappy is. The photo he used for the Sphinx Temple is marked 'by John Wall', which should tell us something about his allegiances and perhaps intentions. In any case, in The Message of the Sphinx for the weight of the blocks in the Valley Temple we referenced the following: I.E.S. Edwards, The Pyramids of Egypt, 1949, p.215 J.A. West,
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
If you read my message again, you'll find that I was referring to Mark Lehner, not to you. I have not read any of your publications nor do I follow the debate you have with West and Schoch. I am not sure why you brought the question of the Valley Temple blocks here. I presume you want to 'expose' what you see as a fraudulent statement from Hancock and I. There are massive blocks in the Valley
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Hi JAW, As always, you make me laugh and hurt my ribs at your razor-sharp humour...! After so many years of debating the geological, astronomical, symbolic, religious, cultural and last by not least, architectural issues on Giza, I would have thought that by now you would have learnt that with some people you are simply wasting your time. Even if you found a stele buried under the Sphinx (at a
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
What Dave L recommended as visits is fine. But your friends will also need accommodation and transport. I know this is obvious, but the choice of these can be the "make or break" of a 5 days trip to Cairo. So if they want help on this, let them e-mail me on : rbauval@gmail.com Best RB
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
My apology for misleading you and causing such intrigue. I shouldn't have used the word 'birthday', because I really meant 'feast'. But in Italo-Latin 'festa' or 'Fete' in Old French also can mean 'Birthday'. "The Isis festival was a major celebration in Rome in the 3rd and 4th centuries, heralding the arrival of the ship of Isis (navigium Isidis) from Alexandria on 5 March. " I
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
If you have our book Talisman, look at Chapter One...
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11 years ago
Robert Bauval
Photo taken yesterday evening at Meridien Pyramid Hotel
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