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By Robin Derricourt

Outsiders have lengthy attributed to the center East, and particularly to old Egypt, meanings that move means past the rational and observable. The quarter has been noticeable because the resource of civilization, faith, the sciences and the humanities; but in addition of mystical wisdom and outlandish theories, no matter if concerning the misplaced urban of Atlantis or visits via alien beings. In his exploration of the way its previous has been creatively interpreted via later a while, Robin Derricourt surveys a few of the claims which were made for Egypt - relatively the concept it harbours an esoteric knowledge important to the world’s survival. He appears at ‘alternative’ interpretations of the pyramids, from maps of house and time to touchdown markers for UFOs; at photos of the Egyptian mummy and on the renowned mythology of the ‘pharaoh’s curse’; and at imperialist principles of racial superiority that credited Egypt with spreading concepts and innovations so far as the Americas, Australia and China. together with arcane rules concerning the misplaced Ten Tribes of biblical Israel, the writer enlarges his concentration to incorporate the Levant. His publication is the 1st to teach intensive how historical Egypt and the encompassing lands have so continually and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.

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