|Publisher:||Osprey Pub Co|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2011|
|Number of Pages:||288|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.75 x 8.0 x 0.75|
These prolific British authors (coauthors, Civilization One: The World Is Not as You Thought It Was) are not Egyptologists or archaeologists, whose orthodoxy and canonical thinking they are at odds with. For the last ten years they have worked on reconstructing the system of astronomically based measurements that were used in Stone Age Britain. "This research suddenly exploded when we found a direct connection between the astronomer-priests of Stone Age Britain and the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt from the third millennium BC", they write.
Their new book, while well written, shifts from hen ges in England, to the pyramids, to the U.S. Pentagon, where the authors believe there is a hidden chamber known to only 33 people. They also argue that the layout of major sites in Washington, DC, can be measured in Megalithic Degrees, with the creation of the city linked to Freemasonry.
Verdict: This is a mind-boggling trip filled with information-and imagination. The lack of a bibliography is a serious omission, but maverick readers of the authors may love the adventure and make it a best seller.
-Joan W. Gartland, Macomb Community Coll. Libs., Warren, MI
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