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By Robin Derricourt

Outsiders have lengthy attributed to the center East, and particularly to historic Egypt, meanings that cross means past the rational and observable. The zone has been visible because the resource of civilization, faith, the sciences and the humanities; but in addition of mystical wisdom and outlandish theories, even if in regards to the misplaced urban of Atlantis or visits through alien beings. In his exploration of ways its earlier has been creatively interpreted by way of later a long time, Robin Derricourt surveys a few of the claims which were made for Egypt - fairly the concept it harbours an esoteric knowledge important to the world’s survival. He seems at ‘alternative’ interpretations of the pyramids, from maps of area and time to touchdown markers for UFOs; at pictures of the Egyptian mummy and on the well known mythology of the ‘pharaoh’s curse’; and at imperialist rules of racial superiority that credited Egypt with spreading thoughts and innovations so far as the Americas, Australia and China. together with arcane principles in regards to the misplaced Ten Tribes of biblical Israel, the writer enlarges his concentration to incorporate the Levant. His booklet is the 1st to teach intensive how historical Egypt and the encircling lands have so constantly and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.

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