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The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis

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A book that verifies the existence of secret underground chambers beneath the Sphinx and demonstrates its origins as the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubisandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Includes an anthology of eyewitness accounts from early travelers who explored the secret chambers before they were sealed in 1926andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Reveals that the Sphinx was originally carved as a monumental crouching Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god of the necropolisandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Shrouded in mystery for centuries, the Sphinx of Giza has frustrated many who have attempted to discover its original purpose. Accounts exist of the Sphinx as an oracle, as a kingand#8217;s burial chamber, and as a temple for initiation into the Hermetic Mysteries. Egyptologists have argued for decades about whether there are secret chambers underneath the Sphinx, why the head-to-body ratio is out of proportion, and whose face adorns it. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;The Sphinx Mysteryandlt;/Iandgt;, Robert Temple addresses the many mysteries of the Sphinx. He presents eyewitness accounts, published over a period of 281 years, of people who saw the secret chambers and even went inside them before they were sealed in 1926--accounts that had been forgotten until the author rediscovered them. He also describes his own exploration of a tunnel at the rear of the Sphinx, perhaps used for obtaining sacred divinatory dreams. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Robert Temple reveals that the Sphinx was originally a monumental Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god, and that its face is that of a Middle Kingdom Pharaoh, Amenemhet II, which was a later re-carving. In addition, he provides photographic evidence of ancient sluice gate traces to demonstrate that, during the Old Kingdom, the Sphinx as Anubis sat surrounded by a moat filled with water--called Jackal Lake in the ancient Pyramid Texts--where religious ceremonies were held. He also provides evidence that the exact size and position of the Sphinx were geometrically determined in relation to the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren and that it was part of a pharaonic resurrection cult.

Synopsis:

In The Sphinx Mystery, Robert Temple delves into the Sphinx of Giza, the existence of secret underground chambers and its origins as Anubis, Egyptian god of the dead. Includes eyewitness accounts of people who saw the secret chambers and went inside them.

Synopsis:

Robert Temple reveals that the Sphinx was originally a monumental Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god, and its head was later re-carved in the likeness of Pharaoh Amenemhet II. Surrounded by a moat--called Jackal Lake in the Pyramid Texts--and containing hidden chambers, the Sphinx was a center for religious ceremonies in ancient times.

About the Author

Robert Temple is visiting professor of the history and philosophy of science at Tsinghua University in Beijing; fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; member of the Egypt Exploration Society, Royal Historical Society, Institute of Classical Studies, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies; and visiting research fellow of the University of the Aegean in Greece. He is the author of 12 books, including The Sphinx Mystery, The Sirius Mystery, Oracles of the Dead, and The Genius of China. He wrote, produced, and presented the documentary film Descent into Hell, based upon his book, Oracles of the Dead, for National Geographic Channel. His translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh was staged at the Royal National Theatre in London in 1993. He resides in England with his wife, Olivia. They are joint translators of Aesop: The Complete Fables.Olivia and her husband Robert translated Aesop: The Complete Fables. They live in England.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Introduction by Olivia Temple andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Introduction by Robert Temple andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Sphinx Obsession andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The andldquo;Secret Chamberandrdquo; beneath the Sphinx andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/Bandgt;An Amazing Survival andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Face of the Sphinx andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Sphinx as Anubis andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Sphinx Island andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Sphinx and the Giza Plan andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; The Golden Angle of Resurrection andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Accounts of the Sphinx from Roman Times to 1837andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;S e c t i o nandnbsp; 1andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Accounts of the Sphinx from Roman Times to 1798 andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;S e c t i o nandnbsp; 2andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Accounts of the Sphinx from 1800 to 1837 andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;A p p e n d i xandnbsp; O n eandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Excavations of Monsieur Mariette at the Great Sphinx andlt;BRandgt;By Auguste Mariette andlt;BRandgt;Translated by Olivia Temple andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;A p p e n d i xandnbsp; T woandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Concerning the Age of the Sphinx at Giza andlt;BRandgt;By Ludwi g Borchardt andlt;BRandgt;Translated by Rob ert Temple and Eleonore Reed andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;A p p e n d i xandnbsp; T h r e eandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Sphinx andlt;BRandgt;By Jam es Burton (1822) andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;A p p e n d i xandnbsp; F o u randlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A Description of Giambattista Cavigliaandrsquo;s Excavation andlt;BRandgt;of the Sphinx andlt;BRandgt;Translated by Stefano Greco andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;A p p e n d i xandnbsp; F i v eandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Scientific Visual Documentation of the Sphinx andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;N o t e s andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I n d e x andlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594772719
Author:
Temple, Robert
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
With:
Temple, Olivia
Author:
Temple, Olivia
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Divination - General
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Great Sphinx (Egypt)
Subject:
Anubis (Egyptian deity)
Subject:
Controversial Knowledge
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
EGYPT;EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;EGYPTIAN;EGYPTOLOGY
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
338 color and bandamp;amp;w illustration
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in 32.375 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In The Sphinx Mystery, Robert Temple delves into the Sphinx of Giza, the existence of secret underground chambers and its origins as Anubis, Egyptian god of the dead. Includes eyewitness accounts of people who saw the secret chambers and went inside them.
"Synopsis" by , Robert Temple reveals that the Sphinx was originally a monumental Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god, and its head was later re-carved in the likeness of Pharaoh Amenemhet II. Surrounded by a moat--called Jackal Lake in the Pyramid Texts--and containing hidden chambers, the Sphinx was a center for religious ceremonies in ancient times.
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