Re: sculpture nefertiti and "The Orion Mystery"

From: Simon Gibson
Date: 25 Aug 1998
Time: 20:29:19
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I'm not sure what "sculpture nefertiti" is doing as part of the subject. Seems like somebody has got his threads tangled.

I'd like to comment on remarks and questions concerning "The Orion Mystery" and similar publications by suggesting an interesting book by Paul Jordan, "Riddles of the Sphynx". Jordan reviews the proposals for a much greater age of the Sphynx and the Giza Pyramids and defends the view of most Egyptologists that these monuments can be dated to the Old Kingdom IV Dynasty roughly 2500 BCE. He does not offer "proof" one way or the other but argues for some proper caution with regard to the theories of speculative writers and due credence for the scholarship and expertise of the scientists of Egyptology.

We all like to see people take a swing at the establishment from time to time and a book that generally supports the established view of Egyptologists may not sound exciting, but in fact "Riddles of the Sphynx" is most interesting and approachable. Even within the frame of conventional Egyptology the Sphynx and Pyramyds offer plenty of mysteries and riddles even without some of the more sensational ideas. In any case, if one wishes to oppose conventional opinions, it is not a bad idea to start by knowing what those opinions are and how they were reached.

See also comments from others in this Group regarding the authors of "The Orion Mystery" and similar titles.

PS -I much enjoyed "The Orion Mystery". Just not convinced.