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Seller: ancientgifts (4,306) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122113923802 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and The Dawn of Civilization by Robert M. Schoch, Ph. D. and Robert Aquinas McNally. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 368 pages. Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam; (2005). The Egyptologist acclaimed for re-dating the Great Sphinx at Giza sets his sights on one of the true mysteries of antiquity: the Great Pyramid of Giza. What is the Great Pyramid of Giza? Ask that basic question of a traditional Egyptologist, and you get the basic, traditional answer: a fancy tombstone for a self-important pharaoh of the Old Kingdom. This, Egyptologists argue, is the sole finding based on the data, and the only deduction supported by science. By implication, anyone who dissents from this point of view is unscientific and woolly-minded, a believer in magic and ghosts. Indeed, some of the unconventional ideas about the Great Pyramid do have a spectacularly fabulous ring to them. Yet from beneath the obvious terms of this controversy, a deeper, more significant question arises: how is it that the Great Pyramid exercises such a gripping hold on the human psyche- adding cryptic grace to the back of the one-dollar bill and framing myriad claims of New Age "pyramid power"? In “Pyramid Quest”, Robert M. Schoch and Robert Aquinas McNally use the rigorous intellectual analysis of scientific inquiry to investigate what we know about the Great Pyramid, and develop a stunning hypothesis: This ancient monument is the strongest proof yet that civilization began thousands of years earlier than is generally thought, extending far back into a little-known time. In tracing that story, we come to understand not only the Great Pyramid but also our own origins as civilized beings. CONDITION: CONDITION: NEW. Light shelf-wear consistent with new open shelf book store stock. Remainder mark on bottom. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Author Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University, earned his Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at Yale University. He was featured in the Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Mystery of the Sphinx”. Co-Author Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of numerous books, and is a classically educated writer and poet. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Traditionally, scientists and other scholars have argued that Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid in one remarkable burst of activity during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu (2551-2528 B.C.). Drawing on archeological and scientific scholarship in their third collaboration, geologist Schoch and writer McNally challenge this view and conclude that the foundation of the edifice can be traced to the earliest Egyptian empires, as far back as 7000-5000 B.C. Among their assertions are that the Great Pyramid may not have been a tomb (no mummy has ever been found inside), but served other cultic and mythological purposes, with both the external and internal areas serving different roles in different eras. Between 1500 and 500 B.C., for instance, the pyramid was probably used for ritual training and initiation. Schoch devotes more than a third of the book to appendixes that provide details on such topics as the pyramid's external dimensions, its passages and chambers, and the dating of the structure. Although the book will be controversial for some, it contains such a wealth of information about ancient Egypt and the science of the construction of the pyramids that it may be the only guide to the Great Pyramid most readers will ever need. Includes black and white illustrations. REVIEW: The latest contribution in the authors' ongoing study of the major Egyptian monuments at Giza (Voyages of the Pyramid Builders, 2003, etc.), which challenges the mainstream picture of civilization's earliest days. With diligence and patience, geologist Schoch (Mathematics and Science/Boston Univ.) and his writing partner, McNally, have produced some of the most entertaining and enlightening examples of what might be called advocacy science. One need know very little about ancient history or Egyptology to be drawn into their revisionist argument, which has its roots in Schoch's observation that parts of the Great Sphinx show water weathering rather than the constant sandblasting of an essentially desert environment. From this observation, he initially concluded that the Sphinx must have been built when heavier rainfall was the norm in Egypt, several millennia earlier than the date traditionally assigned to its construction. Now he focuses on the Great Pyramid and its smaller relatives, also at Giza. Why, Schoch wonders, was it built over a previous mound structure rather than on a flat bedrock site, which would have been far easier? Why is its base almost as perfectly square as even modern engineering could have made it? Why is it oriented to the cardinal compass points within a fraction of a degree? Could 100,000 men working 20 years with 20-ton blocks really have built what was not only the heaviest earthly structure but, until the Eiffel Tower, the tallest? And most importantly, why have no proven remains of any pharaoh, let alone those to whom the structures are attributed, ever been found in a Giza pyramid? The authors point out that the first available accounts of the Great Pyramid, by Greek historians, were removed from its actual inception by the same span of time as ours from the birth of Christ. His ideas on who may originally have built it are intriguing and very readable, bolstered by logic and calculations. REVIEW: For more than a decade Schoch has put his professional reputation o the line by bravely claiming that erosion on the Sphinx at Giza points to an earlier construction than officially recognized. For his intellectual curiosity, the Boston University geologist has been pilloried by orthodox academia, though in the intervening years no truly impartial investigation has been launched to settle the issue, despite the extraordinary implications of his claims. Schoch builds his engrossing case on geological details of the pyramid sites he has examined around the world. Schoch’s evocation of the pyramids forcefully reminds us of their enduring power as monuments to the spirit of human creativity. REVIEW: Quick to distinguish between scholarship and speculation, and fact from New Age mysticism, Schoch extends the boundaries of these global interconnections without establishing an inflexible dogma of his own. His case for the existence of prehistoric cultured societies with both the inclination and capability to spread their influence and hallmarks around the globe, including the Americas, is carefully crafted. And Schoch doesn’t shrink from debunking spurious “facts”, whether they support his case or not. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: In the first half of Pyramid Quest Schoch lays a very interesting foundation for the plausible hypothesis that Egypt is exceedingly far more ancient than traditionally thought. He reaches down into distant and obscure texts, which have been buried under more modern translations and correlates the data. Schoch chronologically details many facets of variable analyses from many astute philosophers, scientists and time travelers. Some chambers and passages closed off to other scientists have been opened explicitly for Schoch to enter and explore. The second half is literally detailed appendices about the variable hypotheses and legends that have been formulated throughout the centuries of many researchers, authors and the likes in their quest for understanding the Great Pyramid. Most importantly Schoch has laid out conversions of metrology and variances in surveys giving the reader easy access to hard found numerical, mathematical and geometrical data. Pyramid Quest exceeds in content any other book ever written pertaining to The Great Pyramid. Pyramid Quest is an incredible undertaking and a very valuable book for any who are interested in Egyptology and the Great Pyramid. Many of the photos and illustrations are historical, one of a kind and very rare. They complement the text and serve as visual guides enhancing Schoch's overviews of various studies. You will get the chance to see inside the Great Pyramid and its surrounding features. Dr. Robert M. Schoch along with the help of Robert Aquinas McNally will be considered among the classic authors revered for their endearing contributions to the collective body of research on Egyptology and the Great Pyramid. Pyramid Quest does embody many secrets of the Great Pyramid and the dawn of civilization. REVIEW: Finally, a book that doesn't insult the history of the ancient Egyptians or humanity as a whole by postulating silly theories about alien space men or fantastic cosmic generators for the lost race from planet x. I think Schock has presented a great piece of exploratory and fact-based Egyptology that will make the Hancocks, Bauvals and Hawas' turn their heads in notice. The Appendices are worth the price of the book alone. Not as good as 'Voices of the Rocks' but well worth the read if you're a fan of hermetic philosophy. REVIEW: Pyramid Quest is an excellent inquiry into ancient wisdom, truth, and the mysteries, not only of The Great Pyramid, but of life itself. It is an amazingly well written measurement of man's quest for meaning. Dr. Schoch powerfully outlines, describes, and captures the heart of the mystery that is The Great Pyramid. And as a bonus, this is the best book I own showing the chambers and general blueprint of the great pyramids. It is a wonderful book to keep on the coffee table! REVIEW: Pyramid Quest could only have been written by a scientist, but anyone who has ever been fascinated by the pyramids of Egypt will find it intriguing and enlightening! In addition to being a geologist of total integrity and a superb author, Dr. Schoch is also a master of Egyptology, Ancient History, Archaeoastrology, and the mysteries of the "old religion". All of these topics make the book pure joy for any seeker of Truth! Spellbinding! This book explains it all. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. 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