Studies in Ancient Astronautics Vol. 2
Outrageous Theories about the Great Pyramid
edited by JASON COLAVITO
JasonColavito.com Books, 2012
"...the whole pile seems to be reared all at once, and fixed in the midst of heaps of sand by some god, and not built by degrees by the hands of men. Some of the Egyptians tell wonderful things, and invent strange fables concerning these works. [...] But this is not the truth."
-- Diodorus Siculus (1st century BCE)
_ Of all the ancient structures scattered across the globe, Egypt’s Great Pyramid, built by the Pharaoh Khufu (also known as Cheops) around 2580-2560 BCE on the desert plateau of Giza, has attracted the most attention from ancient astronaut theorists and alternative historians. By some estimates, more has been written about the Great Pyramid than any other topic in ancient history, excepting only the Bible. The sheer number of odd theories about the pyramid has led archaeologists to label fringe investigators “pyramidiots.”
There is hardly any modern fringe theory about the Great Pyramid that is not derivative of one in place by 1877, the year James Bonwick wrote the overview of the 47 most popular theories about the pyramid that you are about to read.
Thus, the book you are about to read is essential reading for understanding the history of pyramid theories and the vast literature of fringe work ancient astronaut theorists and alternative historians draw upon in concocting their newest variations on some very old ideas.
This volume fully annotates Bonwick's work with biographical sketches of major theorists and provides an appendix of ancient and medieval sources for pyramid studies.
Volume 2 of Studies in Ancient Astronautics
Contents of This Volume
204 pages, paperback, 5.83" X 8.26", ISBN 978-1-105-57989-9
The Studies in Ancient Astronautics series presents key texts that explore the intersection of science, pseudoscience, and speculative fiction that gave rise to the various claims that make up the ancient astronaut theory.