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Bauval Returns Serve to Hawass

Last week I mentioned that former Egyptian archaeological supremo Dr Zahi Hawass had attacked ‘hidden history’ author Robert Bauval on the front page of the Egyptian daily Al Ahram. Bauval has now returned serve, bringing up the controversial old topic of whether Hawass PhD was funded by New Age organization, The Association of Research and Enlightenment (ARE), the executive branch of the Edgar Cayce Foundation. The allegations were first made in the biography of Cayce’s son Hugh Lynn, written by A. Robert Smith:

In Robert Smith’s book it is further claimed that the reason for helping Hawass get his PhD was for Hawass “to advance within the [Egyptian] government to further his own career and open doors for Hugh Lynn [Cayce]’s project, [and] he could do it best on the wing of higher education at an American Ivy League college.” (Smith, Chapter 19, p. 250)

But many years later, in 1998 to be precise, both Hawass and Lehner denied that Hugh Lynn Cayce had been instrumental in helping Zahi Hawass obtain a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. They made official statements to that effect in the KMT Journal (volume 9, Number 1, Spring 1998, pp.5-6).

For another take on this most recent controversy involving Hawass, see also Philip Coppens’ latest article “A New Future for Egyptology“.

  1. A.R.E. and Hawass/Lehner
    As I believe I mentioned to you once before, Greg, I had a conversation with Joe Jahoda on the Plateau back in 1997 in which he spoke casually about A.R.E. helping to put both Hawass and Mark Lehner through school, and it was pretty apparent to me that both of them were being “groomed” for bigger things. Now, since that time they’ve both dismissed such talk, but Jahoda seemed nonplussed when I mentioned that, almost as though he understood that’s simply the official line they *had* to take, in order to maintain respectability with their colleagues. But I also think he understood that, as with children, you can do all you want to condition them but sooner or later they’re going to go off in their own direction. I watched Jahoda interacting with both Lehner and Hawass during that trip, and it was obvious they were all on the best of terms at that point.

  2. bauval seems to be falsely accusing dr hawass
    clearly Hawass would of seen the amazon preview and would of seen it as attack on him.

    quote from the above link

    “Breaking the Mirror of Heaven: The Conspiracy to Suppress the Voice of Ancient Egypt [Paperback]

    Robert Bauval (Author)
    Ahmed Osman (Author)
    Book Description
    Publication Date: August 15, 2012
    Exposes the many cycles of monument destruction and cultural suppression in Egypt from antiquity to the present day

    • Details the vandalism of Egyptian antiquities and suppression of ancient knowledge under foreign rulers who
    sought to cleanse Egypt of its “pagan” past

    • Reveals the real reason behind Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt: Freemasonry

    • Shows how the censorship of nonofficial Egyptology as well as new archaeological discoveries continued
    under Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass

    Called the “Mirror of Heaven” by Hermes-Thoth and regarded as the birthplace of civilization, science, religion, and magic, Egypt has ignited the imagination of all who come in contact with it since ancient times
    –from Pythagoras and Plato to Alexander the Great and Napoleon to modern Egyptologists the world over.

    Yet, despite this preeminence in the collective mind, Egypt has suffered considerable destruction over the centuries. Even before the burning of the Great Library at Alexandria, the land of the pharaohs was pillaged by its own people. With the arrival of foreign rulers, both Arabic and European, the destruction and thievery continued along with suppression of ancient knowledge as some rulers sought to cleanse Egypt of its “pagan” past.

    Exploring the many cycles of destruction and suppression in Egypt as well as moments of salvation, such as the first registered excavations by Auguste Mariette, Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman investigate the many conquerors of Egypt through the millennia as well as what has happened to famous artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone. They show how Napoleon, through his invasion, wanted to revive ancient Egyptian wisdom and art because of its many connections to Freemasonry.

    They reveal how the degradation of monuments, theft of relics, and censorship of ancient
    teachings continue to this day. Exposing recent cover-ups during the tenure of Antiquities
    Minister Zahi Hawass, they explain how new discoveries at Giza were closed to further research.

    Clearing cultural and historical distortions, the authors reveal the long-hidden and
    persecuted voice of ancient Egypt and call for the return of Egypt to its rightful
    place as “the Mother of Nations” and “the Mirror of Heaven.”

    ———– end quote

    here are the 3 things bauval mentions on his blog
    about that article of april 12

    ‘On the front page of the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram of April 12, 2012, ex-Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass, and ex-Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni have made the following false assertions:

    1.) That I am a ‘Jew’ and that I was born from ‘Belgian Jewish’ parents in Alexandria.

    2.) That the book I have written with Egyptian author Ahmed Osman, Breaking the Mirror of Heaven, is an “American book that attributes Egyptian civilization to the Jews”.

    3.) That I met ex-Minsiter Farouk Hosni to give him a DVD/video about this alleged theory.

    Bauval seems to be falsely accusing Hawass on his blog going by what i seen from what i read on the
    link of the newpaper he gave,

    heres the google translate of the english translate of the article in news that Bauval refers to


    plus these new charges of dr hawass lending them out on loan, and while some claim it went against certain law, we wait to when they will be returned. But if all items are returned to egypt then we will wonder if it wasnt for the best, after all, the unrest in egypt, they raided and stoled, all the damage in museums. Perhaps what dr hawass was a good thing in the end.

    ciao clemente

    ciao clemente

  3. Bauval Volleyball
    It is somewhat understandable for Egyptians in general to be paranoid of Jewish/Israeli influence, and for Zahi Hawass this extends to the field of Egyptology. Hawass is quite familiar with Ahmed Osman and his books, which link the famous 18th Dynasty royals with Biblical figures. Therefore, in the mind of Hawass, anyone (Bauval, in this case) that collaborates with Osman must be part of a “Jewish conspiracy”.

    Osman and Hawass have had their own volleys in the Egyptian press over the years. From what I understand, it was Osman’s remarks to the Egyptian press that led to Hawass cancelling the plans of putting a golden capstone on the Great Pyramid some years ago.

    1. gods prophet – prophecy – capstone- ben ben stone

      quote from above link

      The Great Pyramid of Giza – The Origin
      The Great Pyramid of Giza is a phenomenal site! One of the ancient wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid still produces awe and wonder! Because of its immense size, chambered design and perfect dimensions, many scholars have developed remarkable theories about its true origin and purpose.

      The most popular theory is that the Great Pyramid served as a huge tomb for an ancient pharaoh of Egypt. In fact, most pyramids throughout Egypt were constructed for that purpose. However, there is now plenty of evidence to show that the Great Pyramid was a unique structure, not intended to be a traditional tomb.

      The Great Pyramid of Giza – The Dimensions
      The dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as The Great Pyramid of Khufu reveal incredible mathematical insights! The architect possessed knowledge way ahead of his time! In fact, we now know that the Great Pyramid solves one of humanity’s most difficult mathematical challenges — the squaring of the circle. When the radius of a circle equals the height of the pyramid, then the circumference of that circle equals the perimeter of the pyramid’s base. Indeed, twice the height of the Great Pyramid, divided into the distance around its base, equals nearly perfect pi. Mankind has only recently been able to calculate pi to this level of mathematical accuracy.

      The length of each side of the Great Pyramid’s base is 365.2422 Royal Egyptian cubits (“pyramid cubits”). Amazingly, our astronomical year has a mean length of 365.2422454 solar days. Also, the perimeter of the base of the Great Pyramid is 36524.22 “pyramid inches,” the length of 100 years expressed in days. Calculations of such accuracy weren’t known in mainstream mathematics until the 20th century. Many additional proportional phenomena and mathematical mysteries related to the Great Pyramid have been identified, proposed and/or studied. Clearly, this is a remarkable ancient structure!

      The Great Pyramid of Giza – Purpose for God?
      Just as instructions were given to Moses for assembling the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant, is it possible that God delivered perfect instructions for erecting the Great Pyramid of Giza? The biblical texts reveal perfect dimensions delivered to Noah for the ark and ideal proportions delivered to David for the Jewish Temple — Like other symbols throughout the ancient scriptures, is it possible that the Great Pyramid might serve some testimonial purpose for God?

      In the 8th century BC, the prophet Isaiah was speaking of the “end times” when he declared:

      “In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border” (Isaiah 19:19).
      Indeed, two Egypts are mentioned in the Bible — Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. When the text is focused on the one unified Egypt, the Hebrew word Mazor is used. However, when Upper and Lower Egypt are referenced, as in Isaiah’s scripture, the text uses the Hebrew word Mizraim – “two Egypts.”

      Remarkably, geographic studies have been done, including hydrographs and satellite imagery, confirming that the Great Pyramid of Giza is located in the direct middle of Egypt, on the “boundary” between the two ancient Egypts. In fact, Giza is Arabic for “border.” Amazingly, the Great Pyramid is a pillar on the border between these two Egypts, while also “in their midst” (the Hebrew word is betoch, meaning “between” or “within”).

      The prophecy of Isaiah continues:
      “And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them” (Isaiah 19:20).
      The Great Pyramid of Giza – The Cornerstone
      Throughout the ancient scriptures, Christ Jesus is compared to the chief cornerstone of a structure. Usually, the cornerstone is at the foundation of a building; however, with a pyramid, the cornerstone is at the top — the “capstone.”

      Isaiah 28:16 refers to Christ as the “precious cornerstone.” Zechariah 4:7 refers to God’s future placement of a stone at the top of his completed structure — “Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!'”

      David also refers to the Lord in connection with a future “capstone” —

      “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes” (Psalm 118:22-23).
      Remarkably, Jesus Christ applied this same prophecy to Himself, showing that He was the “rejected stone.” Israel rejected Him as Messiah under the leadership of the Pharisees and religious teachers, so Jesus used David’s Psalm to make His dramatic point before the crowds (Matthew 21:42-44). Later, in one of Peter’s great sermons to the Jewish people, he returns to this same prophecy when speaking about the truth of Jesus Christ:
      “He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:11-12).
      Today, it’s very interesting to note that the Great Pyramid of Giza has no capstone. In fact, there’s no historical record of any capstone ever being seen on the Great Pyramid. Something to think about as we enter “that day…”

      end quote

      ciao clemente

  4. “Healing the Eye of Horus”
    Wonder if all this ties into the “Eye of Horus” (Wadjet) that was destroyed by Seth but later healed? And apparently only to be destroyed again at some unknown time, either deliberately or from a natural cause (particularly lightning).

    Ahmed Osman also made the argument that there is no proof that the Great Pyramid ever had a golden capstone. But it obviously had a capstone widget thing-a-ma-bob of some sort, and it seems reasonable to me that there would be some messianic overtones (excuse the pun) associated with whoever restored it. Hmmm, the plot thickens. Would the humble Hawass, Savior of Egyptology, dare to cloak himself with messianic symbols?

  5. Pyramid capstone
    Hello –

    If the Pyramid’s Capstone was metallic, then would it have attracted lightening? Given the insulating mass underneath, what would have happened next?

    1. Man and Lightning Impact in the Pyramids
      Oh, boy, it looks like we are about to get a lecture by EP. Here we go!

      Horus the Elder/Adad was specifically associated with lightning, so that looks like a legitimate clue. The ancient author Strabo wrote that the capstone was movable. Perhaps it was actually intended to be disposable. I heard recently that some long-standing ideas about what actually causes lightning strikes are being challenged. It’s not something I’ve personally explored, but here’s an interesting alternative view on the subject as it relates to the Great Pyramid:

      According to one theory, the Great Pyramid was designed to deliberately induce lightning and thereby increase the fertility of surrounding farm land.

      One of the insights of Ralph Ellis that I particularly like is his identification of the Great Pyramid as the archetypal Mt. Sinai, a place the Book of Exodus associates with thunder, lightning flashes, trumpet-like noises, and enveloping smoke! All this would seem to indicate a Pyramid Age well before 2500 BC when there was enough weather to support some kind of “lightning machine”.

      OK EP, set us straight.

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