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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: A.R.E. Press (Association of Research & Enlig (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876045719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876045718
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andrew Collins is a science and history writer, and the author of various books that challenge the way we perceive the past. They include From the Ashes of Angels (1996), which shows that the Watchers of the book of Enoch were shamans responsible for the Neolithic revolution, and that their homeland the biblical Eden was southeast Turkey, where archaeologists have recently found the oldest stone temple in the world; Gods of Eden (1998), which reveals that Egyptian civilization is thousands of years older than is conventionally believed; Gateway to Atlantis (2000), which demonstrates that Plato s Atlantis was located in Cuba and the Bahamas, and The Cygnus Mystery (2006), which argues that veneration of the Cygnus constellation was responsible for the world s earliest sky religions. His latest book Beneath the Pyramids uncovers Egypt s cave underworld for the first time. Andrew, born in 1957, lives with his wife Sue near Marlborough, Wiltshire.

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This is very very hard to follow or to understand.
Jim
Drawing on all this material Collins puts theory into practice and rediscovers a vast complex of tunnels and caves under the giza plateau!
fred vallongo
I would have appreciated the book more if it had promised less -- but then, I might not have bought it either.
John B. Ringer

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103 of 106 people found the following review helpful By fred vallongo on October 19, 2009
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When Edgar Cayce began in his trance readings to speak of an Egyptian Civilization that predated the one described by conventional archeology, he was "out on a (metaphysical)limb. His description of an age of builders, 8,000 years before the 3rd dynasty seemed out of line with accepted theory.

However, Cayce also said that the ancients, led by a charismatic High Priest named Ra Ta, and an architecht named Hermes, were contempory with a failing, and soon to vanish Atlantean civilization, dated by no less than Plato to 10,000 BCE!

In this important book, certain to be followed by others, Andrew Collins begins to answer the challenge posed by traditional archeology:"where is the evidence." He draws on overlooked reports of early archeology, as well as traditional wisdom, local legend, and textual evidence in known antiquities to build a powerful case that the evidence has been under everyones noses all along!

Drawing on all this material Collins puts theory into practice and rediscovers a vast complex of tunnels and caves under the giza plateau! Portions of which show obvious evidence of human alteration. He presents a powerful case that the mythical Hall of Records described by Cayce and many other ancient and modern mystics is located and can be accessed by exploring, and understanding this complex in the context of Egyptian tradition and wisdom.

Some will be dissappointed that Collins hasn't discovered the hall itself, but I think he is being careful and responsible: putting together the pieces of the puzzle in a way that honors the builders of that distant past, rather than playing the arrogant westerner imposing his views (or trying to)on a skeptical Egyptian Archeological establishment.
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81 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 12, 2009
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There are two types of readers/visitors to Egypt. One is a tourist who has little or no real interest in Egypt, does little or no investigation or research and knows little more than what they have seen in Indiana Jones movies or read in mass media books and magazines. By far and away, most people are tourists and, that's OK, if that's all you know and/or want to know.

Then, there are the 'seekers', i.e., those who sense, discern, feel or are drawn to things Egyptological because they 'seek' to know more about the world, at a deeper level than at just being a tourist. Andrew Collins book, 'Digging Beneath the Pyramids' is NOT for tourists and, for most seekers even, Andrew's 'Digging' may seem, at first glance, to be as one reviewer called it 'thin'.

Nothing could miss the mark more than this approach. I have been studying the Edgar Cayce material for over 40 years and have been infatuated with Egypt for over 50. During this time, I have read just about every book I, as a layman, could get my hands on regarding Egypt so have at least a limited layman's knowledge about what Andrew's book 'Digging is about...at least I think I do.

So, dear reader, allow me to share with you what I think is going on with 'Digging' and why this is one of the MOST important books on the whole question of rediscovery of the hidden roots of the human race to have come along in a long, long time.

Andrew's interest in Egypt (if you follow his website and his prior works...especially 'The Cygnus Mystery'), lays the groundwork for the discoveries that are described in 'Digging Beneath the Pyramids'. Why?
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Howard W. Mccoy on November 10, 2009
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There's nothing like a good mystery, right? Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie. Ngaio Marsh, Colin Dexter. Apply that kind of investigative approach to ancient history, Egyptian ancient history in particular -- the sifting through the sands of time, in an effort to uncover that elusive clue that will hopefully shed some light on that one (usually more than one) nagging question that the established scientific community cannot or wishes not to delve into -- and you have Beneath the Pyramids, a "thumping good read", by Andrew Collins.

Andrew Collins is no stranger to detective work. Well known for his meticulous inquiries into the relationship between the constellations of the night sky, notably Cygnus the Swan, and ancient structures on the ground, the author brings that wonderful hermetic axiom of "As Above, So Below" into sharp focus. Of course, "As Above, So Below" has little meaning if you aren't there in the middle to pull the two together. We have the pyramids in the middle. And we have the constellations above us. The question is, "What lies below?" Read Beneath the Pyramids and find out.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mike Harper on May 6, 2010
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I was immediately interested when I heard something about the existence of tunnels or catacombs beneath the Giza Plateau. I searched around for information, which at the time was very hard to come by. Then I heard about this book by Andrew Collins, and immediately set out to find a copy.
Beneath The Pyramids is sort of a cross between ancient Egyptian history and Indiana Jones type real life adventure.
The historical aspect was very interesting to me as it informed me about points of the ancient Egyptian religion(s) that I had not heard before. The book is very well researched. Some of the conclusions are admittedly hypothetical, but overall I found the book to be interesting and informative.
The very fact that these tunnels exist at all is astounding, but the fact that no one is saying or writing much about them is mystifying to me. It seems that a (re)discovery such as this would set the researchers of Giza into a whirlwind of activity and study. And maybe it would have if it weren't for the ending of the book, where Collins deems it important to the preservation of the site to turn over the information he obtained about the caverns to the enemy of Egyptian Studies, Zahi Hawass.
No other man is responsible for more deliberate obfuscation of the facts than Hawass. Any kind of serious research that could shed some new light on Ancient Egypt's past is immediately silenced by him if he deems that is differs from what conventional history has told us, no matter the degree of evidence.
The book overall is interesting, and deserves a read by anyone interested in the subject of the Giza Plateau, but enjoy what you get there because since Mr. Hawass is now involved, you probably won't hear anything more about it.
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