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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (July 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591431565
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591431565
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Breaking the Mirror of Heaven is a hugely important book. In a time when we can all see ‘the rise of idiot experts,’ this book focuses our attention on the political games that are played with the honest interpretation of our past. Self-serving individuals seek to bury new information by pretending that claimed academic rank outweighs cold evidence. Bravo, Robert and Ahmed, for such a delightful and persuasive blow for reason.” (Christopher Knight, coauthor of The Hiram Key and Civilization One)

“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 Mirror of Heaven’.” (Atlantis Rising, August 2012)

“Bauval and Osman’s Breaking the Mirror of Heaven (‘Mirror of Heaven’ is the name given to Egypt by Hermes-Thoth) is not just about Hawass and his monumental ego and failings; it is an attempt to reveal the truth about the desecration of artifacts over the centuries, the effects of foreign rule, the suppression of ‘pagan’ wisdom, the Freemasonry-inspired Napoleonic invasion, and the political power plays in the post-war era from Nasser to Mubarak that continue morphing to this day.” (Nexus Magazine, December 2012)

“Prolific writers with in-depth knowledge of ancient Egypt, Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman have teamed up to produce a scathing indictment of former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass.” (Alan Glassman, New Dawn, December 2012)

“Due to Robert Bauval’s influence, as well as that of many other great authors, false beliefs on the origins of civilization will be studied well into the future. The observations and approaches in Bauval’s books are dazzling.” (Javier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Angel and The Secret Supper)

“Egyptology has lied to us for too long. Now a meticulous investigation by two top authors reveals the disturbing truth. This book is dynamite.” (Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods)

“This is a book that needed to be written . . . and I can’t imagine a better writing team to have taken on the challenge. Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman have expertly untangled the history of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, in all its guises, and successfully exposed the trauma of the Zahi Hawass years. This is a story that should be read by all those interested in Egyptology and everyone who cares passionately about Egypt . . . a tour de force in modern historical investigation.” (David Rohl, Egyptologist, historian, broadcaster, and author of A Test of Time)

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES / EGYPT

“. . . a tour de force in modern historical investigation.”
--David Rohl, Egyptologist, historian, broadcaster, and author of A Test of Time

“This book is dynamite.”
--Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods

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.”

Egyptian-born ROBERT BAUVAL began studying Egyptology in 1983. The coauthor of The Orion Mystery and Black Genesis, he lives in Torremolinos, Spain. AHMED OSMAN was born in Cairo in 1934 and is the author of several books, including Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion and Moses and Akhenaten. He lives in England.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alan S. Glassman on December 29, 2012
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Prolific writers with in-depth knowledge of ancient Egypt, Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman have teamed up to produce a scathing indictment of former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass.

While the middle third of the book, some 118 pages or so, takes us back to a general history of Egyptian rule by foreign powers, the first and last third sections expose the recently dismissed Hawass, characterising him as a thief, braggart, opportunist, and government servant who frequently indulged in cronyism to further his own reputation.

We learn, first of all, that Hawass was schooled for his Ph.D. in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania with funding from the Edgar Cayce Institute, now called the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). In fact, by pulling some strings, so to speak, he was given a Fulbright scholarship because Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son, knew an ARE person on the Fulbright scholarship board.

Bauval and Osman also point out that father Edgar had strong connections with some very high Freemasons. The Masons have always traced their mystery school heritage back to ancient Egypt. Understandably, they would be delighted if Edgar's prediction that an Atlantean Hall of Records were to be found underneath the Sphinx and the Pyramids.

Our authors continue, "Having said this, it must be strongly pointed out that Freemasonry has been banned in Egypt since 1964, and in the eyes of many (if not all) Arabs - especially staunch Islamists and anti-Zionists - Freemasonry is synonymous with Zionism and, consequently, loathed as an evil influence.
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36 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Pea #2 on August 13, 2012
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I am an avid fan of both authors of this latest book. So I ordered it long before it published.
I was very disappointed as what I expected the basis of the book was anything but! Most of this
tome is a recount of Egypt's history with an account of the charlatan's,Zahi Hawass, rape, pillage and impediment
to objective research into the ancient past. There were scant pages given to actual archeology; an appendix
about King Tut's death, and precious little else. Had I known the theme of this book, I would not have
ordered it. Hope this little review helps others to only buy it if Egypt's national history is what
you want to study.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Steven Thomas TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 14, 2013
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The archaeological treasures in Egypt are among the most valuable on Earth. They represent some of the most important keys to correctly understanding human history and evolution. As such, they remain an international treasure of such magnitude that they cannot be entrusted to the primitive citizens of Egypt alone. Robert Bauval, in addition to being a prolific writer and researcher on the modern understanding of Egyptian monuments and heritage, is also a native-born Egyptian. His Egyptian descent goes back three generations. So, when Bauval and his native-born co-author Ahmed Osman write a book which is a history of the last two-hundred years of Egyptian corruption, destruction and mis-representation of this priceless heritage, the people of the world need to wake up and take notice. Regrettably, the worse may be yet to come. While the Mubarak regime and extensive corruption of his Minister of Antiquities - Zahi Hawass, is only now coming to light, the present domination of Egypt's government by the fanatical-fundamentalist "Muslim Brotherhood" may represent the most far-reaching implications for additional waste and destruction of Egypt's priceless heritage on an unprecedented scale. There is serious talk at the highest levels of the Morsi government to blow-up and utterly destroy the ancient pyramids and temples in the name of "Allah." The authors have written a very important and revealing account of the corruptive scope under Egypt's government/rulers during the last two centuries. The commoners in Egypt's modern society are either too ignorant or apathetic to govern themselves effectively. This book represents a much needed "cry for help." Do your part by reading it and adding your voice to the international demand for a modern reasonable solution. Robert Steven Thomas, author of:
Intelligent Intervention
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David c on August 24, 2012
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An excellent book,
I thoroughly enjoyed the modern history of a country I had very little knowledge of, and the expose of Hawass.
The personal stories of both authors added to the enjoyment, both Egyptian born but living outside their beloved country.
This book needed to be written to show the depths that this once great historic country has fallen under a corrupt and egotistical regime, a regime that Hawass was happy to support.
It begs the question what further skeletons are hidden in Hawass's past? Forget Indiana Jones, think Rene Belloq!!!

I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to understand the recent history of Egypt and its recent troubled past.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Darrell Davisson on August 27, 2012
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Bauval and Osmon both occupy, among others on Egyptian history and sources, a growing space on my book shelves, but this book is quite different than most. Breaking the Mirror of Heaven is about the treasure that was once the land of Egypt, a land by all accounts rich in the most beautiful temples, towns and palaces that once existed in the ancient world or virtually anywhere. According passages in one of the Nag Hammadi manuscripts Egypt was once a literal vision of Heaven on earth. What we have today, as documented in this penetrating book is a history of the pillaging and destruction of that once beautiful mirror, much like a fabulouse jewelry case with the rightful owners and keepers helplessly bound by their own indifference, ignorance, profiteering, and religious intolerance as others made off with the treasure, most to be lost forever.

Tragically, the modern overseers installed in office to protect and preserve this national heritage continue to demonstrate continuing theft, destruction, and a myopic understanding of their global contract to protect these priceles monuments, a tyrant among tyrants who has fostered both ineptitude and deliberate removal of priceless ancient materials & monuments under the supervisory direction Mr. Ahi Hawass. After being forcefully ejected and unseating from his post during the recent Egyptian rebellion against Mubarik, Hawass now sits restored in an equal or even more autoritarian position to bring further loss and depredation to the archeology and preservation of ancient Egypt, insidiously thinking he is its greatest presevationist.
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