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Pyramid Illusions: A Journey To The Truth challenges the common theories about the Egyptian stone pyramids. Pyramid Illusions is a culmination of original research, imaginative writing, and many useful illustrations to help the reader envision him/herself at the sites and interiors of the Egyptian masonry pyramids. By reviewing the facts on the sites, the reader is capable of separating the fact rom the fiction and finding that the pyramids are not tombs, the stone blocks of the pyramids were man-made and not quarried, ramps were not used, and slaves did not build the pyramids. Readers will become informed about the ancient Egyptian tombs and how they differ from the stone pyramids. They will learn how and when ancient Egyptians manufacture hard stones for jewelry, jars, vessels, statues, as well as for the pyramid blocks, and much, much more. Controversial, articulate, challenging, Pyramid Illusions is a fascinating contribution to Egyptology. -- Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Tehuti Research Foundation (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965250970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965250979
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,565,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Moustafa Gadalla is an Egyptian American independent Egyptologist, who was born in cairo, Egypt in 1944. he holds a bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Cairo University.

From his early childhood,Gadalla pursued his Ancient Egyptian roots with passion, through continuous study and research. Since 1990,he has dedicated and concentrated all his time to researching and writing.

Gadalla is the author of thirteen internationally acclaimed books about the various aspects of the Ancient Egyptian history and civilization and its impact worldwide. His books are alos found in seven other living languages.

Gadalla is the chairman of the Tehuti research foundation -- an international, US based, non-profit organization dedidacted to Ancient Egyptian studies.
Gadalla is also the founder and Dean of the on-line Egyptian Mystical Universisty for public education of the Egyptian deep knowledge and wisdom.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "tehutirf" on November 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
Pyramid Illusions is a book about the pyramids -- not just the great pyramids, but other known pyramids in Egypt. Gadalla takes a new, fresh look at their possible uses and their construction. His viewpoints go against conventional lines of thought. He does not believe that the pyramids (with one exception) were intended as tombs. He does not believe in the traditional construction methods.

Scholars also have come to the conclusion that the pyramids were not even built by slave labor. They were built by Egyptian craftsmen who willingly took part in the project, and who were paid to do it. The men who erected the great pyramids did so willingly, and with a great sense of "mission" or purpose.

Gadalla takes this line of thinking one step farther. He states that the pyramids were not built as tombs for the pharaohs. First of all, they were not decorated like traditional Egyptian royal tombs (in fact, they bear no inscriptions at all). They were not laid out like traditional tombs. There is no evidence that any royal mummies were ever placed there. There is no evidence that grave robbers ever desecrated them.

As for their construction, he points to the lack of evidence for ramps in their construction. How, then, were they built? He states that the limestone blocks were pre-cast in place, just like we would do today with concrete.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1999
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Pyramid Illusions: A Journey to the Truth challenges the common theories about the Egyptian stone pyramids. Pyramid Illusions is a culmination of original research, imaginative writing, and many useful illustrations to help the reader envision him/herself at the sites and interiors of the Egyptian masonry pyramids. By reviewing the facts on the sites, the reader is capable of separating the fact from the fiction and finding that the pyramids are not tombs, the stone blocks of the pyramids were man-made and not quarried, ramps were not used, and slaves did not build the pyramids. Readers will become informed about the ancient Egyptian tombs and how they differ from the stone pyramids. They will learn how and when ancient Egyptians manufacture hard stones for jewelry, jars, vessels, statues, as well as for the pyramid blocks, and much, much more. Controversial, articulate, challenging, Pyramid Illusions is a fascinating contribution to Egyptology.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
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Pyramid Illusions is an excelent book for anyone who wants to know the truth about the pyramids. This book is easy to read and not only gives a good overview of all the pyramids and their history, it tells how they were made and eliminates many of the misconseptions about them. This is a must read for anyone interested in anctient Egypt and it's most famous landmarks, the pyramids.
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