"Not since Hancock's Sign & the Seal has
so plausible and logical a theory been put forth involving
the Templars and the Ark of the Covenant. In fact
the publication of this book may well see many Hancock
supporters changing their thinking, including Mr.
Hancock himself." Stephen Dafoe, Grand Historian
for the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada Knights Templar
This book is a good overview of the fascination and obsession people
have had for the Ark of the Covenant. The value in
the book is in the historical overview of man’s obsession
with the finding the lost ark. The actuality of the
Arks true location remains undetermined.
Review:An entertaining read. Graham Hancock knows
how to tell a story.
Genealogies and Dates of the important events of the
Hebrew patriarchs are derived from information provided
by the Dake's reference bible. This complete Bible
includes all the books of the Apocrypha's. placed
conveniently between the New and the Old testaments.
Review: I personally
talked to the publisher to learn that Finnis Jennings
Dakes has a photographic memory. A savant of sorts
Dakes truly created one of the best books you can
get your hands n for access to cross reference material
this book is a remarkable achievement in scholarship.
New American Bible
Translated from the original Languages
with critical use of All the Historic
references nt Sources.
This book is the standard bible of the Catholic
Church. This document at its historic roots is the
basis for all other Christian Bibles.
Cambridge History of Africa Volume 1, J. Desmond Clark
Publisher: Cambridge University Press This volume is an invaluable resource for
organizing original research. I used it to help outline
the approach I would take and to narrow the focus
on essential materials in my research. Due to its
expense it is best used in a library. No good library
should be without it.
Publisher’s comments: In this book, Dr. Rogers has
summarized the massive bulk of Josephus's writings
in a vivid and delightful manner, arranging the data
topically for easy access. He also draws attention
to specific words in the
Gospels, Acts, and the letters of the New Testament
that take on enriched meanings when viewed in light
of Josephus's use of them.
The King, the Tomb, and
the Royal Treasure By Nicholas N. Reeves
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb
1922 opened an intimate window into the life and court
of the Armana period of Egyptian history. No find
had ever been so completely in tack as this tomb.
Howard Carter can be credited with setting new standards
for recording and documenting an Archeological find.
This find was a truly monumental moment in Modern
Archeology. The legacy that has been preserved of
the boy-king has exerted a unique hold on people's
imaginations. This fascinating new book reveals the
whole story behind Howard Carter's quest for the tomb
and includes extracts from Carter's notes and diaries,
first-time publication of many of his drawings and
reconstructions, and much more.
Manetho:Aegyptiaca & Other Works,
History of Egypt By W. G Waddell
Harvard University Press Pub. Date: July 1992
Manetho was commissioned by Ptolemy I in 300 BCE to
create a record of the rulers of Egypt. Manetho’s
chronologies have been the primary basis for determining
the sequence and durations of the rulers of ancient
Egypt. Although Manetho was Egyptian and did his work
in antiquity their remains confusion in some of the
chronologies primarily due to the fact Egypt may have
been divided into separate Kingdoms and some of the
rulers may have ruled concurrently. It is not entirely
clear where and when this occurred. Manetho created
the best record of its kind in Ancient Egypt.
This book is a scholarly look into the historic time
frame of the New Kingdom. Aldred’s book opens a window
into the life and times of one of Egypt’s most Enigmatic
rulers the Pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Aldred has
attempted to shed light on a chapter of Egyptian history
that has been shrouded in darkness due to lack of
information. Aldred cites works and studies that generally
are not available for scrutiny and takes scholars
approach to history requiring a preponderance of evidence
before drawing a conclusion. Akhenaten was considered
a revolutionary reformer, an idealist and pacifist.
His attempted reforms of Egyptian culture and the
influence of his monotheism were short-lived and unpopular
with the Egyptian Religious Bureaucracies. The distinctly
humanistic art that developed during the El Armana
period created a romantic image of his bonds with
queen Nefertiti. Aldred reveals a more complex life
in the ancient court at Armana. The transition and
relationships of Akenhaten to Tutankhamun are shown.
The tragic results of incestuous
relationships in the Royal bloodline are revealed.
The book contains a somewhat detailed analysis of
the Armana letters, which reveals diplomatic and trade
alliances between rulers in the Western Mediterranean.
Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture By
& Hudson Pub. Date: May 1994
A primer and easily read beginning course
in the relationship of Egyptian iconography and artistic
conventions to the hieroglyphic written word. The
book reveals the basis for the double meanings that
are replete in the ancient Egyptian language. This
is an authoritative and thoroughly researched guide.
By reading this book you will learn how artisans selected
crucial pictorial components of many of the Egyptian’s
great masterpieces, an insight that will only increase
your ability to enjoy Egyptian culture. The result
is an indispensable primer for those seeking to understand
the complexities of Egyptian art. This will be a valued
source book for all ages on the relationship between
hieroglyphs and Egyptian Iconography.
By E. A. Wallace Budge
Publisher: Dover Publications, NY, NY Copied
from a volume first published in 1920
An English dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics:
This monumental work - long out of print, a very hard
and rare book to find - was prepared by one of the
foremost Egyptologists of the century. It contains
nearly 28,000 words or terms that occur in hieroglyphics
texts dating from the Third Dynasty through the Roman
period, roughly from 3,000 B.C. to 600 A.D. It is
the only complete English dictionary available anywhere.
For anyone interested in deciphering ancient
Egyptian writings, or inscriptions for themselves,
this is a must!
Gods of the Egyptians Vol.
by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Dover Publications, Incorporated New York These books are part of the life work of E.A.
Wallis Budge. The former director of Egyptian Antiquities
at the British Museum Wallis Budges contribution to
the understanding of Egyptian antiquities is hard
to measure but can be said to be one of the most significant.
“A student of Egyptology trying to understand ancient
Egypt without the works of Wallis Budge is like a
blind man trying to understand an elephant.”
This is a generously illustrated book outlines the
basic principles behind the creation of earliest alphabets
and describes the first attempts at alphabetic writing
in the Semitic languages.He then traces the spread of the alphabet throughout
the later Middle East including Hebrew, Syriac and
Arabic scripts and its transmission, via the Greeks,
to Latin West. A primer to get started with this book
illustrates the complexity in determining the original
origins of various written scripts.