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In the Time of the Pyramid-Builders
Ages in Alignment Series, Vol. 2, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded
  • Emmet Sweeney
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In the Time of the Pyramid-Builders. Ages in Alignment Series, Vol. 2, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded
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"In the Time of the Pyramid-Builders" examines the great epoch of pyramid-building in Egypt, from the Fourth to the Sixth Dynasties, from an entirely new perspective. These dynasties are currently held to have flourished in the third millennium BC, whereas Sweeney demonstrates, in a great variety of ways, that they rightly belong in the early first millennium BC - almost two thousand years closer to our own time.


About the Author

Emmet Sweeney is a high school teacher with many years' experience in the classroom. He holds a Masters Degree in Early Modern History from the University of Ulster and has had numerous articles published in historical journals such as the "Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Review" and "Ancient Warfare."

His interest in ancient history was kindled by his father who told him, at an early age, of the daring exploits of Percy Fawcett and Hiram Bingham as they searched for the "Lost Cities" of South America. This interest was rekindled as a student in Belfast, where he discovered the works of Immanuel Velikovsky. Since then, Sweeney has travelled extensively in pursuit of his researches, including journeys to Egypt, Greece, and other locations in the Near East.

Sweeney is the author of a series of books entitled "Ages in Alignment," which seeks to rewrite pre-classical history in its entirety. He describes the salient features of each volume in his "Ages in Alignment" series and points out the important consequences of the skewed historical record as it is usually taught in his website at Emmet Sweeney.net.

In parallel, following the research of German historian Heribert Illig, Sweeney pursues the astonishing theory that Europe never experienced a Dark Age. He demonstrates through archaeological, literary, and architectural evidence that the record actually supports this hypothesis which is fueling lively debates across Europe.

For over 35 years he has researched the questions raised by Velikovsky’s attempted reconstruction of Egyptian history. If what Sweeney and those scholars who agree with him say proves to be correct, all the textbooks will need to be rewritten.

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The pyramids of Giza, amongst the most iconic structures in the world, are said by historians to have been constructed in the 26th century BC. But how do they know that? Are their calculations based on rigorous scholarship and hard science? The...

The pyramids of Giza, amongst the most iconic structures in the world, are said by historians to have been constructed in the 26th century BC. But how do they know that? Are their calculations based on rigorous scholarship and hard science? The answer, according to Emmet Sweeney, is an emphatic No! Sweeney points to the fact that the chronology espoused by modern Egyptologists is not too different from that of Napoleon, who dated the pyramids to the 23rd century BC. Yet that was 20 years before Champollion had cracked the hieroglyphic code and founded the discipline of Egyptology.

In The Time of the Pyramid-Builders Emmet Sweeney expands on his previous work and demonstrates how the Great Pyramid could not have been built before the 10th century BC, as well as showing how the last of the pyramid-building dynasties, the 6th, was actually of Asiatic (Hyksos) origin, and reigned immediately before the rise of Egypt's glorious 18th (or Theban) Dynasty.

In this work, Sweeney looks at the evidence — routinely overlooked in mainstream academic publications — for placing the Pyramid Age of Egypt in a period much closer to our own time. Once we realize that the pyramid-builders actually flourished sometime between 1000 and 740 BC, then their accomplishments — whilst still astounding — are at least now comprehensible. For the pyramid-builders used iron and probably even steel tools, and the architects of the epoch employed an advanced geometry which seems to have included a knowledge of the value of pi.

This was not the third millennium BC; it was the first. The pyramid-building pharaohs traded with, and imported timber from, the great cities of the Phoenician coast; cities such as Tyre and Byblos. And the Phoenician sailors provided the Egyptians with tin from the far west of Europe, an indispensable ingredient in the making of bronze.


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Pages 188
Year: 2023
BISAC: BISAC: HIS002030 HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
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