Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Act of God - Graham Phillips
The excavation of a mysterious Egyptian tomb early this century holds the key to one of the greatest disasters to strike humankind. Strangely sealed, this was a tomb constructed to keep someone - or something - in.
Now in the paperback edition of his sensational book, acclaimed writer-detective Graham Phillips uncovers the evidence that links a chain of extraordinary events. The findings in this cursed Pharoah's tomb, new evidence from the polar ice caps which overturns ancient chronology, together with the eruption of an ancient volcano 300 times more powerful than the Nagasaki bomb, proves that the Biblical Parting of the Red Sea and Plagues of Egypt could be accurate accounts of actual events.
As a result there could also be a real, and totally believable, explanation for the perennial myth of Atlantis...
I do love this kind of book, mostly because the alternative theories make you think and question much of what has been accepted as historical "facts" for years. It's not always good to accept everything we are taught or told as truths - I prefer to keep an open and enquiring mind, never forgetting that history is always written by the "winners". After all, todays theories, many of which are openly ridiculed or criticised (eg: how our moon was created), occasionally turn out to be right.
I found the theories presented in the book interesting and most of the arguments put forward in it seemed quite valid but a couple did seem a little contradictory. I don't want to give too much away, in case anyone who reads this wishes to read the book for themselves, but the claims that Smenkhkare and Tutankhamen were brothers jarred, as it has been found that Smenkhkare is actually one of Queen Nefertiti's later throne names, so it rather punches a hole in part of the theory.
A reasonable book to add to your reading list if you enjoy this kind of alternative history theory book - it certainly helped pass some time whilst I was recuperating from my operation. :0)