Please note that this 20th Anniversary Edition is broadly the same as the original except for a completely revised Epilogue, which can be accessed here.
What secrets does the Giza Plateau really hold? Who is trying to unlock them… and what are their motives?
The multitude of popular works that have been published about the Giza Plateau – home of the three most famous pyramids and the Sphinx – have increasingly painted a picture of impossible engineering, extreme antiquity, and 'lost' ancient civilisations. This 'alternative' view has now become firmly entrenched in the public consciousness, leaving the orthodox Egyptological cause floundering in its wake. But have the public been misled?
In this groundbreaking book the authors have uncovered poor scholarship, distortion, propaganda and a morass of politics, jealousy, and ambition. Is it genuinely possible that a Hall of Records containing a record of ancient civilisations exists at Giza? That the remnants of these civilisations designed and built the pyramids and Sphinx as much as 12,500 years ago? That the Great Pyramid is in fact a giant energy generator? That only as yet undiscovered technology could have been used to build the edifices? That in recent decades concerted but often covert efforts have been made to locate as yet undiscovered chambers in the Great Pyramid, and in and around the Sphinx?
Even if we conclude that all these suggestions are wide of the mark, is there other evidence to suggest that a forgotten ancient civilisation may nevertheless have existed? Indeed, are alternative researchers concentrating their efforts on the wrong places? Meanwhile, who are the key figures who have dominated the exploration of the Plateau from earliest times to the present day? What did they really find? And what lies behind the political in-fighting that has come to dominate the exploration of the Plateau in recent decades?
The answers to these questions and many more are revealed as this astounding story unfolds. Exclusive information has been provided by some of the most famous names involved with Giza. This, combined with the authors' own extensive research and on-site explorations, has culminated in what can only be described as the most fascinating and important piece of work on the Plateau to date. The injection of some much-needed sanity into the whole Giza debate is long overdue, but the wait is now over...
Lawton and Ogilvie-Herald have gone where no academic has dared to venture, and have exposed the raw truth behind the archaeological history and politics of Egypt's greatest monuments. David Rohl, leading revisionist author and TV presenter
I urge everyone to read and digest Giza: The Truth before they even think about picking up another book on alternative Egypt. Lawton and Ogilvie-Herald's insight into the great Giza debate is superb. Andrew Collins, leading revisionist author
A refreshing and realistic overview of research, exploration, questions and answers surrounding the Giza Plateau ... a significant contribution to the field. Rudolf Gantenbrink, robotics expert and pyramid explorer
This book is absolutely first rate! Joe Schor, financier of Giza explorations