The SphinxeBook - 2013
THE SPHINX is the fictional and epic novel about the son of Pharaoh Khufu. This son was Pharaoh Khafre who built the second largest pyramid on the Giza Plateau. He is also thought to be the builder of the mysterious Sphinx. Or was he? The novel is not only about the life of Pharaoh Khafre, his rule over Kemet and his many military conquests, but is also the story of the Sphinx. What did this massive stone monument with the body of a lion and the face of a pharaoh represent? Whose face is shown on the Sphinx? Is it Khafre's face or perhaps the face of Khufu, his father, or even Djedefre, his step-brother? There are many other mysteries concerning the Sphinx. The questions and answers to these mysteries are closely examined in the book. The Sphinx continues on from the previous book in THE GIZA TRILOGY and is in itself an epic story taking the reader back to the very beginnings of Ancient Egyptian civilization. When did the Sphinx first become an important symbol in this civilization? In this second book the reader will not only walk the corridors and chambers of Pharaoh Khafre's palace in the Egypt of c.2550 B.C., but will also be transported to an earlier and much more hazier period, the Egypt of King Narmer who first unified the two kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt in c.3150 B.C. Who was this King Narmer? And what of the other mystery pharaoh mentioned in the book who ruled in-between Khufu and Khafre? This Pharaoh Djedefre is the forgotten Pharaoh who is often ignored by historians because of his short reign of only eight years. And yet Djedefre had a larger than life influence on events in Egypt during his reign. He defied the priests with his Solar Cult, and instead of building his pyramid beside that of his father, Pharaoh Khufu on the Giza Plateau, he made the possibly fateful decision of building his pyramid elsewhere. Why was this decision made? The Sphinx is indeed a book of many questions, with many of these questions closely examined and possibilities given to their answers. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Paul Morrison, 2013.
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource
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