PYRAMID OF SECRETS
‘There has long been animosity and distrust between those who work in different
aspects of Egyptology. Many mainstream colleagues reject without
consideration any alternative ideas. I believe this to be foolhardy.
When new ideas come along based on logic and reason, I believe
they may have an idea that has never been considered before and
thus are worth examination. In Alan Alford’s case his reasoning
is archaeologically sound and well worth a full and detailed
investigation... His hypothesis of finding the “real” burial
chamber of Cheops beneath the Pyramid is laudable – it would
be a triumph for Egyptology were it found.’
Christine El Mahdy, Professor of Egyptian Studies, Head of The
British Centre for Egyptian Studies.
‘Thank you for sending me ‘Pyramid
of Secrets’. I found your arguments compelling; I think you have
disposed of the ‘pyramid as tomb and
only tomb’ myth admirably. I buy your argument that kings were
to be returned to the earth; I can think of no example where
a royal (or for that matter, any important interment) was not
contact with the earth... Similarly, I accept your emphasis on
creation. I am sure that this lies at the heart of what we call
Egyptian religion... All in all, I congratulate you warmly. Of
course, I don't go all the way with you on every point but I
think that you will have moved the argument about the nature
of the Pyramid
and its significance to Egypt on to an entirely new level.’
Michael Rice, historian and author of ‘Egypt's Making’ (1990),
‘Egypt's Legacy’ (1997), ‘The Power of the Bull’ (1997) and ‘Who's
Who in Ancient Egypt’ (1999).
‘“Pyramid of Secrets” is without
doubt the best book ever written on the Great Pyramid.’
John Reid, acoustic engineer and author of ‘Egyptian Sonics’.
am reading “Pyramid of Secrets” with increasing enthusiasm. It
is a first rate piece of detective work and probably your
best book so far!’
Colin Wilson, author ‘The Outsider’ and ‘From Atlantis to
‘Alan Alford’s work on the architecture of the
Great Pyramid and low resonance bears great scrutiny. He raises
that are too
often ignored across the field. A courageous and original
interpretation of all the available evidence.’
David Elkington, author ‘In the Name of the Gods’
‘Your comments about the recent robot drilling in the Giza Pyramid were indeed
interesting, and as you said this discovery is highly significant.’
Victor Campo, firstname.lastname@example.org
“I found this chapter [seven] to offer some ingenious solutions
to many, hitherto, unexplained aspects of this, the world’s most
John Reid, acoustic engineer and author of ‘Egyptian Sonics’.
The Daily Mail, 21st June 2003
‘The latest but strangely compelling theory.’
Richard and Judy Show, Channel 4 television, 2nd July 2003
addition to anyone’s library. Buy!’ (rated 5 stars)
UFO Magazine, July 2003
'A beautifully researched, thoughtful, and
thought-provoking study... stands well against the very best
by the acknowledged
experts.' (rated 8 out of 10)
Fortean Times, October 2003
‘I have read the opening section concerning
the origin myths idea and in general I like it very much. The
coherent, and closely involve the edifices with the sort
significance that I have always maintained they must
have, irrespective of whether the kings were actually buried
inside them... Well
for moving things in a new and worthwhile direction.’
Ian Lawton, co-author ‘Giza The Truth’, and author ‘Genesis
'It’s really an excellent book, well-written
as always. I can see why you are excited about it because you
ground in it... IF the pyramids were constructed as
you say, and IF
fundamentals of Egyptian religion were as you say,
then you are going to be hailed as a genius. There are too
to comment on all of them, but one thing I can see
is why there is some excitement over the ‘singing pyramid’
it’s a fantastic image, and you’ve drawn it up amazingly
plausibly... Also your emphasis on so many potential
secret passages and
secret vaults was fascinating... I have always felt
that could easily
be the case, but I had never read anywhere that anyone
else had systematically explored it looking for possible
Hell, your book is running over with them! More importantly,
of them make excellent sense... Get on the touring
circuit and let the world find out what a really brilliant job
Lloyd Pye, author 'Everything You Know Is Wrong'
‘This book offers
a very detailed and scholarly review of the architecture of the
Great Pyramid, and will
anyone researching this mighty and enigmatic structure...
It should also be noted that the quality of Alford's
the quality of his thesis: this is clearly a work
of love... I would recommend ‘Pyramid of Secrets’ to the
Andy Lloyd, www.darkstar1.co.uk
'I would just like to say how impressed
with your theories I am. I have been reading Pyramid theories
yours is the most interesting I have read to date.'
Christine Stewart, July 2003
‘I recently purchased your book "Pyramid of Secrets", and am very impressed with your research... I feel that your acoustic argument
for the real purpose of the Great Pyramid is quite
groundbreaking. The Egyptians were very interested in the magic
and emanations, and I feel that this in itself confirms
Beverley Fairfoull, University of Liverpool
'Alan Alford is the "enfant terrible" of Egyptology'
Frontier Magazine, Netherlands, Sept/Oct 2003
'I enjoyed your book immensely. Your journey through the pyramid is very clear
and entirely interesting. It gives the feel of its immensity
of the project and of the architectural complexity. I entirely
agree that the complex reflects creation. I am not sure about
the meteorite theory but the creation, sonics and acoustics have
a genuine feel of truth. There is no doubt in my mind that the
pyramid encompasses science and understanding more that being
just a tomb. You are Sir, an excellent writer and researcher.
If I may quote you occasionally, I would deem it an honour.'
Crichton Miller, author "The Golden Thread of Time"
'I wanted to write you to tell you that your book, "Pyramid
of Secrets" is beyond great. It shows that a long time
of careful and thorough research has been used
to put this masterpiece together and I look forward to the second part that
you are currently writing. The whole idea of re-examining
and re-translating all
Egyptian writing is favored by me also. And you are doing a great job at trying
to show the misinterpretation of Egyptian religion being a solar cult instead
of a cult of creation, which is believed by the orthodox view.'
Petros Koutoupis, Greece
'I am writing to tell you how very much I've enjoyed your latest
book "Pyramid of Secrets". Since Peter Tompkins' book came
out 32 years ago I have read much
about the Great Pyramid, but yours is the first book that explains the structure
of the Pyramid in a way that makes good sense... I hope Egyptologists embrace
your astonishingly thorough and sensible theories and proceed to explore
the Pyramid as you suggest.'
Neil Rhoads, Australia
'I think your book is tremendous. You have come up with some
really interesting research. It is is well written and
I am enjoying it. It is also one of the
best quality books I have ever seen. Really nice job.'
John DeSalvo, Director Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association, author
of "The Complete Pyramid Sourcebook".
'For anyone seeking to unravel the secrets of the Great Pyramid,
"Pyramid of Secrets" is one of the greatest discoveries
they could make. This fascinating
book is an inexhaustible mine of information, concisely and objectively
presented for the serious pyramid scholar and for those with a more casual
It deserves a place on every thinking person's bookshelf.'
Chris Bingham-Hunter, England
'Pyramid of Secrets is very well written
and will hopefully add a new dimension to an old debate.'
Phil Nadin, England
'I agree with Reid when he affirms this is the
best book ever written on the Great Pyramid. I thank you
for your extraordinary
The way you've contrived the book, proposing various theories to
explain the evidence, is exceptional and very beautiful!'
Luca Calvaresi, Italy