Explore the True Origins of a Majestic Civilization. For centuries, devoted scholars have endeavored to penetrate the mystery of Ancient Egypt, the stone-age culture that abruptly rose to create the greatest civilization of known history. Champollion, founder of Egyptology, was the first of a thousand such men, living simply in the heat and dust, trying to read for us the riddle of the achievements of a mysterious civilization, to snatch from the secretive soil the science and technology, the art and literature, the history and wisdom of Ancient Egypt. By its side Sumeria’s culture was but a crude beginning; not even Greece or Rome would surpass it, far less our own. How did a small community just emerging from a Neolithic stage suddenly generate the most majestic and enduring civilization of the ages? The ascension of Ancient Egypt to a previously unknown zenith of culture lasting thousands of years demonstrated advancements that have long eluded explanation. Where did their unprecedented knowledge and sophistication come from? This book explores answers to these mysteries through three extraordinary encounters explorer M.G. Hawking and his companions experienced with what they believe were the true "celestials" of the enduring legends so prevalent in the ancient wisdom traditions of cultures throughout the world. An unprecedented account, this book reveals knowledge long concealed in myth, legend, and secrecy. 2017 Edition, Kindle e-reader page count 296.