The Pyramid Code is a made-for-television documentary series of 5 episodes, produced in 2009, that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples of Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world, looking for clues to ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology. The series is based on extensive research done in 25 trips to Egypt and 51 other countries around the world by Dr. Carmen Boulter, formerly from the Graduate Division of Educational Research at the University of Calgary in Canada.
The Pyramid Code features interviews with prominent scholars and authors in multidisciplinary fields such as geology, physics, astrophysics, archaeology, biological engineering, magnetic field theory, hieroglyphics, and of course Egyptology.
The series explores a number of compelling questions:
- Who were the ancients, and what did they know?
- Could the pyramids be much older than traditional Egyptology would have us believe?
- Could it be that the ancients were more technologically advanced than we traditionally give them credit for, maybe even more than we are today?
- What could have been the nature of this technology, what clues do we have to its understanding?
- Why do we have so little understanding of the ancient Egyptians?
- Are there still secrets hidden in plain sight?
- Do new discoveries force the issue of establishing a new historical chronology?
- Are there still unexplored or little known sites that could provide clues to a new understanding of our distant past?
- Are we really the most advanced civilization to have ever lived on Earth?
The Pyramid Code prominently features an Egyptian wisdom keeper named Abd’el Hakim Awyan, a fascinating man who lived his entire life near the Giza Plateau, site of The Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. Born in the village of Abusir, along the Band of Peace, Hakim learned the oral traditions of the ancient Egyptians.
A linguist at heart, Hakim deciphered the origins of symbols of the ancient Egyptians through tracing the linguistic roots of words. Trained as an archaeologist in Scandinavia, Hakim was able to bridge traditional archaeology with indigenous wisdom, offering a perspective unlike any other. Hakim was one of the first official Egyptologists, and he proudly guided groups of tourists to sacred sites and to the Egyptian Museum for six decades. Hakim passed away shortly after he was interviewed for The Pyramid Code.
The series’ cast also features some of my favorite authors:
Graham Hancock is a prolific and scholarly writer who has made great contributions to our understanding of lost civilizations. His ground-breaking work has been featured on TV series such as Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998), Atlantis Reborn (1999), and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age (2002). Hancock has authored and co-authored several books, including numerous bestsellers such as The Mars Mystery (1998), Fingerprints of the Gods (1995), The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind (1996), Heaven’s Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998), Underworld (2002), and Supernatural (2005).
John Anthony West is the author of Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt (1993). West has explored geological and climatological evidence that the Sphinx is much older than classical Egyptology claims. His research, which is forcing a reassessment of traditionally accepted historical chronology, was presented in the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary Mystery of The Sphinx (1993), with Charlton Heston. West is also the founder of the Ancient Wisdom Foundation, an educational organization that helps finance research on ancient civilizations.
Robert Bauval was born in Egypt. He is the co-author of several books including The Orion Mystery (1994), Keeper of Genesis (1995), Message of the Sphinx (1996), The Mars Mystery (1998), Talisman (2004), and Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt (2011). He is the author of Secret Chamber (1999) and The Egypt Code (2006). His groundbreaking “Orion Correlation Theory” suggests that the layout of the Giza pyramids corresponds to the Belt of Orion. This theory has shaken traditional assumptions, suggesting that the ancient Egyptians had a knowledge of cosmology much more expansive than previously suspected. Bauval has appeared on the BBC, the National Geographic, the History Channel, and other TV networks worldwide. He was featured in 2012: Science or Superstition and the recent History Television series Ancient Aliens.
Note: Content of this post adapted from the series’ website.