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SHADOW OF NEMESIS THE SPHINX AND THE GREAT PYRAMID

In explorations of the Sphinx and pyramids on the Giza Plateau, key players have included members of the Edgar Cayce Foundation, keen to locate the so-called Hall of Records, and personnel linked with the US military–industrial complex since World War II.

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As early as 1993, in reaction to Mystery of the Sphinx, Chief Inspector Hawass demonstrated that he would now be the sole arbiter of what was science in Egypt. He expelled John Anthony West’s crew from Giza and saw to it that they would never work there again. He later explained that their work was without "scientific basis" and fuelled by "American hallucinations".39

In 2002, as the newly minted Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), the now officially deified Dr Zahi Hawass pushed through a law forbidding excavation in Upper Egypt. Ostensibly, all archaeological scientific enquiry in Egypt ceased right then and there and would remain that way till Hawass was finally brought down, seemingly for good, by the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. During that almost decade-long period, nothing new of value would be published in mainstream Egyptology; nothing would move on the Giza Plateau, not even a lizard, without the approval of Hawass. He would now be the sole proprietor of everything ancient Egyptian. Academia swooned and the mainstream media, led by Nat Geo, lauded him as a messianic figure in archaeology.

In 2008, Abdel Hamid Qutb, the right-hand man of Hawass in the SCA, was imprisoned for 10 years by the Egyptian court, which ordered him and two officials of Egypt’s Ministry of Culture to pay fines of between LE 200,000 and LE 550,000. Qutb was peddling millions of dollars worth of restoration contracts—contracts that could not have been awarded without the approval of Hawass. Hawass was never questioned, even after publicly stating to the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Arabic Service that Qutb did not have decision-making authority.

In his report "The Story of the Sphinx"40, which he issued in April 2009, Hawass announced to the world: "Under my direction, the Supreme Council of Antiquities is working to reduce the groundwater level around antiquities sites throughout Egypt". He boasted of success in developing "a system to prevent the Great Sphinx at Giza from getting its paws wet!"

Then Hawass set the hook on the more credulous amongst his audience: "Perhaps the most important result of the groundwater project was that it enabled us to put to rest speculation about mysterious underground tunnels and chambers carved below the Sphinx by ’ancient civilizations’. For years, I have debated people like John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, and Graham Hancock, who say that survivors of a lost civilization 10,000 years ago left secrets buried beneath the Sphinx." Hawass, ever the tormented scientist forced to contend with the impulses of superstitious savages, added that "their supporters have insisted that we should drill holes to try and find these hidden chambers".

Hawass then launched into his decree by stating that since there was no scientific basis for doing so, he has always been against drilling in the vicinity of the Sphinx—but in the course of the conservation effort it was necessary. Hawass the visionary, vindicated by coincidental circumstances, now delivered his theme: "[W]e found that there were no hidden passages or chambers there."

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In the December 2015 - January 2016 issue we have articles covering: PROJECT CENSORED’S TOP 25 NEWS STORIES; TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS: CLINICAL RESEARCH; HOW TO MANAGE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM; SACRED SOLIDS IN THE ATOMIC NUCLEUS—Part 2; NAN MADOL, CITY OF SPIRITS; SHADOW OF NEMESIS—Part 2; and SCIENCE NEWS, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, GLOBAL NEWS and more.