HISTORY?/ EGYPT?Contains a wealth of data and invaluable references not easily encountered elsewhere. Malkowski makes otherwise daunting technical information accessible and readable. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.' JOHN ANTHONY WEST, author of Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt ?Ed Malkowski has presented a concise digest of modern research on the early origins of human civilization. His insights regarding the emergence of Cro-Magnon man alone are worth the price of the book!? CHRISTOPHER DUNN, author of The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt In the late nineteenth century, French explorer Augustus Le Plongeon, after years of research in Mexico's Yucat'n Peninsula, concluded that the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations were related--as remnants of a once greater and highly sophisticated culture. The discoveries of modern researchers over the last two decades now support this once derided speculation with evidence revealing that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than Egyptologists have claimed, that the Great Pyramid was not a tomb but a geomechanical power plant, and that the megaliths of the Nabta Playa reveal complex astronomical star maps that existed 4,000 years before conventional historians deemed such knowledge possible. Much of the past support for prehistoric civilization has relied on esoteric traditions and mythic narrative. Using hard scientific evidence from the fields of archaeology, genetics, engineering, and geology, as well as sacred and religious texts, Malkowski shows that these mythic narratives are based on actual events and that a highly sophisticated civilization did once exist prior to those of Egypt and Sumer. Tying itscataclysmic fall to the mysterious disappearance of Cro-Magnon culture, Before the Pharaohs offers a compelling new view of humanity's past. EDWARD F. MALKOWSKI is a software developer and historical researcher with particular interest in how religious texts may serve as eyewitness accounts to historical events. The author of Sons of God--Daughters of Men, he lives in Champaign, Illinois.Malkowski, Edward F. is the author of 'Before the Pharaohs Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory', published 2005 under ISBN 9781591430483 and ISBN 1591430488.