Information on Vol. 2 about the historical Moses
The Enigmatic Son of
Pharaoh's Daughter
- New reality underlying the ancient traditions about Moses, who was originally
an Egyptian pharaoh prince expelled as a claimant to the throne and whose
mysterious disappearance led to the ruin of his reputation ...
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Ove von Spaeth
History and Knowledge:
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal

(From Cover, back:)

- Moses' Identity and Mystery Re-evaluated:

Why had Moses disappeared many years before the Exodus?
Has one of Moses' secret burial chambers to be found in Egypt?
Which high-ranking Egyptian had an identity like Moses?
Did Moses know about history's oldest known star map?
Which documents mention how the execution of Moses was faked?

Historians have questioned how Moses could have left the Land of the Pharaohs without a trace. Now, exciting new findings and substantial evidence indicate the presence of Moses in Egypt 3,500 years ago.

          New information, decoded by the help of modern astronomical methods used on the world's oldest star map - found in 1927 in secret Egyptian burial facilities, at Luxor, - presents accurate dating. This makes it possible to substantiate significant material on Moses' existence in ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty.

          Moses was outmanoeuvred by a well-planned ambush. Because of Moses' versatile brilliance and personality he would probably have become one the greatest pharaohs of Egypt - but another prince took power and systematically tried to destroy all traces of his rival. Yet the subsequent absence of clues has caused modern-day doubt and commotion about Moses' place in history.

          The book is the first to explore and develop a genuine Egyptian context with regard to Moses. Data from archaeology, Egyptian astronomical records, and ancient inscriptions as well as the Rabbinical Talmud texts show why the traditional concepts of Moses' identity and fate need to be critically revised and re-examined. The sources strongly indicate that Moses was a high-ranking leader among the Egyptian elite, and offers a master key to uncover a large-scale political intrigue at Pharaoh's court which led to Moses' exile. The "silent years" of Moses' life can now be revealed and heard.

          "... the results of modern research all the way up to the present have been applied and discussed to an astonishing extent. - Well-articulated, thought-provoking - it has the potential to change our present view of the historical sequence of events in the Near East in the second millennium B.C. ...".

          Leo Hjortsoe, University Lecturer in Classical Philology, - the University of Copenhagen


Author and researcher, OVE VON SPAETH, is recognized internationally for his works on the historical Moses and ancient Egypt. His interdisciplinary explorations provide new orientations and inform on vital areas of culture and evolution. His research is based on exacting studies in history and astronomy.
          He is also recognized for his pioneering work in accurately dating the world's oldest star map and establishing a scientific methodology. It includes a significant contribution to the chronology of Egypt and the Moses era. The author has carried out extensive research on Egyptian history, archaeology, ancient star knowledge, religion, anthropology, cultic mystery doctrines, and mythology. With acute proficiency and years of experience, he researches in depth and detail the often controversial material.

          "... Concerning Ove von Spaeth's momentous, new-orientating treatise on "Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map", which was published in "Centaurus International Magazine on The History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology" (2000, Vol. 42:3, pp. 159-179): - a scientific pioneering work which has gained sustained admiration and respect internationally for its non-traditional observations and for finding solutions to difficult problems of key importance to ancient Egyptian astronomy and the chronological perspectives. In addition, the actual findings have furthered research on rendering more accurate the dating of Moses' historical period …"

Credentials, - about the author, statements from a number of scientific experts and professionals can be found e.g. on these pages: authordata-4: Reflecting views - and Zenith IC Project .



Key Phrases concerning "The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter" :   historical Moses drama,  ancient Egypt,  archaeology,  anthropology, history, ancient astronomy,  the Moses identity,  Prince of Egypt,  high priests,  magical spells,  identity theft,  name manipulation,  iconoclasm,  court conspiration,  ritual mock execution,  royal substitute victim,  star myths,  astronomical dating,  cultural history,  chronology, the Bible, the Rabbinical Writings,  religious history,  theology,  the Old Testament,  the Torah,  the Pentateuch,  Jethro,  the exodus,  Egyptology,  Ove von Spaeth,  Philo,  Josephus,  Pharaoh's Daughter,  Queen Hatshepsut,  royal infant ritual,  Maatkare,  Isis,  Pharaoh Tuthmosis III,  Thebes,  Sirius,  World-axis,  mythologies,  Sinai.

ABSTRACTS:  - Summary - some synoptic clues

(From the Inside Flap:)
"The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter" sheds more light on the Assassination of Moses: - Was Moses a mythical figure, or did important elements of modern biblical research 'murder history'? - A discovery of controversial information has now revealed heretofore obscure evidence of Moses' historical existence and new facts to explain his dramatic fate.

          Precedents show that when the probable location of the ancient city of Troy was discovered by Schliemann on the basis of clues in Homer's ancient texts, his assertion was long regarded with suspicion by science and scholarship. This even though it was possible to substantiate the accounts - that were widely regarded as myths - with significant archaeological evidence to form a more tangible historical perspective. This same type of reservation has long been propounded against the Moses story.

          Assassinating Moses - carried out by his peers within the Egyptian opposition, and later on partly by Bible editors of ancient times - indeed seems to have been repeated in modern times by certain new schools of research that have made Moses a "fabricated mythical figure".
          But the study's thoroughly argued verification precisely demonstrates that a vast multitude of archaeological and textual hints, facts and evidence can be presented and are "far greater than necessary for winning a lawsuit". For example, data from the world's oldest star map and other more recent and older finds contribute to a new perspective and to improving uncertain dating techniques.

          By tracing, compiling and presenting exceptional knowledge from research, finds and archives, the author produces important documents. They harbour a historically astonishing Moses account, an account that has a different, more logical context than previously assumed. A well-documented drama of reality. A drama in which the 'scapegoat' syndrome, officially used in a ritualized version, emerges in several historical circumstances.
          The unique material is made accessible in a form so it can be read without the need for scientific qualifications.
(Inside front cover:)
          "... this re-assessment of the historical circumstances of Moses not only serious, but also vivid historiography ...".

Leo Hjortsoe, University Lecturer in Classical Philology, - the University of Copenhagen


"(Regarding the study of the Egyptian star map:) "... an important work for establishing Egyptian chronology ...".

Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science Department, Aarhus University; - Director of the Steno Museum, Danish National Museum for the History of Science, Aarhus


Additional info

VOLUME 2 - from inside flaps:

From the reviews on "The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter", vol. 2 of the Moses-series :
          "... Danish author Ove von Spaeth appears to be one of Denmark's boldest scientists. -  He takes a distinctive approach as a historian. Von Spaeth fills the imagination of his readers with his discoveries about Moses ...(and) has prepared a brilliant, logical solution or true stroke of genius ...".
          - F.J. Billeskov Jansen, Ph.D., Professor, at the University of Copenhagen, - Politiken, Daily

          "... the book is well written and easy to read and occasionally as thrilling as a detective novel ... The reservations should not prevent anyone from reading the book with profit, especially for the sake of its literary qualities. It has the ability to captivate and occasionally to disquiet, as well! ...".
          - Jesper Hoegenhaven, Ph.D. in Theology, Professor, - at the University of Copenhagen, - Jyllands-Posten, Daily

          "... something impressive and terrifying about Ove von Spaeth's attempt to rediscover the historical Moses. - Von Spaeth is an immensely learned man - at ease in Egyptology - he deciphers inscriptions, sculptures, calendars, historical records and much more with a brilliant breadth of view. And the result is striking. - Von Spaeth's achievements are impressive - and to a great extent convincing. The account definitely thrilling and worth reading; and makes you look forward to the sequel ...".
          - Lars Tjalve, M.A. in Theology, - Kristeligt Dagblad, Daily

          "… In his book-series, i.e. "Assassinating Moses", a Danish researcher and writer has presented what - by international standards - has to be considered sensational evidence on a connection between the history of Egypt and the existence of Moses …"
          - Erling Haagensen, Writer and Film Director, Member of Danish Film Directors, - Bornholms Tidende, daily

          "... No researcher has previously turned his or her attention on these matters which obviously deserve a wider audience. Ove von Spaeth truly risks his neck - which a genuine researcher must be willing to do, by the way, unless he is content to be a book-keeper. One thing is certain, however: Ove von Spaeth has thrown down an impressive inter-disciplinary gauntlet that cannot be ignored ...".
          - Jens-André P. Herbener, M.A. in Comparative Religion and Semitic Philology; Project leader, at The Royal Library, of the New Scholarly Translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

          "... In Egypt we are finding no major traces of emigrated Israelites at the time of Ramses II in 1200 BC, and according to researchers - and together with them many biblical interpreters believe - here is the timeframe to where Moses belongs. Ove von Spaeth operates by reversing the issue: We are not going to find a Moses, because we have placed him in a wrong time ...
          Ove von Spaeth presents us even with a beautiful and intriguing jigsaw puzzle. However, his critics have been suspicious about the fact that, for once, the pieces seem to fit in quite handsomely - the logical plain solution, simply, is not allowed to exist ....
          Even strongly interested persons at an almost-expert level have to exert themselves in order to draw immediate conclusions to all elements of such a huge collection of material as is the basis of these books on Moses ... so the strong point of these books is the very fact that so many important data hitherto neglected in research have now been included.
          The re-examined historical circumstances which the books on that background already have been able to present, should further inspire the scholarly branches involved to expanding this researching. ...
          - Jurij Moskvitin, Philosopher, Mathematician, Writer, formerly a Reviewer for the Copenhagen newspaper "Politiken" and occasionally for Danish National Television

Concerning a scientific treatise of Ove von Spaeth published in "Centaurus" (42;3, 2000) with documentation for the Dating of Egypt's Oldest Star Map. To be used by readers without 'professional' astronomical knowledge this was later re-edited and presented in connection with Ove von Spaeth's Moses-research.
          The text has been added as an Appendix to vol. 2 of Ove von Spaeth's present book-series on Moses.
          In the following is being presented what reviewers said regarding the study of the Egyptian star map:

          "... the findings are very ingenious and admirable, and quite surprising considering the apparent lack of interest of the Egyptians in this sort of astronomy. - I have visited and photographed the Senmut tomb several times, and I find it quite fascinating. Thus I find the paper especially interesting ...".
          - Owen Gingerich, Research Professor in Astronomy and the History of Science, The Harvard-Smithsonian Institution, Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge Mass.

          "... Without any knowledge of astronomy I am nevertheless convinced that from Egyptology's point of view the paper by Mr. Ove von Spaeth contains new and valuable information concerning the date of Senmut's star map. ..."
          - Erik Iversen, Dr.Phil.h.c., of Egyptology, Professor formerly at the University of Copenhagen

          "... the article on the Senmut ceiling, with so many interesting observations ...".
          - Erik Hornung, Professor Dr., Aegyptologisches Seminar der Universitaet, Basel

          "... The resulting date of Senmut's star map, objectively proven by the author on an astronomical basis, adds, in my opinion, a considerable contribution to the debate concerning the Egyptian chronology. ..."
          - Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science Department, Aarhus University; - Director of the Steno Museum, Denmark's National Museum for the History of Science, Aarhus

          "... this important and fascinating paper - many congratulations on the research - and it is a major advance ...".
          - Sir Patrick Moore, D.Sc., Astronomy, CBE, FRAS, - BBC Science editor

Said about Ove von Spaeth's entire "Assassinating Moses"-series, VOLUMES 1-5:

The readers' receiving the books with extraordinary enthusiasm  -

The work has been acknowledged for its language and its progression in the course of reading simultaneously with the well-documented contents.

          "... Among the gems I will point out: The most accurate research on Moses - - His English pre-translation of the first book: I have not read the latter books of his series. They have not yet been translated. I can only say that the first book is very well researched and I agree with his conclusions in the first book. Our research was independent but many of our conclusions were the same. ..."
          - Ray Kaliss, writer, reseacher, - The Byzantine Forum

          "… Heinrich Schliemann, who proved more than a hundred years ago that the Homeric poems were based on historical facts. Just like Ove von Spaeth, who gave up his job as a printer, Schliemann discontinued his job as a merchant, in order to start finding proofs of his hypothesis. Followed by a lot of adversity and mocking, sarcasm and shake of heads from the learned people, Schliemann found his Troy. This could be one aspect for the Danish parallel to Schliemann ...".
          - Flemming Chr. Nielsen, B.Sc., editor, writer, - Jyllands-Posten, Daily

(Publishing perspectives:)
  :  The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter
- Moses' Identity and Mystery Re-evaluated      -  ASSASSINATING MOSES,  Vol. 2

In Danish:  "The Enigma of the Son of Pharaoh's Daughter" (Attentatet på Moses, Vol.2)  / by Ove von Spaeth,  -  Copenhagen 2000,
pp. 239,  soft cover,  DKK: 125,  -  illstr., facsims., geographical and celestial maps, plans.
Includes bibliography and index.

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A special treasure of knowledge and wisdom of Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance had originated in Ancient Egypt - and was here known to connect also with the historical Moses' dramatic fate and mystery.
          Ove von Spaeth has written an intriguing, new-orientating work presenting this still influential background of our civilization. His interdisciplinary research on history, archaeology, and anthropology goes deeply into Egyptian tradition, history of religion, initiation cults, star-knowledge, and mythology - relating to biblical studies, the Rabbinical Writings, and the authors of Antiquity. Each volume offers unique insights not presented before.
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