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Language: English
Category: TV Series / Documentary
Original Title: The Pyramid Code
Duration: 45min
Video type: TV Series
The Pyramid Code is a documentary series of 5 episodes that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology in a Golden Age. The series is based on the extensive research done in 25 trips to Egypt and 51 other countries around the world by Dr. Carmen Boulter in the Graduate Division of Educational Research at the University of Calgary. The Pyramid Code features interviews with prominent scholars and authors in multidisciplinary fields: geology, physics, astrophysics, archaeology, bi-logical engineering, magnetic field theory, hieroglyphics, and Egyptology. The series explores penetrating questions
Series cast summary:
Sally Jennings Sally Jennings - Narrator 5 episodes, 2009
Abd'el Hakim Awyan Abd'el Hakim Awyan - Himself - Archaeologist, Indigenous Wisdom Keeper 5 episodes, 2009
John Anthony West John Anthony West - Himself - Independent Egyptologist 5 episodes, 2009
Carmen Boulter Carmen Boulter - Herself - University of Calgary 4 episodes, 2009
Robert Bauval Robert Bauval - Himself - Author 'The Orion Mystery' 4 episodes, 2009
Robert Schoch Robert Schoch - Himself - Geologist, Boston University 4 episodes, 2009
Walter Cruttenden Walter Cruttenden - Himself - Author 'Lost Star of Myth and Time' 3 episodes, 2009
John Dering John Dering - Himself - Magnetic Field Theorist / - 3 episodes, 2009


Reviews: [25]

  • avatar

    Diab

    "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan

    This series has lot of the former, none of the latter. It becomes immediately clear that this is another typical Discovery/History series that asks meaningful questions, yet provides virtually meaningless answers. A glance at the cast and their CVs will tell you pretty much all you need to know about what you're going to be seeing and hearing.

    "We can't measure it, but I know it's there" is the foundation of so much of this genre, and "The Pyramid Code" doesn't disappoint in this regard. You'll find the usual suspects making the usual statements for which there isn't a shred of evidence - just feelings, assumptions, and speculation, all put forth as absolute truth.

    People who think highly of shows like this seem to believe that scientists the world over are afraid of new thoughts and discoveries because they don't want the boat rocked. In reality, scientists *live* to rock the boat. No scientist becomes world-renowned by spouting what everyone else knows. They become world-renowned by coming up with something that nobody else knows. That's where respect, clout, and money come from. The only thing is, that "something that nobody else knows" must be found to be close to the way the world actually works. That's why the fringe ideas put forth by the fringe personalities in this series will never become mainstream. I agree that we need to maintain open minds, but in order to believe that the ideas in this series bear any resemblance to reality, our minds have to be so open that our brains fall out.

    What saves this from a score of "1" is the beautiful filming of remote (and some not-so- remote) sites that most of us will never be able to visit.
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    Arlana

    I didn't give this the worst possible rating simply because it does an OK job of looking like a real documentary.

    However, don't let that fool you. I know a few reviewers have said "keep an open mind" but there's no room whatsoever in documentaries for suspension of dis-belief... something you must engage in to appear to have an open mind towards this nonsense.

    The scientists interviewed to give credence to this series are fringe scientists. For example, their physicist is a goofball who is into chi and psychic healing.

    If you get all excited to be informed by this "documentary" that the rooms in the pyramids have "resonance frequencies" then this is for you. If you realize that every enclosed space has a resonance frequency, maybe it isn't quite so exciting.

    In summary, "The Pyramid Code" has more in common with "Chariots of the Gods" than real documentaries.
  • avatar

    Brightfury

    The Pyramid Code is a prima facie example of the misuse of the documentary film to suck the susceptible into irrational viewpoints.

    There are some carnival sideshow tricks used to hypnotize the viewer. First, the narrator speaks very slowly and in a foreign accent. The foreign accent trick is used to make infomercial hawkers seem more intellectual or more trustworthy. An Egyptian "expert" who can't speak English very well is used to make some points that are totally incomprehensible, because *he* is incomprehensible. One of the English-speaking intellectuals speaks with the volume turned down, so you have to crank up the volume to hear him. This happens so often that you just decide to leave the volume turned up, and when the episode is over you find your dog hiding under the couch covering his ears. This is a long-time trick of TV commercials, of course. There's snake-charmer music playing in the background which is also a hypnotic tool.

    The reason I call this a "documentary" is because it documents *NOTHING*. The basic style employed is that the narrator asks several provocative questions that make you think you're going to be shown some kind of evidence, so you start to pay attention. You sit up and watch attentively for the next 10 minutes, and NO answers to the provocative questions appear!

    Example:

    Narrator: Were the pyramids part of a planetary power-generation system? Did they tap the earth's electromagnetic field to create a pollution-free power?

    High-brow intellectual: I know that the pyramids were part of a power generation grid due to their construction. They're still generating power today. Of course, it's a kind of power we can't measure, but I know it's happening.

    Huh? I was waiting to see your instruments register the power field, or power grid, or for the pyramid to shoot a lightning bolt out and turn on the electric light bulb in Uncle Fester's mouth, or SOMETHING. But all you get is this hocus-pocus can't prove it worth a dorcus statement.

    THE WHOLE FIVE HOURS IS FILLED WITH THIS HOKUM.

    And to add insult to injury, the last 10 minutes of the final episode has the narrator reviewing what she is now calling "the proof" and "the evidence".

    I never saw any proof. I never saw any evidence.

    I only heard assertions that were unproven.

    If you're a Coast-to-Coast AM listener, you'll love it. Just don't tell your friends it's "proof".
  • avatar

    Dynen

    Be careful because at first it does look like a legitimate documentary. It uses interesting graphics courtesy of Google Earth (okay, but it does look cool) great shots of the Pyramids, and the requisite suspenseful soundtrack. It also asks some thought provoking questions, that are not even close to being answered in a proper manner.

    My heart began to sink when I realized their Egyptian "expert" was an old village man with a couple of missing teeth who was titled "archaeologist" and "wisdom keeper." I just should have known an Egyptian documentary would not exist without our portly friend Dr. Zahi Hawass. Dr. Hawass' sweaty face is a staple of Egyptian archaeology and graces every respectable show I have seen. Of course. Why would Dr. Hawass be a part of this travesty? I still listened for a while, attempting to keep up. I was routinely more and more disheartened as I realized the "experts" included unknown professors and "electromagnetic field" researchers. What made matters worse was that ALL OF THEM insisted that the established academic and research world was colluding to keep real facts away from the public, and that they were all monumentally uncomfortable with the fact that Ancient Egypt possessed modern technology. They insisted, insisted, but offered creative theories instead of research or experiments.

    I really knew it was lost once I heard "orbs" (you know, those pale dots that turn up on pictures that ghost chasers are obsessed with). Or maybe it was when they pointed out pictures of hieroglyphs that were CLEARLY bottles and tried to suggest they were early batteries. Or maybe it was when they brought up the shopworn crackpot theories of some interesting hieroglyphs being helicopters and such.

    If all of this electromagnetic force is hanging around the pyramids, couldn't someone have attempted to light up a bulb to show us how it would work??? Couldn't somebody have conducted an experiment on how magnesium would conduct electricity through the Great Pyramid of Giza? Ancient Egyptians left so much crap around after them yet pieces of old batteries or helicopters have never turned up??? Really?? I am really irritated because for a while there I actually thought about what they were attempting to argue. I also was excited to find a series on Egypt I haven't seen. Watch this if you respect established research and would like some laughs.
  • avatar

    Niwield

    NOTE: Major spoilers ahead. But people will probably read them anyway, just don't blame me for not warning you.

    First let me state that I could not (Not "did not" but could not) watch all five episodes. At the 3/4 point of episode 2 my brain was on the verge of an explosion so I had to cut it short. So I am reviewing what I was able to watch before I had had enough.

    The opening to the first episode looks like the staff stood around watching openings to movies and picked a Spaghetti Western as their template. The desert scene, the dirty faced boy who turns his head and looks on with a cynical expression, people walking down the sidewalk etc. All they were lacking was a Hugh Montegro score and they would have had a Sergio Leone opening, done poorly and too long. I suppose they were going for the mystical opening effect. They didn't succeed.

    My hopes for this series was that it may be something like "The Rise of the Maya", with actual archeology that makes you think "Thats pretty darn amazing they could do what they did". And maybe a host like an actual archaeologist as you see in the Maya documentary. You can tell he is an actual archaeologist because he is clearly excited about rolling around in dirt, digging through dirt, holding up dirt and saying "This ain't dirt, this is real archaeology". You can tell a real archaeologist on a documentary because of their fascination with piles of dirt, and oh, they are dressed for and get dirty. Plus they are clearly capable of explaining their dirt and what it is we don't see it until we do see it.

    So just let me run down the list.

    1. This series is chock full of pseudoscience. If thats your thing, then your going to love it.

    2. The Scientists are also pseudoscientists. So that makes them experts in their field (Told you that you would love it).

    3. If you like the nonsense of Alice in Wonderland, you are going to go bonkers over all the Alice in Wonderland type nonsense in this series. For example(s):

    Dr. whatever her name is clearly does not know the difference between a crystal and "not a crystal". There is a scientific way to tell the difference between a crystal and a stone. One looks like a crystal and one looks like a stone. The good Dr. has not evolved that far into her research yet.

    Dr. whatever her name is points to s stone disk in the first episode. She exclaims "A laser cut stone". Eh? That was my first clue that this was no "Rise of the Maya". I was sure I was in for a treat, if you consider getting a shot of gamma globulan a treat (For some thats going to bring back...memories).

    The series is full of Scientists whose observations (And degrees) have no actual basis in Science. For example, according to them we have recessed in technology and "The Ancients" were way ahead of us. If that is the case why did they build pyramids out of 200 ton Stones, why not just use their advanced Polymers. Would have lasted longer, been lighter and much easier to get to the top.

    They claim the Pyramids were not Tombs but energy producers and in fact, are still producing energy. These were electrical sources, used to power their "Lasers"? But thats not all, the Pyramids are still producing electricity BUT its not measurable, some sort of Ancient mystical thing. Since it isn't measurable, how exactly do they know they are producing energy? It must be a secret since they never say why, they just allude to the fact they know they are producing energy. I suppose we are just going to have to take their word for it, us mere mortals will never know, nor how Sergia Leone did his opening shots without looking crappy like this one.

    Interspersed throughout the episodes are familiar scenes, exactly like the opening scene to episode one. One of the things pointed out is that the Egyptian Museum has stopped allowing photography, while showing photographic shots of the interior of the Museum. They also point out that the Pyramids are guarded by 100 guards, that requests for scientific and archaeological research is usually answered with a "no". They want to know "What are they hiding".

    I think I can answer that question. There is no shortage of Documentaries on the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and the rest. I would suggest rather than trying to hide something, they are attempting to keep pseudoscience hacks from making idiotic documentaries and skewing fact with complete fiction.

    If I were really able to rate this "documentary" on what I thought of it, it would be rated somewhere between Gigli and Battlefield Earth, lets say -26 Stars. To be fair, Battlefield Earth is probably way too high of a bar for this documentary to reach.

    Scientifically however, I would rate this right up there with Santa Claus conquers the Martians, with the Science of the Martians that Santa conquers being about as high a bar as this documentary could possibly reach. Archaeology speaking.

    Science = -1,384 Stars.

    If you are looking for a real documentary to watch concerning the Pyramids, this ain't it. For something more realistic I would suggest the "That Darn Katz" episode of Futurama. There are more actual facts in that one 30 minute episode than this entire series.
  • avatar

    Best West

    Ah yes, the mysteries of the pyramids. So much better explained by psuedoscientists than by legitimate academics who have dedicated a lifetime to their study. I had high hopes that this series would shed light on all those truths that Egyptologists are so keen to keep from us and I was not disappointed. Before the end of the first episode I was grappling for a coherent point like a bar of soap in the bath as Ms Carmen Boulter (what exactly is her Ph.D in?) leaps from reason to cloud cuckoo land without a blush or word of substantiation. The eminent Dr Boulter, we are asked to believe, can enlighten us in matters where so many hundreds of archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, semiologists, ethnologists, archaeoastronomists and epigraphologists have failed despite not being able to tell the difference between a crystal and a rock. This is the sort of mixture of truth, half truth and fantasy that is so beloved by conspiracy theorists and climate change deniers. I have absolutely no doubt at all that The Pyramid Code will be enormously popular.
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    Cemav

    At home alone I was looking forward to watching a good documentary. In about 5 minutes I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I was literally astounded at the vacuous script accompanied by pretty footage of the ancient sites. I kept pausing to voice my stunned protestation to no one. It was so bad that I was motivated to get on the net to see what others thought about it. I've never done that. I saw the 7.6 rating and I was again astounded. One reviewer likened it to Ancient Aliens. That was in support of it! Ancient Aliens is by far the best/worst pablum on tape. If one or two of my friends were present we would have watched the whole 44 minutes, laughing I'm sure; it lays itself open to ridicule pretty much every cut. Since I had no one to share the humor with I decided to let it go, but I couldn't resist chiming in. Yes, it's that bad. However, I will save it on my NetFlix play list to enjoy with some good friends ala Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • avatar

    Capella

    This is one of the worst and most intellectually dishonest documentaries I have ever seen. It is chockablock full of assertions; controversial statements are trotted out as fact (like stones were machine or laser cut) without explanation or evidence before swiftly moving on to the next. Many locations are renamed or not named at all, making it harder to do one's own research. (Like the "open air pyramid" at Abu Rawash is actually the Pyrmid of Djedfe, which the Romans apparently started to deconstruct for the stone.) Assertions are made about locations that are easily dismissed or disproved by a quick Google search. (e.g. This temple had light bulbs! Well, no, the ceilings are covered in soot from centuries of using torches.) No one with dissenting views are represented except by secondhand summary and in mocking tones, and in each instance it is a misrepresentation or outright contrary to what established experts say. So along with the nonsensical theories spouted left and right you're repeatedly hammered with straw man arguments trying to discredit those who are actually experts in Egypt.

    This seems like a strange pet project that Dr. Boulter knew was entirely discreditable and in order to guard against viewers actually looking up information themselves she wove a ludicrous conspiracy theory against "traditional Egyptologists." As if Egyptologists aren't delighted to make new discoveries and try to keep things hidden in order to maintain the status quo. That is a bunch of BS if you ask me.

    It's all the more frustrating when "traditional" Egyptologists are represented as belittling and looking down on ancient Egyptions when the very ludicrous theories presented here do just that. Of course, the ancient Egyptians had magical secret advanced technology, how else could they have built all this? Talk about selling ancient Egyptians and humans in general short. No, they didn't use their wits and ingenuity to accomplish their great works, according to Boulter and her ilk they had to have advanced technology. And not just advanced, more advanced than us!
  • avatar

    Inabel

    Please, please, please don't get me wrong: If you want to challenge some of the conclusions of "mainstream" egyptology, or learn about those debates, I actually encourage you to do so - but this is not how you do that. This does not do that at all, not even a little. This level of unfounded misinformation is really unhealthy, particularly when it is somehow labelled a "documentary." Look elsewhere if you would like to actually learn about ancient Egypt, or evidence-based counter-theories by qualified people.
  • avatar

    Walan

    This series is excellent there is a man that lived on the band of peace his whole life. He talks about how the western culture misinterpreted many things about the writing and the ways techniques were used as well as great info on exploring an unseen spiritual side of the ancient Egypt history. Also that even the new Egypt changed many ideals and views from the older ones. Which seems like the start of a cover of some kind of lost knowledge, that existed in "Ancient Egypt" and later more twisted facts and assumptions from modern day books have been proved to be untrue with the evidence showed in this show as well as others like it.One small example is the old waterline and the dating of the sphinx. I love the cast and people on the show and the way they are people that are willing to go the distance to uncover the truth that many do not bother or care to explore.
  • avatar

    Rrinel

    I started watching bits and pieces of this. It didn't seem to explain things very well. It felt more like one of those "here's what I think" so i'll interpret the evidence so it will fit my view. So I did some internet searching on this boulter lady

    This lady Boulter is a professor or something at Calgary but she also appeared on that coast to coast radio show which is mostly a bunch of nuts so I'm not sure but I think this lady is a little nutty too. Wouldn't believe anything she said without firm credible evidence backing it up from other egyptologists of which I found none.

    If you like hippie new age stuff or got an axe to grind on ancient male dominated societies you might like this but if you want real information and explanations on ancient Egypt, I think I'd skip this one.
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    Maldarbaq

    I found this documentary highly interesting, and though there are some holes, and sometimes the 'proof' is negligible, it presents alternative tellings of a history which could open up the way to new and more positive ways of understanding.

    i am very disappointed in the other men whose seemed to be particularly annoyed by the assertion the Egyptian was matriarchal... matriarchal societies are not anti male and do now preclude male rulers. I do believe this kind of thinking/fear has been one reason why we are unable to hear and see other possible narratives and interpretations of history.

    personally, i would prefer to 'believe' in some of the theories brought up in this series than those which come from men whose sole purpose (whether they are conscious of it or not), is to maintain their power over others. unfortunately most religions do exactly this... and unfortunately much so called scientific theory, historical theory, and like is just a part of maintaining this false power structure.

    was glad to see something a little bit different (and this is coming from someone who is disgusted by most 'new-age' nonsense-- Jim
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    Dont_Wory

    "The Pyramid Code" - will appeal to those who are already aligned/agree with this kind of material, and the negative reviews, shows those who are not.

    It boils down to whether you have an open mind, and are willing to accept and investigate new information, that comes to light - or that your mind is closed, and you have accepted what you have been told, and will not change that view.

    Those who believe in the Christian view, that civilisation only goes back 6,000 years - and that talk of ancient ancient civilisations which go back to 12,000, 20,000 or even 40,000 years is ridiculous - will not like The Pyramid Code at all.

    You can liken "The Pyramid Code" - to the "Ancient Aliens" documentary series. That it will present facts to you, that may never heard of before? Like the first pyramid at Abu Rowash - which is a huge sunken pit, and of large sculptured pieces/bases of quartz - that it will present new information to you. And it is easy to agree in principle to the main ideas presented, however - like Ancient Aliens, you may not be convinced about the exact ideas presented to it's minutest detail - but will admit to it's possibility amongst others...

    For those who can't journey to the various sites presented - "The Pyramid Code" is a welcomed journey to places you could never journey to - and it makes it very clear - that there are megalithic sites around the world - in which it's people have gone over and beyond, in creating something that will stand the test of time - and the question is always - why did they go to extreme lengths to do this, and what is their message in it? It was nice to know that there is a link between the Egyptians and the ancient Mayans - and the matter is cleared up about the 2012 nonsense - that it is not about the end of the world, as such. There are some very interesting ideas presented in this series - that are worthwhile entertaining.

    The best pyramid documentary to date - would have to be National Geographic's "Unlocking the Great Pyramid" in which a French architect advances three new ideas, and sees if there is the evidence to support them - within the Great Pyramid.

    If you want to know more, and to try getting closer to the truth - I do recommend the Billy Meier / Plejaren material - which takes you further into way out territory - but I feel you have to go there, because you don't get satisfactory answers nor suitable explanations coming from our so-called authoritative sources/establishments. If you already think that world religions misdirect the world onto erroneous paths, and our political systems are likewise corrupted and ineffective - and while science is more genuine than any of these, in being truthful to us - science still has a lot to learn, and it has to also admit/own up to it's own faults and misfired theories, etc etc then, you should find the Billy Meier material refreshing, with valid ideas presented - that are worthwhile studying.
  • avatar

    Dangerous

    I found this series influential to my own art project. Several comments and explanations presented by those interviewed overlapped with an old theory on 'temporal nodes' that I had written about decades ago.

    The first to third parts were a good foundation leading to profound interpretations in the fourth and fifth episodes. The final statement of the series , is issued by the eldest participant to the series: Abd'el Hakim Awyan; and it begins with : "Wake up!...." Definitely something we need think about.

    My background is rooted in empirical methodology. However no one has ever discovered anything without IMAGINATION, and if this series requires a bit of it in order to follow the script so be it. Others will continue to shake their heads forever.
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    GEL

    I'm amazed at how they managed to put together so many intellectually- challenged individuals into one series. None of them seem to understand anything about the subject areas they quite expertly speak out about. It's just a bunch of very outlandish claims and bizarre conspiracy theories with absolutely no scientifically-sound substance to back it up. This isn't even pseudoscience - just stuff you'd expect a 10yr old to make up to get some attention at the dinner table.

    To give you an example of what this series is all about - there's this section where they talk about how the Egyptians don't have a word for the concept of dying - just the term 'westing' (heading west) - which just happens to perfectly explain the concept of dying, but hey, they don't call it 'dying', so it's different. Another section talks about how the Egyptians and a far-off culture had the same symbol to represent water (*surprise* a water current *surprise*), but this also happens to be a symbol in electronics, so this leads to conclusion that the Egyptians knew how to produce energy from water and the pyramids were just built to collect this energy (there's 1000s of similar really silly ways of reaching some very weird conclusions).

    I really hope the people who made this documentary just took comments made by these 'scholars' out of context! If you're planning on watching this, pls don't - watching paint dry is possibly more educational than this 'documentary'.
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    Reighbyra

    Watching the first couple of episodes of this series I could scarcely believe what was being presented as a "documentary": It was garbage (and I'm not an Egyptologist). I will certainly recommend this trash to my daughter, who is currently taking a class in "Critical Thinking". It could become a course project. Shame on you who try to pass off this crap as something other than trash. (Search for the credentials of the "experts" offering their opinions - you won't find them.) At least it will offer my daughter's class an occasion for some laughter and levity. Whoever is responsible for this video should return to their former job at the local car wash.
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    Kardana

    I actually really enjoy this series. It's totally alternative science and history, but I find the conviction of the scientists and historians enjoyable. It's fun to imagine a history like the one they build. Don't go into it expecting answers or even a whole lot of evidence, just suspend your disbelief and enjoy what it has to offer.
  • avatar

    Malanim

    Sells itself as a respectable history show, then starts talking about how the Egyptians had helicopters and spaceships. Wtf Netflix, take this garbage down.
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    Dilmal

    This "documentary" does a pretty good job of masquerading as reputable. They interview a bunch of people, show maps and satellite images with graphics superimposed, and try to suggest some strange things about ancient Egypt that amount to little more than conspiracy theories. Calling it "pseudoscience" is giving it too much credit. Attempts to support these ideas with "facts" fails, and although they do a good job of making it seem as if their conclusions are reasonable, this is on the same level as Ancient Aliens, and maybe even lower on the totem pole. The one advantage to watching junk like this is that they tend to show ruins that you don't see on other documentaries, but that's probably for good reason since there isn't much to show for those ruins.
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    Winn

    First, the good.

    The cinematography is very good. It's the pyramids so they have a lot of interesting beauty to film and they don't mess it up. I know it's hard to make the pyramids look like crap. At least this "documentary" got that part right.

    For that I give it 1 star for a total of two.

    Now the bad. Everything else in these 5 episodes.

    A few minutes in I heard some of the on-screen "experts" say that the idea that the pyramids were built as tombs is all wrong and there is no evidence anyone was buried in them since none of them are occupied by a mummy.

    Even I learned in the 7th grade the tombs were raided not all that long after they were completed. That's why some were built with elaborate pathways meant to thwart grave robbers. Do these experts really expect people to respect those buried in them and not go after the treasures in them.

    Then they started talking about fields of harmonic resonance meant to replicate human skulls or something. Along with using the Orion constellation to guide them.

    Now there is a lot we do not know about the pyramids. But I decided after the first episode that any answers were not going to come out of this doc.

    Beware - If watching this you find yourself thinking "these people are so smart to have figured all this out" be very concerned. Because it's one of the signs that reality is slipping away from you and your best days are behind you. It scares me that people put their money into this project instead of building a bonfire for the homeless on a cold January night. At least some good could have come out of their waste of cash.

    I'll say this for the series. Never has there been a collection of "educated experts" that have so many wild theories without a scintilla of evidences to back them up. Google these experts and start to laugh at their theories like our Sun has a companion star carrying us through great stellar cycles or something. Why isn't the Hubble telescope looking for this companion star instead of looking at things like supernovaes or the first stars in our universe. The harmonic resonance expert has been a guest on Coast to Coast A.M. As someone that worked a lot of overnights listening to this show I have to laugh at anyone taking her seriously.
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    allegro

    I disagree with the main review on the web page about The Pyramid Code... he seems to put a lot of importance on the fact that the producer talks about the matriarchal side of things... and thinks that its because we women do not like the way men have done things...

    OK, that's TRUE, LOL, but what one must bear in mind is the information provided by the Egyptian carrier of ancient wisdom.. who is also a trained archaeologist and did certainly appear to know what he was talking about (RIP).

    I found the series a little dry, admittedly, and the music throughout drove me a little nuts, but the content? Fascinating!
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    Lestony

    So many reviewers above and below actually think Boulter and her crew mean(t) to inform as opposed to entertain. That she is a female P.T. Barnum is obvious within the show's first few minutes. Hey if she wanted to be taken seriously then she'd be trying to pull a con . . . and who would be that stupid to fall for it??

    It is telling however that the show's Associate Producers -- Jay Arthur Sterrenberg and Jeffrey Sterrenberg -- have disassociated themselves from Pyramid Code's production in their respective professional biographies.

    This show does offer some value however. If you're interested in Ancient Egyptian culture but can't get to Egypt, turn off the sound and enjoy the photography. Look away when they show Ms. Barnum and her comedic graphics (although some did have me howling on the floor). I've visited almost all of the sites shown but there was one that I hadn't been to and so it was nice to see dated film of it in preparation for my next visit.
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    Jairani

    I won't bother with listing objections regarding the content of this program as so many other reviews have done an excellent job of doing so.

    I will say, however, that I'm sad that the money wasted on this "documentary" was not used to support meaningful science instead.
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    Xanzay

    It's conspiracy theory. Not history. It's like they locked some men in a room with a half-smoked joint and a box set of ancient aliens, and told them to make it look like a legitimate documentary. At least ancient aliens is entertaining because of the guy with the hair. This... creation... is full of musty old men with brains made of cheese. Skip it.
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    ZEr0

    A massive stinking pile of dung. No facts or, science were used at all. How has this got such a high rating?.. ???? ???? ???? ???? ????