Hall of Records
The Hall of Records is a purported ancient library claimed to lie under the Great Sphinx of Giza. There is no evidence to indicate that it ever existed.
The story of the Hall of Records is popular among those who hold alternative theories of Ancient Egypt. The phrase "Hall of Records" originated with Edgar Cayce, an American clairvoyant, although Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince say that the idea of the existence of lost Egyptian records "has a long pedigree".
Proponents believe that an ancient Atlantean civilization stored documents under the Sphinx. The claim is considered pseudoscientific and to be associated with the New Age movement. Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval have promoted the idea in the book Message of the Sphinx.
No evidence of a Hall of Records was found by archaeologists investigating the site.
The myth of the Hall of Records is featured in many creative works.
- Stel Pavlou places the location of the Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx in the Atlantis adventure novel Decipher (2001).
- In the X-Men: Evolution television series, the Hall of Records is located beneath the Great Sphinx and is actually a prison of the first mutant, Apocalypse.
- In the Generator Rex television series, the Hall of Records is Van Kleiss's laboratory when he was sent back in time.
- In Assassin's Creed Origins the Hall of Records is located beneath the Sphinx.
- MacDonald, Sally; Rice, Michael (2003). Consuming Ancient Egypt. UCL Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-1-84472-003-3.
- Stille, Alexander (3 February 1997). "Perils of the sphinx". The New Yorker. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
- Feder, Kenneth (2013) [First edition 2006]. Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill Mayfield. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-07-803507-4.
- Farrelly, Stephen (2017-08-17). "Assassin's Creed Origins mysteries revealed". Red Bull. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
- Zahi Hawass, H E Farouk Hosni, and Gaballa Ali Gaballa, "The Secrets of the Sphinx: الترميم بين الماضى والحاضر". American Univ in Cairo Press, 1998. ISBN 977-424-892-9
- Garrett G. Fagan, "Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public". Routledge (UK), 2006. 417 pages. ISBN 0-415-30592-6