Perhaps the greatest problem with academia is their adamant adherence to accepted truths. Eccentric theories and evidence contradicting conventional convictions are often dismissed with great disdain. Sometimes, the truth behind such discredited information is glaringly obvious to the rest of the world. Robert Bauval, who has endured such attacks, discloses his theories concerning the Giza Plateau and how mainstream Egyptologists have attempted to discredit his findings.
Robert Bauval’s long fascination with pyramids eventually led him to propose that the layout of the three Giza Pyramids and their relative position to the Nile was intended to mirror the layout of the three stars in Orion's belt and their relative position to the Milky Way. This thesis, now known as the 'Orion Correlation Theory', became the subject of his first book, The Orion Mystery. After publishing several books about Ancient Egypt, Bauval is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on Egyptian mysteries.