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Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved is a nonfiction speculative work written by James Ernest Brown. Brown has been studying the pyramids of Egypt for over forty years. His research has led him to believe that the commonly held theory that the pyramids were used as burial chambers is incorrect. His professional knowledge of building and construction assisted him in developing his theory and laying out his arguments for his belief that the Great Pyramid was used in a chemical process that relied on water provided by the Nile River, which was then electrified and used for the general well-being of the ancient Egyptians. He shows how the sarcophagi found in the King’s Chambers were more likely used as part of the catalytic portion of the process than as the resting place of ancient Egyptians -- making note of the drainage openings found therein which had no purpose or place in the burial process. Brown has taken over 10,000 photographs of the pyramids of Giza and other ancient Egyptian structures, and he uses them to defend his theories. He also includes an extensive list of references and recommended readings.
James Ernest Brown’s nonfiction archaeological work, Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid Solved, is a fascinating and persuasive work that kept me happily studying his pictures and reading his arguments for quite some time. His pictures are stunning and bring the learning experience to a new level. I also appreciated the archival quality of his photos, many of which were taken of areas and locations which are now closed to the public or forever altered. While I was inclined at first to be somewhat skeptical of Brown’s premise, I found that his arguments made a lot of sense, and the evidence provided by his photographs was persuasive indeed. Brown’s presentation of photographic evidence and his clearly elaborated discussions made what could have been a dry and overly technical treatise into an accessible and well-documented study of an alternative theory of the purpose of the Egyptian pyramids. Fire in Middle is an absorbing and well-presented treatise that actually takes the reader deep within the pyramids themselves via Brown’s photos and proposes a plausible and convincing theory about the function and purpose of the Great Pyramid.