Robert Bauval was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1948. His mother was Maltese and his father Belgian-Italian, with ancestries in Egypt that go back to pre-Napoleonic days in 1785. Bauval was educated at the British Boys School and Victoria College in Alexandria. He left Egypt in 1967 and went to England where he continued his studies at the Franciscan College in Buckinghamshire. In 1973 he obtained a Higher National Diploma in Building Management with Distinction from the University of the Southbank in London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing with Distinction from the University of Buckingham. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Arabic, and also speaks some Spanish. He worked as a building engineer in England, the Sultanate of Oman, Iran, Sudan, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia and France.
In 1983 Bauval developed a theory that correlates the three pyramids of Giza with the three stars of Orion’s Belt (known internationally as ‘The Orion Correlation Theory’ or OCT for short) and, with the support of Egyptologist Sir I.E.S. Edwards, published a paper in the Oxford Journal Discussions in Egyptology in 1989. In 1994 Bauval published his first book, The Orion Mystery (with Adrian Gilbert), which was a No.1 bestseller in the UK, and also an international bestseller translated in more than twenty-five languages. He co-authored and authored several other bestsellers: Keeper of Genesis (1996), Secret Chamber (1999), Talisman (2004), The Egypt Code (2006), Black Genesis (2011), Breaking the Mirror of Heaven (2012), The Master Game (2012), Imhotep the African (2013), The Vatican Heresy ( 2014); Secret Chamber Revisited (2014) The Soul of Ancient Egypt (2015) The Origins of the Sphinx (to be published in 2017). Bauval is currently working on a book with the astrobiologist professor Chandra Wickramasinghe. Bauval has also appeared on many National and International television channels including BBC, ABC, NBC, Fox-TV, CNN, RAI, HISTORY CHANNEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, FRANCE A3, and CHANNEL FOUR UK. Bauval lives with his wife Michele in Southern Spain, near Malaga. They have two children, Candice and Jonathan, who live in England.
2004: TALISMAN: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith (with Graham Hancock).
2006: THE EGYPT CODE
2010: THE MASTER GAME (with Graham Hancock)
2011: BLACK GENESIS: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt (with Thomas Brophy)
2012: BREAKING THE MIRROR OF HEAVEN (with Ahmed Osman)
2013: IMHOTEP THE AFRICAN: Architect of the Cosmos (with Thomas Brophy)
2014: THE VATICAN HERESY: Bernini and the building of the Hermetic Temple of the Sun (with Chiara Hohenzollern)
2014: EGYPT UNVEILED: The Quest for Maat (with Ahmed Osman)