Robert Bauval was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1948. His parents belonged to the cosmopolitan community, being Belgian and Maltese citizens with permanent Egyptian residency. Bauval’s paternal ancestors in Egypt go back to 1785 in Cairo, and were originally Christians from Aleppo, Syria, from the Tuttungi and Siouffi families. Bauval was schooled in English at the British Boys School and the Victoria College in Alexandria.
He left Egypt during the 1967 Six-Day War with Israel, and settled in England, where he continued his studies. In 1973 he was awarded a Higher National Diploma in Building with Distinction from the University of the Southbank in London. Bauval also was awarded in 1990 the Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing with Distinction. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Arabic, and Speaks also some Spanish. He worked as a construction engineer in England, the Sultanate of Oman, Iran, Sudan, Guinea and Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia and France.
In 1994 Robert 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 (2010), Breaking the Mirror of Heaven (2011), The Master Game (2012), Imhotep the African (2013), The Vatican Heresy (due March 2014); Secret Chamber Revisited (2014) Egypt Unveiled (due in Summer 2015); Sphinx (with Robert Schoch (due Spring 2016). Bauval has appeared on most 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. Robert Bauval is mainly known for being the originator of the Orion Correlation Theory (OCT), which he developed in 1983 and first published it in the Oxford Journal Discussions in Egyptology. He now lives with his wife Michele in Southern Spain, near Malaga, and has two children: Candice and Jonathan, who live in England.