there are numerous pyramids
to be found in Egypt, the ones which particulary stand out in
architectural archievement are to be found at the Giza Plateau,
especially the one which is called the "Great Pyramid of Giza", the
only one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" which still exists
today. Its size consists of more then 6 hectares, exists of an
estimated 2.3 million blocks, and is one solid mass of stone with
corridors leading to different rooms.
According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus the Egyptians did built this pyramid in twenty years. However, if that is true, they had to place one block in five minutes for twenty years without any interruptions, and installing approximately 800 tons of stone every day. This pyramid is slightly sloped inward towards the centre of each course, which is only really noticeable from above.
The Great Pyramid is located in the centre of the land mass of the earth, at both longest longitude and longest latitude. It is orientated at almost exact north, south, east and west, only removed a mere three minutes from true north. Biblical archaeologist E. Raymond Capt asserts this is primarly due to subsidence. (The best attempt of modern man is the Observatory in Paris, which is removed six minutes of a degree.) Many architects and engineers who studied the structure of the Great Pyramid assert that we could not duplicate the structure with our modern technology.
The pyramids originally had been fully coated with smooth casing stones of highly polished lime stone. It is said there where originally 144,000 casing stones on the Great Pyramid. Most of these stones where removed in later times for use in the building of modern temples, mosques and general building construction. We know this because a number of these casing stones are still in place at the top of the Pyramid of Khaefre and the bottom stone layers of the Pyramid of Menkaure. The Great Pyramid has none left however, and besides that, it's top is missing, suggesting this was also made of some valuable material which had been removed in the past. (Image on the right: Representation of how the Great Pyramid would have looked like with casing stones and a pyramidion.)
Above the roof of the so-called "King's Chamber", which is formed of nine slabs of stone weighing in total about 400 tons, are five compartments known as the "relieving chambers". In one of these chambers called: "Campbell's Chamber", there are supposed mason marks and a cartouche (seen on the image below right) on the southern roof blocks that is believed to be depicting the name of what many Egyptologists believe was the builder of the Great Pyramid, namely the pharaoh Khufu, known by the Greeks as Cheops, who would have ruled during Egypt's 4th dynasty (from 2,589 to 2,566 BC).
According to mainstream Egyptologists,Khufu would have let build the pyramid as his own tomb. This is questionable however, as there had only one image been found of this pharao which is a tiny 2 inch statue, while other pharaos made impressively large statues for themselves. Still, many Egyptologists see this cartouche as undisputable proof that Khufu was the builder. It is believed that on the cartouche is written: "the companions of Khufu"; Which could possibly refer to the labourers who were cutting and/or transporting the stones during the construction of the pyramid. Khufu's sons Khafre and Menkaure would have build the other remaining great pyramids at the Giza plateau, and another son called Djefedre would have build another pyramid in the place Abu Rawash, whereof today only remained its ruins.
It is however not so obvious that the pharao Khufu was the builder of the Great Pyramid and that the pyramid served as his tomb. Although there is a large stone box in the King's Chamber that looks like a stone scarcofagus, it doesn't seem that the pharao was placed here because this chamber looks very sober and without doubt very unworthy for the great pharao. Even if all valuable artifacts had here been robbed before, in comparison to other royal graves where rich decorations and accompanying texts had been drawn on the walls, we only see empty, undecorated walls within the King's Chamber. Also, the body of Khufu had never been found.
There are theories that the body was robbed from the King's
Chamber or that there would be another secret room within the pyramid
where the mummy of the pharaoh would still be there. Certain Arabian
historians think that the presence of sea shells at the base of the
pyramid may indicate that this pyramid could have been built before a
great flood (end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago), long
before the reign of the pharaoh Khufu. If this would be true than
Khufu and his sons only inherited and expanded the pyramid
Another cartouche on the south wall of "Lady Arbuthnot's Chamber" had been found spelling the name: "Khnum-Khuf", which is nowadays believed by many to be Khufu's real name, meaning: "the god Khnum protects me." If one finds a name in a building that wouldn't not have to mean that this has to be the name of the one who had built it; However, these two cartouches are still to this day regarded as the only real "evidence" that would prove Khufu was the builder of the Great Pyramid.
The cartouche in Champbell's Chamber had been discovered by Howard Vyse in the year 1837. However, shortly after the discovery people already suspected that it was Vyse himself who painted this cartouche on this highly unusual place. One person of his staff noticed that the paint of the cartouche was still wet. The reason for this forgery would be that Vyse would have found nothing of interest in the relief chambers and that he faked the cartouche in order to extent his budget for futher research that otherwise would have been suspended; His specific task would have been to find the evidence for what was already thought of before: that the pharaoh Khufu would have been the builder of the Great Pyramid.
After a thorough research in 1980, Zecharia Sitchin became convinced that the cartouche was a forgery. (See his book: "Stairway to Heaven".) It seems that the name of Khufu on the cartouche initially had been spelled wrong and seemed to be corrected afterwards. It is suspicious that this specific writing error also occurred in the only source material about hieroglyphs that where available to Vyse in 1837, and the kind of red ochre paint, which had been used for the cartouche, was still in use in 1837. While there are also unforgable quarry marks positioned behind the blocks - which are only visible through cracks in certain stones - the cartouche with the assumed name of Khufu however is in plain view and could easily have been tampered with by Vyse. There can be no conclusive evidence though whether the cartouche is real or a forgery unless researchers date the ochre paint of these symbols, but at the time of writing this has not ever been allowed. (More: www.rickrichards.com, and here: www.eridu.co.uk)
In both the "Queen's Chamber" and the "King's Chamber", there are two narrow shafts in the northern and southern walls. (For the record: There is no tradition of any queen of Egypt ever being entombed in the pyramid of her husband.) The shafts of the Queen's chamber were initially sealed and were discovered later by engineer John Waynman Dixon in 1872, due to a draft that was felt in this place. Within these shafts there also had been found a small granite ball, a piece of cedar wood and a bronze hook, which are today called Dixon's relics. The purpose of these objects and why these were here still remains a mystery, although the wood fragment is considered to be part of a measuring rod. (Image on the left: The Queen's Chamber, with the small southern passage (shaft) shown on the right.)
It not fully clear what the purpose of these shafts was. They appear to be aligned to stars or areas of the northern and southern skies. It was probably not meant to directly sight stars through them because the northern shaft follows a dog-leg course, unless there would ever had been placed some kind of reflecting mirrors at the bents, but such things were never found. These shafts are often explained as a doorway to the stars for the soul of the deceased pharaoh.
The northern shaft in the Kings Chamber is actually aligned to the North Star (a term used for the northernmost visible star.) Today this star is Polaris, appearing at the spring equinox, but in ancient Egyptian times this was the star Thuban, from the constellation of Draco. The southern shaft pointed towards the belt of Orion, which was associated with the god Osiris by the ancient Egyptians. In the Queen's chamber the northern shaft pointed towards the little dipper, while the southern shaft pointed towards the star Sirius, which was associated with the goddes Isis.
In the year 1993, German engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink did sent a small, selfmade riding robot (Upuaut II) equipped with a camera, deep into the southern shaft of the Queen's Chamber. Far into the shaft he saw that it was blocked by a limestone "door" with two copper pins that looked a bit like handles, which is now being called "Gantenbrink's Door". The material and appearance of these handles is consistent with the the hook found by Waynman Dixon, as if the hook somehow could have been used to interact with the handles. The robot could not come close to the door because of jammed iron rods, assumably from earlier explorers.
In 2002 the robot of the National Geographic Society (Pyramid Rover) overcame these obstacles by clamping itself to the sides of the wall by which they could ride above the obstacles. Then it was live broadcasted on television when they drilled a hole in this door and stuck the camera into it to see that could be behind it. What the whole world had witnessed next was merely an empty space with a crude wall. (See the image right. Click here for a larger image.) The next day they also explored the northern shaft, were sharp turns had to be made which Gantenbrink's robot could not do. Deep into this shaft there was also discovered a second "door" like in the northern shaft, also with two copper pins. (Photos are copyrighted by National Geographic Television and Film.)
In 2011, the later Djedi project (according to a story from the the Westcar Papyrus, Djedi was a magician-priest who was consulted by Khufu) used a robot with a small snake-like camera that could effortly pass through the hole in the door of the southern shaft, to explore the corners of this room, which couldn't have been done with the earlier robot. Here they discovered red painted hieroglyphs. (Seen at the image left. Click here for a larger image.)
Maitello, an Italian researcher who specializes in ancient Egyptian
mathemetics, suggested that these looked much like the hieroglyphs for
ancient Egyptian numbers; Namely the numbers 100, 20 and 1, what in
ancient Egyptian together stands for the number 121. The number 121 is
the square root of the number 11 (11x11),
and the number 11 reappears many times within the geometric
proportions of this pyramid. First, the Great Pyramid is build in the
ratio of 7 to 11. The pyramid is designed at the basis of ratio
numbers were 11 is the mayor number, and 11 is a prime number.
Possibly, this number may simply indicate where, according to the
building plan, the stone block had to be placed during the building
of the pyramid, as if one would put a number on all the pieces of a
puzzle in order to put it together effortlessly.
According to trance clairvoyant Dr. Cottrell, the shafts in the Queen's Chamber would have been sighting shafts that would be used to focus into the heavens itself. When it was open it pointed to a certain alignment of astrological influences which, when this alignment would re-occur, would signify the return to that renaissance or that period of understanding, the return of the consciousness of the Law of One. This would be a return of those minds and hearts, through their experiences in Atlantis, that would come to re-open, re-experience, regenerate and rebuild the planet itself. (Source: "Rev. Douglas James Cottrell PhD: The Great Pyramid Queen's Chamber Mystery Shaft", by Rammsteinregeln.)
Further there had been made a remarkable discovery related to the King's Chamber and the relief chambers. Under the supervision of inspectors from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, German experimental archaeologist, vegetation geographer, writer and teacher Dominique Görlitz (PhD) and Stefan Erdmann took a few milligrams of ancient paint from an inscription within Campbell's Chamber within the relief chambers (not from the Khufu cartouche) as well some small amount of scratching of the "black stains" from the 18 granite beams on the ceiling of the King's Chamber. (See the image below right.)
This became known to the public because of a Youtube trailer that had been put on the internet for a TV documentary they intended to produce. Documentary producer Frank Hofer however wrongly stated in the trailer that they did take the samples from the Khufu cartouche.When the Egyptian authorities took note of this trailer, Görlitz and Erdmann were accused by the former Minister of Antiquity of "stealing" or vandalizing the Khufu cartouche, which got international news attention in December 2013. Thanks to the help of author and investigator Robert Bauval and Professor Robert Schoch they could prove with photographic evidence that they didn't took samples of this specific cartouche as earlier photos clearly showed that this cartouche was already damaged between 2004 and 2006. Although they in fact got a private permit to investigate the Great Pyramid, they had not asked permission to take these samples and therefore they only got away with a minor penalty as compensation to the Egyptian authorities.
When the samples were scientifically tested in Germany, the scrapings from the black stains revealed that these were in fact magnetite traces, which means that here iron objects were placed against these beams as the product of corrosion shows. Possibly these iron objects were part of a tool by which these beams were brought into position, as they doesn't seem to have any obvious use on the ceiling and there are also no traces that show that they once would have been pinned into the stone. It strongly contradicts the official statements of the scholars that the builders of the Great Pyramid neither knew how to produce iron nor how to use it. This was not the first time that there had been discovered iron within the Great Pyramid, as there also had been found a metallic plate in 1883 that appeared to be iron after it had been investigated in 1989. This new discovery however is very important as it is suggestive of the usage of advanced iron equipment during the construction of the pyramid as it was previously thought they only could have used very primitive tools. (Source and image credit: atlantisforschung.de)
The Egyptian antiquities ministry placed a ban on any archaeological cooperation with Dresden University, which reportedly supported the work of the German archaeologists, as well as the scientific laboratory where the samples were analyzed. Unfortunately, the findings of both archaeologists have been rejected by the ministry, which claims that the expedition was conducted by amateurs, not expert archaeologists. (Source: Al Ahram.)
The Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza had been carved out of one single huge block of limestone, except for the paws which constists of a number of smaller stone blocks. These smaller stone blocks could be the restoration work of the Romans. The Sphinx is about 200 feet long, 70 feet high, and 38 feet wide across the shoulders. It depicts a lion with a human head. To this day no one can say with absolute certainty in whose face the Sphinx had been carved. It could be the face of a ruler or the pharaoh who ruled at that time. It is often believed that it represents the pharaoh Khahfre, but certain experts say that the facial features more closely match those of Djedefre. The head could have been recarved at one point in time - and possibly more than once - because the head is quite small in proportion to the rest of the body. In 2004, evidence was found by the French Egytplogist Vassil Dobrev, that Djedefre would have been responsible for the carving of the Sphinx at Giza in the image of his father Khufu. It has even been suggested that the head originally could have been the head of a lion. The Sphinx was painted red for much of its documented history.
The Sphinx is commonly believed by Egyptologists to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom in the reign of the pharaoh Khafre (ca. 2558-2532 BC). However, American Egyptologist John Anthony West found solid evidence that the Sphinx endured water erosion, which is especially visible on the walls of its enclosure. This discovery had been confirmed by geologist and writer Robert M. Schoch. According to computer models there were no long heavy rainfalls in Egypt except in the time prior to at least 7,000 BC, which means that the Sphinx is much older than considered by current mainstream Egyptologist. For mainstream Egyptologists, the patterns of erosion are merely due to the effect of wind erosion; Although this is correct for the horizontal layered erosion, wind erosion actually does not form very smooth diagonal slopes like water erosion does. Another possiblility is the influence of a large flood at the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 years ago.
According to the ancient Arabian legends, the Great Pyramid was build by the biblical Saurid (also known as Thoth/Hermes Trismegistus/Idris/Khitat) before the Great Flood to preserve all gathered knowledge of mankind within it.
Trance medium Daan Akkerman asserted in his book "Lanto 1: Atlantis" that the pyramids in Egypt would have been built by the heirs of the civilizations of Atlantis, when levitation, materialization and dematerialization were common practice. The Sphinx originally had been built with the head of a lion, but when the head did suffer from severe erosion it had been recarved into the head of the reigning pharaoh. This is why the smaller head is out of proportion compared to the rest of the body. The Sphinx was originally meant as a marker for the coming of the age of "Leo" (some 11,000 years ago B.C.) and was mirrored to the corresponding stars that form the constellation of Leo. People knew in these times that the coming age of Leo would bring huge changes for the mankind and the other creatures of the earth, and that the densification of matter would be so strong that one could only work through the force of matter. All the ancient knowledge from Atlantis and Lemuria had been stored under the Sphinx, from where there is a doorway to a tunnel complex that leads to a very deep and very large repository of information, which Edgar Cayce called the "Hall of Records".
According to the readings of the famed American psychic Edgar Cayce, early civilized Egypt was the result of colonization by those who originally came from the civilization of Atlantis and her colonies in specific parts of Europe. Possible evidence for this is the testing of king Tutankhamon's DNA in the year 2010, which showed that his DNA was a 99.6% match with Western European chromosomes. (See: www.eutimes.net.) The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid would have been built in the time frame of 10,500 B.C. (thus before the last ice age), at the time the high priest Ra-Ta led Egypt into a golden age of peace and enlightenment. The face of one called Asriaio, the chief councillor to the ruler in Egypt, was (later?) carved on the Sphinx. (See Edgar Cayce Reading 953-24.) The Great Pyramid was built during 100 years, from 10,490 BC to 10,390 BC, and was directed and conceived by Ra, where Hermes was the architect and the Isis was the advisor. The geometry within the structure contains the spiritual evolution of mankind, with periods of both progression and degression, and was aligned with certain stars.