Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > World History Forum > Ancient History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

Ancient History Ancient History Forum - Greece, Rome, Carthage, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and all other civilizations of antiquity, to include Prehistory and Archaeology discussions


View Poll Results: should an archaeological excavation of the hidden annexes be conducted
Yes, an archaeological excavation should begin immediately 36 58.06%
No, an archaeological excavation would not be justified 4 6.45%
An archaeological excavation should be conducted pending further information 22 35.48%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 29th, 2017, 10:02 AM   #1

Lord Harry's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: United States
Posts: 2,806
Unlocking the Final Mystery of the Great Pyramid


The past decade has provided us with a hitherto untold wealth of information regarding the Great Pyramid of Khufu. In 2008, a brilliant French architect by the name of Jean Pierre Houdin, with the support of the eminent Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier, has conclusively proven that the Great Pyramid was constructed using a network of external and internal ramps. Not only has thermal imaging revealed the existence of the internal ramp, but an exposed notch high up on the north eastern edge of the pyramid is most likely situated at the intersection of two flights of the internal ramp, where the blocks had to be turned 90 degrees before ascending the next stage.

Return to the Great Pyramid - Archaeology Magazine Archive


Click the image to open in full size.

And if proving conclusively how the Great Pyramid was built was not enough, 2013 provided us with an equally important discovery. I am referring of course to the Merer Diary, fragments of the personal logbook of an official who job was to oversee the transport of fine Tura limestone to the Giza construction site. The importance of the Merer Diary is not simply that it is the first written record documenting part of the construction process of the Great Pyramid, but that it unambiguously proves that the Great Pyramid was built for and at the command of King Khufu (r. 2589-2562 BC). Before the discovery of this one a kind historical record, the only firm evidence linking Khufu to the Great Pyramid was a single cartouche discovered by Colonel Howard Vyse in one of the pyramid's five stress releaving chambers during the 1830s, and inscriptional evidence inside the royal mastabas of Giza.

In addition to proving the Great Pyramid was the royal tomb of Khufu, the Merer Diary also proves that it was the ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids, and not aliens or any other imaginary beings. Thanks to this important archaeological find of Drs Pierre Talet and Gregory Mauroud, the ridiculous alien theory can finally be laid to rest.

As impressive and conclusive as these finds are however, archaeological and scientific work at the Great Pyramid is far from over. The thermal images that have provided the hard scientific evidence for the existence of the internal ramp has also revealed the existence of at least two undiscovered antechambers.

Below, is a diagram showing precisely where within the pyramid masonry one of these hidden annexes is located.

Click the image to open in full size.


And here, is the thermal image showing the second anomaly.


Click the image to open in full size.

There is much speculation regarding the function of these hidden annexes. Perhaps the most plausible theory is that are antechambers, or storerooms, for the deceased king's wealth that he was to bring with him to the afterlife. Indeed, this theory seems to be especially plausible when one considers that the pyramid's of Khufu's father and predecessor Sneferu, all contain antechambers. The Great Pyramid was an anomaly, in that it seemed to lack this essential element of royal tomb design, until now. While the King's Chamber itself most likely once contained an abundance of grave goods, in addition to the royal mummy itself, most pyramids have traditionally included specially designed storerooms in addition to the burial chamber. It is highly unlikely that the Great Pyramid would have been any different.

Another theory, albeit, more controversial, is the idea that the King's Chamber was a mere decoy, and the true burial chamber remains hidden within the vast mountain of masonry. Interestingly, this theory is supported by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the former Director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Treasure in Great Pyramid Awaits Discovery, Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' Says

In my opinion, this gives the hidden burial chamber theory considerable weight, as Dr. Hawass is a highly respected Egyptologist and the world's foremost authority on ancient Egyptian civilization.

All that remains now, is for an actual archaeological excavation of the hidden annexes within the Great Pyramid. There is no longer any question whether hidden chambers exist, the thermal imaging has proven their existence beyond all doubt. However, if and when an archaeological excavation is carried out, extreme care must be given to prevent any damage to the pyramid's structural integrity. This means that the number of internal blocks removed should be the absolute minimum required to allow archaeologists access to the hidden chambers. In addition, a cadre of trained conservation experts will need to be involved in a phases of the project, not only to prevent structural damage, but also to conserve any artifacts recovered during the excavation process.

So the question is, should an archaeological excavation to gain access to the hidden annexes be conducted? And if so, what methods do you think should be used?
Lord Harry is offline  
Remove Ads
Old March 29th, 2017, 10:17 AM   #2

cladking's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Nov 2011
From: indiana
Posts: 2,587

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Harry View Post

There is much speculation regarding the function of these hidden annexes. Perhaps the most plausible theory is that are antechambers, or storerooms, for the deceased king's wealth that he was to bring with him to the afterlife. Indeed, this theory seems to be especially plausible when one considers that the pyramid's of Khufu's father and predecessor Sneferu, all contain antechambers. The Great Pyramid was an anomaly, in that it seemed to lack this essential element of royal tomb design, until now. While the King's Chamber itself most likely once contained an abundance of grave goods, in addition to the royal mummy itself, most pyramids have traditionally included specially designed storerooms in addition to the burial chamber. It is highly unlikely that the Great Pyramid would have been any different.
All these things have been "known" since the 1850's and facts have been bolted, nailed, and riveted to this paradigm ever since. Facts that won't stick are just swept under the rug.

But your speculation here is inconsistent with logic. Why would they take such care hiding a worthless mummy deep in an impenetrable pile of stone and then build a path right to an internal passage to stash the loot? There would be nothing but a stone door between robbers and untold riches.

Egyptologists will be forced to conclude that it must be a ramp of too little interest to even investigate. Unfortunately no internal ramps show up on the thermal scan so most scientific people won't buy it. They've got themselves a big conundrum and no easy way out. This is what happens when you actually gather data sometimes; it just won't agree with even the oldest "theories" held over from the 19th century.
cladking is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 10:30 AM   #3

Lord Harry's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: United States
Posts: 2,806

Quote:
Originally Posted by cladking View Post
All these things have been "known" since the 1850's and facts have been bolted, nailed, and riveted to this paradigm ever since. Facts that won't stick are just swept under the rug.

But your speculation here is inconsistent with logic. Why would they take such care hiding a worthless mummy deep in an impenetrable pile of stone and then build a path right to an internal passage to stash the loot? There would be nothing but a stone door between robbers and untold riches.

Egyptologists will be forced to conclude that it must be a ramp of too little interest to even investigate. Unfortunately no internal ramps show up on the thermal scan so most scientific people won't buy it. They've got themselves a big conundrum and no easy way out. This is what happens when you actually gather data sometimes; it just won't agree with even the oldest "theories" held over from the 19th century.

Greetings cladking, I am glad you could join us. The internal ramp was the method used to construct the upper 2/3 of the pyramid, and the hidden annexes would have been mostly sealed off during the construction process, with just enough left exposed to allow access by the royal funeral procession and to allow the interment of Khufu's mummified remains and grave goods, assuming of course one of the annexes is the actual burial chamber. These chambers would have been permanently sealed by Djedefre, Khufu's successor and the man who would have overseen the royal funeral.

The internal ramp was sealed off once the pyramid was completed. And might I add, the ancient Egyptians did an outstanding job of hiding this internal ramp, since its existence remained unknown until the 21st century.
Lord Harry is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 10:36 AM   #4

cladking's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Nov 2011
From: indiana
Posts: 2,587

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Harry View Post

The internal ramp was sealed off once the pyramid was completed. And might I add, the ancient Egyptians did an outstanding job of hiding this internal ramp, since its existence remained unknown until the 21st century.
Why do you suppose they would hide a ramp? Surely they weren't protecting "high technology" from their enemies. Was it a conspiracy to fool their descendants?

How did they hide the ramp from infrared imaging?
cladking is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 10:39 AM   #5

cladking's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Nov 2011
From: indiana
Posts: 2,587

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Harry View Post
These chambers would have been permanently sealed by Djedefre, Khufu's successor and the man who would have overseen the royal funeral.
If I were hiding huge amounts of gold I wouldn't leave a path and passage straight to it with nothing but a stone in the way.

Since they did physically leave this passage wide open then how do you explain the painstaking effort to fill the internal ramps so they don't show up on infrared?
cladking is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 10:44 AM   #6

Lord Harry's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: United States
Posts: 2,806

Quote:
Originally Posted by cladking View Post
If I were hiding huge amounts of gold I wouldn't leave a path and passage straight to it with nothing but a stone in the way.

Since they did physically leave this passage wide open then how do you explain the painstaking effort to fill the internal ramps so they don't show up on infrared?

The filing in of the internal ramps was the inevitable result of the completion of the Great Pyramid. Besides, the chambers have remained hidden for millennia, and their is no reason to suppose there existence was discovered by tomb robbers.

As to why they would leave a path leading directly to the hidden chambers, the simple answer is they didn't. The ramp was completely sealed off after the pyramid was constructed. For an example of just how well it was sealed off, need I once again point out that its existence remained unknown to all until the 21st century. For 4500 years of the ramp's existence, it has remained hidden to all. Talk about an impressive accomplishment.

I can virtually guarantee the hidden chambers are virgin territory. The question as to what, if anything, is to be found in those chambers will only be answered through an archaeological excavation.

Last edited by Lord Harry; March 29th, 2017 at 10:49 AM.
Lord Harry is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 12:08 PM   #7

Lord Harry's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: United States
Posts: 2,806

Quote:
Originally Posted by cladking View Post
If I were hiding huge amounts of gold I wouldn't leave a path and passage straight to it with nothing but a stone in the way.

Since they did physically leave this passage wide open then how do you explain the painstaking effort to fill the internal ramps so they don't show up on infrared?
The internal ramp did show up on the infrared, as the photograph from the French company Dassault Systems that I attached to my post clearly demonstrates.

Some fringe theorists will remain unconvinced of the Great Pyramid's function as a royal tomb, until the mummy of Khufu is dragged from his sarcophagus and put on display. An archaeological excavation of the hidden chambers will prove once and for all, that the Great Pyramid is the royal tomb of Khufu.
Lord Harry is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #8

John B's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2016
From: Canada
Posts: 3,084

Click the image to open in full size.

The hottest block is to right of Zahi's body. His body is blocking the joint (?). From the other pictures I do not see one. Not ot be a stick in the mud but it looks like a infill concrete repair. The upright behind Zahi's head looks very much like concrete. At the moment right now I am thinking materials are playing a part. As there is no spreadage from the point of reading. The edges are too sharp.

Click the image to open in full size.
John B is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 12:12 PM   #9

Lord Harry's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: United States
Posts: 2,806

Quote:
Originally Posted by John B View Post
Click the image to open in full size.

The hottest block is to right of Zahi's body. His body is blocking the joint (?). From the other pictures I do not see one. Not ot be a stick in the mud but it looks like a infill concrete repair. The upright behind Zahi's head looks very much like concrete. At the moment right now I am thinking materials are playing a part. As there is no spreadage from the point of reading. The edges are too sharp.

Click the image to open in full size.
Perhaps, but the French team appears to have discovered two additional antechambers. In fact, Houdin posted an article a few years ago on Emhotep.
Lord Harry is offline  
Old March 29th, 2017, 12:14 PM   #10

Lord Harry's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: United States
Posts: 2,806

Khufu?s Inheritance: Jean-Pierre Houdin Discusses the Noble Circuit and Deciphering the Pyramid
Lord Harry is offline  
Reply

  Historum > World History Forum > Ancient History

Tags
final, mystery, pyramid, unlocking



Search tags for this page
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Napoleon and the Great Pyramid Nikalito European History 11 August 14th, 2016 09:03 AM
The Great Pyramid's Stepped Core Mason Williams Ancient History 161 July 1st, 2016 03:55 PM
Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, Great Pyramid - why is burial chamber *inside* substance? MichalHuniewicz Ancient History 220 December 28th, 2014 05:47 PM
Great Pyramid of Giza Silverangel Ancient History 56 November 5th, 2012 02:32 AM
Hong Kong Dentist to Unlock Pyramid Mystery with T docyabut Ancient History 4 March 9th, 2012 09:07 AM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.