There are mystical and sacred places on Earth that are fascinating. For millennia, they have attracted us like magical bright spots. And often, the closer we get to them, the more the mystery deepens… This is the case of Giza where the three Egyptian pyramids and a strange statue in the form of a lion, the Sphinx, can be found.
The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the 7 wonders of the world
The 3 pyramids of Giza and the legendary Sphinx offer an impressive sight. The Pyramids (Kheops, Kephren and Mykerinos) date back to the 4th dynasty of Egyptian pharaohs, i.e. more or less 2,500 years B.C.
The most imposing one – the Great Pyramid – is the biggest structure in the world ever built by Man. It features among the 7 wonders of the world. But it represents, first and foremost, one of the most ancient and complex enigmas…
These pyramids align exactly with the four cardinal points. Their construction required incredible technical know-how, and a deep understanding of architecture and engineering. But who ordered these constructions to be built? Was it the pharaoh Khephren? Or was it the pharaoh Kheops?
The Sphinx – a giant 65-feet-high (20 meters) and 240-feet-long (73 meters) statue – has the head of a pharaoh, but does it really represent one? And when was it sculpted? Some say it was built at the same time as the pyramids, 3,000 years before our own era. But no definite proof has ever been provided.
What secrets does Giza hold?
Officially, the 3 pyramids form what’s called a necropolis: funerary monuments meant to house the corpses of Egyptian pharaohs after their death. In reality, the pyramids are far from being mere “tombs”. Observing how these monuments were built is enough to be convinced of this.
Were the pyramid builders experts in astronomy?
On the Giza plateau, of the three pyramids, two are practically identical and are placed in a diagonal line. The third, however, stands off to the left of this diagonal line. What were the builders trying to say?
This disposition corresponds exactly to the positioning of the three stars that form the “Orion’s belt” constellation: 2 large stars perfectly aligned and a third, smaller one slightly off to the left. The pyramids are a perfect reflection of this constellation! Orion’s belt is represented the way it looked like 10,500 years before our era, even though the pyramids were supposed to have been built only 3,000 years before our era!
Was Giza constructed in a much more ancient time? Or did the builders have incredible knowledge of astronomy?
How were the Giza Pyramids built?
The Great Pyramid rises 42 stories into the sky and occupies and area equal to the size of 10 football fields. It is composed of approximately 2,500,000 blocks of stone that have been perfectly measured and trimmed, each weighing between 2.5 and 10 tons.
And yet, at the time, the Egyptians did not even know what a wheel was. They had no accurate measuring instruments, or any way of lifting and transporting thousands of blocks of stone. And yet the stones were lifted, transported over great distances, and then put into place with millimetric accuracy.
That’s an exploit we can’t reproduce today, even with all our modern technology. Scientists agree that without a very solid understanding of modern geology and engineering, such constructions are impossible. With their mass of many millions of tons, they would simply collapse under their own weight.
So how did the builders of the Giza pyramids succeed, at a time when humans had just emerged from the Stone Age?
What was the real role played by the 3 Pyramids of Giza?
People long believed that they were built as tombs, like many other pyramids. The problem is, no corpses, mummies or funerary inscriptions have ever been found in these three pyramids. This leads us to think that the pyramids of Giza were designed to be something else than tombs. In fact, they represent the transmission of ancient secret wisdom…