A short update. Two interesting things have come to my attention. The first was a series of drawings presented in the British newspaper The Sphere, on March 22, 1913. It claims to be drawings made on from the presentation of Harvard Egyptologist GA Reisner…who was in fact a key part of the digs on the plateau right into the 1930’s.
What it depicts are his finding that the internal structure of the sphinx’s head and body contain large temples, the body of a pharoah (he claims Menes, the one claimed to have unified of upper and lower Egypt) in a special pyramid room, and that stairs lead down to further chambers.
Someone has uploaded it here
(I had trouble getting it to appear so had to split the webname up like this…just put the two parts together, place in your browser and hit return)
The original paper can be found here on page 9. You may have to sign up for free to view it.
Now Selim Hassan in the 1930’s did publish info on the “Egptain Subway” as he called it, based on the massive underground temple network he found under the plateau. What is amazing though, is that this info from Reisner seems to have just disappeared from all view everywhere. The only other place to find this mentioned is an obscure North Australian newspaper in 1914.
the australia newspaper
For those who have followed, there are photos of the head of the sphinx, which originally showed a tunnel opening in 1930’s ariel photos, Today photos of the top of the Sphinx head show a giant locked cement manhole cover. They really don’t want anyone getting in there.
Also coming yesterday was another post by Ancient Architects on youtube that the Great Pyramid has different types of limestone in is core, especially the bottom 19 courses, on all 4 sides that lead up to a point on the 19 th course.
If you look careful on any photo of any side of the pyramid it is very clear that this lower limestone is very different from the rest, as it is a much lighter colour, and (when you are there to look at them) is actually joined much more carefully than the stones higher up. On the north face, these arrow like stones lead right to the entrance. So the question goes, do at least one of the other sides have an entrance at the 19 the course. I had looked at these sides many times in my life, but never till yesterday did this become clear. Are their other entrances at course 19, and what of the odd indentation on the south face 1/3 of the way up. I have for 10 years wanted to climb the south face to get a good look at it myself.
When you watch the go pro of the German guy who illegally climbed the pyramid a few years ago (absolute required viewing) what is important is to carefully watch the blocks that he sees about half way up. They are almost modern, certianly not part of the original structure, and in a few places what is obvious (modern ish) brick work so amazingly out of place. I think this is the real reason no one is allowed to climb the pyramids anymore…not due to worrying about people dying while falling, but they don’t want anyone in the new large pyramid study community to get a glimpse of these obvious modern stones in place. One picture is at the top, but please watch the video closely and you will catch more anomalies in the stones on the, what is north face that he climbs.
Here is the short version climbing video, look at 52-55 seconds of it to see the odd brick work.
The original complete video is there also, around 16 minutes long, that just shows some of the oddest things. Early on- maybe course 5 or 6, is a long circular hole carved into one of the stones. It almost appears drilled Why? It is certainly no erosion, it is a seemingly drilled core. Now we have many samples of ancient drill holes, at Abu Sir and Sakkara for example, but this one seems almost modern. And only on this 1 stone, as I see no others with this odd drill feature on his climb. Was it a core sample for testing? To put a camera through? Some other reason?
Here is the long video
Are the bricks put there to hide an entrance or other breaches? Or were they coverings placed by the Ancient Egyptians. An interesting theory presented, was the pyramid originally cased, or cased over later by the Old Kingdom Egyptians themselves in order to seal the thing off. Perhaps to hide an orgianal stairways to each of the entrances. The Bent Pyramid at Daschur has 2 entrances, and the Khafe pyramid at Giza has 2 entrances, both from the north and they do join up- but still there is two?
So really what gives? Now of course if the Ancient Egyptians were the ones who later tried to seal over an entrance way by adding a giant course of limestone blocks and then the casing…would of course mean the entire slope of the pyramid would be off if they did not completely add blocks the entire way up to keep the slope steady- for to only do the bottom 19 would make it bulge at the bottom. So to prove this you would have to prove that an obvious second layer was added to the top- or of course much thicker casing stones would have been needed as you went up to make the difference.
Again things to consider.