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Posts Tagged ‘Giza’

Minkaure Temple Blocks

I originally posted this on my facebook “Revealing Egypt’s Lost Wisdom” page and wanted to put it here also. I will putting up something extra special on January 1, so look forward to the fun article.


It may not seem like much on the surface, but these two photos are from the Minkare Temple at Giza. Not many venture over this far to the smallest of the 3 main Giza pyramids. Those limestone blocks are monsters, 100 ton stones or more. One aspect is the how and why of transporting and using such giants, but also is to look at the weathering. They are much more weathered than most of the mastaba and tomb structures said to be built at the same time. So the real question is, just how old is this part of the complex?


The Great Pyramid Void


I haven’t written about this subject in a while, but the news a month ago of the void found in the Great Pyramid by the “Scans Pyramid” group of French and Japanese scientists is of course very interesting. The void, located some 70 meters above the grand gallery, is a space almost as large and has a sort of cigar shaped appearance.
The article on it by National Geographic is a good overview of it including photographs.


The speculation is rampant. Another grand gallery, another chamber, the hall of records,  wild ones like a parked alien spaceship,  and of course archeologists are pushing the tomb chamber filled with treasure- as for them the pyramids are tombs and only tombs.

While I don’t want to fully speculate, I do want to point out a major error in the reports. That this is the first discovery of a space inside the pyramids on over 150 years. This is just not the case. Anyone in the know, knows there is far more to the Great Pyramid than the basic structure that we have been given (or for that matter the other 2 major pyramids on the Giza Plateau that tend to constantly be ignored…but I can discuss that in a new post because that in itself is quite a story.
There has been lots of presentation of new parts of the pyramid, but those discoveries get mostly hidden from the mainstream media and documentaries. The void has been showcased,because perhaps this one is too big to hide.

Recall that around 10 years ago a small indentation on the NE corner was found, in fact by the very team who later found the void. The climbed up to what is basically a 9 square m space into the corner of the pyramid. The ceiling is quite high and is obviosuly  type or room. what for? Why is it there. Do other corners have someetinig similar? You can catch a bit of the room in a documentary by Bob Brier.

As well are the findings of Robert Houdin, he who has the inner ramp building theory. He is interested in a stone just to the right of sarcrofagus box in the King’s Chamber that is a similar size as the space where the current entrance is. The stone itself is not hte same as the other granite blocks used in the chamber, and he suggests it was added much later to seal off a second entrance. He suggested an entire system running concurrent with the grand gallery that included vaulted ceilings similar to what is found in the pyramids at Daschur. Either way his theory takes on more possibility as the found void is right around where he was suggesting to find a new passage and series of rooms towards the Kings Chamber.  Info on Houdin’s second entrance theory is here

Two Entrances to the King’s Chamber and How They Were Sealed—More With Jean-Pierre Houdin

First were the stories of JO Kinneman that he and Flinders Petrie entered the pyramid in the 1920’s via a previously unknown entrance on the south-west face (not the normal north face). No one has confirmed this, just some old private lectures JO gave, but it is up for debate. I have been intrigued by the south face of the pyramid because of some odd indentations that occur halfway up (see photo) that in fact could indeed be an entrance.
I have a few other pieces of relavant information about this pyramid, which unfortunatey at this time I am unable to share publicly. I think it provides more detail on exactly what this building was for, but as I say it may be years before I speak this openly. It is quite amazing though to say the least.

So what is the point of this post? I haven’t said much new or revealing here. The point is that we know so little of the structures that stand in ancient Egypt. The more books try to tell this is the answer, the farther away they seem to get from the deepest truths of this place. These structures are profound mysteries still. Some close to the scene know far more than they wish to or are allowed to share. But perhaps this is a start of getting the lid of more of the hidden surrounding all that is on, and under (and there is a lot underground) the Giza Plateau. From the possibility of a second sphinx, and underground city and temple complex, various unknown chambers in all the pyramids…basically until it can all be found and presented, it will all still be a massive mystery.

The key is, keep questioning. Keep looking deeper. The ancient knew far more than we can even imagine. I am reading the book Fools Crow-Wisdom and Power by Thomas Mails, and it is a shame he was not still alive to ask him what he might know of the Ancient Egyptian structures and knowledge. As such, we all have to keep digging for ourselves and presenting more and more of what we find, to maybe help the next researcher find the key that unlocks the bigger lock for all of us.
If anyone says they know 100% for sure things like how the pyramids were built, or what this was for, ignore them. All is just speculation and theory, until the entire whole can be seen, no part can be for sure seen correctly.
Cheers my friends

Great Pyramid Tunnel

I want to point your attention to an interesting article that I read recently in my research by Ralph Ellis and Mark Foster called Tunnel Vision.

What they are wondering about is what is known as Al Manun’s forced entry tunnel, the one tourists today use to enter the Great Pyramid as opposed to the original entrance that is a bit further up the pyramid. I had long wondered if the story (that he just randomly began digging a tunnel when he could not find the original entrance) was just wrong. That is because his tunnel is almost at the exact point where the descending passage and the ascending passage meet.

This article goes into detail on the background, and gives a possible interesting reason for its being dug. I don’t want to say I agree with everything, but it does provide very thought provoking ideas that all who study the Pyramid should ponder.


A simple version of the article is  here

Another version with a few more photos is here

Happy reading.

Giza Valley Temple

Inside the Valley Temple

Inside the Valley Temple

The Giza Plateau is one of the world’s great mysteries. Of course the three large pyramids gain most of the attention, and rightfully so. And the more one studies them, the more amazing they become, beyond what is normally presented in textbooks. The next focus for tourists is the Sphinx, a marvel in itself. Yet few take the time to really examine the rest of the sites on the plateau. There are six remaining smaller pyramids (along with remnants of several others), mastaba tombs, shafts to underground chambers, temples around the pyramids, amazing shaping of granite stones, and several surprises.

For this article I want to take the reader-traveler’s attention to a place visited, but rarely lingered at. The Valley Temple. Located just in front of the Sphinx, this temples not only displays examples of amazing building practices with megalithic blocks placed in Peruvian-style jigsaw fashion, but presents some ideas of age of the Plateau.

First what is a Valley Temple? Short answer, each pyramid was linked on its eastern face (usually) by what is called a Mortuary Temple. Of course there is no proof anyone was every buried in an original Egyptian Pyramid, but it is the name for these temples. At Giza the second and third pyramid have semi-complete structures, while only the basalt floor is left at the side of the Great Pyramid. These temples were linked by a long covered causeway to a Valley Temple, which would have been connected to a boat dock to take arriving boats from the Nile River. Thus a Valley Temple was the starting off point for anyone’s journey to a pyramid in ancient times. The Valley Temple in front of the Sphinx, part of the Khafre Pyramid complex, is the most unique and complete valley temple in Egypt. Only one building in Egypt looks anything like it, the strange Oserion at Abydos. The reason the Valley Temple at Giza is so well preserved it that it was buried in sand for centuries. It is hard to know just how long it had been buried before excavations in the 1850’s when it was uncovered.  Read more…