The Great Pyramid is the most substantial ancient structure in the world - and the most mysterious. According to prevailing archaeological theory -
and there is absolutely no evidence to confirm this idea - the three pyramids on the Giza plateau are funerary structures of three kings of the fourth
dynasty (2575 to 2465 BC). The Great Pyramid was originally 481 feet, five inches tall (146.7 meters) and measured 755 feet (230 meters) along its
sides. Constructed from approximately 2.5 million limestone blocks weighing on average 2.6 tons each. The Great Pyramid was originally encased in
highly polished, smooth white limestone and capped, according to legend, by a perfect pyramid of black stone, probably onyx. Covering an area of 22
acres the white limestone casing was removed by an Arab sultan in AD 1356 in order to build mosques and fortresses in nearby Cairo. Herodotus, the
great Greek geographer, visited in the fifth century BC. Strabo, a Greco / Roman historian, came in the first century AD. Abdullah Al Mamun, son of
the Caliph of Baghdad, forced the first historically recorded entrance in AD 820, and Napoleon was spellbound when he beheld the fantastic structure
According to our present knowledge the Great Pyramid is mostly solid mass, its only known interior spaces being the Descending passage (the original
entrance), the Ascending passage, the Grand Gallery, a mysterious grotto, an equally mysterious subterranean chamber, and the two main chambers. These
two chambers, called the King's Chamber and the Queen's Chamber, have unfortunately retained the misleading names given to them by early Arab
visitors to the pyramid. It is an Arab custom to bury men in tombs with a flat roof and women in rooms with a gabled roof; therefore, in the Great
Pyramid, the flat-roofed granite chamber became the King's Chamber, while the gabled, limestone chamber below became the Queen's. Even those
archaeologists who still stubbornly subscribe to the tomb theory of the pyramid do not believe that a queen or anyone else was ever buried in the
limestone chamber. The King's Chamber is 10.46 meters east to west by 5.23 meters north to south by 5.81 meters high (a series of measurements that
precisely expresses the mathematical proportion known as the Golden Mean, or Phi). It is built of enormous blocks of solid red granite (weighing as
much as 50 tons) that were transported by a still-unknown means from the quarries of Aswan 600 miles to the south. Within the chamber of the Great
Pyramid, in the western end, sits a large, lidless coffer (51 1/2 ins x 31 1/2 ins) it is made of dark black granite estimated to weigh more than
three tons. When the Arab Abdullah Al Mamoun finally forced his entry into the chamber in AD 820 - the first entry since the chamber was sealed in
some long ago time - he found the coffer entirely empty. Egyptologists assume that this was the final resting place of Khufu, yet not the slightest
evidence suggests that a corpse had ever been in this coffer or chamber. Nor have any embalming materials, any fragments of any article, or any clues
whatsoever been found in the chamber or anywhere else in the entire pyramid that in any way indicates that Khufu (or anyone else) was ever buried
there. Furthermore, the passageway leading from the Grand Gallery to the main chamber is too narrow to admit the movement of the coffer; the coffer
must have been placed in the chamber as the pyramid was being built, contrary to the normal burial custom practiced by the Egyptians for three
The foolishness of the common assumption, that the Giza plateau pyramids were built and utilized by fourth Dynasty kings as funerary structures,
cannot be overstated. It is a matter of archaeological fact that none of the fourth Dynasty kings put their names on the pyramids supposedly
constructed in their times, yet from the fifth Dynasty onwards, the other pyramids had hundreds of official inscriptions, leaving us no doubt about
which kings built them. The mathematical complexity, engineering requirements, and sheer size of the Giza plateau pyramids represent an enormous,
seemingly impossible leap in abilities over the third dynasty buildings. Contemporary Egyptological explanation cannot account for this leap, nor can
they account for the clear decline in mathematics, engineering and size of the constructions of the fifth dynasty. Textbooks speak of "religious
upheaval" and "civil wars," but there is no evidence whatsoever of these having occurred.
The attribution to Khufu of the Great Pyramid is founded solely upon three very circumstantial pieces of "evidence":
* the legends told to and reported by Herodotus who visited the pyramids in 443 BC
* the funerary complex near the Great Pyramid with inscriptions citing Cheops/Khufu as the reigning pharaoh
* in the pyramid itself, on a granite slab above the ceiling of the main chamber, some small, roughly scribbled chalk marks that have a slight
resemblance to a hieroglyphic symbol for the name of Khufu.
Pharaoh Khufu himself left no indication whatsoever that he built the Great Pyramid. He did, however, claim to have done repair work on the structure.
On the nearby "Inventory" Stele (dating to about 1500 BC, but showing evidence of having been copied from a far older stele contemporaneous with the
fourth dynasty) Regarding the chalk marks found within the pyramid, most hieroglyph experts now believe these to be forgeries left by their
"discoverer" Richard Howard-Vyse, rather than being quarry inscriptions left by the original builders. Howard-Vyse was under pressure to equal the
discoveries of his rival, the Italian explorer Caviglia, who had found inscriptions in some of the tombs around the Great Pyramid. Modern researchers
now suspect that, in the battle for one-upmanship, Howard-Vyse sought to overshadow his rival and gain renewed support for his own projects with a
similar but more spectacular "discovery", by forging quarry inscriptions inside the Great Pyramid. In other words, no firm evidence in any way
connects the pyramids of the Giza plateau to the dynastic Egyptians.
Let us briefly consider a few matters concerning the construction of the Great Pyramid; matters which clearly indicate that the builders of fourth
dynasty Egypt did not have the engineering capacity to erect the Great Pyramid (we do not have the capacity even today) and that this structure was
used for a purpose altogether different from mere burial.
The Great Pyramid is constructed with approximately 2,300,000 limestone and granite blocks. Weighing between 2.5 and 50 tons each, these stone blocks
had to be quarried from the earth. Herein lies our first unsolved problem. In the Cairo museum one can see several examples of simple copper and
bronze saws, which Egyptologists claim are like those utilized in the cutting and shaping of the pyramid blocks. These tools present a problem. On the
Mohs scale of mineral hardness, copper and bronze have a hardness of 3.5 to 4, while limestone has a hardness of 4 to 5 and granite of 5 to 6. The
known tools would only barely cut through limestone and would be useless with granite. No archaeological examples of iron tools are found in early
dynastic Egypt, yet even if they were, the best steels today have a hardness of only 5.5 and thus are inefficient for cutting granite. Some years ago
Sir Flinders Petrie, one of the "fathers" of Egyptology proposed that the pyramid blocks had been cut with long saw blades studded with diamonds or
corundum. But this idea presents problems too. The cutting of millions of blocks would require millions of rare and expensive diamonds and corundum,
which constantly wear out and require replacement. It Is Clear From The Biblical Post That King Solomon Had An "ABUNDANCE" Of Diamonds And Other
Precious Stones That Could Do This Job The unsolved problem of how the 2,300,000 very heavy blocks were transported to the building site of the
pyramid is even more mystifying. How were the blocks taken to the nearly 500- foot height of the pryamids' summit? A Danish civil engineer, P.
Garde-Hanson, has calculated that a ramp built all the way to the top of the pyramid would require 17.5 million cubic meters of material, this
representing more than seven times the amount of material used for the pyramid itself, and a work force of 240,000 to build it in the time allotted by
Cheops' reign. But if this enormous ramp were built, it would then require a force of more than 300,000 laborers as much as eight years to dismantle.
Where would all the ramp material have been placed, since it is not to be found anywhere near the Great Pyramid? And what of manuevering the precisely
carved blocks into place without damaging the corners? Various lifting devices and levers have been proposed by modern engineers (remember, no
existing dynastic records, paintings, or friezes give any clue to this mystery), but none solve the problem of how the 50-ton blocks of the main
chamber were lifted and positioned using an area where only four to six workers could stand, when the strength of at least 2000 would be needed.
Next we come to perhaps the most extraordinary problem, that of the fashioning and placement of the highly polished limestone casing stones that
covered the entire pyramid. The finished pyramid contained approximately 115,000 of these stones, each weighing ten tons or more. These stones were
dressed on all six of their sides, not just the side exposed to the visible surface, to tolerances of .01 inch. They are set together so closely that
a thin razor blade cannot be inserted between the stones. Egyptologist Petrie expressed his astonishment of this feat by writing, "Merely to place
such stones in exact contact would be careful work, but to do so with cement in the joint seems almost impossible; it is to be compared to the finest
opticians' work on the scale of acres." Herodotus, visiting in the fifth century BC, reported that inscriptions of strange characters were to be
found on the pyramid's casing stones. In AD 1179 the Arab historian Abd el Latif recorded that these inscriptions were so numerous that they could
have filled "more than ten thousand written pages." William of Baldensal, a European visitor of the early fourteenth century, tells how the stones
were covered with strange symbols arranged in careful rows. Sadly, in 1356, following an earthquake that leveled Cairo, the Arabs robbed the pyramid
of its beautiful casing of stones to rebuild mosques and fortresses in the city. As the stones were cut into smaller pieces and reshaped, all traces
of the ancient inscriptions were removed from them. A great library of ageless wisdom was forever lost.
Let us turn our attention briefly to the matter of the purpose or multiple purposes of the Great Pyramid, drawing for our discussion on both the exact
measurements made by modern scientists and the mythic legends of the remote past. A few facts:
* The sides of the pyramid are lined up almost exactly with the cardinal points of the compass. The accuracy of this alignment is extraordinary,
with an average discrepancy of only about three minutes of arc in any direction or a variation of less than 0.06 percent.
* The Great Pyramid functioned as an enormous sundial. Its shadow to the north, and its reflected sunlight to the south, accurately marked the
annual dates of both the solstices and the equinoxes.
* The basic dimensions of the Great Pyramid incorporate measurements from which the earth's size and shape can be calculated. The pyramid is a
scale model of the hemisphere, incorporating the geographical degrees of latitude and longitude. The latitude and longitude lines that intersect at
the Great Pyramid (30 degrees north and 31 degrees east) cross more of the earth's land surface than any other lines, thus the pyramid is located at
the center of the land mass of the earth (the pyramid is built on the closest suitable site to this intersection). The original perimeter of the
pyramid equals exactly one-half minute of latitude at the equator, indicating that its builders measured the earth with extreme precision and recorded
this information in the dimensions of the structure. Altogether these measurements show that the builders knew the exact dimensions of the planet as
precisely as they have been recently determined by satellite surveys.
* The foundation of the Great Pyramid is amazingly level., No corner of its base is more than one-half inch higher or lower than the others.
Considering that the pyramid's base covers more than thirteen acres, this near-perfect leveling far exceeds even the finest architectural standards
of the present day.
* Measurements throughout the pyramid show that its constructors knew of the proportions of pi (3.14...), phi or the Golden Mean (1.618), and the
"Pythagorean" triangles thousands of years before Pythagoras, the so-called father of geometry, lived.
God Revealed To David And Solomon This Mystery ? I Chron 28:19 All this, said David, the LORD made me UNDERSTAND in writing by "HIS HAND
UPON ME", even all the " WORKS OF THIS PATTERN".
20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be
with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. Measurements show
that the builders knew the precise spherical shape and size of the earth and had accurately charted such complex astronomical events as the precession
of the equinoxes and the lunar standstill dates. The minute discrepancies of the lengths of the base of the pyramid (several inches over the 230 meter
length of its base) reveal not an error on the part of the builders but an ingenious means of incorporating into the pyramid the "discrepancies" of
the earth itself, in this case the flattening of the earth's globe at the poles.
* Shafts leading upward from the two main chambers, previously thought to be air shafts for ventilation, have been shown to have another purpose.
A miniature electronic robot mechanically crawled sixty-five meters up the shafts and confirmed that the south and north shafts in the Kings Chamber
are pointed to Al Nitak (Zeta Orionis) and Alpha Draconis respectively, while the south and north shafts of the Queens Chamber point to Sirius and
Orion. The scientists conducting this research have shown that the layout of the three pyramids on the Giza plateau precisely mirror the position of
the three main stars in the Orion constellation. (While crawling along one of the shafts in the Queens chamber, the robot's cameras photographed a
previously unknown closed door that may lead to some hidden chamber.) What does all this mean? Why did the ancient builders of the Giza pyramids,
whoever they may have been, encode so much precise mathematical, geographic, and astronomical information into their structures? What was the purpose
of the Great Pyramid?
GOD ALONE KNEW ALL THIS INFORMATION AND HE REVEALED IT TO KING DAVID AND KING SOLOMON HIS SON. THERE IS NO WAY UNDER THE SUN THAT ANYONE WOULD HAVE
THIS WISDOM, EXCEPT GOD REVEALED IT TO HIM. I REST MY CASE.