posted on Dec, 26 2008 @ 03:52 AM
reply to post by Scott Creighton
Why were the Giza pyramids built?
I think the most important question pertaining to the pyramids of Giza is why they were built and in lieu of what I have been reading lately I am
beginning to doubt the Egyptologists. Originally I believed that they were tombs for the Pharaohs assuming mummies and artifacts were found supporting
this theory. I can't find any sources confirming that anything was ever found inside (No mummies?!) and as for the numerous hieroglyphs detailing
Egyptian construction do any of them specifically pertain to the building of the Giza pyramids? Is there any
physical evidence indicating that
they were built as tombs and if not where did the pyramid tomb theory come from?
I suppose the pyramids could have been built as tombs and because of this I hesitate...but never the less the burden of proof is on those proposing
any theory as to why they were built. It is one thing if there is physical evidence proving they were tombs for the Pharaohs but something completely
different if there is not. However, to stay focused on the topic I would like to point out that attempting to prove what the Great Pyramids were
built for is futile and we should not limit ourselves by assuming that the builders were less intelligent or less advanced then we are
After reading Secrets of the Great Pyramids
by Peter Tompkins it becomes evident to me that the pyramids show a relative perspective to
geometry, astronomy and time. A theory by Richard A. Proctor
(the Great Pyramid)
is presented in Tompkins' book that the
great pyramid was an astronomical observatory and this seems to closely relate to some of the work you have been doing.
A crucial point has to do with the idea that the pyramid of Khufu was truncated around the height of the King's chamber so the grand gallery, air
shafts in the Queens chamber and the descending shaft/entrance could be used for astronomical alignments. With the aid of reflecting devices
everything could be observed by one person from a single position, probably from the bottom of the grand gallery.
This gets really interesting with your theory on the purpose for the air shafts in the Kings chamber and the reason why the Queen's chamber air
shafts are blocked. It might be possible that the tilting of the Earths axis has changed multiple times and evidence proving this can be found if we
know how and where to look for it.