Old records confirmed
Herodotus said Egyptian priests recited to him their long-held tradition of "the forma-tion of underground apartments" by the original developers of
Memphis. The most ancient inscriptions therefore suggested that there existed some sort of extensive chamber system below the surf'i.ce of the areas
sur-rounding the Sphinx and pyramids.
Those old records were confirmed when the presence of a large cavity was discovered in a seismic survey conducted at the site in
1993. That detection was publicly acknowledged in a documentary called The Mystery of the Sphinx, screened to an audience of 30 million people on NBC
TV later that year.
The existence of chambers under the Sphinx is well known. Egyptian authorities confirmed another discovery in 1994; its unearthing was announced in a
newspaper report that was carried under the headline, "Mystery Tunnel in Sphinx":
Workers repairing the ailing Sphinx have discovered an ancient
passage leading deep into the body of the mysterious monument.
The Giza Antiquities chief, Mr Zahi Hawass, said there was no dispute the tunnel was very old. However, what is puzzling is: who built the passage?
Why? And where does it lead...? Mr Hawass said he had no
plans to remove the stones blocking the entrance. The secret
tunnel burrows into the northern side of the Sphinx, about
halfway between the Sphinx's outstretched paws and its tail.(4)
The popular supposition that the Sphinx is the true portal of the
Great Pyramid has survived with surprising tenacity. That belief
was substantiated by 100-year-old plans prepared by Masonic and
Rosicrucian initiates, showing the Sphinx was the ornament sur-
mounting a hall that communicated with all Pyramids by radiating
underground passages. Those plans were compiled frominforma-
tion originally discovered by the supposed founder of the Order of
the Rosicrucians, Christian Rosenkreuz, who allegedly penetrated
a "secret chamber beneath the ground" and there found a library
of books full of secret knowledge.
The schematic drawings were produced from information pos-
sessed by mystery school archivists before sand-clearing com-
menced in 1925, and revealed hidden doors to long - forgotten
reception halls, small temples and other enclosures. (Those plans
are included in "The Master Plan" section at the end of the book.)
The knowledge of the mystery schools was strengthened by a
series of remarkable discoveries in 1935 that provided proof of
additional passageways and chambers interlacing the area below
the Pyramids. The Giza complex showed major elements of
being a purposely built, uniting structure with the Sphinx, the
Great Pyramid and the Temple of the Solar-men directly related to
each other, above and below the ground.
Chambers detected by ground penetrating radar
Chambers and passageways detected by sophisticated seismo-
graph and ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment in the last
few years established the accuracy of the plans. Egypt is also suc-
cessfully using sophisticated satellites to identify sites buried
beneath the surface at Giza and other locations. The novel track-
ing system was launched at the begin-ning of 1998 and the location of 27 unexcavated sites in five areas was precisely determined. Nine of those sites
are on Luxor's east bank and the others are in Giza, Abu Rawash, Saqqara and Dashur. The printouts of the Giza area show an almost incomprehensible
mass of net-like tunnels and chambers crisscrossing the area, intersecting and entwining each other like latticework extending out across the entire