The ancient builders used a tube drill to hollow out the sarcophagus in the King's chamber of the Great Pyramid - they drilled off course and left a tube drill mark on the top inside of the box on the east side. They did some extra polishing to fix it up a bit but if you go to the King's chamber you can still see it if you look carefully.
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
reply to post by amazing
So let me give you a little more info. My mother was a devout Christian lady for the last 30 years. She never researched people like Cayce or the Sphinx or any thing like that. She believed Egypt to be bad...due to the Bibles view. In Hebrew....even the word 'Ra' means evil....ironic huh?
I on the other hand, began searching different ideas a few years back which was really hard for me to do being raised in a Christian home that followed the Bible as literal. When I ran across the diverse ideas on the internet...I was hooked and went on a 3 yr search pretty much. This actually put a wall between me and mom....she didnt like me searching things outside of the Bible's ways. Before her experience, she gave into my curious mind and read some gospels with me called the Gospels of Peace and the Gospels of the Holy Twelve. For the first time...her eyes were popping out of her own head and she herself was searching new thoughts in her mind.
One of the first things I asked her when she came to and could talk (about a week after the experience while she was still in the hospital) was...."Have you ever heard of Edgar Cayce?".....She said the name didnt ring a bell...and asked "who is he". I began to tell her of his story about the sphinx....and she was amazed....she didnt doubt his findings for a moment.
I know I could of gave you a shorter answer and said 'no' she had not gotten her info from Cayce....but I feel that background of her beliefs shows also that she would of never even considered to believe something like that.
Her experience changed her beliefs! I would think that a NDE would be based on the persons beliefs that they already had....but many things in this experience changed her thoughts.
She never used to believe that the Earth could of been populated by other beings....she never used to believe that Egypt played a part in the histories of where the Bible came from besides Egypt being bad bad bad. She never used to believe in reincarnation....but saw her own self in a past life during the experience. She never ever ever would of ever called God 'Ra'....but that is what she saw or was shown to be. Even the things she saw...is highly symbolic, it really pulls all religions together.
Again, short answer....she did not know of Cayce and his predictions. Hope that helps!
The stairway she took below the Sphinx was very very long. She talked as if it took hours to walk down it. She said it was very narrow and that the rock walls were sharp, like they could even cut you just by brushing up against them.
Benoni: ...and therefore nothing to carbon date....
"For the record I personally remain absolutely convinced that the megalithic temples at Giza, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Subterranean Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza, large parts of the Osirion at Abydos, and a number of other structures in Egypt are vastly older -- thousands of years older -- than the Old Kingdom, and do indeed date back to the epoch of 12,500 years ago (give or take a millennium) that Robert and I have suggested the ancient Egyptians knew as the “First Time”. Of course the Valley Temple and other ancient monuments were renovated by the ancient Egyptians, granite facing-blocks installed and so on, but the basic, massive, structures are more than 12,000 years old."
- Graham Hancock
"When considered in terms of the hydrology of the site, the distribution of degradation within the Sphinx enclosure indicates that the excavation of the Sphinx and the original construction of the Sphinx temple, pre-date Khufu's early Fourth Dynasty development at Giza. The spatial relationships between "Khafre's" causeway, the Sphinx and Khufu's quarries provides additional evidence that the causeway and the Sphinx were constructed some time before Khufu's quarrying began. The prominent location and close association of the Proto-mortuary temple with the causeway indicates that this structure may have also formed part of the early development of the site. – ‘Khufu Knew the Sphinx’
- Colin Reader
Originally posted by harrytuttle
I'm not exactly sure why everyone is so excited about those shafts. The expectation (minimal) is that they simply extend to near the surface of the pyramid and are capped off by some large stone (or something).
That being the minimal expectation, why would anyone expect there to be an additional chamber? Have we seen this before in other pyramids? I might be wrong, of course, but I don't think we've ever seen chambers near the end of a shaft (adjacent to the surface) in other pyramids.
Old Kingdom Problem. If the Middle Kingdom radiocarbon dates are okay, why are the Old Kingdom ones from pyramids so problematic? The pyramid builders used older cultural material, whether out of expedience or to make a conscious connection between their pharaoh and his predecessors. In galleries under the pyramid of the Dynasty 3 pharaoh Djoser more than 40,000 stone vessels were found. Inscriptions on them included most of the kings of Dynasty 1 and 2, but Djoser's name occurred only once. Perhaps Djoser gathered up the vases from the 200-year-old Archaic tombs at North Saqqara. In Dynasty 12, Amenemhet I actually took bits and pieces of Old Kingdom tomb chapels and pyramid temples (including those of the Giza Pyramids) and dumped them into the core of his pyramid at Lisht. At Giza, south of the Sphinx, we are excavating remains of facilities for storage and production of fish, meat, bread, and copper that date to the middle and end of Dynasty 4, when the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure were under construction. Three of the eight dates from samples taken here are almost direct hits on Menkaure's historical dates, 2532- 2504 B.C. The other five, however, range from 350 to 100 years older. Our radiocarbon dates from the site suggest that, like those from the pyramids, the dates on charcoal from the settlement scatter widely in time with many dates older than the historical estimate. The pyramid builders were likely recycling their own settlement debris. It may have been premature to dismiss the old wood problem in our 1984 study. Do our radiocarbon dates reflect the Old Kingdom deforestation of Egypt? Did the pyramid builders devour whatever wood they could harvest or scavenge to roast tons of gypsum for mortar, to forge copper chisels, and to bake tens of thousands of loaves to feed the mass of assembled laborers. The giant stone pyramids in the early Old Kingdom may mark a major consumption of Egypt's wood cover, and therein lies the reason for the wide scatter, increased antiquity, and history-unfriendly radiocarbon dating results from the Old Kingdom, especially from the time of Djoser to Menkaure. In other words, it is the old-wood effect that haunts our dates and creates a kind of shadow chronology to the historical dating of the pyramids. It is the shadow cast by a thousand fires burning old wood. While the multiple old wood effects make it difficult to obtain pinpoint age estimates of pyramids, the David H. Koch Pyramids Radiocarbon Project now has us thinking about forest ecologies, site formation processes, and ancient industry and its environmental impact--in sum, the society and economy that left the Egyptian pyramids as hallmarks for all later humanity.