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Hall of Records is reportedly a library buried under the Great Sphinx of Giza, which is in the Giza pyramid complex. It is rumoured to house the knowledge of the Egyptians by papyrus scrolls, much as the Great Library of Alexandria housed Grecian knowedge. There is debate as to whether the Hall actually exists or not, but all excavation in the area has so far yielded no conclusive results.
The origins of the story about the "Hall of Records" are unknown, though the idea that there is a cavity around the sphinx dates back to Pliny the Elder. In Pliny's Natural History, he states that "[the Egyptians] are of the opinion that a King Harmais is buried inside it." The psychic Edgar Cayce had several psychic readings of the Hall of Records. He claimed that in 1998 the Hall would be discovered and opened and humanity would move into a new era of prosperity. Cayce also suggested that the opening would coincide with the Second Coming of Christ.
Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval, in "Message of the Sphinx" stated that American archeologists and the Egyptian government had in the past blocked investigations around the Sphinx, including attempts to locate any underground cavities.
According to some, the Hall was not the work of Ancient Egyptians at all but another society (this has ranged from advanced prehistoric societies to a superior race of intelligent beings). Accordingly, this society sealed the Hall away with scrolls of their accumulated knowledge at about 10,500 BC—the last period of time when the constellation of Leo was located between the Sphinx's paws when it rose in the night sky.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) made its introduction in the 1970s, and has been used on the Giza plateau since the 1980s.
In 1998, Abbas Mohamed Abbas was asked to study how best to restore the Sphinx and its protection against groundwater penetration. But now, Abbas has been involved in a series of exploration work, rather than preservation. And some will argue it is long overdue…
In February 2006, Abbas returned to the Giza plateau with GPR technology, this time to “investigate deep-wide parts of the plateau to reveal any hidden shafts or tunnels throughout the studied sectors.” Nine areas of potential interest had been identified, which Abbas and his team subjected to a series of detailed scans.
n the report of his finding, appearing in NRIAG Journal of Geophysics, Abbas states that “the results of the survey support the possibility of the presence of undisclosed relics, of high value”. These are powerful claims to make and they do go beyond the available evidence as presented in the report, which “merely” points out the presence of subterranean cavities.
The report states that they have identified two likely caves and one possible shaft, filled in with clays or sandy clays, one located close to the southern side of Khufu’s pyramid, the second around the causeway of Khafre’s pyramid. Other features “of less mass” have been delineated close to the eastern side of Khafre’s pyramid and – no doubt of interest to some alternative historians – close to the entrance door to the northern side of the Sphinx.
Abbas concludes: “we can presume the existence of a momentous diversity of archaeological structures at the Pyramids plateau which remain, as yet, unexposed. These structures could be a linked net of tunnels and shafts that may well lead to precious tombs.” It is an enigmatic statement to make, and is either Abbas’ wording to guarantee that future funding is received, or that he has additional data, not included in the report, that warrants his optimism.
William Brown, an American Civil Engineer who was involved with the 2006 Polish Research Team and is a regular visitor to the Giza plateau. In January 2008, he learned about the release of Abbas’ report through the Philip Coppens website. He too agreed that Abbas’ report is not what you would expect to read in a scientific magazine. It “hints” at more. And the first “clue” that something was afoot with the report came when Brown noticed that Abbas had only posted one section of the three GPR scans of the Causeway between the Second Pyramid and the rear of the Sphinx.
Brown states how “in Dr Abbas posting of the locations of the causeway scans, he indicated the exact distances and directions, etc. He indicated a 10 meter gap area between the ending of section 2 and the beginning of section 3 of the missing Sphinx Causeway sections of the Report. At first I did not notice anything out of the normal, until I visited the area again [in early February 2008], with my own updated report in hand. I then understood why Abbas did not post the other two sections and possibly why he may not have been allowed to scan the 10 meter area listed above. My own research indicated that about 57 years ago, something was discovered in that missing causeway section gap area, and that perhaps even the Dr Abbas project was not permitted to scan it!”
This ‘missing’ information in itself provides a logical framework as to why Abbas’ report is so “speculative” in its conclusions: the GPR did discover certain interesting anomalies, but these appear to have been edited out of the final, published report. Egypt has seen similar “the absence of evidence proves there is a conspiracy” cases before, and many ended in nothing but wild speculation, without anything ever seen or heard from them again. But unlike those claims – whether true or not – Brown notes that he is not talking about a complete lack of evidence, or wild speculation; it’s just that there is no logical reason why Abbas did not scan a ten meter section of the third section of the Sphinx Causeway, nor report underground features in area 8. The question then is: why not?
Szynkiewwicz states that within certain portions of the 2006 GPR scan profile of the Sphinx Causeway, i.e. specifically section 6 (A), there is a tomb-like anomaly not discussed in the original Abbas report. Section 6 (A) also reflects an indication of at least three tomb-like anomalies below the causeway based on very special and unique anomaly profile features, this according to Szynkiewicz.
A record of Atlantis from the beginning of those periods when the Spirit took form, or began the encasements in that land; and the developments of the peoples throughout their sojourn; together with the record of the first destruction, and the changes that took place in the land; with the record of the sojournings of the peoples and their varied activities in other lands, and a record of the meetings of all the nations or lands, for the activities in the destruction of Atlantis; and the building of the pyramid of initiation, together with whom, what, and where the opening of the records would come, that are as copies from the sunken Atlantis. For with the change, it [Atlantis] must rise again. In position, this lies -- as the sun rises from the waters -- as the line of the shadows (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx; that was set later as the sentinel or guard and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx's right paw until the time has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man's experience. Then [it lies] between the Sphinx and the river. [378-16; Oct 29, 1933]
Originally posted by fleetlord
However, if there are stairs in front of the Sphinx, can't we just dig into the dirt until we hit the stairs? It wouldn't destroy anything but sand. Some days I think we should form a covert digging squad to go in and stealthily dig out the hall, gather samples/pictures then get out. Nobody else seems to want to do anything
In 1973-4 . . . the first in a series of serious pioneering projects was launched, using ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech remote sensing equipment to locate "anomalies" under the bedrock beneath the Sphinx. These projects were channeled through well-established academic institutions - the Ain Shams University in Cairo and the prestigious Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in the USA.
In 1977 the US National Science Foundation funded a project at Giza again involving the SRI. This time use was made of several new techniques such as resistivity measurements (from metal rods driven into the rock across which an electric current was passed), magnetometry, and also the latest aerial photography and thermal infrared image-enhancing techniques. According to the SRI team's official report: "Several anomalies were observed as a result of our resistivity survey at the Sphinx ... Behind the rear paws (north-west end) we ran two traverses. Both traverses indicate an anomaly that could possibly be due to a tunnel aligned north-west to south-east ..." Two other anomalies were noted, deep in the bedrock "in front of the paws of the Sphinx."
Certainly if there are hidden records and they show that the Pyramids were not built by the Egyptians you know it will be hidden from public view.
Originally posted by Aquarius1
reply to post by Hanslune
Should of made myself clearer, I was actually talking about more recent so called discoveries and what may be kept from us, also the fact that they really don't know who built the Pyramids, but what do I know. Hawass doesn't want to know if it were someone or something other then the Egyptians.
Originally posted by Hanslune
Originally posted by Aquarius1
reply to post by Hanslune
Howdy again Aquarius1
Well actually all known evidence points to the Egyptians building all the Pyramids.
His POV as I understand it is that he is intolerant of unevidence claims that Egyptians didn't built them. He is especially concerned that many of these claims take as part of their rational that Egyptologists, Archaeologist and all scientist associated with studying Egypt are somehow blind, idiots or part of vast conspiracy. He has little time for such theories.
But not to worry in two years he retires and the next guy may be more retrospective.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
I find this subject fascinating. There is definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to Egyptian ruins. With Andrew Collins recent discovery of a cave complex under the pyramids, I think it highly probable that there also exists hidden chambers under the Sphinx as well.
Nice job OP! S&F
BTW, check out this thread, has lots of great discussion on Andrew Collins discovery. Perhaps it ties into your work as well.
Cave Complex Allegedly Found Under Giza Pyramids
Now Hans, when you said all evidence points to Egyptians as the only builders of all pyramids, you know that's just your opinion.
Since the Egyptians used hieroglyphs to display all aspects of their lives, why is there none about building the pyramids? If there is please post it.
It is my belief along with many others that the pyramids and temples (Osirian) with no Hieroglyphs, were not made by the Egyptians but by Thoth/Hermes/Enoch and who ever helped him, around 12,500 yrs. ago.
What date do you consider the beginning of Egyptian culture? Ive read orthodox opinion to be about 3100 BC.
However, I saw in an article in Nexus magazine that said there are over 500,000 craters on the sea floor and land of the Carolinas. Certainly makes you wonder.