posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 06:35 AM
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
This fellow John Cadman thinks he has proof the shafts under the Pyramids could be a giant water pump based on the HYDRAULIC RAM PUMP principle.
I don't see any point (and I'm a professional archaeologist) in speculating about the pump theory (nuclear reactor cooling, etc), since it is not
established that there were any pumps.
What you can do is go through historical, geological and archaeological data to see if there would be any sense in such a system.
Ground water penetration is increasingly threatening the monuments at the Giza plateau, and it is reasonable to assume that if it is a problem today,
it could equally have been a problem thousands of years ago, at least in a cyclic perspective:
We know that the Nile was much closer to the Giza plateau in a distant past. Herodotos reports that there was water close to the Great Pyramid,
Some type of drainage/pump system below the Pyramid is therefore not such a crazy idea. After all, they took great care in building it.
Originally posted by Signals
Very interesting! S & F. Does this theory support or debunk the ~pyamids are older than previously thought~ ideas?
There is one possibility to interpret it that way.
Classic Arab historians and chroniclers claim that the Great Pyramid was a legacy built in order to resist a great flood that would inundate the
It would also explain why the Chambers (graves or not) inside the pyramid are placed above ground level, and not below it as in most other Egyptian
If we speculate (and it remains speculation) with the idea that this flood is equivalent with the Biblical Flood often mentioned in cultures of the
Levant, then we would have to place the building of the Great Pyramid in a pre-flood society certainly pre-dating the time period of Pharaoh Chephren
(since we have no records of a great inundation or flood during his reign).