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Originally posted by Julie Washington
reply to post by serbsta
Great post. I love this topic.
I believe it is not a tomb nor sarcophagus...but what is it is, is a great question. I think it held something.
Also if you haven't seen this thread yet about the shafts, it is a great read. Full of tons of info, pics and more. Might keep you busy all weekend!
The Pyramid Shafts thread
Originally posted by genius/idoit
I would not trust anything Hawass says!He's the NASA of egypt.
Originally posted by randyvs
Excellent job on raising all the right questions. You seem to have the old curator in a pickle and I'm loving that .Great observations.
It seems you have him conceeding, after many years, of that being nothing
but a burial chamber.
That is really something. I would love to hear him now go back again
and try to say it was a tomb.
n the 18th century many foreign visitors came to the great pyramid. They were scholars, scientists, historians, explorers, etc. One of the most famous visitors to the great pyramid was Napoleon Bonaparte. His military expedition to Egypt in 1798 was not only military but archeological as well. He took with him engineers, surveyors, astronomers, artists and archeologists. They surveyed, measured, explored, and made drawings of the great pyramid. Their work was published in many volumes from 1809 to 1822 by order of Napoleon.
There is an interesting note to this story about Napoleon on his visit to the great pyramid. He asked to be left alone in the King’s chamber. When he emerged, it was reported that he looked visibly shaken. When an aide asked him if he had witnessed anything mysterious, he replied that he had no comment, and that he never wanted the incident mentioned again. Years later, when he was on his deathbed, a close friend asked him what really happened in the King’s chamber. He was about to tell him and stopped. Then he shook his head and said, "No, what's the use. You'd never believe me." As far as we know, he never told anyone and took the secret to his grave. (It is interesting to note that there is an unsubstantiated story that Napoleon had hinted that he was given some vision of his destiny during his stay in the King's Chamber).
Alexander the Great also spent time alone in the King's Chamber like many famous people throughout history. What draws these individuals to this place?
Originally posted by woodwytch
reply to post by serbsta
I agree with the point you make about lack of heiroglyphs etc ... if it was really the final resting place of the great pharaoh Khufu. The few illiterate almost illegible scawls that pass as heiroglyphic decoration, in the crawl spaces above the 'Kings Chamber'... well (again imho), it's laughable to suggest that they are little more than ancient grafitti *sp.
Another thing that I've always found pretty unbelievable about the layout of The Great Pyramid, is the so-called 'unfinished' subterraneous chamber.