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“The principal pyramids are at the east south east of Gize …..There are four of them, that deserve the greatest attention of the curious,; for tho we see seven or eight others in the neighborhood, they are nothing in comparison to the former. ……. ……..The two most northerly pyramids are the greatest, and have five hundred feet perpendicular height. The two others are much less, but have some particularities, which occasion their being examined and admired.”
Iti s without coating, closed and resembles the others, but without any temple like the ﬁrst. It has however one particular deserving remark; which is, that its summit is terminated by a single great stone, which seems to have served as a pedestal…the fourth pyramid has been made, upwards above the middle, of a stone more black than the common granite, and at least as hard. Its summit is of a yellowish stone. I shall speak elsewhere of its top, which terminates in a cube. It is, moreover, situated out of the line of the others, being more to thewest…it makes a series with the three others
Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by Aleister
I've discussed this previously with those interested in Egyptology, the only conclusion they can come to is as i said, that Norden took a satellite pyramid of G3 as a fourth main pyramid, i'm not sure that's entirely satisfactory though.
There are reports of faced stones in the locale and indications from satellite photography that a construction could have been there.
A general rumour come explanation is that it was dismantled by the Freemasons in the 1700's who wanted the cube from it's summit...
This king also left behind him a pyramid, much smaller than that of his father, of a square shape and measuring on each side three hundred feet lacking twenty, built moreover of Ethiopian stone up to half the height. This pyramid some of the Hellenes say was built by the courtesan Rhodopis, not therein speaking rightly: and besides this it is evident to me that they who speak thus do not even know who Rhodopis was, for otherwise they would not have attributed to her the building of a pyramid like this, on which have been spent (so to speak) innumerable thousands of talents: moreover they do not know that Rhodopis flourished in the reign of Amasis, and not in this king's reign; for Rhodopis lived very many years later than the kings who left behind them these pyramids.
Another ancient manuscript recorded an extensive description of curious objects found in the ‘Western’ pyramid. In the 14th Century, some old Arabic and Coptic manuscripts were discovered in a Cairo library, which a particular geographer and historian, Muhammed Taki Al-Makrizi, reproduced in detail into his own work called ‘Hitat’. Thedocuments he found may have been the Tenth Century writings of Masoudi,as there was some indication that he was the original author of the recoveredmanuscripts. In ‘Hitat’ was recorded evidence of the discovery of striking relics in a pyramid at Giza:
Then the builder had put thirty treasury chambers of coloured granite into theWestern Pyramid. They were ﬁlled with rich treasures with instruments and picture columns, of precious stones, with equipment of ﬁne iron, like weapons which do not rust, glass you can fold without breaking, with strange charms and lanterns, various kinds of simple and mixed medicines and with deadly poisons…and corpses of the soothsayers, in sarcophagi of black granite, and beside each soothsayer lay a book, in which were written all his magical arts,his life’s story and the works he had accomplished.
The ‘Western Pyramid’ at Giza at that time was the Black Pyramid and the discoveries were things undreamt of in those times…non-corrosive iron and plastics. The ‘thirty treasury chambers’ were not found in today’s Western-most pyramid, Mycinerus, for detailed records revealed that it was opened in1196, thoroughly searched, and its solitary chamber razed
A record of the destruction of the Black Pyramid was found in Masonic literature and revealed that work commenced in 1759 and took ten months to complete. A Scottish faction of the Masonic movement was responsible for its demise that was motivated by the possible discovery of hidden treasure.They took the initiative to dismantle the structure with the support of the English Freemasons who were promised a share of proceeds from any iscovery to ﬁnance the expansion their movement. The black stones were sold to help ﬁnance the operation and some are seen in buildings in Cairo today.
They measured 2’9” square and were identiﬁed as originally being quarried about 16 kilometres SWW of Giza. The square ﬂoor-base of stone can still be seen approximately 100 metres up the sandy rise west of Mycinerus’ Pyramid, and identiﬁed on the 2001 satellite photo of the GizaPlateau. Dimensions currently available determined that the Black Pyramidwas 159’6” high, and the cube-stone on top was 5’8” in all its measurements.