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"The trouble with most people isn't that they don't know, but that
what they know, ain't so!" - American philosopher Josh Billings

Aspects of the Great Pyramid

For those familiar with the valid reconstruction of ancient times, the axis mundi, polar column or world or cosmic mountain was an actual, visible, twisting column of material pulled "up" from the earth and "down" from Mars thereby connecting these two planets at times. It was compared to the umbilical cord connecting us to God, and at times looked like a staircase or ladder, or "a pillar of smoke by day and a pillar of fire by night". From the more habitable regions of the Northern Hemisphere, it generally looked like a stepped pyramid.

This appearance was no doubt the fundamental driving force for the building of these iconic monumental structures, but a massive pyramid with a cavity inside is the ideal construction to use as a shelter from the periodic rain of stones, fire and brimstone falling from the sky during the planetary encounters of the era. Probably the use as a burial tomb was part of a dual purpose.

The 144,000 polished casing stones of the Great Pyramid were so white and reflective that they could be seen from the mountains of Israel hundreds of miles away. With a clear sky and bright sunlight reflected by this vast mirrored surface of 5-1/4 acres, the Pyramid would have been notable from the moon. In Revelation 14 prophecy, 144,000 is the number of special, clean, chaste people—12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel&—who are redeemed from the world at the end time, who are given a special song to sing, who "follow the Lamb wherever he goes", and thus to ever be next to God for all eternity. The future holy city of Jerusalem has walls of 144 cubits high.

The people of the area had viewed the Pyramid and its polished stones with awe for centuries. But when a 13th century earthquake loosened some of these casing stones, the Arabs recognized a great quarry of precut stones that could be used to finish off palaces and mosques. For instance, the casing stones were used to rebuild the new city of El Kaherah plus Cairo mosques and palaces, including the Mosque of Sultan Hasan.

Amazingly, the outside surface stones are cut within 0.01 (1/100th) inch of perfectly straight and at nearly perfect right angles for all six sides. And they were placed together with an intentional gap between them of 0.02 inch. Modern technology cannot place such 20-ton stones with greater accuracy than those in the Pyramid.

Even more amazing is that the 0.02-inch gap was designed to allow space for glue to seal and hold the stones together. A white cement that connected the casing stones and made them watertight is still intact and stronger than the blocks that it joins.

Whoever built the Pyramid used a technology that we still do not possess today to quarry, cut and dress, move, and cement these stones. If the Great Pyramid was built in about 15 years—one of the more noteworthy estimates—then about 370 generally huge stone blocks weighing in total about 1100 tons had to be moved and installed on average every day. Even though it has now been discovered that a canal was built leading up to the base of the pyramid, to anybody familiar with large construction projects, this is mind-boggling and strongly urges the mind to reach for some kind of exotic ability or technology that made this possible. Examples would be: suspension of gravity, bicameral brain-mind control and coordination of the workers, alien assistance, etc.

Another surprising thing that is not well known is that in May 1837 a piece of crafted wrought iron plate was found inside where it could not have been added later. The  archaeologist, Hill reported,

"This is to certify that the piece of iron found by me near the mouth of the air-passage, in the southern side of the Great Pyramid at Gizeh, on Friday, May 26th, was taken out by me from an inner joint, after having removed by blasting the two outer tiers of the stones of the present surface of the Pyramid; and that no joint or opening of any sort was connected with the above mentioned joint, by which the iron could have been placed in it after the original building of the Pyramid. I also shewed the exact spot to Mr Perring , on Saturday, June 24th."

Perring was a civil engineer who examined the discovery spot with Marsh, another civil engineer, and both came to the conclusion that the iron plate was inserted while the Great Pyramid was being constructed. Given that the tools to cut, dress and polish some of the stones must have had to be iron, this one find casts doubt upon the entire edifice of stone, copper, bronze and iron "ages" and their dating.

 Whoever built it also had some advanced knowledge of the Earth, because it was built in the right spot&—one of the few places that would support such a great weight. It is estimated that it has settled about 0.25 inches since it was built, while much less massive modern building settle inches in a matter of a decade or so. The builder also knew where the greatest land mass of the Earth was in both the North-South and East-West directions.

We know from geometry that there is a universal relationship between the diameter of a circle and its circumference. Consider this: The height of the Pyramid's apex is 5,812.98 inches, and each side is 9,131 inches from corner to corner (in a straight line). If the circumference of the Pyramid is divided by twice its height (the diameter of a circle is twice the radius), the result is 3.14159, which just happens to be pi. Incredibly, this calculation is accurate to six digits. So the Pyramid is a square circle, and thus pi was designed into it 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. Pi is demonstrated many times throughout the Pyramid.

Other numbers are also repeated throughout. Each of the Pyramids four walls, when measured as a straight line, are 9,131 inches, for a total of 36,524 inches. At first glance, this number may not seem significant, but move the decimal point over and you get 365.24. Modern science has shown us that the exact length of the solar year is 365.24 days.

All of the evidence in the Great Pyramid shows that about 4000 to 5000 years ago somebody knew a great deal about the Earth. But it gets better, much better: The average height of land above sea level (Miami being low and the Himalayas being high), as can be measured only by modern-day satellites and computers, happens to be 5,449 inches. That is the exact height of the Pyramid.

All four sides of the Pyramid are very slightly and evenly bowed in, or concave. This effect, which cannot be detected by looking at the Pyramid from the ground, was discovered around 1940 by a pilot taking aerial photos to check certain measurements. As measured by today's laser instruments, all of these perfectly cut and intentionally bowed stone blocks duplicate exactly the curvature of the earth. The radius of this bow is equal to the radius of the Earth. This radius of curvature is what Newton had long been seeking. Also, there is significant evidence that it was intended to be the prime meridian marker for the earth's longitudinal system.

All in all, modern man is missing something huge in understanding the ancient people and how they were able to do the things that they did. Our modern "scientific" paradigm of Man developing up from lower life forms is a major piece of the modern mythology nonsense.

More material:

[Fingerprints of the Gods by Hancock, p. 283-285]

"How long had the pyramid taken to complete? How many men had worked on it? The consensus among Egyptologists was two decades and 100 000 men. [John Baines and Jaromir Malek, Atlas of Ancient Egypt, Time-Life Books, p. 160; The Pyramids of Egypt., p. 229-30]

"As I continued to climb, I reminded myself of the implications of all this. It wasn't just the tens of thousands of blocks weighing 15 tons or more that the builders had to worry about. Year in, year out, the real crises would have been caused by the millions of "average-sized" blocks, weighing say2.5 tons, that also had to be brought to the working plane. The pyramid had been reliably estimated to consist of a total of 2.3 million blocks [Edwards, The Pyramids of Egypt, p. 85].

Assuming that the masons worked ten hours a day, 365 days a year, the mathematics indicate that they would have needed to place 31 blocks in position every hour (about one block every two minutes) to complete the pyramid in twenty years. Assuming that construction work had been confined to the annual three-month lay-off, the problems multiplied: four blocks a minute would have had to be delievered, about 240 every hour. Such scenarios are, of course, the stuff construction managers' nightmares are made of. Imagine, for example, the daunting degree of coordination that must have been maintained between the masons and the quarries to ensure the requisite rate of block flow across the production site.

Imagine also the havoc if even a single 2.5 ton block had been dropped from, say, the 175th course. The physical and managerial obstacles seemed staggering on their own, but beyond these was the geometrical challenge represented by the pyramid itself, which had to end up with its apex positioned exactly over the centre of its base. Even the minutest error in the angle of incline of any one of the sides at the base would have led to a substantial misalignment of the edges at the apex.

"How had the job been done? At the last count there were more than thirty competing and conflicting theories attempting to answer that question. The majority of academic Egyptologists have argued that ramps of one kind or another must have been used."

This was the opinion, for example, of Professor IES Edwards, a former Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Musuem who asserted categorically: "Only one method of lifting heavy weights was open to the ancient Egyptians, namely by means of ramps composed of brick and earth which sloped upwards from the level of the ground to whatever height was desired." [Ibid., p. 220]

John Baines, professor of Egyptology at Oxford University, agreed with Edward's analysis and took it further: "As the pyramid grew in height, the length of the ramp and the width of its base were increased in order to maintain a constant gradient (about 1 in 10) and to prevent the ramp from collapsing. Several ramps approaching the pyramid from different sides were probably used." [Atlas of Ancient Egypt, p. 139] To carry an inclined plane to the top of the GP at a gradient of 1:10 would have required a ramp 4800 feet long and more than three times as massive as the GP itself (with an estimated voLume of 8 million cubic metres as against the Pyramid's 2.6 million cubic metres). [Hodges, Keable; How the Pyramids Were Built; p. 123] Heavy weights could not have been dragged up any gradient steeper than this by any normal means. [Ibid., p. 11]

If a lesser gradient had been chosen, the ramp would have had to have been even more absurdly and disproportionately massive. The problem was that mile-high ramps reaching a height of 480 feet could not have been made out of "bricks and earth" as Edwards and other  Egyptologists supposed.

On the contrary, modern builders and architects had proved that such ramps would have caved in under their own weight if they had consisted of any material less costly and less stable than the limestone ashlars of the Pyramid itself. [Ibid., p. 13] Since this obviously made no sense (besides, where had the 8 million cubic metres of surplus blocks been taken after completion of the work?), other Egyptologists had proposed the use of spiral ramps made of mud bricks and attached to the sides of the Pyramid. These would certainly have required less material to build, but they would also have failed to reach the top. [Ibid., p. 125-6.

Failure to reach the top would be because spiral ramps and linked scaffolds overlap and exceed the space availible long before arrival at the summit] They would have presented deadly and perhaps insurmountable problems to the teams of men attempting to drag the big blocks of stone around their hairpin corners. And they would have crumbled under constant use. Most problematic of all, such ramps would have cloaked the whole pyramid, thus making it impossible for the architects to check the accuracy of the setting-out during building. [Ibid., p. 126] But the pyramid builders had checked the accuracy of the setting out, and they had got it right...

"Jean Kerisel, a prominent soils engineer in France and also President of the Franco- Egyptian Society, did an extensive study on the hauling of large blocks using human labour and wooden sledges. Kerisel kindly made this study - La Grande Pyramide et ses Derniers Secrets - availible to us prior to its publication (due 1996).

The basis of his calculations is that pressure on the soil cannot exceed 1.5 tons/sq.m. for ramps made of compacted soil (probably covered with stone slabs) with slopes not exceeding 8 per cent. The friction coefficient has been calculated at 15 per cent using soaked lime as the lubricant. Kerisel noted that a greater pressure than 1.5 tons would cause the lubricant to seep away and thus the friction coefficient increase, making hauling even more difficult.

The average speed has been worked out to be 0.3 metres/second with a 13-kilogram traction force produced by each man. Thus the hauling of a 70-ton block would require (70,000 times 0.15 times 1/13 =) 807 men and would take some 9.25 hours for a ramp of one kilometre.

Kerisel worked out that if the traction was much higher than 13 kg/man - even for a short period of time - the result would be serious back injuries. Thus, assuming at least 1 clear metre distance between each standing man, 807 men in 6 rows would need a ramp space of 134.5 metres long and 6 metres wide. The problem, of course, is greatly increased for blocks of 200 tons within the confined working conditions of the Sphinx and Valley Temples - a task almost impossible to imagine with such primitive techniques." [Keeper of Genesis, p. 311-312, no. 9]

[A Letter From Egypt by West in an article in Issue Number 7 (Spring '96) Atalntis Rising magazine, http://www.aa.net/~mwm/atlantis/atrise2.html ]

"...These civilisations were capable of technological feats whose methodology totally eludes the best scientific/engineering minds of today, yet an obdurate academic establishment goes on insisting that slaves and ramps are enough to account for these marvels. Modern experts in building techniques assure us that slaves and ramps could not have constructed these edifices, and that advanced mathematical, geodesic and astronomical knowledge was absolutely required to account for the precision of their siting and their astounding earth-commensurate measures.

So if these civilisations had at their command a technology totally different in kind from our own, in certain respects superior to our own, and at present, effectively unimaginable to us, what else did they know that we do not know?"

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