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Secret Facts About the Pyramids

Secrets facts about the pyramids is a highly important subject that takes control the attention of everyone to takes a look at the great pyramids of Giza. The main goal of this article is to shed some light on the mysteries of the pyramids. This article was written by a very professional and knowledgeable team of historians, tour guides, egyptologists, and travel consultants who know all the facts and secrets of the Pyramids of Egypt. A great deal of mystery surrounded Egypt and manifests many secret facts about the Pyramids since the day of their rediscovery several centuries ago.

Many explanations rose to explain the level of sophistication the pyramids were able to reach, some made sense while the other was farfetched. The pyramids are the most recognizable symbols as they were able to stand the test of time for about 4000 years and are a true example of the strong will of mankind. Many theories came to light about everything surrounding the pyramids; some are literally of this world with a fringe theme. The pyramid has always been shrouded in rumors, legends due to the fact that there are many questions about its history, composition, and structure that remain unanswered.

Mysterious facts About the Pyramids of Egypt

  • The Ancient Egyptians have used two constellations the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper to align their pyramids in a north-south direction. This alignment is extremely accurate as the north-south positions are within a precision up to 0.05 degrees despite the fact that the alignment of stars is constantly changing at a very slow rate.
  • The pyramids of Giza were famous to shine like diamonds, as the great pyramid of Khufu was covered with a well-polished casing of Tura limestone block casing stones were sanded smooth to shine bright white which reflected the sun's rays thus looking like diamonds and been visible from many miles away. Most of the blocks over time were pried off then used on other building projects.
  • Most of the internal areas inside the pyramids are completely devoid of any signs of hieroglyphics. In the Great Pyramid of Giza, there is a shaft that aligned to the former polar star "Alpha Draconis" (aka Thuban) which true purpose remains a mystery.
  • Pharoah Khafre's sarcophagus is a very marvelous piece of craftsmanship that was made from black granite, carving, and shaping that must have required great skill and very special tools. many scholars believe that the ancient Egyptians used saws with cutting points which were made from jewels such as topaz, beryl, chrysoberyl, corundum, or sapphire, but many have confirmed the usage of bronze.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is perfectly aligned along with the cardinal points – north, south, east, and west despite the fact that Egyptians did not have access to a compass. The ancient Egyptians used the autumnal equinox when the Sun is directly above Earth’s equator and daylight hours equal those of night. They used a tool known as a gnomon which is similar to a sundial. The Great Pyramid of Giza can tell the hour through the reflection of its shadow.
  • Even today many scholars and Egyptologists from all over the world for more than 3000 years have not been able to fully discover how the pyramids of Egypt were built, Which explains why it is one of the true seven wonders of the ancient world.
  • Many believe that the concept of Pi has played a part in the design of the Great Pyramid of Khufu as if one divides the perimeter of the Pyramid by its height, the resultant value is equal to 2Pi.
  • One of the biggest mysterious concerning the great pyramids is the big void in the great pyramid of Khufu, it is a chamber above the king's chamber around 100 feet (30 meters) and appears to have not been entered or damaged by tomb raiders.
  • The Pyramids were not built by slaves. all the construction was built by builders from lower-income families and they were paid for their work. Building the pyramids was known to be an honor.

The Orion Correlation Theory

One of the most talked about the theory concerning the pyramids is the Orion Correlation theory published by Robert Bauval in 1983. The theory manifests the concept that there is a connection between the location of the three great Pyramids of the Giza Pyramids complex and the Orion's Belt of the Constellation Orion. Depending on the theory, many additional pyramids can be included to complete the image of the Orion constellation and the Nile River can be viewed as a reflection of the Milky Way galaxy. The Orion star represented the God Osiris ruler of the underworld. You also may like to enjoy a Nile river cruise between Luxor and Aswan to witness the ancient temples and tombs covered with sand during your Egypt tour.

The theory stated that the position of the three main Egyptian pyramids of the Giza plateau was correlated with the position of three stars in the constellation of Orion which created Orion's belt as these stars appeared in 10,000 BC. A research was published by bauval called the orison Mystery in 1994 then followed by Graham Hancock book called Keepers of Genesis in 1996 which both confirmed the theory stated that the three Pyramids were a terrestrial map of the three stars of Orion's belt, the theory also stated that the Sphinx is shaped after the constellation of Leo. They made many alternative theories debating the age of the sphinx to about 10,500 BC. The theory final statement that the orientation and dispositions of the Giza Pyramids, The Sphinx, and the Nile River are an accurate reflection of Orion's belt, Leo's constellation and the milky way which rose the argument that the pyramids might be older than peoples think, as some argue that they may have been an architectural evaluation to various building sites dating back to more than 8,000 years old before the currently known constructions were built.

Aliens, Atlantis Psychic Powers Relation of Ancient Egypt

Due to the unique skill & accuracy with which the pyramids were built, many fringe theories stating that there could have been a lost civilization that came after the pyramids which possessed highly advanced technologies, Plato was the reason some believed it was the survivors of the destruction of Atlantis, and where able to build a colony in Egypt. Some even weirder theories came out that it was the Aliens who constructed the pyramids of the ancient Egyptian has psychic powers like telekinesis (ability to move physical objects with one's mind without any physical interaction) or the use of some sort of levitation technology. The pyramids were believed to be the source of a mysterious power; Some believe the pyramids were used as granary stores but are highly unlikely. Many radical or in most cases idiotic theories were aroused about the pyramids due to the lack of information and of mystery surrounding the pyramids.

There are many hidden facts about the Pyramids of Giza not discovered yet, and you have the chance to visit the Pyramids of Giza through our Egypt tour packages, check them now and book your trip.

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