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Uncovering The Secrets Of The Great Pyramid
IOL ^ | 8-29-2004 | Annick Benoist

Posted on 08/29/2004 8:46:23 AM PDT by blam

Uncovering the secrets of the Great Pyramid

August 29 2004 at 01:18PM

By Annick Benoist

Paris - Two French amateur archaelogists this week published a book in which they claim to have located the secret burial chamber of the Pyramid of Cheops near Cairo, the largest pyramid ever built.

According to the study of the Great Pyramid, a fourth, undiscovered room lies underneath its so-called Queen's chamber, and is likely to have been the burial chamber for Cheops, an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 2560 to 2532 BC.

Cheops' final resting place has never been found despite decades of investigation at the site, but the French researchers are being denied access to the pyramid to put their theory to the test.

Gilles Dormion, an architect by training, and Jean-Yves Verd'hurt, set out to probe the mysteries of the Great Pyramid with a first trip in 1986, returning to the site in 1998.

Using a technique called microgravimetry, which measures the density of materials, they discovered what appeared to be a cavity underneath the Queen's chamber, where they also found evidence that the stone tiling had been been moved at some point.

Japanese scientists later confirmed the existence of a cavity a few metres wide, using radar technology.

The French team suggests this is a corridor leading to a further chamber, hidden deep in the belly of the pyramid, which could be the elusive sepulchral room - but have been unable to put their theory to the test.

"It is still a hypothesis, but everything adds up and points to the same conclusion. We need the authorisation to carry out a search," Dormion was quoted as saying by the French newspaper Liberation.

Egyptian authorities are currently denying them access to the pyramid on the grounds that neither is a specialist - although their project has the backing of a top French academic.

Many pharaohs built their own pyramid for their mummified body to be preserved away from human view and sacrilege.

According to the French pair, none of the pyramid's three existing rooms would have been strong enough to qualify as a royal burial chamber Nwhich needs to withstand the test of centuries.

In the so-called King's room, at the top of a steep shaft reaching up inside the pyramid, they point to deep cracks in the massive granite blocks that form the chamber's ceiling as evidence of this.

The Queen's chamber, meanwhile, cannot be sealed off, meaning it could not have been used as a burial chamber, while work on the third known room was abandoned before it was completed.

The Pyramid of Cheops, greatest of the three pyramids at Gizeh, stands 147 metres tall and 230,34 metres across. It is 2,34 million cubic metres in size, and weighs more than 4,7 million tons. - Sapa-AFP


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1 posted on 08/29/2004 8:46:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 08/29/2004 8:47:26 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

read Chris Dunn's book, "the Giza Power Plant" and you will all you need to know.


3 posted on 08/29/2004 8:47:40 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard
and you will LEARN all you need to know.
4 posted on 08/29/2004 8:49:12 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: blam

My mind tells me that the Pyramids are structurally, a honey comb, built partially on a hill and there are a lot of chambers...most of them empty.


5 posted on 08/29/2004 8:52:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: blam
"they discovered what appeared to be a cavity underneath the Queen's chamber"

In view of how long it's been since she's seen a dentist, I'm not at all surprised.

6 posted on 08/29/2004 8:57:32 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: blam

The real story is that the "gentleman" in charge doesn't want anyyone else to hone in on his territory.

The fact that he prefers to only support theories that result in TV specials on Fox is a bit of a problem for real research.

At least it's some French guys getting dissed.


7 posted on 08/29/2004 8:58:29 AM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: sharktrager

Maybe the French will find their balls are buried there too!


8 posted on 08/29/2004 9:00:31 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: The Wizard
I'll have to get it.

Meanwhile, I'm a Peter Tompkins fan.

Geodesy and measurements is what it's all about.
9 posted on 08/29/2004 9:03:44 AM PDT by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: blam

My favorite hypothesis is this one: The pyramids aren't really old. Bechtel built them as a tourist attraction during the 1950's when old Farouk had some left-over oil money.


10 posted on 08/29/2004 9:07:35 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (A Progressive is only a Liberal with an Earl Scheib paintjob.)
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To: blam
Two French amateur archaelogists this week published a book in which they claim to have located the secret burial chamber of the Pyramid of Cheops near Cairo, the largest pyramid ever built.

Sounds believable to me. After all, if you want to find a hiding place who better to find it than the French, with their well known expertise at running and hiding?

11 posted on 08/29/2004 9:09:22 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: blam

BTTT


12 posted on 08/29/2004 9:14:11 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: battlegearboat

Now, THAT'S FUNNY.


13 posted on 08/29/2004 10:06:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: blam
It's been done.
14 posted on 08/29/2004 10:13:49 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; battlegearboat
RE: Dentists

They didn't need them. IIRC, the dang sand got in to everything, especially food, and chewing naturally wore down
the teeth, eliminating the need for dentists.

15 posted on 08/29/2004 10:29:32 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Hank Rearden
Gene Scott? The guy on shortwave?

Isn't he and Bill Clinton cut from the same piece of cloth?

16 posted on 08/29/2004 10:33:51 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
Isn't he and Bill Clinton cut from the same piece of cloth?

I don't think Sh$#head Clinton has windup band monkeys on his desk, but . . . yes. Basically the same, right down to the cigar, the hypocritical lying and the theft.

17 posted on 08/29/2004 11:08:31 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Calvin Locke

TMI


18 posted on 08/29/2004 11:17:35 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: blam
Japanese scientists later confirmed the existence of a cavity a few metres wide, using radar technology. The French team suggests this is a corridor leading to a further chamber, hidden deep in the belly of the pyramid,
I read about another Japanese study that drilled some very tiny holes sideways out of (if memory serves; it's been 15 years or more) the King's Chamber. They claimed to have found at least one chamber, but what they and these others have discovered is, the Pyramid underwent a wrenching catastrophe. The corbels of the Grand Gallery are holding on by a fraction of an inch on one end, the result of a tremendous earthquake in ancient times. Evidently it took place prior to Khafre's pyramid (the second big one at Giza). Fourth dynasty engineers (for want of a better term) dug those wormholes upward into those stress relieving chambers above the King's Chamber, in order to inspect the damage.

While it's possible that Khufu's mummy was removed at that time, due to fear that the whole works was going to collapse (one of Sneferu's pyramids did collapse, during construction; he was Khufu's father, and outdid him in sheer volume with his three pyramids; the collapsed pyramid is the one at Meidum, and is generally attributed to Huni, but finished by Sneferu); it's also possible that the burial place was intended to be at the bottom of the lower shaft, in that interesting, unfinished chamber deep under the pyramid, down in the bedrock, and that the earthquake convinced them otherwise. The established pattern prior to Khufu seems to have been a burial chamber deep under the pyramids and mastabas.

It's also possible that the pyramid was built as a cenotaph, and Khufu's actual tomb was somewhere else (perhaps nowhere near Giza). Most likely however, Khufu was laid to rest in the sarcophagus that is built into the King's Chamber, and his tomb was robbed in ancient times, probably during the chaotic period that seems to have closed out the 4th dynasty. IMHO of course. ;')
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19 posted on 08/29/2004 4:04:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: bert
In "The Giza Power Plant" the authors claim that the Great Pyramid was built to provide electric power to run the ancient Egyptians' dremel tools and stuff.

The Giza Power Plant The Giza Power Plant:
Technologies of Ancient Egypt

by Christopher P. Dunn


20 posted on 08/29/2004 4:10:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: battlegearboat; bert; Calvin Locke; Eric in the Ozarks; Fiddlstix; Hank Rearden; ...
and now, the ping... PLEASE NOTE this is a ping to the GGG list, but I'm also doing a one-time reply to every visitor to this topic. So don't write in, okay? Thanks.
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21 posted on 08/29/2004 4:13:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: battlegearboat
In view of how long it's been since she's seen a dentist, I'm not at all surprised.

22 posted on 08/29/2004 4:18:50 PM PDT by oh8eleven
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To: SunkenCiv

Whoever built the Great Pyramid, I do not think intended it for a tomb. An in depth study of the precision of the work and the enormity of scale, and the (to this day) inexplicable nature of construction can be found in the book 5/5/2000 by Richard W. Noone. It convinced me that we know very little about the nature of it. I love reading the differrent theories.


23 posted on 08/29/2004 5:38:49 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (When the government seeks to give the people all they want, it will soon take all they have.)
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To: Atlantic Friend

Good French News.


24 posted on 08/30/2004 10:15:13 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: SunkenCiv
Fourth dynasty engineers (for want of a better term) dug those wormholes upward into those stress relieving chambers above the King's Chamber, in order to inspect the damage.

They had lenses to view into these wormholes ?

25 posted on 08/30/2004 10:27:21 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: somemoreequalthanothers

5/5/2000: Ice: The Ultimate Disaster 5/5/2000:
Ice:
The Ultimate Disaster

by Richard W. Noone


26 posted on 08/30/2004 11:39:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Without getting too ethereal, the book changed my life. The ice calamity for 2000 is, of course, somewhat dated, but it is chock full of great information concerning how we have been taught many mistruths in the course of mainstream education.


27 posted on 08/30/2004 3:56:10 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (When the government seeks to give the people all they want, it will soon take all they have.)
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http://www.egyptologues.net/pdf/pyramides/meidum.pdf


28 posted on 01/18/2014 10:42:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Lexxtex -- the Hidden Secret of the Great Pyramid's Construction Uncovered

Lexxtex -- the Hidden Secret of the Great Pyramid's Construction Uncovered
The Great Pyramid Mystery Solved - National Geographic

The Great Pyramid Mystery Solved - National Geographic
Khufu Reborn - Dassault Systemes

Khufu Reborn - Dassault Systemes

29 posted on 05/25/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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30 posted on 05/25/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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