Skip to comments.Uncovering The Secrets Of The Great Pyramid
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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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.
In view of how long it's been since she's seen a dentist, I'm not at all surprised.
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.
Maybe the French will find their balls are buried there too!
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.
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?
Now, THAT'S FUNNY.
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.
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.
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.
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