The Pyramids of Giza




For many thousands of years (at least), near the mouth of the Nile River in Northeast Africa, massive stone objects have stood as a testimony to time and perhaps a great People who once lived there. Silent, but still very real. Who built these masterpieces of architecture and what was their purpose? Mathematically perfect, probably in more ways than we yet have the ability to detect, the more you look at them, the more you learn about them, and the more fascinating questions arise.




Massive stone blocks placed tens of stories high and with exacting precision that rivals modern engineering. Egyptians could not have built them. The Great Pyramid's height, when multiplied by one trillion, is the distance from the Earth to the Sun !


When expert engineers were asked how they would go about constructing such buildings, they shrugged their shoulders and said they couldn't imagine how the Pyramids were built in the first place.

Bottom line: we couldn't do this today if we tried !




Many stones measure as big as a medium-sized house and weigh in at many tons. At over 50 stories, one is tempted to believe the legends that say how the blocks were actually "floated into place." In order to move stones so large, it would take a special type of crane. Currently, only three like it exist in the whole world and they are the latest in modern technology. These special wonders of 20th Century construction would also have to be transported in special ships, with large manned crews for the land journey. The whole process could take many weeks. Suddenly, the slave theory doesn't seem quite so likely although many attempts have been made to prove it, with varying results.





But even if you could move the giant blocks, actually placing them is another issue. The precision with which these prehistoric monuments were constructed rivals any modern building. Except for some of the more weathered outer stones, the joints are so perfect, you couldn't even fit a piece of paper between them. This stunning feature is prevalent throughout all three of the Giza Pyramids.

Other stunning examples of this type of architecture, though varying in style somewhat, are found in many other ancient sites throughout the world, and in some cases (like Egypt) alongside more primitive examples dating centuries before and after the more continuities perfections. These many monuments worldwide have survived what now seems to be many thousands of years of earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters because of the structural integrity of the blocks' fit and placement. Also, after placement, they were secured by pouring molten steel into grooves cut into neighbouring blocks thousands of years before Man was supposed to have possessed such forging technology. 




The stones are kept firmly in place by metal "I-Bars" that were made by pouring the molten metal into grooves carved out into the adjacent blocks once they had been placed exactly where they were to remain for all time. This technique is also found in the best of ancient architecture throughout the world. Iin pyramids and other "ruins," though a better word might be simply "abandoned," because they're still in excellent shape considering their immense age. Even the accepted construction dates are well before Man is supposed to have learned to forge metal.




The more you look at it, the more you see the pure genius. Whoever built these things didn't do anything by accident ! The Great Pyramid of Giza (the largest and northern-most pyramid), is actually a pretty good model of Earth's Northern Hemisphere at a ratio of exactly 1 : 43,200 which is a very round number ( 600 x 72 ), ( 480 x 90 ), ( 360 x 120 ), ( 300 x 144 ), ( 240 x 180 ), etc. It is aligned to the "Cardinal Points" (North, South, East and West) much more accurately than even modern man is barely capable of today, The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England is off by nearly 9 Minutes.




The builders of the Giza Pyramids may be trying to tell us something. It's Northern face is positioned on the 30th Parallel, (30 North Latitude). But not exactly (it's off just a hair). Whoever built them adjusted for the refraction of starlight through the Earth's atmosphere !

The whole Giza site, besides being precisely aligned to the cardinal points, speaks of a specific era in our planet's history, the Age of Leo (circa 10500 BC) when the three main pyramids lined up with Orion's belt, the milky way lined up with the Nile, and the Sphinx faced the constellation of Leo on the eastern horizon, exactly as they appeared in the sky only in that era. Our society, such as it is, is barely advanced enough to discover even the first riddles cleverly encoded within the Giza Complex. The calculations involved in the layout of Giza and it's monuments are so precise that they are a challenge for modern man to yet fully appreciate. For example, if you take the circumference of the Great Pyramid, (the sum of it's sides) and divide it by it's height, the quotient is Pi (3.14), which is the ultimate in round numbers !


When an earthquake nearly destroyed Giza circa 1500 BC (due to a huge volcanic eruption that completely obliterated the Greek island of Santorini), residents of lower Egypt raided the facing stones of the Giza Pyramids to rebuild their houses thereby exposing the massive "convenience store size" blocks that were used to construct the timeless monuments. Imagine their amazement at this discovery. Surely only the Gods could have built anything using such massive stones. But what if the legends were true, that the blocks that make up the Giza Pyramids were actually "floated into place" ?




Imagine for a moment, that you're a King and that you're revered as a living God by your people. Upon your death, you want to be remembered forever and ever. Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is a gigantic tombstone. Your religion states that in order for you to even have a chance at paradise, you must be embalmed in a specific manner, so that your soul can make the journey.  But really, how could such a religion evolve ? They must have gotten inspiration from somewhere. The truth is that the Egyptians of the pre bronze age era could not possibly have hacked out such huge blocks of stone, transported them the many miles distance from their quarries, and placed them ever so precisely, several stories high, up miles of ramps, even if it was for the ultimate immortality of their benevolent God King !




The cycle of our night sky perspective clockwork wheel of time in the sky for all the ages of earth, but only an advanced society would need or understand such things !


Studying the Stars


Many ancient cultures knew things that we ourselves are just discovering about astronomy. Something very important and basic, and something only an advanced, long lived, civilization could have calculated or would ever really need to know.

There is a cycle to earth's sky beyond simple seasons and calendars you can count on your fingers. Still, the ancients carved these complex equations in stone. Simply put, they knew about the Age of Aquarius long before the moon approached the 7th House.


Earth's year isn't exactly what we thought it was, not 365.25 days, but approximately 365.2422 days. Not such a big difference, but it really adds up over time. Imagine that the solar system is a giant clock and the 12 signs of the Zodiac are the numbers. Earth's year would be a kind of cosmic second and an astrological age, like the Age of Aquarius, would be an hour, and the Sun's orbit in the Galaxy a kind of year.

So not only do we have to throw in an extra day every four years to catch up (leap year), but we have to take back a day every 71.6 years to remain in sync with the seasons. This one day adds up 30 of them and you're a whole month off. That happens every 4100 years or so like clockwork. This "Precession" of time is called an Astrological Age and in each one there's a different zodiacal sign, (or Ecliptical Constellation), in that exact place in the sky on a certain day. The stars we see in the sky will not be exactly where we left them in the years to come. Besides changing from day to day and year to year, they move from Eon to Eon. Or rather, our perspective changes, like the hands on a clock looking around the room it's in.




Currently, we are in the Age of Pisces (the Fish), moving into the Age of Aquarius (the water bearer). In the time of the Egyptians, it was the Age of Taurus (the Bull). That's why you see a lot of Bull's heads on artefacts from those Millennia, when the sun came up in the spring, the surrounding stars drew a pair of horns, like on a bull. It was important to them navigationally, seasonally, agriculturally, and therefore spiritually. This cycle eventually goes right back around to where it started in approximately 25,776 years.


Today, the North Star is Polaris. This star in Ursa Minor (the Little Bear, or Little Dipper) marks the north celestial pole. 5000 years ago, Thuban (in Draco, the Dragon) held this honour. All of these celestial changes occur because the Earth's axis spins with us around the sun, and every year the constellations change their positions in the sky slightly. 10,000 years from now it will be Vega. That is, as long as the Earth's axis, or tilt, remains the same.


Robert Bauval, co-author of the Orion Mystery, was sitting around a campfire one night, with a Giza guide who pointed out Orion's Belt and how they form a not quite straight line. They then made the most astounding connection; they look just like a bird's eye view of the three Giza Pyramids that they were camped out beside. Further investigation showed that the stars are indeed an exact match, but not in direction or alignment. Because they knew about precession, they wound the clock back further and further on the computer until the stars matched, and happened to find many other coincidental alignments. Among them, the Milky Way to the Nile and the Sphinx to the constellation Leo (the Lion). But perhaps the most telling of all, is when this turns out to be, the Age of Leo (circa 10,500 BC). And 12,000 odd years is well within the new highly controversial estimations for the age of the Sphinx (see below).





The picture at the right, is pretty much how the night sky appeared, facing south, between 12,000 and 13,000 years ago. Notice how as Orion's belt matches precisely the alignment of the pyramids, the milky way lines up exactly with the river Nile !


The ancient Egyptians recognized this pattern match, and attempted to recreate heaven right here on earth by building pyramids of their own (though somewhat more primitive), corresponding to the positions of the stars shown here denoting Osiris' left shoulder and right knee. But what would be more intriguing to discover, is something special (of equally impressive design), buried beneath the sands of time, in the exact location of the two brightest stars in this constellation, red super giant Betelgeuse (310 ly away) and blue super giant Rigel (910 ly away) !


Taking into account the alignments of the Sphinx to the constellation of Leo in this era, the builders of Giza seem to be using the site to tell time with the sky, on a scale of many millennia. Besides, Orion looks more like an Hourglass than some guy with a big stick, even if he is a God !





The bright star to the left of Orion, Sirius, is the brightest star in our sky. It is very close to us at only 8.7 light years (right next door, as stars tend to go). In Egyptian mythology it is known as Isis, and represents the Goddess of the same name (consort to Osiris, whom we know as the Constellation Orion). Could this neighbouring star be the origin of this Pantheon of "Mighty Gods" of legendary deeds or is it just their major outpost in this sector of space ?


Such people, in possession of technologies advanced enough to travel the vast distances between stars, would surely have the skill and talent to create buildings and monuments of such magnificence. In the year 10,500 BC, Egypt was one of the most fertile landscapes on earth and a perfect place to camp. With comparable terrain and climate to the present day American southeast, the area of the Nile delta was a veritable temperate paradise. A stone's throw from the Mediterranean sea, this ancient city had easy access to earth's oceans and thus the rest of the world.

Ancient boats, that were found buried in the sand, are of a specific design that passed all modern scientific tests of seaworthiness with flying colours ~ surely capable of navigating a major deluge ~ perhaps an heirloom of a seafaring culture, like Atlantis! Similar reed boats are still handcrafted to this very day on Lake Titicaca, in the mountains of Peru, where the ruins of many ancient Mayan cities bear the same telltale "massive, minimalist architecture" and design signatures as is found only in the Giza Pyramids and certain other inscriptionless "temples" ~ some discovered only this century, buried under 50 feet of sand !


It's not that much of a stretch of our modern imaginations to assume that the slight variations from sheer utter perfection were absorbed by the cosmetic faced, long since pillaged ~ now scattered throughout the world ! That is to say ~ if these monuments stray from perfection slightly in some areas, how perfect were they several thousand years ago, before they were vandalized ?