Prater’s Theory discovers, there are so many unanswered questions about the pyramids, realising a question whilst writing this page, how special are they to us?
What is underneath the great pyramid, and what makes the pyramids so special? These are just a few questions I have seen on my browser. The questions make me realise that I do not know that much about the pyramids at all, and the more I do know, the less I don’t know as they continue to throw up more questions.
The Special Pyramids
On this page, I try to practically answer some of these questions based on my knowledge and thoughts. Some of my thoughts may change over time as I learn and become aware of new things.
- What’s inside the great pyramid?
- Why was the pyramid built?
- Is there a lake beneath the great pyramid?
- How tall is the great pyramid of Giza?
- When was the great pyramid built/How old are the pyramids?
- Are the Pyramids 10000 years old?
- How were the pyramids constructed?
- What materials were used in the construction of the pyramids?
- How long did it take to build the great pyramid?
- Who were the workers that built the pyramids?
- What makes the pyramids so Special?
What’s inside the great pyramid?
Inside the great pyramid is the subterranean chamber, that leads to the outside via the descending passageway. The ascending passageway branches up from this to the foot of the grand gallery. From the foot of the grand gallery, a passageway leads to the Queen’s chamber. At the top of the gallery, a small passageway leads through the ante-chamber and into the King’s chamber.
In the king’s chamber, there is a granite box known as a sarcophagus. The granite box weighs roughly 5-tonnes, assumed placed in the king’s chamber during construction. This is because the sarcophagus is too large to pass through the descending and ascending passageways, both roughly 1-metre in width and height.
Above the King’s chamber, there are five small compartments between the large granite stone beams separating them. These are known as the relieving chambers. There are also hidden voids within the pyramid. Scientists, who scanned the pyramid, found voids, above the entranceway, into the pyramid, and immediately over the grand gallery.
The void over the grand gallery is said to be similar to it, but around 15 metres, shorter in length.
Why was the pyramid built?
Some suggest the Egyptians built the great pyramid to generate electricity. Others suggest they have a relationship with the stars and the gods.
It’s acknowledged the great pyramid, was built for Pharaoh Khufu, based on a 75 cm (3-inch) ivory statue and a small scribble discovered on a wall in the top relieving chamber. The scribble is around the size of my thumb.
Constructing the pyramid for Pharaoh Kurfu would require the builders and architects to start and complete the project, before he passed away, Thinking again, the builders would need to down tools, wait for him to pass, place him inside the sarcophagus, shut the large missing lid, and then complete the project.
The gallery’s size and the sloping floor throw out the concept of being used for burial purposes. As a spirit, you wouldn’t be able to use what you took to the grave, without banging your head on the ceiling, in this sloped void. Why go to the trouble of building the gallery when the ascending passageway would do the same job of getting the one-time access needed for the body to the King’s chamber? Mind you, China has massive mounds of dirt containing old emperors, so it’s not completely out of the question to construct the pyramids for burial purposes, until you consider what else is inside the pyramid or underneath it.
Is there a lake beneath the great pyramid?
There is water that fills the man-made voids under the pyramid and could be conceived as a lake.
There are seven small rooms that can be accessed, from a larger room, underneath the pyramid. Two of the small rooms contain sarcophagi. Below this room is a larger room, accessed by climbing down a vertical shaft in the bedrock. The room also contains a large sarcophagus and too big to go down the shaft.
As well as this, on the East side of the pyramid, there are a few vertical shafts that go down through the bedrock and even suggestions of a city underneath the pyramid.
How tall is the great pyramid of Giza?
Today, the great pyramid height, without its top section, is around 137 metres. There are many varying thoughts on the pyarimds height when built. Because the pyramid’s base length has no exact measurement, and the pyramids height is also unknown, makes calculating either distance impossible, even with a known angle.
Another problem is, to obtain the height of the great pyramid, some use the golden ratio, others use pi.
If the pyramid’s base length is 230.329m and 115.16545m to the centre. This makes the slope length (115.16545m x 1.61803398875) = 186.34m long. Giving a height of (1.27201964951411 x 115.16545m) =146.492 metres.
Using the method of pi, (4 x base) / (2 x pi). The height of the pyramid would be 146.632 metres.
The exact height to one or two metres is neither here nor there considering the pyramids presence, unless you’re building it and want to add a few hundred thousand tonnes more.
When was the great pyramid built / How old are the pyramids?
Menkaure, khafre and the Great Pyramid, also known as Khufu’s pyramid, were said to be built in a period between 2550 BC to 2490 BC. That’s around 4,570 years old.
Considering these dates, and all the renovations that have happened throughout Ancient Egypt, including the removal of stone from the great pyramid to help build modern Cairo, shows structures and the stone they consist of can change over time.
Stone is difficult to date unless it holds some form of organic material, and therefore the age is based on the reliability of the material found. The pyramids must be one of the most visited places on earth, and this has been the case throughout history. The Greeks and The Romans visited the pyramids, gaining influence from the Egyptian architecture they saw. Ever since the pyramids were constructed, they have always remained somewhere in the spotlight.
Why didn’t the Egyptians, we know, portray lots of pyramid shapes in their drawings? Why are there no decorations inside the pyramid’s, like in the Valley of the Kings?
You would expect the industrial-looking grand gallery to be full of decoration. These are all indicators of debating the age of the pyramids on the plateau, especially when the old Sphinx sits there as if guarding these colossal mounds of stone.
Are the pyramids 10,000 years old?
Two mainstream scientists/geologists, Manichev and Parkhomenko, have evidence to suggest the Sphinx is 750,000 years old. They strongly believe that wave energy caused the con-caving’s in the sandstone and that the Sphinx was submerged underwater for a long time.
Others point out signs of water run-off to the left corner of the enclosure, where the Sphinx sits, and that you would need to go back in time 8,000-years or more to have erosion like this.
If the Sphinx is that ancient, as many others say, does it put the age of the rest of the Giza site into question? It would make no sense to have the 73- metre-long Sphinx sat on its own, with nothing to go with it.
Menkaure pyramid’s lower 16-courses, or so, are built with granite, so it could be possible that over the years, renovations have happened. It also could be possible that the construction of the pyramids occured before 3000 BC, before writing existed, and the reason why no records of the build exist, or could a cataclysmic event be responsible, removing the original inhabitants from the area? There are quite a few ancient sites that raise the question of what happened?
How were the pyramids constructed?
Obviously, I am going to say they built them as explained in Prater’s theory, using techniques seen with my own eyes. But I can’t.
I was not there at the time, so I can not say they built them like this or that, but the theory shows that the three pyramids could be constructed fast, using the natural methods contained. (See 26 & 52-Degree Ramps)
What materials were used in the construction of the pyramids?
Some pyramids were made from mud bricks, but the Great Pyramid mainly consists of small limestone blocks, with large granite blocks lining the internal voids and Tura limestone casings stones on the outside. The suggestion of a large piece of granite for structural use, brings age with it. Thoughts immediately look to cavemen, the knowledge they would have had living underground.
How long did it take to build the great pyramid?
It is said, it took 30 years to build the great pyramid. And said by some it took 25-years. If Menkaure, khafre, and the great pyramid, was built between 2550 BC and 2490 BC, that’s 60-years to construct these three giants. With the 10,000 men said to have been involved with the great pyramid, a 60-year deadline for building the three pyramids would be achievable.
Who were the workers that built the pyramids?
Egyptians, and that’s all I know. To my knowledge, there are no records of the build. It is presumed that, all communities got involved, including women and children.
What makes the pyramids so Special?
- We don’t know why they built the pyramids other than for burial purposes, but that does not sit right with everyone.
- To an extent, we know what’s inside the great pyramid, but again do not know what purpose the voids served.
- We know the great pyramid is named Khufu, based on two small items. Other than these items, there is not a lot known about Pharaoh Khufu.
- The age of the pyramids at Giza is certainly questionable when you consider the age of the Sphinx, and the water run-off, on the walls of the enclosure.
- The sheer volume of stone used in constructing the pyramids shows ambition, wealth, health, and special commitment.
- The water, the sarcophagus, and the voids underneath the great pyramid are certainly interesting and definitely there for a purpose. But what? If not used for burials, then what is their function?
- The accuracy of the casing stones and the pyramid itself, and why align them to true north?
Also, how did they get a large granite sarcophagus down a vertical shaft, to the lowest room, beneath the pyramid, when the coffer’s too large to pass through the hole?
The pyramids are shrouded in mystery, and other than our own opinions, there are no definitive answers. Perhaps this answers the question of what makes them so Special.
In these few parts, the Great Pyramid was the main focus. What is inside Menkaure and the Khafre pyramid? There is plenty more that makes the pyramids Special.
If built at the same time, and located on the mysterious circle, sitting in the centre of the earth’s landmass, then what is their unison purpose, and how special are they to us? And my task was to answer questions, but again, as always, the pyramids throw up more.