The Great Pyramid
Secrets and Mysteries of the Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, continues to baffle experts as to its origins and the manner in which it was constructed. In the course of the last century, the ancient monument has inspired many new scientific, religious,
and mystical beliefs about its architectural achievement, The people of Ancient Egypt, and by extension, the origins of the human race. A wide variety of experts and mystics developed intriguing and often contradictory explanations about the Great Pyramid, and
none of them could be proven right or wrong.
The big question remains: how could the ancient Egyptians have possessed such sophisticated astronomy, geography, mathematics, and engineering skills in their construction and design of this pyramid? This mystery is even more puzzling given the fact that traditional science recognizes only primitive hunters and gatherers as the cultures predating the ancient Egyptians and their Sumerian neighbors.
Let’s look at some of the amazing details surrounding this architectural marvel. Even though it is the oldest and largest single structure on Earth, the Great Pyramid is also the most accurately oriented, with its four huge facets laid out almost exactly due north, south, east, and west. In addition, the physical location of the Great Pyramid is extraordinary since it is found at the exact geometric center of the world’s land mass. Its latitude (east-west line) is right on the longest land parallel, extending through Africa, Asia, and America. Its longitude is on the longest land meridian, going through Asia, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica. There is only one building site and one structure on Earth that offers this unique placement.
The Great Pyramid and the Cosmos
Uncanny precision of design and coordinates makes the Great Pyramid the world’s best example of sacred architecture, which means that it acts as a bridge between heaven and Earth, for in addition to its unique geographical location, the Great Pyramid also embodies a symbolic relationship to the larger cosmos, notably in the alignment of its airshafts with the star Sirius, which is part of the Orion constellation. In 1994, Robert Bauval’s The Orion Mystery described how the Great Pyramid and its two companion pyramids are exact reflections of the stars in the belt of the Orion constellation, and it depicts the Nile River as an analogue to the Milky Way. In his view, now shared by many followers and related theorists, the Pyramid is not merely a tomb, but a metaphysical device to assist the Pharaoh’s soul in its journey to distant stars.
Other Interesting Pyramid Theories
Edgar Cayce theorized that the Great Pyramid was built 12,000 years ago by priest–magicians from the lost continent of Atlantis. Others, like Erich von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin, claimed that the Great Pyramid was built by beings from other planets. Sitchin proposed that alien intelligence created the Great Pyramid as a landing beacon for incoming spacecraft. In the 1970s, another theory explained that the pyramid’s shape produces biocosmic energy.
Like a dream, the Great Pyramid is open to numerous interpretations, but in the final analysis, your thoughts on it depend on what you believe about the nature of reality and the origins of humanity.