By Robert M. Schoch
The Egyptologist acclaimed for re-dating the nice Sphinx at Giza units his points of interest on one of many actual mysteries of antiquity: the nice Pyramid of Giza. what's the nice Pyramid of Giza? Ask that simple query of a conventional Egyptologist, and also you get the elemental, conventional resolution: a complicated tombstone for a self-important pharaoh of the previous nation. This, Egyptologists argue, is the only real discovering in keeping with the information, and the one deduction supported by way of technology. by means of implication, someone who dissents from this perspective is unscientific and woolly-minded-a believer in magic and ghosts. certainly, a number of the unconventional rules concerning the nice Pyramid do have a spectacularly very good ring to them. but from underneath the most obvious phrases of this controversy, a deeper, extra major query arises: how is it that the nice Pyramid routines any such gripping carry at the human psyche- including cryptic grace to the again of the one-dollar invoice and framing myriad claims of latest Age "pyramid power"? In Pyramid Quest, Robert M. Schoch and Robert Aquinas McNally use the rigorous highbrow research of medical inquiry to enquire what we all know in regards to the nice Pyramid, and enhance a beautiful speculation: This old monument is the most powerful evidence but that civilization all started hundreds of thousands of years ahead of is mostly concept, extending some distance again right into a little-known time. In tracing that tale, we come to appreciate not just the good Pyramid but additionally our personal origins as civilized beings.
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These massive mud brick structures are known as mastabas, from the modern Arabic word meaning “mud brick bench,” which they resemble. There are three main components to a mastaba. First is the substructure, a pit dug into the earth. Then comes the superstructure, the mud brick edifice that perches atop the excavated substructure. Finally, there are the ancillary, or auxiliary, buildings, which correspond to the separate palace buildings at Abydos. The First Dynasty substructures of Saqqara are strikingly more permanent and more complex than the sand burial pits of the Predynastic Period.
Then there is the problem of context. The evidence attributing the Great Pyramid to the pharaoh Khufu is far from definitive—much less so than most of the standard textbooks would lead one to believe. My research has demonstrated that the Great Sphinx was carved, recarved, and reworked many times and that its origins extend back thousands of years before Khufu and dynastic Egyptians. Could something similar be the case with the Great Pyramid? As we will see, compelling theories that align the pyramid with ancient cosmic events, and other evidence, suggest as much.
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Pyramid quest: secrets of the Great Pyramid and the dawn of civilization by Robert M. Schoch