The spectacular Pyramids of Giza, located in northern Egypt, have been a source of discussion and debate for many years.
We can only surmise at how awestruck the people at the time must have been to bear witness to such a marvel – after all, the largest of three Pyramids, standing at 481ft, is believed to have been the tallest man-made structure on earth for almost 4,000 years. Completed around 2560 BC, the Great Pyramid of Giza was designed as a tomb or mausoleum.
But what many historians and archaeologists believe to be most interesting is the sheer weight of every stone block that went into the Pyramid’s construction. It is estimated that each block weighed between 2.5 and 70 tons. When we think about how difficult it must have been for the workers at the time to have transported and deposited those blocks, especially upon the higher levels of the pyramid, we can’t help but wonder if some type of external help was obtained. At the time, the people would have only had access to fairly rudimentary construction materials, and in all likelihood had some form of weight- and pulley system developed, but it is unlikely that their expertise extended far beyond that. One theory states that a fulcrum system was utilized, but even that remains up for debate.
The logistics involved in hauling stones of such colossal weight are mind-boggling, and in many ways seem to defy the technology of the time. It is believed that ramps were used in the construction process, but even so, their exact configuration remains unknown, and the ramps themselves would have to have been tremendously strong to support the weight of the stones. Taking all that into consideration, is it possible that extraterrestrials somehow assisted the people in the construction of the Pyramids?
It is important to note here that some of the figures often bandied about when it comes to the construction of the Pyramids don’t quite add up. For instance, it is said that it took 20,000 workers a period of 20 years to build the Great Pyramid (of Khufu). That being the case, and based upon the number of stones in the Pyramid (estimated to be several million), a stone would have to have been placed roughly every two or three minutes over those two decades in order for that schedule to make sense.
We must also bear in mind that the Great Pyramid boasts astoundingly accurate angles, making it a true pyramid. The Egyptians were skilled mathematicians but even so, the exact alignment of the Great Pyramid (3/60th of a degree to true north) is astonishing.
The mortar used to construct the Pyramid is of unknown origin, despite many attempts to reproduce it.
These facts only add to the mystery of the pyramids and in many ways raise more questions than they answer. Based on the construction difficulties alone, one might suspect outside help.
Celestial & Astronomical Relations
The Great Pyramid was used to calculate solstices and equinoxes. The layout of the Pyramids as a whole reflects the ancient Egyptian practice of Duat, that is to say, designing and placing structures on Earth with the aim of mirroring the stars and other celestial bodies.
The three Pyramids located in Giza, when viewed from above, form the constellation that makes up Orion’s Belt (three stars in a line, but slightly off-center). Historians commonly believe that this has to do with the worship of the Egyptian God Osiris. Osiris was the God of the Dead, the Afterlife, and of transition. In that respect, it makes sense that the Egyptians would have wanted their beloved leaders buried in accordance with the constellation that represented the God of those who have passed on.
However, this begs the question – why Osiris/Orion’s Belt? What is it about that particular set of stars that captivated the Egyptians at the time? Could their “God” have been some form of extraterrestrial life that visited them, with origins in the Orion group of stars?
More and more, those who examine ancient cultures are finding that in many instances, there is the possibility that the deities worshiped could have been aliens. There is no abundance of factual evidence one way or the other, however the mysteries surrounding structures such as the Pyramids, as well as the Egyptians’ obsession with the stars, leads some to believe that there is most certainly some form of alien link.
A UFO hot spot
UFOs have often been spotted in the vicinity of the Pyramids of Giza, which reinforces the belief for some that the structures hold some interest for those visiting us. The Pyramids can be seen from space and therefore may be a point of interest for extraterrestrials.
Those who surmise that aliens may have assisted in the construction of the Pyramids, sometimes wonder why they did not leave any additional trace of their presence. But given that the Great Pyramid is hollow and likely has a few more secrets up its sleeve, who knows what further evidence we may find in the future?