Interior Diagram of the Great Pyramid at Giza

The most commonly accepted theory is that the Great Pyramid at Giza was a tomb for the fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharoah Khufu or Cheops (two different versions of the same name). However, there are a disturbing number of features about the Great Pyramid that this theory doesn’t account for. The first and most obvious being that the Great Pyramid doesn’t contain any of the things a real Egyptian tomb would, such as extravagant artifacts; ornate wall art; sealed entrances; elaborate coffins; or even mummies.

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Egyptian tomb

It would have taken 20 years to build the Great Pyramid using at least 20,000 workers, working all day, every day, using ramps, ropes and pulleys (as conventionally hypothesized). However, this hypothesis remains just that: a hypothesis — it’s never been proven. But even if it’s true, how could a resting place for the dead warrant such phenomenal time, effort and precise engineering? The pyramid contains angled tunnels that lead not only into the pyramid, but deep underground, into areas as yet unexplored. What tomb needs a shaft directed underneath it?

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One of the access shafts which dive into the subterranean network under the Giza Plateau.

We also know that centuries ago, there were enormous swivel doors that weighed no less than 20 tons. But miraculously, they were so well engineered they could be opened by the push of a hand. Since no Egyptian tomb has been found to be deliberately accessible, what were the pyramids for? The Great Pyramid of Giza was once covered in white polished limestone, referred to as casing stones. The stones fit together so perfectly, they would have given the pyramid, smooth, flawless sides. This would have made the giant structures brightly reflect the sun like a mirror. It also would have made the inside of the structure perfectly insulated.

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The Great Pyramid of Giza was once covered in white polished limestone, referred to as casing stones.

A large earthquake in 1303 shattered many casing stones, and the remainder were removed to use on other structures. Today, all that remains is the inner core of the pyramid. The material dolomite was used on the inner surfaces of the pyramid. Dolomite is known to increase electrical conductivity, directly relative to the amount of pressure on it: high pressure creates more electrical current. Lining the passageways and underground tunnels of the pyramid is granite, which is slightly radioactive. Granite contains high amounts of quartz crystal with metal, and it’s a well-known conductor of piezo electricity.

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How Piezoelectricity Works

Piezo electricity occurs as a result of stress or pressure on the quartz, as demonstrated by quartz wristwatches, which can be charged simply by shaking them. The granite actually ionises the air inside the pyramid, creating a chemical reaction, which again, increases the conductivity of electricity. When such electrons are given the chance to bypass sections of rock via metal wire, quite large currents can flow.

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Pyramid Power Plant Theory

If granite was not chosen for its electrical conductivity, we must ask, why else would the Egyptians use it? It has certainly stood the test of time, no matter which version of history you believe: the conventional one, that says it was built 4,500 years ago; or unconventional versions, which say it could be as old as 20, 000 years! Still, the amount of work involved beggars the imagination: granite is one of the hardest stones on Earth, so working it would’ve taken at least 10 times as long as building the Pyramid out of limestone, as they did the Sphinx.

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Sphinx

Limestone was also a more logical choice, because it was abundant on the Giza Plateau. It is thought that the granite used to make the Pyramid was brought in by boat from a quarry in Aswan 500 miles (800km) away. Wikipedia says 8,000 tons of granite were used in the Great Pyramid. That’s an awful lot of very long boat trips! Additionally, the Pyramid is estimated to be made of 2.3 million blocks, which would have meant installing 800 tons of stone every day, to complete it in 20 years. Put another way, it would have meant putting an average of 12 blocks in place (each block weighing between 25–80 tons) every hour, day and night, for 20 years. Do you really think the Egyptians would go to so much effort just to build a tomb that would last forever?

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Ancient Egypt / Giza Plateau / 3D Reconstruction

Just northwest of the Great Pyramid is the Serapeum. Here there are 20 huge granite boxes, each weighing 100 tons. Classic Egyptologists say these are coffins. Yet, the granite here came from 500 miles away, and each box is so huge and heavy, it couldn’t possibly fit through the existing tunnels and entrances. Since the supposed Sarcophagi are way too large for a human being, the accepted theory is that they were coffins for the Pharoah’s prize bulls, who’d go to all that trouble just to make coffins for bulls?

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