Ascending Passage

An Alternative Egyptian Mysteries and Science Directory

Giza (Gizeh or Gisa) Egypt
Located near the ancient city of Memphis and across the Nile from modern Cairo, Giza is the most important known archeological site in Egypt and probably the world. This burial ground of the Pharaohs is well known for the Pyramids and the Sphinx and is still contributing a steady stream of artifacts to the Cairo Museum.

Recently a series of tunnels has begun to be explored, tunnels that appear to be conduits for water - water from the west, not from the current location of the Nile east of the site. The Nile did previously flow west of the Giza plateau, but geologists place the time of that long before the known occupation of Giza. Yet one must wonder, if the plateau was a major spiritual center for thousands of years before the first dynasties, as some speculate, why burials from those times are not being found.

Dr. Robert Schoch,
PhD from Yale in geology and geophysics, was recruited by John Anthony West to examine the geologic weathering on the Great Sphinx of Egypt. His conclusion was that the Sphinx and a nearby temple show massive water erosion.
This would mean that they were standing when the Giza area had a lot of rain, at least 8,000 years ago. Conventional archeology puts the Sphinx at about 4,500 years old so these findings have not been welcomed by the establishment, but have encouraged those who believe that there were earlier civilizations long before dynastic Egypt.
Dr. Zahi Hawass
is the Director of Antiquities for Giza and more recently for all of Egypt. Fully in the conventional camp, he has been criticized for his slowness in approving projects - the chamber under the Sphinx, found by ground penetrating radar years ago, is still un-opened for example, at least publicly. However the many articles on his website make it clear that this man is deeply in love with ancient Egypt and, one has to say, the treasures are in good hands.
Dr. Hawass' Website:
The Great Pyramid,
believed to have been built by Pharaoh Cheops (Khufu or Kheops) in ancient Egypt's fourth dynasty, is still the most massive stone structure in the world and one of the oldest. The numerous unanswered questions about it have spawned much speculation and heated debate. Despite determined efforts by conventional archeology, no real explanation as to how this structure could be built has been offered. Both in size and precision it is the greatest architectural achievement of the human race, and yet it stands at the beginning of known civilization.

cheops' pyramid
Cheops' Pyramid
from "la Description de l'Egypte".

Dr Joseph Schor
- Exploration in Giza, Egypt based on the Edgar Cayce readings.
The Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association Web site:
Great Pyramid Articles:
Rudolf Gantenbrink
designed a small robot that explored the two small passages that lead from the queen's chamber of the great pyramid in Egypt, the Upuaut project. Deep in one passage the robot found what appears to be a small door. Gantenbrink was not involved in the penetration of the door and further exploration.
Rudolf Gantenbrink's Website: (beautiful site)

Sphinx raises his head in wonder
A sandstorm approaches a caravan near Giza, Egypt.
By David Roberts, 1838

A tuning to an F sharp tone
was found in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid. This and some other controversial recent finds are discussed in this archived Laura Lee article.
John Ora Kinnaman
John Kinnaman claimed to have found, in 1922 and in the company of Sir William Flinders Petrie, a secret entrance to the Great Pyramid on the South face with fabulous artifacts from Atlantis inside. Both men were Masons and pledged to keep the discoveries secret. One of the more interesting Egypt stories in the doubtful - but - maybe class.
Kinnaman Article (also contains an investigation of the proto-Nile, the possible ancient course of the river, west of its' current location, and the possibility of an earlier civilization on it's banks):

This writer was told in 1980, by a Bedouin guide, that there was a tunnel between the Sphinx and the pyramids with a large chamber containing gold that he, the guide, had witnessed. A tall tale? Probably, but if so it was his only exaggeration in two hours of climbing over a Giza site that this guide knew well and loved deeply.
I was later shocked to find in the Theosophical Society Museum in San Jose, California, a model of the Giza complex that includes a similar tunnel, although no such tunnel is known to mainstream archaeology.

So much attention has been placed upon the Great Pyramid
that little note has been made of the other large pyramids that exhibit similar construction, precision and (almost) size: two others at Giza (Chephren and Menkaure), the Red and Bent pyramids at Dahshur and the interesting broken remnants of the Pyramid at Meidum. These last three are all believed to have been built by Pharaoh Snefru, which seemingly contradicts the idea that these are merely tombs.

The pyramid at Meidum is unique - the conventional explanation is that the construction was faulty, causing the structure to collapse. This may be true, however Schwaller de Lubicz found indications that Egyptian temples were deliberately defaced (canceled out) as the astrological ages progressed and the energies that the temples were tuned to became dormant. Theories of the Great Pyramid as some kind of energy device often neglect the other important pyramids, with their differing angles and layouts. Perhaps inclusion of this evidence could produce a deeper understanding.

The pyramid of Chephren (Khafre or Kepheren)
is slightly smaller than that of his father, although it appears larger because it is located on higher ground. This huge structure has several much larger stones included in its base and in the plaza and temple near it, stones similar to those used in the small temple near the Sphinx. Chephren's pyramid is located directly behind the Sphinx. This has caused some to wonder if these stone blocks are remnants of much earlier construction, reused and built over by fourth dynasty Pharaohs.
The age of the Sphinx has caused some controversy recently, this is discussed on our Schwaller de Lubicz page. There is an excellent account of the Sphinx on the Sphinx Page. And for those who want the feeling of Giza at night we reproduce Pierre Loti's beautiful prose in our library: Pyramids and Sphinx.
A conventional Great Sphinx site:

chephren's pyramid
Chephren's Pyramid
from "la Description de l'Egypte".

Here's a tour site with several special photos of Old Kingdom statues, including the Pharaoh Chephren with the falcon god Horus, in some opinions the most beautiful statue ever created, and one of the very oldest:

Robert Bauval
Bauval's primary insight is the apparent correlation of the positions of the three main Giza pyramids with the belt stars of the constellation Orion, a correlation that has not been found elsewhere in Egypt. (Maya cities in Central America were laid out mirroring the heavens, each city representing a star to whom prayers were sent to prevent the end of the world).
Book: The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids
Giza Article:
Cheops' Boat
An astoundingly beautiful boat was found, disassembled, near the base of the great pyramid. Carbon dating puts the age of it's cedar planks at about 4500 years ago, about the accepted time of Cheops reign and his (re-)building of the Giza monuments.
Many experts believe this sublime 133-foot boat, of excellent construction, was clearly capable of crossing the Atlantic. A second boat has been found nearby and awaits assembly.
Discovery Article:
Boat construction Article:

An indepth look at the Pyramid Age of Egypt
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and secrets of their past:
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