Secrets of the Great Pyramid
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The Great Pyramid (Khufu) is one of the most important major miracles in human history, and the only remaining one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Despite the development of science and technology and the discovery of many things inside the pyramid, it still retains many secrets that have not yet been revealed.
Information about the Great Pyramid
King Khufu, the second king of the Fourth Dynasty, ordered the engineer (Hemiunu) to build the pyramid to be his tomb after his death, it is said that the length of the original pyramid was about 146 m, as it was the tallest in the world until 1300 AD when Lincoln Cathedral was built in England, which reached a length of 160 meters, but due to weather and other factors over time, the height of the Great Pyramid is now 138.8 m, it was built from more than 2 and a half million stones.
The Great Pyramid has two entrances, (the original entrance), which is 17 meters long, and is located on the north side of the pyramid, and other entrance ordered to be dug by the Abbasid caliph Abdullah al-Ma’mun (Harun al-Rashid) in search of treasures, it is the entrance that is used currently and is called (the entrance to al-Ma’mun). Both the original entrance and the entrance of al-Ma’mun meet at a point from which two passages branch out, (the descending passage) because it descends to the bottom of the pyramid at an angle of 26° and its total length is 105 m, it leads to a rock chamber whose excavation process was not completed for uncertain reasons, but probably because the workers were not able to complete it due to the lack of oxygen for it is located underground, the other passage is called (the ascending passage), and as it passes, it leads to the so-called (large hall), which is wider than the passage and bends slightly from its extension. This hall leads at the end to a small passage inside which there are rooms with closing stones made of granite, and this passage is directly connected to the king’s room, in which was found the sarcophagus of King Khufu, and was also made of granite, it is said that there was another sarcophagus other than this one, but it is not certain.
Distinctive details of the Great Pyramid
The pyramid was not built according to random measures, but rather the scientists were amazed at the extent of the development of science and the capabilities of the ancient Egyptians (the Pharaohs) to be able to build these great monuments such as the pyramids, in addition to their ability to cut the Obelisks from the quarries and transport them without any damage, which is not possible to implement with this precision during this era of technological development.
The pyramid was built of approximately 2,600,000 stones ranging in weight from 2 tons to 15 tons that were brought from Tora by boats, and not only that, but the stone in the ceiling of the king’s room weighs up to 70 tons, and it is distinguished by its location in the middle of the five continents of the world, its height is equal to 149.4 m, and the distance between the planet Earth and the sun is 149.4 million km, which baffled scientists. The result of dividing the perimeter of the pyramid by its height is equal to 3.14, which is known in mathematics as the circle constant or Pi or ╥, and the four sides of the pyramid are directed in the four directions accurately, as the north side was found to be heading towards magnetic north, which is the direction that the compass points to as a result of the presence of magnetic attraction forces in the core of the Earth. The measurement of the pyramid is the pyramidal inch, which is equal to the English inch, as the entrance passage of the pyramid indicates the North Pole Star, and the internal vestibule refers to the Sirius star, it is said that the construction operations in the pyramid were carried out only 3 months a year during the days of floods, which proves that King Khufu did not only rule for 23 years, but his rule exceeded 40 years.
The ScanPyramids Project was launched in 2015 AD in cooperation with major international universities in Germany, Japan, France and Canada, and it was announced that a new passage had been discovered inside the Great Pyramid with a length of 9 meters through their use of 5 different technologies (infrared), (georadar), (3D digital architectural simulation and analysis), (muon particles) and (ultrasound), the ceiling of this passage takes a gable shape, which explains that its presence is for the purpose of easing the loads of something below it that has not yet been discovered, stone blocks were also found on both sides of the passage closing its end.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu is still full of undiscovered secrets, and the Egyptians hope that this passage will be the beginning of revealing the treasures and monuments of King Khufu that have not been discovered anywhere in the world so far.