|A few years ago, the Japanese reportedly tried to duplicate the 4,600-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza at 1/4 scale, employing today's technology and knowledge. They could'nt do it. Indeed, the Great Pyramid seems to resist all efforts to comprehend how it was built, by whom, and for what purpose.|
|Last page, with physicist John Zajac at our side, we explored the outside of this amazing and ancient structure. On this page, we conclude our examination by venturing inside the Pyramid for a fascinating guided tour through its mysterious chambers and passageways. What lies within leads to an other worldly conclusion about the Pyramid's orgin, purpose, and meaning.|
The Great Pyramid of Giza as it appears today,
since the removal during the Middle Ages of its protective layer
of tight-fitting, highly polished 20-ton stone slabs.
ENTERING THE KING'S CHAMBERThe entrance to the Great Pyramid is at one end of a 3 1/2 foot wide, 4 foot high Descending Passage (see illustration). At the lower end of the passageway is what has been called the Bottomless pit. The falling rock that the Arabs heard was a stone of concealment; had it not fallen, they would never have located the hidden Ascending Passage. The Ascending Passage rises at the same angle, 26.3 degrees, as the angle of decline of the Descending Passage. Fascinating, but what does it mean? Let's keep going.
The Ascending Passage departs from the Descending Passage and joins with the Grand Gallery at the entrance of a room finished in unblemished limestone with gabled ceiling called Queen's Chamber. The Grand Gallery also connects with a much larger room finished in highly polished granite having a flat ceiling known as the King's Chamber. The King's Chamber, 17 by 34 ft. by about 19 ft. high, is covered by five layers of large, 70-ton stone beams, each one the equivalent weight of a modern railroad locomotive! These beams hold the Pyramid up above the King's Chamber. Amazingly, air ducts in the main chambers keep the year-round temperature comfortable at precisely 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
A crude, steep, twisting crawl space called the Well Shaft connects the lower Grand Gallery with the lower Descending Passage.
A three-stone plug, wedged in place at the entrance to the Ascending Passage during the building of the Pyramid, is composed of a rare type of red granite identical with that of Mt. Horeb--the mountain on which Moses is alleged to have received the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments. The only way to go beyond the plug was to cut through the softer limestone and bypass the plug.
For those on our tour who are hyperventilating from excitement, let's stop and sit down as we consider the significance of these structures.
The Descending Passage lines up with the Pole Star. With the door opening so small and the length of the passage 334 feet long, the angle of view is only + or - 1/3 of a degree. Because of the slow motion of the stars, the passage lines up precisely to a Pole Star only once every several thousand years. Stars move, and the Pole Star, Alpha Draconis (Dragon Star) has not been in direct alignment with the Descending Passage for thousands of years. However, a new Pole Star will finally become aligned within the next few years; this heavenly body is known as the North Star, or "Polaris".
Each year the North Star shines further down the Descending Passage. It will illuminate the entrance to the Well Shaft (sometimes called the Point of Last Escape) in 1997. The North Star will shine on the floor of the Subterranean Passage seven years later in 2004. What is the significance of these events? (Some people speculate they may be related to "the signs in the stars" that the Bible mentions with regard to the Second Coming of Christ).
DECIPHERING THE CODEThe sacred Jewish inch (explained on Page I or in Feb. 1995 After Dark issue) has meaning beyond measurement of distances. The Bible often employs substitutions, such as days for years. If we consider the representation of years by inches, the Pyramid takes on an entirely new meaning. As a means to record time, the Pyramid used stone inches to measure time in years, where one inch equals one year.
The only scribings in the Pyramid, which are in the Descending Passage, depict the year 2141 B.C., the year that the last Pole Star was aligned with the Descending Passage. The Pyramid was built 4,517 years ago in 2623 B.C. (Since there was never a year zero, an additional year must be subtracted). From the point representing the building of the Pyramid to the point where the Descending Passage meets the Ascending Passage is 1,170 inches, which exactly marks the year of the Jewish exodus from Egypt in 1453 B.C. (See illustration)
CHRONOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS: When years are substituted for inches, the Great Pyramid becomes a prophetic calender. Dates shown include the alignment of the last Pole Star Draconis (Dragon Star) in 2141 B.C., the start of the Pyramid's contruction in 2623 B.C., the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt in 1453 B.C., the death of Christ in 33 A.D., and the start of World War I in 1914.From the beginning of the Ascending Passage to the beginning of the Main Gallery is 1,485 inches. If 1,584 is added to the date of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt (start of the Ascending Passage), the result (if fractions of an inch are taken into account) is April 3, 33 A.D., the crucifixion of Christ and the start of the Main Gallery.
The intersection of the Queen's Chamber floor with the floor of the Ascending
Passage at its opening into the Grand Gallery creates a triangle. The triangle's
length along the Ascending Passage of 33,512 Jewish inches places the intersection
of the Queen's Chamber floor and the Ascending Passage at September 29, 2 B.C., the
date of the birth of Christ. (Our calandar contains a two-year error. When historians
originally attempted to count backward to the birth of Christ, they did so by
accounting for the Reign of Kings. One of the kings counted was actually ruler of
his country twice, the second time under a different name for a period of two
years. When the years of rule were counted, this king's reign was mistakenly
Coincidentally, the horizontal base of the triangle in the Pyramid is 30,043 inches, or 3,469 inches short of the crucifixion, which corresponds to the date of October 14, 29 A.D., the date of Christ's baptism.
Over 4,600 years ago and over 1,000 years before the first book of the Bible was written, the Ascending Passage exactly depicted in inches (years) and fractions of an inch the exodus of the Jews, and the birth, baptism, and crucifixion of Christ. All that was stored in a stone structure with no written message on it.
O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEMIn fact, the angle of the Ascending passage above the horizontal (26 degrees 18 minutes 9.63 seconds) line can be applied to a map of the area so that a line is drawn 26 degrees 18 minutes 9.63 seconds above the horizontal (east-west) line that bisects the Pyramid. That line then depicts the beginning and the end of the exodus of the Jews from where they were delivered from the Egyptians at the Red Sea to the crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised Land. This line also passes directly through the town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ. As incredibly precise as this may seem, the Pyramid actually pinpoints Christ's birthplace along this line, which could pass through many different villages.
CHRIST ANGLE: The intersection of the Queen's Chamber floor with the Ascending Passage as it opens to the Grand Gallery creates a triangle depicting the life of Christ in terms of sacred Jewish inches.
PYRAMID AND BETHLEHEM: When the Christ Angle is superimposed over a map of the Great Pyramid and the Holy Land, the birthplace of Jesus can be identified.
As shown earlier, the Pyramid has an astronomically fixed date, which corresponds to the only past alignment of a Pole Star to the Descending Passage. This alignment occurred in 2141 B.C. As shown in the Ascending Passage, Christ was born in the year 2 B.C. -- an event 2,139 years in the future of the Pole Star alignment. If we continue to recognize the interrelationship of time and distance, and we measure 2,139 furlongs from the Pyramid along the great arc, we would again come to Bethlehem. Thus the birthplace of Christ is not just a place depicted by a line, but a precise location pinpointed by the intersection of a direction line and a time line that were cast in stone 2,129 years before the event.
SOLVING A PROPHETIC RIDDLEThere is strong evidence that Isaiah spoke of the Pyramid: "In that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the Land of Egypt, and a monument at the border thereof to the Lord, and it shall be for a sign, and for a witness unto the Lord of Hosts in the Land of Egypt" (Isaiah 19:19-20). In the Hebrew language, each of the original 30 words has a numerical value because each Hebrew letter is also a number. When the 30 words are added up, the total is 5,449, which is one of the most significant and dominant numbers of the Pyramid. It is the exact height of the Pyramid in sacred Jewish inches.
Although the first books of the Old Testament were written at least 1,000 years after the Pyramid was built, the height of the Pyramid could not have been measured when the book of Isaiah was written, because the geometry required to make such a measurement had not yet been developed. Also, the base of the Pyramid was obscured by shifting sand.
Of course, being located both "in the midst" of Egypt and at the same time "at the border" seems to be a logical impossibility. However, in ancient times before the unification of the country, there was lower Egypt (north) and upper Egypt (south). The borderline between the two Egypts goes right through the Pyramid, thus placing the Pyramid both in the center and at the border of Egypt.
THE GREAT DESIGNERThe Great Pyramid of Giza lives up to its name well. The word Pyramid does not define a three-dimensional triangle, nor is its root even Egyptian. The word pyramid is composed of the Greek word "pyra" meaning fire, light, or visible and the Greek word "midos" meaning measures. So, although we have just started to understand the measurements and messages contained within this structure, the Great Pyramid of Giza has been called "the center of measurement and enlightment (knowledge)" for centuries.
Suppose we ask the question posed initially: Who built the Pyramid? We have to conclude that it was somebody who was very knowledgeable about the Earth and who had technology beyond what we possess today. The Pyramid's designer could also see, and more likely, control, the future. The builder knew when and where the most significant person in history was going to be born and when he was going to die and what impact that would have on the people of the Earth.
Could the builder of the Great Pyramid be a space visitor from another planet? Possibly, if we focus on his advanced knowledge. However, being able to see and/or control the future precisely is what we would recognize as supernatural. Dedication of the interior of the Pyramid to the history of the Jews, prophecy, and especially to the life and death of Christ indicates that the Pyramid must have been designed and built with Supernatural help as a prophetic monument able to endure through the ages, despite millennia of natural and man-made assaults against it.
This Photo was provided by Dr. Peter J. Bills.
John Zajac wrote an eye-opening book,
The Delicate Balance
This article was republished with permission by Art Bell. The article first appeared in Art Bell's newsletter, AFTER DARK Vol.1 No.3 March 1995 ~ DREAMLAND REPORT, and aired on his syndicated Radio Show DREAMLAND.
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