The largest structure at Giza, in Egypt, is the Cheops pyramid.
• The Cheops pyramid is 476 feet high, with a base 764 feet, and covers thirteen acres (an area almost equal to seven city blocks). The polished limestone facings (now removed) covered 22 acres.
• It is still larger than any modern building. New York’s Empire State Building is among the very highest erected by modern man, yet it is only about 2/5 the volume of the Cheops pyramid.
• The building comprises 2,300,000 blocks, totalling 6,250,000 tons in weight (each stone is 2-1/2 tons). This amounts to more stone than has been used in all of England’s churches, cathedrals and chapels built since the time of Christ.
• Covering the “King’s Chamber” are granite slabs of 60 to 70 tons each, brought from a quarry 600 miles away.
• The casing stones (which are still in place on the north face near the base) each weigh 15 tons.
ACCURACY OF CONSTRUCTION
• The pyramid is perfectly square to within 3/10,000 percent.
• Although it is constructed of 2,300,000 great blocks put together without any cement, you still can’t get the thinnest blade of a knife between them. The joints of the original limestone casings are barely perceptible, not wider than the thickness of silver paper.
One of today’s biggest U.S. contractors has stated that we do not possess any machine capable of making equally smooth surfaces as those connecting the stones of the pyramids. They were fitted to an accuracy of 1/100 inch.
• The pyramid is level over an area of 13 acres to within half an inch.
• It is the world’s most accurately aligned building, true north.
• Originally this pyramid had a beautiful covering of glistening white marble (polished to a mirror like finish) and could he seen for 50 miles, reflecting the light. It was capped by a golden point that shot shafts of light back at the sun.
MEASUREMENTS IN ITS DESIGN
• The pyramid incorporates higher mathematics in its very design, and advanced scientific knowledge in its measurements. The relationship of the pyramid’s height to the perimeter of its base is the same as that between the radius and circumference of a circle. It thus incorporates the mathematical value known as pi (the constant by which the diameter of a circle may be multiplied to calculate its circumference)—and it does so accurately to several decimal places. Its main chamber made use of several Pythagorean functions not “discovered” supposedly until thousands of years later.
• It served also as a calendar by which the length of the year can be measured to the exact minute. And it was as an observatory from which maps of the stellar hemisphere could be accurately drawn.
• It is so finely aligned to the North Pole that modern compasses can be adjusted to it.
• The measurements of its sides and angles accurately reflect the geographic measurements of the northern hemisphere, such as the degree of latitude and longitude, the circumference and radius of the earth—even accounting for polar flattening. All this data was not ‘discovered’ until the 17th century.
• In the International Geophysical Year in 1958, the exact dimensions of the earth were determined by satellite, and the French meter—which is our own standard system of measurement, supposedly based on the dimensions of the earth—was found to be incorrect. But more amazingly, the Egyptian cubit—the unit of measurement used in the pyramid—was found to be exact. In other words, the cubit fits into the dimensions of the earth within five decimal places—a rather startling coincidence.
• Cosmic radiation inside the pyramid contradicts every known law of science and electronics—it implies an advanced knowledge of electromagnetic forces.
• An energy field radiates from the apex, which prompts us to wonder why it was built. The mass of evidence suggests that the major pyramids were not intended to be tombs.
SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION
• The pyramid was erected at an incredible speed. Recent evidence suggests that this enormous structure may have been built in a fraction of the time generally assumed. It may have been built in 4 years by just 4,000 workers, laboring only 3 months a year! This is a technological feat beyond comparison in the modern world.
The supposition that enormous manpower, inclined planes and rollers were used, must be discarded. To handle or move one of the blocks might require a thousand hands (500 men), for whom there would not have been room around the stone. (Assuming the use of primitive methods, the block must still be handled, even if only to pass ropes under it, or to load it onto a barge.)
Furthermore, engineers have estimated that a ramp to service the Cheops pyramid would finally have had to be a mile long, with a volume of masonry four times greater than the pyramid itself. No, that’s not how they built it.
[PP Editor: Houdin a french archaeologist has proven that the pyramid was built inside out with slanting inside tunnels spiralling up the inside of the walls. See graphic]
• In a search for hidden powers and riches, Melik al Aziz, in 1196, employed thousands of workers to pull down the three Giza pyramids stone by stone. They went at the smallest pyramid for 8 exhausting months, after which he gave the order to suspend all work when he saw that the building had scarcely been touched.
• The pyramids are as strong today as when they were built. Scientists have conceded that modern man cannot build a great pyramid that would retain its shape for thousands of years without sagging under its own weight.