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Did Slaves Build the Pyramids? Part I: The Bible

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Israelite slaves have been depicted building the great pyramids of Egypt for many decades. Tales have been told about their hardships, and some even compare their suffering to that of the blacks during the pre-civil war era.   Even the Israeli Prime Minister in 1970 said “We built the pyramids” while visiting the Cairo museum in Egypt.  So, the bible says so right? Actually, while this story has been widely spread by Hollywood and a Greek historian who has also been called “the father of lies”, the story does not come from the Bible.

Although Exodus does describe Israelite slaves, and it makes mention that they built the cities of Pithom and Ramm’ses for “Pharaoh.” (Exodus 1:11 King James Edition), Exodus does not make any mention of a pyramid, tomb, grave, or any other thing that could possible be associated to the Great Pyramids at Giza.  The majority of all cities, be it Pithom or Ramm’ses, were built on the east side of the Nile.  This is because the sun rose in the east and set in the west, so the east side of the Nile was reserved for the living while the west side was reserved for the dead.  If the King of Egypt did commission a tomb, why would he commission it in the middle of a city on the east “living” side of the Nile, and furthermore, why is there no evidence of this, it is certainly not the Bible as it makes no mention of tombs or pyramids in Exodus. Continue reading Did Slaves Build the Pyramids? Part I: The Bible

The Egyptian Sphinx Erosion & Dating Mystery

sphinxPyramidYou’ve probably heard of “the Egyptian Sphinx mystery”? And I’m going to share with you some fascinating secrets about its true age. So how old is the Sphinx – really?
On the plateau of Giza west of Cairo, Egypt, sits the Great Sphinx of Giza, a statue 240 feet long, with a lion’s body and a human head wearing the headdress of the Pharaohs.

WATER DID IT!

It is surrounded by desert sand. But there’s evidence of erosion. Erosion by wind-borne sand? No. By WATER! The edges of the rock are rounded. And there are apparently deep fissures in the rock.

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For THOUSANDS of years the Sphinx was in the sand up to its NECK! ± 1850 photo.

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The Amazing High Tech Wonders of Cheops Pyramid!

by  • October 14, 2015 • 0 Comments  •  42 views

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The largest structure at Giza, in Egypt, is the Cheops pyramid.

SIZE
• 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.
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