The Great Pyramid of Giza: Secret Chambers
Research Report by Gregor Spörri
It is said to be significantly older than claimed by science. It is even said to have come from pre-sin-flood time. Secret chambers with mysterious artifacts, equipment and disturbing revelations about human history are said to be hidden in it. And even the builder’s burial chamber, filled with fantastic treasures, is said to have escaped discovery. No wonder, treasure hunters, adventurers and explorers have been trying for centuries by all means to unravel their secrets from the Great Pyramid of Giza. In earlier times, she was still being used with pickaxes, explosives and compressed air hammers. Fortunately, there are softer methods today.
The Exploring the Great Pyramid Project (EGP).
2022 Now that researchers from the Japanese-French-Egyptian ScanPyramids project have departed, a group of American physicists plans to use muon technology to probe the Great Pyramid.
Exploring the Great Pyramid (EGP), as the mission is called, plans to work over the next two years with a new type of muon telescope system, which has 100 times the sensitivity of the last technology used.
Four twelve-meter-long technology containers will be used to house the detector system. The containers are placed next to the pyramid. After each scan, they are moved a little further. At the end, the detectors have completely circled the pyramid once and thus scanned it from all sides.
The new technique can be used to detect not only solid materials and cavities, but also different material densities. The researchers hope that this will provide new information about the inner structure of the Great Pyramid, which was largely unknown until now. So we can continue to be curious.
The Scan Pyramids project
2015 Led by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Japanese, French and Egyptian scholars are forming a research team called: Scan Pyramids.
A whole series of investigations is intended to finally clarify whether undiscovered cavities still exist in the Great Pyramid, as has been claimed several times in ancient traditions. To unravel the mystery, the pyramid will be subjected to so-called muon tomography. This procedure is also used for the fluoroscopy of volcanoes.
The sensation is perfect when the research group announced in November 2017: “There is indeed a large cavity above the Great Gallery. And there is a corridor immediately behind the original entrance.”
As a result, more scans are being conducted. The results, published in November 2019, confirm all previous measurements.Link to the Scan Pyramids website
An old hat
For the past 50 years, the Giza pyramids have been regularly screened. The discovery of the cavities, celebrated as a sensation in 2017, turns out to be old hat on closer inspection, and I seriously wonder whether we will actually learn anything exciting about the Great Pyramid in the near future.
After all, chief Egyptologist Zahi Hawass made the following comments in 2015 at a meeting with researchers from “ScanPyramids”: “Everything scientific that has been done with the pyramids in the last 100 years has been nothing but hot air!” Immediately after, however, he says: “We know that there must still be cavities, and I really believe that the burial chamber of Cheops is still hidden inside!” Why this glaring contradiction? You can read the answers in this report.
Investigation of the Giza pyramids by modern means
1968: Dr. Luis Alvarez (Nobel Prize winner in physics) of the University of Berkeley, California, examined the Khafre pyramid for the purpose of discovering hidden chambers. The project grew out of the thesis that Pharaoh Khafre had been able to protect his pyramid so successfully against looting over the millennia because he had built chambers that were not accessible through a system of passages. Alvarez used muon detectors for his investigations already at that time. So-called spark chambers were used to measure the number of impacts of muons from cosmic rays, which varied depending on the thickness of the pyramid rock. An electronic device registered the coordinates of the sparks produced by the muon hits. An IBM system calculated from the approximately 3 million tracks stored on 80 magnetic tapes whether more muons had hit the detectors from a particular direction than would have been expected given the thickness of the rock being traversed. If one should find, this meant that between the detectors and the outer wall of the pyramid, a cavity must exist.
Unfortunately, the measurements yielded contradictory results, which is not surprising – after all, the technology for the examination of stones was still in its infancy at the end of the sixties.
1974: Scientists from the Stanford Research Institute, together with a team from Cairo’s Ain Shams University, scanned the Great Pyramid. High-frequency electromagnetic waves were used. The measurements were positive, but no results were published. The reasons for this remain obscure to this day.
1986: The architects Gilles Dormion and Jean-Patrice Goidin, together with engineers and physicists of the French state-owned power company Electricité de France, carried out various investigations on and in the Great Pyramid. Gravity measurements (gravimetry) and time-of-flight measurements with radar waves (echoscopy) were used. The French recorded anomalies indicating several cavities, which accounted for about 15-20% of the total pyramid structure. As the investigation continued, the two Frenchmen also explored the original entrance to the pyramid, hypothesizing that there might be another entrance to the pyramid behind the massive capstones. After presenting their previous research results, Dormion and Goidin received permission from the Egyptian Antiquities Authority to drill several small holes in the corridor leading to the so-called Queen’s Chamber. In the process, the French actually came across a cavity about 3 meters deep behind the west wall of the corridor, which, to everyone’s surprise, was filled with fine quartz sand. Zahi Hawass, then chief inspector at the Giza pyramids, was in the USA at the time. Although the French supported the views of official Egyptology, they were denied permission for a more detailed investigation after Hawass’ return.
1987: Professor Sakuji Yoshimura and a team of Japanese scientists from Waseda University in Tokyo, also carried out measurements in the Great Pyramid. Two different radar systems were used: one to measure underground reflections and one to search for cavities using radar transmissions. The Japanese also made discoveries. Among other things, they discovered a 30-meter-long passage or narrow cavity that could belong to a previously unknown labyrinth, as well as another cavity near the Great Gallery.
So the current measurements of ‘ScanPyramids’ only confirm the 30 year old results of the Japanese. Now, however, it becomes quite curious: Like the French before, the Egyptian authorities also forbade Sakuji Yoshimura and his team any further investigation in the pyramid. But that’s not all: shortly after the Japanese left, the Great Pyramid was closed to visitors for several months. According to eyewitnesses, intensive work was carried out in the pyramid during this time. What was being searched for? What was found? Nobody knows.
1992: Professor Jean Kérisel investigated the descending corridor of the Great Pyramid. Ground penetrating radar was used. Thirty meters below the pyramid plateau, where the corridor opens into the unfinished rock chamber, the measuring instruments located an elongated structure. Kérisel suspected that this could be another, even deeper passage that crosses the corridor to the rock chamber at an angle of 45° and continues in the direction of the Sphinx.
2000: Gilles Dormion returned to Egypt. With his new partner and financier Jean-Yves Verd’hurt, he was allowed to carry out further radar measurements in the Great Pyramid. The measurements again confirmed the existence of hidden chambers. One chamber is said to be located slightly shifted to the west below the so-called Queen’s Chamber. It is located at the intersection of the diagonals and thus in the center of the pyramid. According to the French, it could be the actual, previously undiscovered tomb of Pharaoh Cheops. Based on the unambiguous measurement results, Dormion and Verd’hurt requested a permit for an exploratory drilling, but Hawass refused, stating, “We can’t permit drilling in the pyramid based on hypotheses alone.” In 2015, however, Hawass then had no qualms about using the Frenchman’s testimony: “We know that there must still be cavities in the pyramid, and I really believe that the burial chamber of Cheops is still hidden inside!”
My own research
In 1988, I came into contact with the Great Pyramid for the first time. I was young and impetuous. After spending a night alone in the structure, I also climbed to the top at dawn for a daring experiment. My venture did not go unnoticed and brought me face to face with an old tomb raider.
Through a mysterious tip from the tomb raider, I made an incredible discovery in the pyramid.
The experiences of that time have never let me go, and so I have been regularly visiting the pyramid for 30 years now. To this day, I also pursue the question of whether there are still undiscovered secret chambers in the monument.
The original entrance
Tourists nowadays enter the pyramid via a tunnel that is said to have been cut out of the masonry by the caliph and tomb robber Al-Ma’mun in 832 AD because he allegedly could not find the original entrance. I had several opportunities to explore the area near the original entrance. This is seven meters above the grave robbers’ gallery and 14 meters above the level of the plateau. From below, however, all that can be seen is the massive, double-layered gable roof structure (called chevrons) that towers over the entrance. Already during my first exploration in 1988 I had the feeling: Something is wrong here!
The Tomb of Cheops: A worldwide unique monument with a most impressive interior architecture. Built with the most primitive means around 4500 B.C. Not even the wheel is said to have been known to the ancient Egyptians. To protect his final resting place effectively against looters, the superpharaoh spared no effort. No one was supposed to know where he was buried in the gigantic structure. So Cheops had the burial chamber sealed, the corridors and passages to it blocked with granite blocks weighing tons, the entrance to the corridors bricked up and the outer wall of the structure covered with polished facade stones. A gigantic effort that must have cost vast sums of money.
Contradictions in building technology
The official doctrine is partly in blatant contradiction to the actual situation.
Contradiction 1: On the north side of the pyramid a huge entrance area was created, visible from far away, although it should have been kept strictly secret to protect it from tomb robbers and thus should have been built in the most inconspicuous way possible.
Contradiction 2: The gable roof construction, weighing thousands of tons, erected over the tiny entrance to the rock chamber, makes no sense whatsoever for structural reasons. Especially not because this gable roof is virtually on the outer wall of the pyramid.
Contradiction 3: The three stone blocks weighing thousands of tons above the entrance to the rock chamber also make absolutely no sense from a structural point of view.
1) The pyramid is much older than officially claimed.
2) It was built by a pre-Ice Age advanced civilization.
3) The ancient gods (extraterrestrial visitors) transmitted to the Stone Age people the knowledge (mathematics, physics, mechanics, astronomy) to build these monuments.
4) The pyramid was not a tomb, but a kind of knowledge vault for the elite of that time as well as a sign of their power visible from far away.
5) Only later generations of kings like Cheops, rebuilt the pyramid to a tomb.
After some head scratching, I developed the following thesis:
1) A mighty staircase once led up 20 meters to a magnificent entrance hall with a gable roof and the two entrances below.
2) The lower entrance (today secured with a metal door) leads down to the rock chamber as well as via a branch to the so-called queen’s chamber, the large gallery and the so-called king’s chamber.
3) The upper access (blocked by three stone blocks until today) leads to the so far secret chambers and rooms. My thesis also explains the origin of old legends about hidden chambers and mysterious treasures in the Great Pyramid.
The secret chamber actually exists
Measurements of different research groups prove: There must be at least one more large chamber in the pyramid. Why the scientists of ScanPyramids measured two cavities, I think, can be explained as follows: The corridor leading from the original entrance to the chamber was filled with blocking stones (red). The corridor area near the entrance thus appears on the scans as a second cavity. But how to get into the well-secured chamber if drilling is not allowed?
A heavy-duty crane could first be used to remove the blocking stones at the entrance without damaging the pyramid structure. After that, the blocking stones in the corridor could be pulled out with winches.
What is in the secret chamber?
Every Egyptologist in the world wishes for the discovery of Cheops’ intact tomb; a chamber full of treasures, like Tutankhamun’s. But what if the old legends come true and things come to light that would radically turn our world view upside down?
I fear – and the practice of the Egyptian administration of antiquities so far speaks for this – that the secret about the Great Pyramid will never be revealed or will be revealed to the exclusion of the public. When the secret chamber is opened, no foreign researchers or the press will be present. As an old Arabic proverb says: “The pyramids do not fear time, but time fears the pyramids.
Dormion and Goidin published their research results in the two books ‘Khéops – Nouvelle Enquéte’ (1986) and ‘Nouveaux Mystéres de la Grande Pyramide’ (1987). 2)
Professor Sakuji Yoshimura published a final scientific report on his research: Non-Destructive Pyramid Investigation – by Electromagnetic Wave Method, Waseda University, Tokyo (1987)
Dormion and Verd’hurt published their research in the book ‘La chambre de Chéops. Analysis Architecturale’ (2004).
Gregor Spörri has written an exciting and informative mystery thriller on the subject: Gods, angels and giants: more information about the book
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