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 Scan Pyramids project
2015 was joined by Japanese, French and Egyptian scientists under the auspices of the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry for the Scan Pyramids project. With a whole series of investigations it should finally and definitively be clarified whether there are still unknown cavities in the Great Pyramid, as it is handed down by old legends and myths. The so-called muon tomography was used. This method is also used in the illumination of volcanoes.
The sensation was perfect when the researchers announced in November 2017: “There is actually a large cavity above the Great Gallery and an unknown corridor just behind the original entrance.” Since then, further scans have been carried out. The results published in November 2019 confirm all previous measurements.
Link to the Scan Pyramids website
An old hat
The Giza pyramids have been regularly illuminated for 50 years. The discovery of the cavities, which was hailed as a sensation in 2017, turns out to be an old hat on closer inspection, and I seriously wonder if we will actually learn anything exciting about the Great Pyramid in the near future?
Chief Egyptologist Zahi Hawass said in 2015 at a meeting with researchers from “ScanPyramids” as follows: “Everything scientific that has been done with the pyramids in the last 100 years was nothing but hot air!” Immediately afterwards, however, he says: “We know that there still have to be cavities, and I really believe that the burial chamber of Cheops is still hidden inside!” Why this blatant contradiction?
You can read the answers in this report.
Investigation of giza pyramids by modern means
1968: Dr. Luis Alvarez (Nobel Prize winner in physics) from the University of Berkeley, California, studied the Chephren Pyramid for the discovery of hidden chambers. The project arose from the thesis that Pharaoh Chephren had been able to protect his pyramid so successfully against looting over the millennia because he had built chambers that could not be reached by a gang system. Alvarez used muon detectors for his investigations. The number of impacts of muons (Link to German explanation) from cosmic rays was measured with so-called spark chambers, which varies according to the thickness of the pyramid rock. An electronic device recorded the coordinates of the sparks generated by the muon hits. An IBM system calculated from the approximately 3 million tracks stored on 80 magnetic bands whether more muons had hit the detectors from a certain direction than would have been expected at the rock thickness to be traversed. If you found it, it meant that there would have to be a cavity between the detectors and the outer wall of the pyramid.
Unfortunately, the measurements yielded contradictory results, but this is not surprising – the technology for the screening of stones was still in its infancy at the end of the sixties.
1974: Scientists from the Stanford Research Institute and a team from Cairo’s Ain-Shams University examined the Great Pyramid. Electromagnetic high-frequency waves were used. The measurements were positive, but no results were published. The reasons for this remain in the dark to this day.
1986: Architects Gilles Dormion and Jean-Patrice Goidin conducted various investigations at and in the Great Pyramid with engineers and physicists from the French state-owned power company Electricité de France. Gravity measurements (gravimetry) and runtime measurements with radar waves (echoscopy) were used. The French recorded anomalies that pointed to several cavities, which accounted for about 15-20 of the entire pyramid structure. In the further course of the investigations, the two Frenchmen also explored the original entrance to the pyramid and hypothesized that there could be further access to the pyramid behind the massive keystones. After presenting their previous research results, Dormion and Goidin were given permission by the Egyptian Antiquities Administration to drill several small holes in the corridor leading to the so-called Queen’s Chamber. Behind the western wall of the corridor, the French actually came across a cavity about 3 meters deep, which was filled with fine quartz sand to everyone’s surprise. Zahi Hawass, then chief inspector of the Giza pyramids, was in the United States at the time. Although the French held the views of official Egyptology, after Hawass’ return they were denied permission for a more detailed examination.
1987: Professor Sakuji Yoshimura and a team of Japanese scientists from Waseda University in Tokyo also took measurements in the Great Pyramid. Two different radar systems were used: one for measuring underground reflections and one for cavity search by means of radar transmissions. The Japanese also found what they were looking for. For example, they discovered a 30-metre-long corridor or narrow cavity that could belong to a previously unknown labyrinth, as well as another cavity near the Great Gallery.
The current measurements of ‘ScanPyramids’ only confirm the 30-year-old results of the Japanese. Now, however, it becomes curious: As before the French, the Egyptian authorities also banned Sakuji Yoshimura and his team from any further examination in the pyramid. But that’s not all: Shortly after the Japanese left, the Great Pyramid was closed to visitors for a few months. According to eyewitnesses, intensive work was carried out in the pyramid during this time. What was searched for? What was found? No one knows.
1992: Professor Jean Kérisel studied the descending corridor of the Great Pyramid. A ground-based radar was used. Thirty meters below the pyramid plateau, where the corridor flows into the unfinished rock chamber, the measuring instruments located a long structure. Kérisel suspected it could be another, even deeper corridor that crosses the corridor to the rock chamber at an angle of 45° and continues towards 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 spaces. A chamber should be slightly shifted to the west below the so-called Queen’s Chamber. It lies at the intersection of the diagonals and thus in the center of the pyramid. According to the French, this could be the actual, as yet undiscovered tomb of Pharaoh Cheops. On the basis of the clear measurement results, Dormion and Verd’hurt asked for permission for a probe borehole, but Hawass refused on the grounds that “on the basis of hypotheses alone, we cannot allow drilling in the pyramid.” In 2015, however, Hawass has no qualms about using the Statement of the French: “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!”
researchin 1988 came into contact with the Great Pyramid for the first time. I was young and impetuous. After spending a night alone in the building, I climbed to the top at dawn for a daring experiment. My plan did not go unnoticed and brought me together with an old grave robber.
Read: How it all began
With a mysterious clue from the tomb robber, I made an incredible discovery in the pyramid.
Read: The Tomb of the Giants
The experiences of that time never let me go, and so I have been waiting for the pyramid regularly for 30 years now. To this day, I also look into the question of whether there are still undiscovered secret chambers in the monument.
Visitors enter the pyramid through a tunnel, which according to historiography was beaten out of the masonry by the caliph and grave robber Al-Ma’mun around 832 AD, because he allegedly could not find the original entrance. I had the opportunity to explore the original entrance several times. It is located 7 meters above the Grave Raider Tunnel. From the Giza plateau, however, only the mighty gable roof construction can be seen. Even at my first inspection, the feeling crept in: something is wrong here!
Official teaching opinion
The tomb of Cheops: A world-unique monument with a highly impressive interior design. Built with the most primitive means around 4500 BC Not even the ancient Egyptians are said to have known the wheel. In order to protect his last resting place effectively against looters, the Superpharao spared no effort. No one should know where he is buried in the gigantic building. So Cheops had the burial chamber sealed, the corridors and corridors there blocked with granite blocks weighing tons, the entrance to the corridors walled up, and the outer wall of the building was cloaked with polished facade stones. A gigantic effort that must have cost huge sums.
The official doctrine is in part in stark contrast to the actual situation.
Opposition 1: On the north side of the pyramid, a huge entrance area was created, visible from a far distance, although it should have been kept top secret to protect against grave robbers and should have been built in the most unobtrusive way possible.
Opposition 2: The thousands of tons of gable roof construction built above the tiny entrance to the rock chamber makes no sense for static reasons. Especially not because this gable roof is located on the outer wall of the pyramid.
Opposition 3: Even the three tonne-heavy stone blocks above the entrance to the rock chamber make absolutely no sense in terms of construction.
1) The pyramid is much older than officially claimed.
2) It was built by a pre-glacial high culture.
3) The ancient gods (extraterrestrial visitors) gave the Stone Age people the knowledge (mathematics, physics, mechanics, astronomy) for the construction of these monuments.
4) The pyramid was not a tomb, but a kind of knowledge vault for the elite of the time, as well as a visible sign of its power.
5) Only later generations of kings like Cheops converted the pyramid into a tomb.
After some headaches, I developed the following thesis:
1) It once led a mighty staircase 20 meters up to the magnificent entrance hall with the gable roof and the two ontop entrances.
2) The lower entrance (now secured with a metal door) leads to the rock chamber and via a junction to the so-called Queen’s Chamber, to the large gallery and to the so-called Royal Chamber.
3) The upper entrance (now blocked by three stone blocks) leads to the previously secret chamber.
My thesis also explains the early formation of legends around possible secret chambers and hidden treasures in the Great Pyramid.
The secret chamber actually exists
Measurements by various research groups show that there must be at least one additional large chamber in the pyramid. In my opinion, the why the scientists of ScanPyramids measured two cavities is explained in this way: The corridor leading from the original entrance to the chamber was filled with blockier squids (red). The corridor area at the entrance thus appears on the scans as a second cavity. But how do you get into the well-secured chamber if you can’t drill?
With a heavy-duty crane, the blockages could first be removed at the entrance without damaging the pyramid structure. After that, the blockers in the corridor could be pulled out with winches.
What is in the secret chamber?
Every Egyptologist in the world wants the discovery of Cheop’s unharmed tomb; a chamber full of treasures, as in Tutankhamun. But what if the old legends come true and things come to light that would radically turn our worldview upside down?
I fear – and this is supported by the practice of Egyptian antiquity management – the mystery surrounding the Great Pyramid will never be revealed or in camera. No foreign researchers or the press are guaranteed to be present at the opening of the secret chamber. For 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).
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