In Search of Khufu
By Scott Creighton and Gary Osborn
Scott & Gary's book
The Giza Prophecy
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We are pleased to welcome as February 2012 Co-Authors of the Month Scott Creighton and Gary Osborn with their article titled “In Search of Khufu.” Their new book, The Giza Prophecy- The Orion Code and the Secret Teachings of the Pyramids, is a detailed study of the proportions of the Giza pyramids and how they reveal shifts in the Earth’s axis in the remote past—and near future. Offering a radical new perspective on the Great Pyramid of Giza and all the structures surrounding it, including the Sphinx, Scott and Gary show how the designers of Giza intentionally arranged these massive structures to create an astronomical timeline recording catastrophic events in the past as well as warning later generations of the precise times of future catastrophes. Join the discussion this month on the AoM Message Boards and have your views on this matter heard by the authors.
They reveal how the Old Kingdom pyramids of Giza were created, not as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens, but as “recovery vaults” to ensure the rebirth of the Kingdom of Egypt after a global disaster." The 'Recovery Vault' theory is a key part of our proposal in the book. Graham has written the foreword to The Giza Prophecy.
In Whose Name?
built the Great Pyramid? Most will reply,
“Khufu” (Cheops in Greek) – and they are, in all
probability, quite right. When did Khufu build his pyramid? Those
knowledgeable in such matters will reply, “Around 2550 BCE”.
And they are, in all probability….
the name ‘Khufu’ is inextricably associated with the
Great Pyramid (most likely as its builder), the name ‘Khufu’
is categorically not
the name that should be associated with the 2nd King of the 4th
Dynasty, a king who apparently lived ca.2550 BCE. It is our view that
the placement of Khufu within this timeframe by mainstream Egyptology
is quite erroneous.
Figure 1: Hieroglyphics for “Khufu”
(figure 1) are the hieroglyphs of “Khufu”, an inscription
not unlike that discovered in 1837 by Colonel Howard-Vyse painted in
plain sight onto the hitherto inaccessible ceiling of Campbell’s
Chamber high above the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid.
This inscription (reading from left) is believed to be made up of the
placenta (or sieve) hieroglyph i.e. a circle with horizontal
hatchings (“Kh”), a quail bird (“U”), viper
(“F”) and another quail bird (“U”) –
“Khufu”. However, if we compare this rendering of Khufu
with the hieroglyphic inscription for what is also believed to be the
name “Khufu” from the Abydos King List in the Temple of
Seti I (figure 2), we find a considerable difference:
Figure 2: Cartouche of ‘Khufu’ as Depicted in the Abydos King List
inscription above (a
horizontal rendering of the Abydos King List inscription) is also
said to present the name “Khufu” although instead of the
first glyph (from left) presenting the hatched circle glyph (“Kh”),
it presents a plain circle, the glyph for the ancient Egyptian sun
God, “Re” or “Ra” which is identical to the
plain disc glyph in the other cartouches to the immediate right of
this cartouche in the Abydos King List (presented vertically in
figure 3) that are fully accepted by Egyptologists as representing
the plain solar disc of the god, Ra.
Figure 3: 4th Dynasty Kings from the Abydos King List
speaking then, the inscription
in the Abydos List (#21) that is believed to be the cartouche of
‘Khufu’ should actually be read as “Ra-fu”
since the disc glyph here that should denote the phonetic “Kh”
actually reads as phonetic “Ra” since there are no
horizontal lines (hatchings) evident in the circle that would render
the disc unambiguously as “Kh” – just a plain disc
exactly like the plain Ra disc in the cartouches of his immediate
successors, Radjedef, Rachaf, Menkau-Ra etc (figure 3).