Against an Egyptian Origin of the Giza Pyramids (cont.)
By Nick Kollerstrom, PhD
The 3-4-5 Pythagoras triangle turns up for the first time ever, in the slope of the 2nd pyramid, then inside the King's Chamber in the diagonal plane. Reason surely tells us, that the solid gradient was first, then the charmingly abstract concept, of a right-angled triangle in a diagonal plane came later. Thus the Great Pyramid has to be, the last. The presently accepted sequence is that in which they were 'bagged' by successive pharaohs.
The Great Pyramid had a 1:14 ratio between the King's chamber length and total height (29) reflecting the 22/7 pi-ratio that it encodes. We sense deep themes of metamorphosis, connecting inner and outer, as horizontal distances across space, width of a chamber, form integer ratios to vertical height. These interconnected ratios, each maybe to 99.9% accuracy, tend to endorse the basic Legon thesis, whereby one Construction Company built all three pyramids.
An integral enterprise is here suggested, linking the three pyramids – a picture which may not be very compatible with the Hancock and Bauval thesis (1996) of an eight-millenium gap between the marking-out of an overall 'megalithic' framework at Giza, plus construction of the base of the 2nd pyramid, in the 11th millennium BC, and then construction of the Great Pyramid by Khufu. That is an awful long time to wait. Why would they not have completed the enterprise in that earlier time, if they had the blueprint and capability? If that base of the 2nd pyramid had been constructed millennia earlier, would builders eons later have chosen to carve out a chamber and passage deep within its base? Hancock became convinced that 'absolutely genuine, Old Kingdom graffiti' had been discovered by Vyse in the three 'relieving chambers' above the King's chamber (30), implying that Khufu had built it. If this is the case, why have we had no modern pictures of these crucial scribbles, no team of experts surveying them, no carbon dating? Without these, the absence of quarry marks in the lowest 'Davidson' relieving chamber, not discovered by Vyse, remains a strong counter-argument.
The Druids of ancient Britain lacked a memory of who built Stonehenge, as Peruvian history has no memory of who made Machu Pichu, and likewise the Egyptian Government should not object to theories that date the Giza pyramids prior to dynastic Egypt – as indeed the carbon-14 tests have generally indicated. The ancient Egyptians surely derived their notion of 'sekheds' from these prior-existing pyramids: that of 4/5 for the '3rd' pyramid, of ¾ for the 2nd pyramid, then of 11/14 for the Great Pyramid. (31)
Recording his final position, Graham Hancock wrote: 'The Great Pyramid's famous star shafts unequivocally link the monument to the epoch of 2500 [BC],' (32) alluding to Robert Bauval's conjectural 'star shaft' theory. The shafts in this edifice are bent and kinked, and generally blocked at one end or both: arguments over dating from alleged stellar alignments are at most suggestive. Whereas, Graham Hancock has consistently argued for a cluster of buildings at Giza 'not erected by any historical pharaoh but dating back to prehistoric times.' (33)