There are two ‘main’ theories about the purpose of the Great Pyramid of Giza. While we still don’t know when this majestic structure was built, how it was built and who built it, researchers believe in two theories that could explain the purpose of this incredible structure.
According to mainstream researchers, the Great Pyramid of Giza was either a giant Grain Storage facility, or a tomb for the Pharaoh. We, like many people around the globe, do not agree with these theories and here is why:
The theory that the Great Pyramid of Giza was used as a tomb basically falls into the abyss quickly. Not one mummy has been found in any of the pyramids built by the Ancient Egyptians. Many believe that the pyramids were more as huge monuments, part of a temple complex that could have been used for the worship of a Pharaoh. Also, no hieroglyphics have ever been discovered inside the pyramid which would indicate it was used as an eternal resting place for the ancient Egyptian rulers.
As for the theory about the Great Pyramid of Giza being used as a grains storage facility, we can only say it sounds a bit ridiculous… doesn’t it?
The pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians are solid and usually contain one or a couple of chambers which are connected by long pathways with concealed entrances. Having this said, it’s not a very efficient way or place to store grain… is it? What’s even more interesting, and totally disproves the theory that the Great Pyramid of Giza or any other Pyramid for that matter was used as a grain storage facility is the fact that Ancient Egyptians actually had granaries. Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Deborah Sweeney told news website Haaretz: “These were normally dome-shaped buildings open at the top, which stood near houses and government buildings.
However, why we firmly believe the great Pyramid of Giza wasn’t used as a tomb, nor grain storage facility is because of the complexity of the structure itself. The perfection this ancient structure has is literally out of this world and is so elaborate that our engineers today would have a hard time replicating such a construction.
First of all, if the pyramid was used as a tomb… Why encode mathematic formulas inside of its construction and better yet… why and how was the Pyramid placed on the planet with such precision in correlation to the Earth itself. The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned structure in existence and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error and happens to be the center of land mass. The east/west parallel that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth, one in the ocean and the other at the Great Pyramid. The weight of the pyramid is estimated at 5,955,000 tons. Multiplied by 10^8 gives a reasonable estimate of the earth’s mass. Interestingly, the Great Pyramid’s elevation seems to encode three of the most important constants in mathematics: π, Φ, and e. According to detailed survey data from Flinders Petrie and J.H., the slope angle of 51°51’ (which is 51.85° in decimal form) comes from measurements taken from the remaining casing stones.
Not a tomb but a… power plant?
John Cadman proposed a theory that has caused major debate around the true purpose of the Pyramid. Cadman proposed that ancient Egyptians pumped water from the nearby Nile River into a chamber located underneath the Great Pyramid. The pump would create intense hydraulic pressure that would have caused vibrations throughout the entire pyramid, and according to Cadman, there is evidence that supports his claim, given the fact that in the subterranean chamber there is evidence that shows that water was present in the past with rarefaction waves which are an extremely low-pressure wave, which would have struck the ceiling and there is evidence that the ceiling is actually chipped.
More evidence suggesting the Great Pyramid of Giza was, in fact, some sort of power plant is present in the Queens Chamber where researcher believes to have found traces of zinc and hydrochloric acid. Having this said, researchers believe that ancient Egyptians filled the northern shaft with hydrated zinc and the southern shaft going into the chamber was filled with dilute hydrochloric acid triggering combustion in the Queens chamber. According to researchers, evidence of the use of hydrogen can be found in the King’s chamber.