archaeology

GIZA: THERE’S A HEAT ANOMALY INSIDE THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA

November 15, 2015 By Joseph P. Farrell

This is one of those stories we simply have to blog about, after all, this website is called "giza death star," and is named after the first three books that launched my career in this strange world of "alternative research." While a complete review of my hypothesis and argument would not be possible here, suffice it to say that when one argues that the Great Pyramid may have been some sort of sophisticated weapon, that one is ipso facto arguing that it is (1) a machine and (2) not everything there is to know about the structure is in fact known about it. It is, so to speak, a kind of open-ended hypothesis, subject to all  the strengths and weaknesses of such theories.

This past week, however, there have been a raft of stories on what appears to be a significant heat anomaly inside the Great Pyramid of Giza; consider these:

Mysterious anomalies discovered in Giza pyramids

‘Heat anomaly’ found in Great Pyramid of Giza, could be secret chamber

Thermal scan of Giza pyramids may point to hidden tombs

Now, while the reader is probably having a good chuckle at the fact that Republithug presidential candidate Ben Carson's suggestion that the Great Pyramid was usedto store grain, this author would remind the reader that this author's own hypothesis is even wilder and crazier: it was a weapon. Indeed, years ago in connection with that idea, I suggested there may be hidden chambers in the structure that we do not yeat know about, and the idea of hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid has also been suggested by other authors.

Enter the recent anomaly, and for the purposes of our discussion in this brief blog, I was to focus on the last of the above-linked articles, the one from the U.K.'s The Guardian, and upon these statements:

"Anomalies have been found in Egypt’s Khufu pyramid two weeks into a thermal scanning project aimed at discovering the famed pharaonic monument’s secrets including possible hidden burial chambers, officials have said.

"Operation Scan Pyramids began on 25 October to search for new chambers inside four pyramids including Khufu’s, the tallest, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza.

"Two weeks on the team of architects and scientists from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan said in a joint statement they had observed “thermal anomalies” on the monuments, including on the Khufu pyramid.

"'The teams have concluded the existence of several thermal anomalies that were observed on all monuments during the heating up or the cooling down phases,' the statement said.

“'To explain such anomalies a lot of hypothesis and possibilities could be drawn up: presence of voids behind the surface, internal air currents.'

In particular, it said, an “impressive” anomaly was found “on the eastern side of the Khufu pyramid at ground level”.

Thermal scanning of the massive structure indicated that some of the limestone blocks were hotter than others." (Emphases added)

One notes first the bow to traditional Egyptology: they're still looking for those secret burial chambers, the absence of which in the case of the two large pyramids of Giza continues to haunt Egyptological orthodoxy. Perhaps they'll actually find them (or make them up, Col. Vyse style, with some conveniently discovered "remains" in a secret chamber, much like the British colonel conveniently found "hieroglyphs" conclusively proving the Great Pyramid was indeed built by the pharoah whom Egyptology insists built it... oh, and don't bother about the fact that Vyse dynamited his way into the so-called "relieving chambers" above the king's chamber to find said hieroglyphs, which, lo and behold, were conveniently discovered on all the walls of the relieving chambers except the wall he had just blasted through...  yes, folks, it's really that bad!)

I have to be honest, so goofy have been the gymnastics of Egyptology (they're almost as bad as the die-hard evolutionist confronted by problems in that theory), I'd be strongly disinclined to believe any announcement of the discovery of a "secret burial chamber."

But leaving all that aside, for the moment, what intrigues here is the fact that "some of the limestone blocks were hotter than others," and this in an expedition using thermal imaging to look for internal chambers as yet unknown. What this implies is an internal heat source, and it is this possibility that throws the articles about this anomaly into a cocked hat, for while such an explanation is the most apparent and logical, it is the explanation few of the articles entertain in so many words. Indeed, they appear positively to avoid talking about that possibility in favor of "air currents", "voids behind the surface," and a "lot of hypotheses and possibilities" that "could be drawn up," except, of course, a heat source. Indeed, if one looks closely at the "air currents" and "voids", these avoid the problem, for if air currents in a void are responsible for some limestone being hotter than others, then there has to be a source for the heat of those air currents and voids, and we're back to square one.

Of course, we're told little here that is truly useful, which makes forming a hypothesis all the more difficult. For example, does this heat anomaly persist through the day and nighttime hours at more or less a uniform temperature, or does it rise and fall in a manner that suggests some connection to the hours of the day or night(which would make the air currents theory a little more plausible). If steady, then that raises the stakes considerably, for this would seem to indicate an internal heat source, of more or less consistent output over time. And, of course, if it is just now being noticed in the Great Pyramid, and if this has been there all along, then one possibility immediately becomes evident: radioactivity. Indeed, as I pointed out years ago in The Giza Death Star, the dating of mortar between the sones of the Great Pyramid yielded a strange anomaly: the mortar at the top of the structure was older than that at the bottom, and that, I suggested, may indicate a possible radioactive source inside the pyramid itself.

And that, of course, would pose a problem: a radioactive chamber? to bury a pharaoh? in a building aligned with optical precision? with "parabolic" faces? with dimensional measures that are analogues to some fundamental components of local celestial geometry?

Face it. It's not a tomb. It's a machine.

See you on the flip side...