This interesting article was shared by Mr. D.W. It seems that there may be more pyramids in Egypt than we've been told, and obviously, I simply have to say something about it because of my personal fascination with the subject of all things pyramidal:
This story, as the article notes, has been around since 2012, when their discoverer, Angela Micol, first noticed the strange anomalies on satellite photos, and predictably, the archaeological gatekeepers of orthodoxy disputed that the photos were of anything other than geological features. Think of it as the terrestrial version of NASA's response to the Viking photos of the Face on Mars "it's-just-a-trick-of-light-and-shadow": and "just another example of pareidola". Well, no one is finding faces here, but now the story has taken an unusual turn, for the site appears to be confirmed by old maps of the area:
While authoritative scholars have remained skeptical about the finding and dismissed the ‘structures’ as “Google Earth Anomalies” evidence has surfaced which supports Micol’s findings.
“After the buzz simmered down, I was contacted by an Egyptian couple who claimed to have important historical references for both sites,” Micol said.
The couple where Medhat Kamal El-Kady, former ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, and his wife Haidy Farouk Abdel-Hamid, a lawyer, former counselor at the Egyptian presidency and adviser of border issues and international issues of sovereignty who happened to be collectors of ancient maps, old documents, books and other rare historical documents.
The story gets extremely interesting here. According to Medhat Kamal El-Kady and Haidy Farouk Abdel-Hamid the formations discovered by Micol near Abu Sdihum are labeled as being Pyramids in several ancient maps of the region.
We'll get back to the maps part of this story - and our high octane speculation - in a moment. Recent on-site inspection, however, seems to have verified that these mounds are indeed artificial structures:
“Those mounds are definitely hiding an ancient site below them,” Mohamed Aly Soliman, who led the preliminary expedition near Abu Sidhum, told Discovery News.
“First of all, the land around them is just a normal flat land. It is just desert — sand and stones,” he said. “The mounds are different: You will find pottery everywhere, seashells and transported layers. These are different layers, not belonging to the place, and were used by the Egyptians to hide and protect their buried sites,” he said.
There is, however, an apparent mystery to this site, and it is this that, for me at least, centered my interest. Consider, first, this statement that concludes the section on the various maps indicating the site:
Interestingly, there are several ancient documents that prove the mounds discovered by Micol are in fact ancient pyramids, which were buried in an attempt to hide their existence forever.
And then there's this vague reference to something "magical" about the site:
According to legends, the area near the pyramids is said to harbor ancient secrets and contain ‘great magic’.
If the discovery proves to be a genuine Pyramid, it would be the largest ever discovered in Egypt, making it an unprecedented discovery in the history of mankind.(Emphasis added)
I cannot help but indulge in some high octane speculation here, for by taking these three statements together, one ends up with some interesting possibilities:
- There was "great magic" associated with the site, "magic" which, on the axiom of Arthur C. Clarke that any sufficiently advanced technology might appear to be "magic" to a less-well-advanced observer of it, may have been
- Buried to prevent said "magic" from being used, or applied, again.
- The pyramid, if indeed it is a pyramid, would be the largest in Egypt, i.e., it would be bigger than the celebrated Great Pyramid of Giza itself, which, let us remind ourselves, was the tallest artificial structure in the world until the 19th century, when the Eiffel Tower was constructed.
Burying a site, and a pyramid so large, suggests that someone somewhere either wanted to hide something, or prevent its "great magic" from being used again. And to my mind, that means my own "weapons hypothesis" for the Great Pyramid may have been only partially correct: right idea, wrong pyramid. Its sheer size, in other words, would be more condign to the sort of out-of-the-box speculation I was indulging in with the weapon hypothesis to begin with.
Time will tell, of course, but the key will be the actual close excavation of the site and, on my view, a similar type of construction to the Great Pyramid: internal chambers, and more importantly, the presence within the structure of multiple and redundant dimensional analogs to local celestial and geodetic measures and features, something that has fascinated pyramid researchers about the Great Pyramid going all the way back to Sir Isaac Newton. All that of course will mean that one will have to await the close measuring of the site, which would take another Flinders Petrie to do.
For the moment, however, I am cautiously excited about the possibilities here; this is a story to watch.
See you on the flip side...