Alternative Archaeology


I knew when M.D. sent this story that I'd be blogging about it.

It seems there may once have been a fourth pyramid at Giza, which was dismantled in the 18th century to help build Cairo:

Egypt breakthrough: ‘Lost fourth Pyramid of Giza FOUND’ after the remarkable discovery

In the article, reference is made to an 18th century work citing the existence of a fourth major pyramid at Giza, though much smaller than the other three major pyramids:

But the fourth pyramid once stood on the west of the Menkaure Pyramid, which was later destroyed to build the Cairo city according to Frederik Ludvig Nord’s account, in 1737.


“I think it is certainly possible, but what happened to it? Well, some authors have suggested that it was dismantled in the 1700s, and the stone used for building the nearby city of Cairo.

“According to research, there is evidence of a pyramid being dismantled in 1759 and took 10 months.

“This pyramid would have been quite different from the others, around 100 feet smaller than the others and apparently had a cube on top, which I would guess was for a statue.” Most experts tend to dismiss the notion of a fourth pyramid, suggesting Nordon mistook one of the so-called “satellite” pyramids of Menakure as a fourth Pyramid. But, this contradicts his account, which describes the pyramid as entirely different from the others.

In his book “Voyage d’Egypte et de Nubie” (Travels in Egypt and Nubia), Norden describes the mysterious pyramid as being made of “stone more black than the common granite.” Interestingly, the description and illustrations of Norden are of superb quality, and they position the fourth, black pyramid at some distance from the three Pyramids of Giza. He also accounts for seven, possibly eight, smaller pyramids in the Giza Plateau.

So exactly where might this now-missing pyramid have been located?

If one scrolls to the very bottom of the article, one sees a link to a video, and in that link, clearly pictured, is a depiction of what this "black" pyramid might have looked like (on the right hand of the linked video screen) and it's possible location (on the left side of the linked video screen).

The article makes clear the reasons that this location is the suspected location: the "causeway" leading to its location. If one looks at that left side of the linked video once again, one clearly sees the "causeways" that lead to the other three major pyramids of the compound. By parity of reasoning, if there once was a fourth "black" pyramid at the compound, then it stands to reason that it was located somewhere close to the end of that fourth causeway on the compound:

“The Wall of the Crow, if extended, leads to nothing of note, but that would only be true if you are unaware of Norden’s description of a lost fourth pyramid.” Each of the three pyramids of Giza has a long causeway leading to where the River Nile once extended. Sibson’s description appears to reveal a fourth, leading to the suspected location of another pyramid.

He added: “What I’ve discovered is the Wall of the Crow would lead directly to this small patch of land that I’ve already identified as the best possible location for the fourth pyramid based on the topography and Norden’s description.

This causeway, incidentally, Sibson believes to be older than the pyramids themselves:

“The Wall of the Crow, if extended, leads to nothing of note, but that would only be true if you are unaware of Norden’s description of a lost fourth pyramid.” Each of the three pyramids of Giza has a long causeway leading to where the River Nile once extended. Sibson’s description appears to reveal a fourth, leading to the suspected location of another pyramid.

He added: “What I’ve discovered is the Wall of the Crow would lead directly to this small patch of land that I’ve already identified as the best possible location for the fourth pyramid based on the topography and Norden’s description.

So why do I find this to be intriguing?

Well first of all, the location of the "black" pyramid, if Sibson is correct, would throw some current theories in alternative research into a cocked hat. One of these theories - one with which this author himself has indulged - is that the compound is an example of an astronomical/astrological "as above, so below" principle of architecture. In this case, the "as above" component is thought to be the three stars in the belt of the constellation Orion, and the three main pyramids are laid out in more or less a similar fashion. The reasoning here is not without its own Egyptian reference, since the constellation was thought to be the astrological version of Osiris, and hence the compound was tied to the whole Osirian myth in many people's speculations.

But a fourth pyramid would seem to throw all of this speculation into a cocked hat, unless of course one wanted to entertain the far out idea that there is a "fourth star" in the Orion constellation that we don't know about, which hasn't been discovered yet! If that sounds outlandish, it is. Except there's the matter of the color of the pyramid: Black. Many commentators and alternative researchers have commented on the possible astrological and astronomical significance of the difference colors of the other three main pyramids at Giza. While I'm skeptical of many of these theories, is is true that Menkaure's casing stones are of different color than those of its interior. What this might or might not symbolize remains moot, as does the alleged black color of the fourth pyramid. But the color black does suggest something hidden, or unknown.

Secondly, if there was a fourth pyramid, then once again we might be confronted with evidence that the Giza compound's plan was laid out long ago, but completed over an even longer period of time, which is essentially the hypothesis of Alan Alford, and one which I find congenial. Alford speculates that the compound has three phases, the first two of which predated dynastic Egypt by thousands of years and comprising the Sphinx, the "valley temples", the causeways, and the two largest  pyramids. Mankaure, and the putative fourth pyramid presumably, alone came during an "Egyptian" phase.

In any case, I do not think this discovery invalidates the "machine" hypothesis of the Great Pyramid as propounded by Christopher Dunn (The Giza Powerplant) nor my own weapon hypothesis. But I do think it considerably complicates any view of the compound as a whole, especially if one adheres to the idea of a single plan, executed over thousands of years, for the compound.

See you on the flip side...


25 thoughts on “WAS THERE A 4th GIZA PYRAMID?”

  1. Both the color black and the cube are associated with Saturn. So if there were a black pyramid with a cube on top, my first guess would be it was in homage to Saturn and constructed at a time when the black cube had come to be associated with Saturn (I don’t know how far back that association goes).

      1. Thanks, Arpit! Here in the West, one has to know WHERE to look for such news!! Certainly not in the MSM!! Can’t remember which one, but I did see it yesterday on one of the sites I always check! No cable TV for me for about 3 years now!! 😉

  2. I, too, think that the Pyramid Complex, Sphinx, and Valley Temples are ancient and went through phases of building. The alleged ‘fourth pyramid’ may have played a role along the way (probably late).

    When I went to Egypt in the late 90s, I really let my intuition & any higher faculties examine the Giza compound. Surprisingly, I ‘got’ that there was a large ball of energy below the ‘second’ pyramid (Khafre or Chephren). There was nothing like that below the ‘first’ pyramid (Khufu or Cheops). I also ‘got’ that the first pyramid somehow used the energy ‘bottled up’ below the second pyramid. (This was long before I had ever heard of Joseph’s books.) There was nothing at all ‘energetic’ concerning the third pyramid (Menkaure)…

    Putting the above (unprovable) together, I suspect that the two largest and superbly-built pyramids were a ‘twin’ arrangement for some purpose, and any others were built at different times.

    (I am sympathetic with the viewpoint that – somewhere along the later Egyptian path – it was decided to incorporate the two Giza pyramids within an “Osiris/Orion Plan.” Bauval did produce a map of the Osiris constellation laid-across the greater pyramid fields which was strikingly accurate – including some previously-uncorrelated Egyptian temples – and even showed the ‘lost’ Abu Rawash pyramid (Djedefre) to the north of Giza was marking one of the ‘arm’ stars. I suspect the third Giza pyramid was built during this phase.)

  3. This article leaves the question are there other evidence of other pyramid foundations on the Giza plateau. And like Stonehedge has construction been going on there longer than official academic historians will admit to.

    1. Academic Historians??? They have yet to acknowledge the body of work done by Roger Spurr of Mudfossil Univ.

      What he has discovered puts out a whole new layer of our history with which we are not acquainted!!

  4. What if Google FANG’s were just another type of rehash / updated for social sensor inputs / similar version of something in the past – Royal Observatories. Data collection / resource & asset inventory / funded by tax dollars pretending to be for the public good but in reality just data banks for Privy council members …
    The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG). NRIAG has very long history of astronomical and Geophysical observation since it was established on the year 1839 as a Royal observatory at Bollak, then moved to ABBASIA on the year1868 before it was moved to the current location at Helwan in 1903, making it the oldest research institute in North Africa and be one of world heritage sites in Science and technology.,of%20world%20heritage%20sites%20in%20Science%20and%20technology.

    1. On that note, what if Royal Observatory tools such as voting lists, census data, sentient world simulation data was made available for sale to transnational criminals ..

  5. I wonder if the location of this ‘black’ pyramid fits into any of the fibonacci series geometrical relationships on the Giza plateau?

  6. WOW!
    Not only are there a hidden system of finances;
    are there hidden constellation solar systems?
    No doubt there are many systems, of whatever nature, that are hidden from our current perspectives.
    Ironically, even this dark pyramid was hidden from us as well.

    As I’ve written many times in context here: deception is an inherent character of the universe, in the sense, that there is much more to heaven & earth than are dreamt of in all our philosophies[to somewhat quote Shakespeare].
    This dark pyramid is not a one off;
    but symbolic of the whole universe.
    As is the micro and the macro; to the meso.
    As is the human to the whole universe.

    [Love to speculate in these terms.]

    In conclusion to your blog’s revelations.

  7. Interesting hypothesis, though I highly doubt if this mini-me pyramid indeed existed that it would have been wedged up against the base of that large escarpment. If it was, its small size and location indicates that it was a very late Dynastic addition and not one of the ancient pyramids.

    I’ve been to Giza and the substrate beneath the Great Pyramid is actually basalt, which of course is a dense, black rock. You can see on the plateau some flattened basalt bedrock outcroppings which served as a masonry yard where the blocks were cut. There are large parallel grooves in flat basalt ledges with deep arcing cuts into the stone no more than a cm in width which indicate that some sort of large circular saws were used to cut the blocks. So the original builders had a technology no different to our own diamond-tipped stone saws.

    This would also explain the black band (basalt) on the posited fourth pyramid, taken from the plateau’s bedrock. Interesting hypothesis indeed; the famed lost Labyrinth at Hawara, a vast construction described in detail by Herodotus, was so thoroughly pillaged that even today hardly any trace of it remains and we have virtually no clue of its precise location or extent.

    1. Basta,
      I’ve been to Hawara in 2014 with two members of the Khemit School.
      As you say, very little remains of the site, lot’s of loose rubble and then of course the damaged pyramid in one section of the site.
      We were the only visitors there at the time (with the ever-present guards) so had the opportunity to roam around.
      I was interested in going there because of the research I knew about by the Mataha expedition to Hawara in 2008.
      They used radar to scan the site and claim to have found many chambers still existing under the rubble.
      Petrie – when he visited the site – assumed that the complex was completely destroyed, but what the radar images showed is that – perhaps – the bottom story may still exist. Only the top story is gone. Only further investigation can confirm this, but for some reason this is not being done (akin to the non-existent follow-ups to the Gantenbrink Great Pyramid discoveries in the early nineties, other than that National Geographic circus a few years ago).

      A concern at Hawara is that there is a canal that runs through the site. If anything is still there, then the water from this canal has probably done extensive damage.
      I asked “Did they find anything when the canal was dug?”. The answer? Not known, for whatever reason.

    1. Yep. got that yesterday from someone previously inclined to stick to normie channels. Hooked him up with link to Canadian former defense minister making claims way back when. Paul Hellyer? Think he argued with Hawkings smack talk about aliens being most likely to be predatory to us. Some logic in that considering how far advanced beyond us they almost necessarily gotta be.

      Reminds me of childhood. Grew up with 4 older brothers. Oldest 12 years older. Youngest 3 years older. Guess which one was most problematic. Ok which one was most problematic most often. The brothers 11 years older and 9 years older presented different issues. They all provided access to ideas earlier than my friends got. It was the one closest in age that kept me the busiest when not completely ignorning me.

      Is this a worthy model to understand how aliens and/or breakaways feel about us mere 99 percenters?

  8. Stephan Mehler’s “The Land of Osiris”, quoted in “The Pyramid Sourcebook”, mentions the Abu Roash pyramid, which may have been destroyed by an anomalous event rather than stone quarrying, which is the conventional explanation. The same could apply to the unusual gash on a corner of the Bent Pyramid. The missing dark “Fourth Pyramid” could belong to a stage of the Giza Complex when some sort of destruction took place, and as you say one layer of meaning could be the representation of an Orion “dark star”.

  9. In celestial mechanics, a black pyramid would represent a black star, that is unseen by naked eye, as a black hole, being the black sun.

    Old English “tungol” does reflect the idea, that celestial bodies emanate sound. “Gol” is preterite of “galan”, that means to sing.

    Human flesh tents are seen, as corresponding mobile pyramids, as man comes out of heaven, and returns there, created in celestial image.

    Americans rally, to create a pyramid, that they call president.


    Pope Nero-Caligula, the head of the USA,
    decides length of night and day,
    as he forbade bright sun
    to make oval run,
    in course of presidential way.

    1. Cube on top as an antenna base for a statue or idol reminding the viewer to bow down / show servitude to the image portrayed from whom all viral cursing flowed – lets call it god.1 – we’re up to 5G now ..
      Galen ~ learning to heal self & others or power to heal or deny depending on if you have a functional conscience or are just a materialistic nimrodic meat suit.

      1. The statue of liberty is literally the image of a Roman emperor, who guards the door of freedom, into the papal slaughterhouse.

        Idolatry may be seen, as positive worship, but it is nevertheless the papal road to hell. The founding fathers were Jesuit traitors.

        When cornerstone is a lie, then everything built thereupon is a lie. The principle of honoring the deal, sticking to the bargain, is the only way.

        That is the Covenant, as organizing principle, in the Druidic sundial quantification, that is built on the compass pyramid, as God. Isaiah 19:19:

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