Every now and then I get a couple of articles that I just have to blog about, even though they have nothing to do with the daily dose of apocalypse-threatening wackiness that the modern world has become, thanks to its "leadership" class of insane people like alleged President Bidenenko, or fun-loving Tories in 10 Downing Street, or energy-killing Chancellors (and Chancellorettes, speaking of fossils) in Berlin:

On  serious note, M.D. found these articles about what has been long known - i.e., the presence of fossils in the limestone of the Giza Pyramids - and what has recently been discovered, the bones of a fossil in a newly-discovered chamber inside the Great pyramid.  You'll note the articles are from 2008 and 2014 respectively:

Pyramids packed with fossil shells

I want in this blog to talk mainly about the second article, but noting that according to the first article, the presence of nummilites fossils in the limestone of the Giza pyramids returns an interesting date:

Nummulites that lived during the Eocene period around 55.8-33.9 million years ago are most commonly found in Egyptian limestone.

Allowing for normal geological processes to form such limestone would still return a date, a terminus ante quem for at least the stones of the pyramids, that is still several millions of years ago.

But I have to comment on the second, 2014, article, for this is the first time I've seen it.  You'll note something obvious from the outset, namely, that the picture and caption beginning the article are incorrect: the pictured pyramid is not the Great Pyramid, but actually the Pyramid of Cephren, the second large pyramid at Giza, and easily distinguished from the Great Pyramid by the fact that some of the casing stones at the top of Cephren still remain on it. Cephren also actually appears to be taller than the Great Pyramid because it sits on slightly higher ground than the Great Pyramid.

But what's intriguing about the article is the alleged discovery of the bones of a veliciraptor inside a newly discovered chamber inside the Great Pyramid:

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has announced that a group of French and Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new chamber in the depths of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Antiquities authorities revealed the newly-discovered large chamber contained dinosaur bones and wall-paintings of dinosaurs resembling velociraptors, a genus of theropod dinosaurs that lived 75 million years ago.

The Ministry added that the bones were assembled and that the archaeology team concluded that the velociraptor was approximately 1.79 meters in size.

While it is unclear why the bones were buried in the chamber, the head of the French archaeologist team Avril Sap stated that the wall paintings in the chamber indicate that the bones had been discovered nearly 4,000 years ago by Egyptians working on the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

“The drawings indicate that workers found the bones which they had never seen before and offered it to Pharaoh Khufu,” explained Sap. “The Pharaoh decided to dedicate a chamber deep within the Pyramid to the discovery. The detail on the walls and the state of the bones’ conservation are truly spectacular.”

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism have decided to delay the reveal of the chamber and of the bones until the opening of Egypt’s ‘Grand Egyptian Museum,’ which is expected to be complete in 2015. Minister Ibrahim added that this discovery is historic, and its display at the new museum will bring tourists from across the globe.

And that is the whole article.

And with that, that is where my difficulties begin: where are the following things?  (1) the diagrams of the Great Pyramid showing where the newly discovered chamber is, and (2) where are the pictures of the discovered bones and (3) the pictures of the paintings of the veliciraptor that prove the builders were offering the dinosaur to Khufu... a clever - or perhaps, not so clever - way of perpetuating the Egyptological myth that the gigantic structure was constructed ca. 2000 or so BC by Egyptians for a Pharaonic tomb,  in spite of the fact that no mummy - pharaonic or otherwise - has ever been discovered inside the structure?  In short, if a dinosaur's skeleton was discovered in, or under, the structure, one would think that it would be balley-hooed by Egyptologists the world over that the structure was at least used as a tomb, even if only for an already long-dead dinosaur.

My difficulties don't end there. Doing a simple search for "newly discovered chamber in the Great Pyramid" revealed lots of diagrams about a suspected hidden chamber somewhere above the so--called "Grand Gallery," but nothing that looks easily accessible, and certainly nothing claiming to contain a dinosaur or paintings of it, for example:

Scientists discover hidden chamber or void in the Great Pyramid of Giza ...

This is an interesting "discovery," because testimony does exist (since Napoleon Bonaparte's expedition in fact), that the Grand Gallery possesses clear acoustical properties, including, according to some "earwitnesses," a faint echo that they maintain was coming from above the Grand Gallery.

But no paintings of dinosaurs.

A search for "newly discovered chamber in the Pyramid of Cephren" yielded nothing but articles with pictures of that Pyramid once again mislabeled as the Great Pyramid. So like one of the commenters on the article, I wonder if the fossil was in fact discovered in some newly-discovered chamber in the Pyramid of Cephren. Apparently not, because I can find no example of such a story after a cursory internet search.

There are thus too many unresolved questions for me to accept this article as reporting something genuine, and it wouldn't be the first time Egyptology has leapt to some extraordinary conclusions based on a scanty reflection on scanty evidence; consider only the ridiculous claims of Colonel Howard Vyse and how they still are front and center in Egyptology's argument that the structure was indeed built by Khufu, in spite of a mountain of evidence that the Vyse inscriptions were forgeries, and the most inconvenient fact that Vyse, when blasting his way with dynamite into the misnamed "relieving chambers" above the equally misnamed "King's Chamber", somehow managed not to blast any inscriptions he later claims were found on all the walls of said chambers except the ones he had just blasted through!

Uh huh.

Of course, there are other disturbing possibilities, and we might as well mention them: were the alleged paintings of the velociraptor just of the bones? Or were they paintings of the velociraptor with skin and scales still on? And if the latter, how would the artist have any idea what they might have looked like? Did the artist see one? (For those in the know, I'm thinking of the sirrush problem from my book Genes, Giants, Monsters and Men).

And how came the velociraptor into the chamber? Was he discovered by diggers and builders as is alleged (without, again, any evidence of a tangible nature being reproduced in the article), or did a live dinosaur somehow stumble into the structure and like some witless dinosaur version of The Cask of Amintillado ended up being buried alive? If so, of course, that would make the structure very, very old indeed.

In the end, I am not convinced, neither by the article's "genuineness" nor by its "argument", an "argument" that seems in and of itself another desperate Colonel Vyse-like attempt to attribute the structure to Khufu, and not admit the obvious: (1) it's older than Egypt, (2) Egyptians did not build it, (3) it was never intended as a tomb, and (4) it looks like it was built after the flood... whenever that was... except of course there are those ancient testimonies that record the appearance of a water-mark about half-way up the structure when said water mark was visible on the then in situ casing stones... or built after one flood and before another...?

But I digress.

Hidden chambers?  I have no problem there.

With dinosaur fossils and paintings? Show me the pictures and the witnesses from all over the world who have seen them....

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. pete clark on September 9, 2022 at 7:55 am

    I seem to remember that the pyramids were built by Predator aliens to contain exomorphs, and allow (black, female) human heroes to demonstrate their warrior worthiness.

  2. chrismiekina on September 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Doc… Date for article is April 1 (!) Avril Sap is anagram for prima aprilis…

  3. Nidster - on September 8, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Oh, so consider what the article says — “Minister Ibrahim added that this discovery is historic, and… “It will bring tourists from across the globe.” OK folks, so there is not all that much to worry over since it’s mostly about ‘tourist attractions’…. think ‘Disneyland’ and all those cartoon charcters that are the real ‘money-making attractions’, and ALL of those ‘made-UP’ STORIES they are selling!!!… So, it’s about ‘money’, the root of all EVIL.

    The real concern is this — how ‘ancient’ is the Great Pyramid? When was it constucted? Who really constructed it? And then think about this — ALL granite stone on the Earth has Poloniom Haloes embedded within it, and those stones can be dated. This is a PROVEN scientific fact.

    • Nidster - on September 8, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      One more thing regarding the Sirrush creature. Strangely enough the Sirrush Dragon was depicted on the Ishtar Gate in Babylon.

      We leave it to the occultist to have kept those creatures for ‘pets’, or not.

      Then there is another strange story we are told occurred in Babylon.
      Daniel Kills the Dragon – Bible Gateway’ › passage › ?search=Daniel 14:23-42&version=NRSVACE

  4. marcos toledo on September 8, 2022 at 1:34 am

    One question is how accurate were the paintings of the velociraptor painted from life maybe.

  5. DanaThomas on September 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    “Avril Sap” apparently only exists on the egyptianstreets website LOL.

  6. Robert Barricklow on September 7, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    “Ear witnesses”. Loved it!

    Can’t see a painting of bones.
    But a painting of a Live Dinosaur?
    Now, that would be buried; along w/the other memory hole antiquities.
    The whole purpose of “real” history in these times; is to bury it.
    Only the elites can handle, such ancient “truths”.
    Hell; these puppet masters bury current events;
    like what’s really going on in The Ukraine.
    “They buries the truths of JFK; 9/11; and probably other event
    that neve made it past the “Real Truths Horizon Event” line.
    [the black hole of puppet master truths; never be seen by “The Public Eye”].

  7. tigresswings on September 7, 2022 at 11:40 am

    From what all I’ve searched, the Great Pyramid is far more ancient than reported. Dinosaur, don’t know. However it makes me think of the stone engraving collection found in South America depicting dinosaurs–dinos as pets, working with men and also eating men.

  8. mirkogordan on September 7, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Look at the date of the article.

    • anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 10:18 pm

      April Fool’s Day has measurable Mandela effect, when counting sheep, duped by mass media.

      Obviously, papacy decides energy prices in Europe, by herding American politicians to Rome.

      Thus Americans, who kiss papal toe, while sanctioning Russia, must be Catholics flocking.

      Papal mafia crusade, in the Ukraine, must be European wars of religion, on April Fool’s Day.

  9. Billy Bob on September 7, 2022 at 9:06 am

    “ Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism have decided to delay the reveal of the chamber and of the bones until the opening of Egypt’s ‘Grand Egyptian Museum,’ which is expected to be complete in 2015.”
    Publicity stunt?

  10. anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Tories, in the tea leaves, are pranksters stating, that Boris will be back, to buy a new sofa, after having figured out, how to find the proverbial needle in the haystack, referring to the last verse, in the Old English Rune poem, that features river fish on dry land, unfolding fodder.

    During the Napoleonic Wars, a Scotsman, Ebenezer Henderson, was studying the eight-legged farmer’s sundial in Iceland, mentioning its cairn markers as “pyramids”, even though they are normally conically shaped. He wrote about it, page 186-187:

    When Isaiah 19:19 refers to an altar to Yahweh, in Egypt – most likely the Pyramid – then it would make sense, that Yahweh is midwinter solstice, observed and/or
    calculated, from geometry in the construction, in addition to the obvious 8-point compass in the ground plan (Odin’s eight-legged horse).

    A simple farmer’s calendar is, to first determine equinoxes, and then count days to solstices. Thus Isaiah could have meant the sphinx, as well, since it has equinox features.

    • anakephalaiosis on September 7, 2022 at 7:41 am

      BTW, in Old Norse folklore calendar, there are 13 Yule Lads arriving, one by one, before the holy night, and they leave, one by one, after.

      It gives an interval of 13+1+13=27. Within that time period, there must be a full moon, two half moons, and a new moon.

      The Yule Lads have a mother, the giantess Grýla, and a father, Leppalúði (tilted lip), along with a family pet, Svarti Kötturinn (the Black Cat).

      Point is, that one counts days, from autumn equinox to Yule, and uses lunar phenomena, to keep track of the countdown.

      • tigresswings on September 7, 2022 at 11:31 am

        Compelling indeed, have been looking into Norse history, paganism, and myth.

        • anakephalaiosis on September 8, 2022 at 6:42 am

          The founding principles of Abram & Co are essentially heathen, and Scandinavian folklore calendar could well have been used in Genesis, to pinpoint Yahweh-yuletide, using lunar phenomena as markers.

          When basic astronomy and geometry are the highest principles in myth, whose application is navigation, then everything else becomes superfluous idolatry, leading astray.

          Abram & Co staking claim in high heaven, makes solstices into confirmation of founding myth, and Yahweh-yuletide becomes the great reset, annually reoccurring.

          Elohim-tungols and Yahweh-yuletide are rather lofty ideas, building castle in cloud, out of reach in starry night. That’s Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock:

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