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    TheGreatPyramid:AncientWonderModernMystery

    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1

    CHAPTER 1 THE GREAT PYRAMID ANDTHE UNIVERSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

    Mathematics .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Geography..................................4Astronomy... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

    CHAPTER 2 PASSAGES AND CHAMBERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    Descending Passage .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Subterranean Chamber .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8Ascending Passages .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9The Grand Gallery.........................9The Ante-Chamber... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10The Kings Chamber .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10

    Construction Chambers .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 10The Queens Chamber................... 11The Horizontal Passage .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 12The Well Shaft .... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 12Entire Passage System ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    CHAPTER 3 A MEMORIAL STONE. . . . . . 14Scriptures on the Subject... .. .. .. .. .. .. . 14The Three Prophetic Conditions . . . . . . . 14

    CHAPTER 4 PASSAGES AND CHAMBERSDECIPHERED. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 15

    The Bible in Stone. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 16CHAPTER 5 PAST, PRESENT ANDFUTURE. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 23

    The Bibles Historical Record. . .. .. .. .. 23Corroboration in the Great Pyramid ... 25Mans Standing Before God.. .. . . . . . . . . 26Corroboration in the Great Pyramid ... 27Summary.... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .. 27

    CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 27How the Great Pyramid Pictures GodsPlan........................................ 28

    INTRODUCTION

    Land of the pharaohs, gift of the Nile, ancientEgypt has fascinated people from all walks oflife. From the discovery of the Rossetta

    Stone to the uncovering of the treasures ofKing Tut-ankh-amen, some of the richestarchaeological finds of our modern era havebeen provided by ancient Egypt. Throughthese findings we catch a glimpse of thoseancients, the way they lived, their culture,their religion, and even the way they died.They left behind countless monuments,memorializing themselves, their gods andtheir knowledge. But there stands onemonument in Egypt which testifies of a farsuperior knowledge than any othermonument of ancient Egypt. In fact, theknowledge displayed in the design of thisedifice surpasses the capability of anyoneknown in ancient Egypt.

    Of the seven wonders of the ancient world,the Great Pyramid is the only remaining one.It captures the curiosity and imagination ofmany scientific and religious disciplines. Forover four millennia it has been standing onthe Giza Plateau, silently embracing itsmysteries.

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    It stands alone and unique, apart from allother pyramids in the world. It has beennamed the Great Pyramid because its superiorworkmanship is above and beyond any other

    pyramid. When completed, the GreatPyramid was 454 feet tall, 760 feet long ateach base, covering an area of more than 13acres of land. The Great Pyramid containsmore masonry than all the cathedrals,churches and chapels built in England sincethe time of Christ.

    The original outer casing stones were whitelimestone blocks polished and fitted to anangle of 51 51'. Though most of these aremissing today, the matchless workmanshipdisplayed in the few remaining casingstones impresses even a casualobserver. These blocks each averagea massive sixteen tons. The finejoints are no thicker than a pieceof paper; included in each is afine film of cement. In itsoriginal glory the GreatPyramid must havelooked like a star onthe edge of thedesert whenreflecting the

    suns rays.The ancientStrabosaid itwas like abuilding let downfrom heaven, untouched byhuman hands.

    The original entrance to the passage system ison the 17th course of masonry. The CaliphAl Mamoun forced his way in on the 7thcourse in AD 820.

    The passage system of the Great Pyramid is

    uncommonly diversified. It is the only one ofmany pyramids on the Giza Plateau thatcontains ascending passages, chambersabove ground, air channels in the upperchambers, a plugged passageway, a pit and agrotto. Trial passages still remain intact in theplateau off the east side of the pyramid,where workers practiced the passage designbefore building it into the Great Pyramid.

    From the top of the Great Pyramid, the viewis magnificent. On a clear day one can seenorthward into the Nile Delta, eastward to

    Cairo, southward up the Nile to other smallerpyramids and westward over the SaharaDesert.

    This ancient wonder has survived for over4000 years. Over a million and a halfsunrises have cast its shadow on the GizaPlateau. It has survived wars, earthquakes,civilizations, conquerors, storms, and evenpillagers who stripped it of its outer casing.

    In our world of change, governments riseand fall, methods and machinery becomeobsolete, and buildings are erected only to be

    torn down for the new. However, theGreat Pyramid, completed more than

    2000 years before Christ, promises toremain for many centuries to come.

    Thus, this timeless monument, byits very nature, poses an enigma

    to us.

    Many have studied themysteries of the Great

    Pyramid. Many

    theories havebeen offered toexplain itspurpose. They

    assert its use as atomb, a landing pad

    for space ships, anobservatory, a temple of

    initiation, a refuge from a flood, astandard measure of corn, a memorial to the

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    Martians who supposedly built it, etc. Theoverwhelming majority of evidence supportsthe conclusion that the Creator was thearchitect of the Great Pyramid and in itsdesign. He displayed His ultimate plan formankind.

    This booklet will examine some of theevidence which demands a verdict.

    CHAPTER 1

    TheGreatPyramidandtheUniverseThroughout history, scholars have studied allthat was available to them about the GreatPyramid. But not until our modern era hasinterest become so widespread andinformation so readily available that now,

    many thousands, perhaps millions, havestudied this ancient wonder in one form oranother.

    Serious pyramid research may be said to havebegun in 1765 with Nathanial Davison.Napoleon and his team of researchers led byJomard and Coutelle followed in 1798.Colonel Howard Vyse conducted extensiveresearch in the 1830s, followed by theEnglish amateur astronomer andmathematician John Taylor in the 1850s.Astronomer-Royal for Scotland, PiazziSmyth took careful measurements in the1860s. Famed Egyptologist ProfessorWilliam Flinders Petrie surveyed the area inthe 1880s and Professor John Edgar andMorton Edgar, his brother, followed withtheir findings in the early l900s along withAdam Rutherford, David Davidson andHerbert Aldersmith.

    From the discoveries of these and otherinvestigators, the Great Pyramidsdimensions have been found to teach

    principles of mathematics, geography andastronomy.

    Mathematics

    The Pi Proportion

    DistanceAroundSquare=Circle

    (Perimeter=Circumference)

    AreaofSquare=Circle

    Base=SideofSquare

    Height

    =

    Radius

    ofCircle

    Basex2Height =3.14159

    =3.14159

    5151'14".3

    One of mans oldest mathematical quests hasbeen to accurately determine the relationshipbetween the circumference of a circle and itsdiameter. Mathematicians denote this ratio bythe sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet,

    (pi). This value, which we know today as3.141592 +, was first accurately determinedby Rudolph Van Ceulin in the sixteenthcentury. It is a ratio fundamental to the studyof physical things, as it gives a mathematicallink between straight and circular geometricfigures. A proper ascertainment of this ratiois vital to mathematicians, astro-physicists,architects, and many others.

    The pi ratio is one of the first mathematicalfeatures discovered in the Great Pyramid. In

    the 1850s John Taylor discovered that theoriginal vertical height of the Great Pyramidwas to its base perimeter as the radius of acircle is to its circumference. John Taylornoted that this pi proportion feature couldonly work with the unique Great Pyramidangle of 51 51'. Thus no other pyramidcontains this relationship.

    According to both Smyths and Petriesmeasurements, the Great Pyramiddemonstrates the pi proportion accurately tofour decimal points. The significance of this

    demonstration is doubly impressive whenone realizes that pi had not been worked outto this accuracy until the sixth century, morethan 2700 years after the Great Pyramidscompletion.[The pi portion works with no other pyramid.][Twice the height x pi = circuit of base][When the radius of a circle equals the height of the GreatPyramid. then the circumference of that circle equals thepyramids base circumference]

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    Geography

    OrientationOrientation, when applied to a building,means the direction of its sides with referenceto the cardinal points of the compass.

    Orientation is an important part in theplanning of almost every building, whether itbe a solar home positioned to maximize sunexposure or an observatory set to get the bestpossible view of the heavens.

    West East

    North

    out

    In the late 1800s

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