Often in my life I have wondered about the great pyramids in Egypt. Whenever I saw photos or watched documentaries about them I could not believe that they were merely tombs .The long accepted theory was the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, with a work force of thousands, and 20 or so years of effort. I have always found it hard to believe that the ancient Egyptians constructed them, given the nature of the technology available at that time in history. To build structures such as the pyramids with such precision would require far more sophisticated tools then the ancients had 4,000 years ago.
I have also wondered about the purpose of the pyramids.Why would such a monumental effort be made on just building a tomb- a burial place? Maybe the pyramids were something much more then that. Maybe they were a kind of monument to the stars, maybe they were constructed with extra terrestrials in mind.The alignment of the 3 main pyramids on the Giza plain corresponds exactly to the alignment of the stars in the "belt" of the constellation Orion .Furthermore, it was found that the air shafts inside the pyramid were pointing directly at the constellation Orion itself. Possibly the Egyptians wanted to point the soul of the Pharaoh to that place in the heavens. Why that particular location in the sky?
I have read books by the famous psychic Edgar Cayce. He stated in his writings that the great pyramids of Giza are at least 12,000 years old. He further stated that the pyramids were constructed not by the Egyptians, but by the survivors of the continent of Atlantis .Cayce believed that the continent of Atlantis sank into the Atlantic ocean in a great cataclysm. The survivors fled to Egypt among other places and constructed the pyramids as a lasting monument to the Atlantean culture. Cayce also predicted that a vast library is underground directly under the Sphinx- a hall of records of the history of Atlantis. This record library is waiting to be discovered when man is ready to understand the knowledge it contains.
A few years ago on the Discovery channel- explorer Josh Bernstein raised these very same questions on his television show- Digging for the Truth. He gave convincing arguments for both theories of the construction of the pyramids .On his show, a fascinating theory was raised. The theory being that the ancient Egyptians were merely doing renovations on a much older structure, on pre-existing pyramids dating back thousands of years earlier.
Perhaps the question will never be answered. Maybe it will be forever open to debate, or maybe, convincing evidence will be found to prove one theory or the other.
I am hoping for the latter.