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The other image that flashes on the inner eye is the muddy deceptively sluggish River Nile flowing placidly but with treacherously strong currents as the steamer or some such vessel glides through past Luxor and to the Abu Simbel Temple of Rameses II.
Before the Aswan High Dam to C. Miles Sq. It also led to a part of Nile Valley being submerged. The other paintings and artefacts from Faras Cathedral were moved to Warsaw Museum. The other archaeological sites including the Buhen Fort and the cemetery of Fardaus have been submerged by Lake Nasser. Humans destroying culture and environment for short term selfish ends, reflecting increasing cost to ensure same rate of surface drainage, prevent water logging and increasing soil salinity.
Add the increased sedimentation at Lake Nasser caused by Aswan High Dam which is now eroding the coastline around Nile Delta at a estimated high of — m — ft per year. The first few chapters on the Green Sahara and age of the Sphinx had me riveted. Later as I researched about the author Edward F. Malkowski, I was surprised to learn that he was neither an Archaeological Historian nor an anthropologist. Surprisingly his field is the mundane finance and business administration, a software developer with interests in business strategy and philosophy as it relates to the advancement of technology!
With this background, naturally his conclusions come under fire from professional historians, archaeologists and anthropologist as well as lay readers. The points that the author brings up could be easily proved otherwise with more time and research, I think jumping to conclusions about the "true nature" of the pyramids and so forth puts you in very speculative ground and while fun to contemplate does not sit well with the general tenants of history.
What is learnt in childhood is almost impossible to forget. A new theory would not only disturb the established order, but would also require one to look deeply into various other fields and revise them and their conclusion.
Aristotle had said 2, years ago that the earth is the centre of the solar system and the spheres of sun and moon revolve around it. This was further strengthened when in OT Jousha confirmed that on his request God made the sun stand still.
In the meantime supported by scholars of astronomy, science, etc. The Spanish Conquisidators ordered all books of Incas, burnt, desecrated or destroyed, because its teachings did not agree with the Bible and were more akin to what Lucifer said. Today the scholars are unanimous about Egyptian civilizations age. Any contrary evidence is fake or an anomaly which can be cleared with deeper study and research.
The Sphinx or Great Pyramid cannot predate Khufu — all other evidence and claims to the contrary be damned. In the first draft of my review I had quoted extensively from the book, but then edited it out. However, certain excerpts are reproduced. Robert M. Schoch, of Boston University, in to investigate the possibility that the Egyptian Sphinx was carved, at least in part, before B.
West, as did Schwaller, believed the weathering of the Sphinx and its enclosure was caused by erosion from rainwater. This would have had to occur before the third millennium B. At Giza, Schoch observed that the Sphinx and the Valley Temple had been constructed in two stages and had undergone repair, even during ancient times. He also ascertained that the Sphinx temple, and possibly the Valley Temple, was constructed from limestone blocks quarried from the Sphinx enclosure, which provided the room for sculptors to carve its body.
If true, this would mean that the temple structures must be as old as the Sphinx itself. Later, the ancient Egyptians faced these temples with ashlars, carved smooth stones made of Aswan granite. Based in part on his analysis of the evidence that the weathering of the limestone floor surrounding the Sphinx is 50 to percent deeper at the front and sides of the Sphinx than at the rear, Schoch provides one estimate of the date of the carving of the front and sides of the Sphinx and another for the rear.
Simply stated, the floor in the back of the Sphinx was weathered to a depth of only four feet, while the front was weathered to a depth of eight feet; this suggests that the front of the Sphinx is twice as old as the back. Schoch estimates that the rear floor of the enclosure was first exposed in B. If the Sphinx was heavily weathered by precipitation at an early period in its existence, Schoch argues that it may have been carved prior to the last great period of major precipitation in the Nile Valley, between ten thousand and five thousand years ago.
Today there is little to suggest that a culture capable of carving such a large statue and temple existed at that time. It is possible that other cultural remains exist but have not been found; they could be buried deep under the Nile alluvium.
Furthermore, a higher sea level since ten thousand years ago may have submerged vast expanses of land along the Mediterranean coast that were inhabited by early cultures. Schoch argues that evidence of sophisticated cultures in other regions during this era, such as the eastern Mediterranean, have been discovered, implying that it is possible for such a culture to have existed. But as yet no denial or rebuttal has come from any Egyptologist.
Pyramids are not mastabas tombs. There are really only ten true pyramids. Built during the third and fourth dynasties between and B. Later pyramids were built of rubble and sand, sandwiched between stone walls, most of which are now in ruins. Once the stone casing of this type of construction is damaged or removed, the structure deteriorates rapidly.
Excluding the first pyramid, built by Djoser, the following nine have a combined total of fourteen undecorated rooms containing three empty, unmarked stone chests that are assumed to be sarcophagi. Yet they contain no religious inscriptions, offering rooms, or other funerary features found in earlier and later tombs.
Even more interesting, Snefru, the first king of the fourth dynasty, built three pyramids, two at Dahshur and one at Meidum. No one knows why he ordered this. Why would he order three tombs?
According to the independent Egyptian Egyptologist Moustafa Gadalla, the lack of funerary items alone invalidates the theory that the pyramids functioned as tombs. Remnants, scraps, or fibres from the mummy and its wrappings surely would remain in the burial chamber, or somewhere else in the pyramid, if it was a place of rest for the deceased.
Finally, human remains have never been found inside a genuine pyramid. Thieves steal treasure, grave goods of monetary value, but would avoid a corpse.
Valuables within the wrappings would have been removed and the corpse left next to its sarcophagus. The observable evidence suggests that the pyramids were never intended to house human beings, dead or alive.
Since passageways and chambers were designed and built into the pyramids, the time and trouble it took to build them logically requires utility in their purpose.
The inner structure of the Great Pyramid, the most internally complex of all the pyramids, appears as an unfathomable series of ascending and descending passages with a single grand, ascending passage.
Of course, this raises the question: If the pyramids were not tombs, then what were they? Later, it was determined that the flakes were plaster of Paris, also known as gypsum. According to Dunn, the odour was not likely the result of unclean conditions, but instead the residual elements of the chemical processes that once occurred there.
Another seemingly unexplainable fact is that salt was encrusted on the walls, and also in the horizontal passage in the lower portion of the Grand Gallery, in some places up to a half-inch thick.
Ironically, salt is a natural by-product of the chemical reaction designed to produce hydrogen. It probably formed when hot, hydrogen-bearing gas reacted with the calcium in the limestone walls. In , Dr. Patrick Flanagan, a physician and researcher, took a sample of this salt to the Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology for analysis. To do so would be to rewrite the development of humans and accept that maybe the Paleolithic or definitely Mesolithic Humans had ceased to be nomads hunter gatherers and were settled agriculturalists.
Their refutation is strengthened by lack of fossil evidence and other artefacts. As per the oral tradition the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx were crafted about 40, years ago and the Great Pyramid was never meant to be a tomb. The tradition is silent on the use to which pyramids were put. Christopher Dunn has scientifically established that the Giza Plateau and specifically The Great Pyramid could serve as a giant geo-mechanical power generator.
However how the power so generated was utilized remains unanswered. Classical Egyptologist are unable to accept this claim and hold that Pyramids were meant to be tombs for the rulers and aristocracy. That a civilization 10, 0r 40, years ago could generate and use electrical power is impossible to believe. If it were so, some evidence would have been found and we would not have had to live nearly 12, 0r 42, years in darkness and candle light, tapers, etc.
The similarity of that story with the tale of Osiris, Isis and Horus according to the author establishes that Egyptian Prehistoric civilization was indeed a Mayan civilization relocated in Northern Africa!!!!! In twelve long chapters, Edward Malkowski, creates a well crafted theory of an alternate Egyptian Civilization which existed millennia before the third millennium B. Yes it indeed was a riveting read.
I would have given five plus stars to the book, if the few unanswered questions were at least answered in part, but since the book fails in that aspect, it is a four star read.
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