Three of the most amazing pyramids on Earth stand at the so-called Giza Plateau, not far from Cairo, Egypt.
There, thousands of years ago, the ancients erected some of the most incredible stone structures the world has seen.
But the tree pyramids were not alone. In addition to smaller satellite pyramids next to them, the ancients also are thought to have carved the greatest monolithic statue on the surface of the planet: The Great Sphinx of Giza.
This incredible statue, shrouded in mystery and legends, has been the center of numerous studies in the past.
Because it has been claimed that within its intricately carved body are chambers and secret rooms that lead towards a yet undiscovered world.
And an ancient history expert has taken to YouTube to propose a new theory arguing that one of the many entrances carved into the Sphinx may lead towards a shaft connected to a secret burial chamber, where the Pharaoh’s mummy remains hidden.
All three of the Pyramid at Giza were supposedly built as burial chambers for three Pharaohs.
In previous articles, we brought forward three important reasons why the Pyramids at the Giza pleasure were not pyramids.
Scholars argue that the Giza Pyramids were built as tombs and that the mummified remains of the Pharaohs were located inside these massive, majestic, awestriking monuments.
But some mysterious reason, the interior of the pyramids lacks any inscriptions.
There aren’t any hieroglyphics, there aren’t any markings.
In fact, the pyramid’s interior seems pale and poor compared to their stunning, imposing exterior beauty.
So far, neither the mummified remains of Khafre, Khufu, nor Menakure has been discovered inside the tombs.
Evidence of the Pyramids not being a tomb can be found if we take a look at first century BC historian, Diodorus Siculus, who clearly writes:
“The kings designed these pyramids for their sepulchers, yet it happened that their remains were not here deposited.”
“Describing the Great Pyramids and the hatred their builders supposedly attracted to themselves, Diodorus follows the tradition of Herodotus; he adds, however, that their bodies were never buried in them, but rather that the rulers commanded that their bodies be placed in a secure place that was kept secret.” (C. Zivie-Coche 2002 (1997): 102).
This means that it is more than likely that the mummified remains of Khafre, Khufu, and Menakure were probably never inside the pyramid, but rather in a secret tomb that has still not been found by experts.
And it is precisely beneath the Sphinx where YouTuber and historian Matthew Sibson argues we should look for the ancient mummies.
Sibson argues there are a number of secrets waiting to be revealed, and his most recent video takes viewers on a journey to explore a little-known opening located at the back of the Sphinx.
That opening, he argues, may lead to a long-lost Pharaoh’s burial chamber.
His theory is based on the work of scholars from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Sibson reveals how a shaft found in the back of the monument by Johan Michael Vansleben in 1679 and explored in full by Egyptologist Auguste Mariette in 1853 tells us a lot about what remains hidden beneath the Sphinx.
“Auguste Mariette recognized this opening as a natural fissure, although others have thought it was a funerary shaft,” Sibson explains in his video.
Running through the body of the Sphinx, the shaft eventually leads into a mystery void beneath the statue.
Sibson explains that the entrance was sealed off in 1926 by Emile Baraize during restoration work on the Sphinx.
It was the 1926 restoration that sealed off the entrance using cement, making it nearly impossible to see the chamber located below.
However, based on Mariette’s work, Sibson points out that there is evidence of a burial place beneath the shaft.
And although this void may be nothing more than the various ‘natural channels’ that run beneath the limestone of the Giza plateau (and the Pyramids), the tunnels may have been reused by the ancients during the sixth century BC.
“Mariette did say that the rough chamber was a natural fissure but there was evidence it was enlarged by the hands of man,” Sibson explained.
“Despite a cement spill, I’m convinced that the shaft in the back of the Sphinx does lead to a chamber due to a number of eyewitness accounts. Natural, yes, but worked by man and once included a body, most likely,” Sibson, who runs Ancient Architects on YouTube, revealed.