Standing tall for over 4,500 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza is an enduring mystery of ancient engineering. Despite its age, this incredible structure remains one of the most advanced ever built, boasting unparalleled feats of design and construction. In this article, we'll explore 15 reasons why the Great Pyramid of Giza is still considered one of the most impressive ancient structures on Earth.
Did aliens really help build the pyramids? Because it seems that lately, no matter the question, the answer is Aliens. But let’s take a look at this wild theory.
In recent years, a lot of people have become convinced that thousands of years ago, perhaps even before written history, aliens visited Earth and played a huge role in the development of our species. This theory, made popular by the History Channel, argues that aliens have been in constant contact with Earth and helped forge mankind into the society we are today.
Although there are no scientific grounds to support these ideas, people continue believing and argue that some structures, like the Great Pyramid of Giza, must have been built with the help of technology far superior to what was available to mankind at the time the pyramids were built.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most astonishing structures ever built. And it is partially because of its greatness that some people have claimed mankind could not have built it. The monument, most likely built more than 4,500 years ago, was built at the Giza plateau with a set of other equally incredible structures. So, why do people think aliens played a huge role in the building process of this structure?
Well, for one, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only standing ancient wonder of the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza, also called the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, takes the honor of the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The pyramid has remained largely intact despite thousands of years of wars, climate change, and natural disasters. The complete list of the classic seven wonders:
- Great Pyramid of Giza, is the only one that still exists.
- Colossus of Rhodes
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- Lighthouse of Alexandria
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
The Great Pyramid of Giza is home to numerous mysteries. As noted by Hazel Muir in a New Scientist article, the Great Pyramid’s axis aligns with Earth’s true north with an ‘accuracy of 0.05 degrees’.
Somehow, thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians could align the structure when it was built accurately. The ancient Egyptians used two bright stars in the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations to align their pyramids in a north-south direction.
Experts thought the ancient Egyptians might have watched a single star circle this imaginary point and aligned their pyramid with the circle’s center. Alternatively, they might have measured north by tracking the path of the Sun. Either way, the accuracy with which they mastered this should have been about the same during the entire pyramid-building period.
The structure is the only eight-sided pyramid on Earth. All other pyramids are built with four main sides.
The Great Pyramid of Giza, on the other hand, has eight sides. This strange phenomenon is visible from the sky and noticeable during dawn and sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes, as the sun casts shadows on the pyramid.
A Long-Standing Structure. Unlike many other structures that have crumbled down, surrendering to time, the Great Pyramid of Giza has stood for thousands of years. This means that whoever built it ensured the monument would stand the test of time. The Great Pyramid’s cornerstones have balls and sockets built into them, which means the structure can withstand powerful earthquakes.
Orion’s Alignment. Another reason why some people say that the Pyramids are connected to aliens is because of the alleged connection the three main pyramids at Giza have with the three main stars in the constellation of Orion.
Even more fascinating is perhaps the fact that scholars have determined that once the pyramid was built more than 4,500 years ago, it was located at the exact center of the land mass on Earth. How on Earth did the Egyptians know where to place the pyramid? If they could not fly, ask the supporters of the Alien theory.
Despite being built as a tomb, no one has ever found a mummy inside the Pyramid. This fact has led many people to believe that the Great Pyramid of Giza and its accompanying pyramids were not built as tombs but as something else. What that ‘something else’ is, remains a mystery.
The Summer Solstice sunset appears in the middle of two pyramids at Giza. That’s another incredible feature of the Giza Pyramid Complex. During the summer solstice, in the evening, and when viewed from the Great Sphinx, the sun sets between two of the largest pyramids at Giza.
Pyramids, alignment and solstices
For the Egyptians to create this structural alignment, they must have known the day of the summer solstice and the exact length of the year. Surely it must have been… aliens? But there’s more.
People argue that Aliens played a huge role in building the pyramids because of the strange internal structure of the Great Pyramid. The Great Pyramid is the only pyramid in Egypt that was built with descending and ascending inner passages. Scholars aren’t really sure how these passages were built, nor what their exact purpose is.
Building the pyramid was no easy thing. It is estimated that the builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza used around 2.3 million stones weighing on average, between 3 and 30 tons. This means that the Great Pyramid of Giza contains enough stone to build a 2ft high wall around the earth that is 10cm (.35ft) thick.
Even more fascinating is the fact that as many as 5.5 million tons of limestone, 8,000 tons of granite (imported from Aswan, not Mars), and 500,000 tons of mortar were used to construct the Great Pyramid.
Aliens, did you polish the stones?
The Egyptians could not have built the Great Pyramid themselves because the structure’s outer mantle was composed of 144,000 casing stones, all of which were highly polished and flat to an accuracy of 1/100th of an inch. Thank you, aliens, for polishing out the stones.
Even though the Ancient Greeks are credited for the mathematical equation of Pi, thousands of years ago, the builders of the pyramid incorporated that, and many other mathematical equations into the Great Pyramid. The relationship between Pi (p) and Phi (F) is expressed in the fundamental proportions of the Great Pyramid. This fact supposedly proves that the builders of the Great Pyramid were extremely smart and knew about many mathematical equations before they were ‘discovered’ in more ‘recent’ times.
And one of the most recent discoveries about the Pyramid proves that this magnificent ancient structure can focus electromagnetic energy. Using calculations, the researchers demonstrated that in the resonant state, the Great Pyramid could concentrate electromagnetic energy inside its chambers but also well beneath its base, where an unfinished chamber is located.
Does all of the above mean that aliens did have something to do with the building of the Pyramid? Not really. It actually only proves that there’s so much more we have yet to learn, not only about the pyramids but ancient civilizations in general.
So what makes more sense? That undiscovered alien species came down to Earth and built… pyramids? Or that our ancestors were much more advanced than we are willing to accept and accomplished incredible things thousands of years ago?