It’s the oldest and the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is the Great Pyramid of Giza. It doesn’t need any speculations in reference to the appearance, size, or shape. It is located in the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today it is part of Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is believed to have been built over a 20 year period. First, the site was prepared, then large blocks of stone were transported and placed. An outer casing was used to smooth the surface. This outer casing disappeared over the years. It is still not known how the blocks were placed, ut there are many theories. One theory is that the construction of a straight or spiral ramp that was raised as construction proceeded.
The ramp, coated with mud and water, eased the displacement of blocks. The blocks were pushed or pulled into place. Another theory says that blocks may have been placed using long levers with a short angled foot. All through history, the pyramids of Giza have motivated the human imagination. Pyramids were referred to as “The Granaries of Joseph” and “The Mountains of Pharaoh. ” Today, the Great Pyramid is enclosed, along with other pyramids and the Sphinx, n this region of the Giza Plateau. When the Great Pyramid was built it was 481 ft (145. 75 m) high, over the years it has lost about 30 ft (10 m) off the top. It was the tallest structure on Earth for over 43 centuries, it was surpassed in the 19th Century A. D. It was covered with a casing of stones to smooth the surface. Some of the casing can still be seen near the top of Khefre’s pyramid.
The sloping angle of the sides is 54 degrees, 54 minutes, 0 seconds. Each side is carefully oriented with one of the cardinal points on the compass (N, E, S, W). The orizontal cross section is square at any level, each side is 751 ft (229 m) in length. The maximum error between side lengths is amazingly less than 0. 1%. This structure consists of about 2 million blocks of stone, each one of the stones weighs more than two tons. It’s been said that there are enough blocks in the three pyramids to build a 10 ft (3 m) high, 1 ft (0. 3 m) thick wall around France. The area capped by the Great Pyramid could hold St. Peter’s in Rome, the cathedrals of Florence, Milan, Westminster and St. Paul’s in London combined.
The entrance to the pyramid is on the north ace. There are a lot of corridors, galleries, and escape shafts that either lead to the King’s burial chamber, or were meant to serve other purposes. At the heart of the pyramid is where the King’s chamber is located. Every single one of the interior stones fit so well, a card won’t even fit between them. The sarcophagus is also oriented to the compass directions, and is only 1 cm smaller in dimensions than the chamber entrance. It may have been introduced as the structure progressed. There are new theories concerning the origin and purpose of the Pyramids of Giza.
The many different theories have to do with astronomic observatories, places of cult worship, geometric structures constructed by a long gone civilization, and extraterrestrial related theories. There is little evidence that supports the extraterrestrial theories. According to most people the pyramids were built by great armies of slaves, by ancient pharaohs of Egypt to preserve their bodies. They were meant to be monuments to the pharaoh’s greatness, filled with treasures for the afterlife. In order to construct such a massive structure, the pharaohs copied the Great Pyramid.
The Great Pyramid doesn’t contain a pharaohs body, treasure chamber, and no treasures itself. So who built this wonderful structure? The Great Pyramid is thirty times larger than the Empire State Building, the features are so large they can be seen from the moon. The base covers 13. 6 acres, which is equal to seven midtown Manhattan city blocks. Each side of the pyramid is greater than five acres in area. A highway lane that is eight feet wide and four inches thick could be built from San Francisco to New York and put inside the Great Pyramid.
Only a solid stone mountain could hold he Pyramid’s massive weight, and there just happens to be a flat solid granite mountain just beneath the surface of the ground directly under the pyramid. The pyramid is located at the exact center of the Earth’s land mass. That means that its East-West axis corresponds to the longest land parallel across the Earth, passing through Africa, Asia, and America. Likewise, the longest land meridian on Earth, through Asia, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica, also passes through the pyramid. Seeing how there is enough space on Earth to have 3 billion pyramids the odds of it’s being built where it is are 1 in 3 billion.
Like our bridge designs, the Pyramid’s cornerstones have balls and sockets built into them. Being several football fields long, the pyramid is prone to expansion and contract movements from the heat and cold, as well as earthquakes, settling, and other such events. After 4,600 years it’s structure would have been somewhat damaged without such construction. The 144,000 casing stones, were so radiant that they could be seen from the mountains of Israel, hundreds of miles away.
On sunny mornings and late afternoons, sunlight reflected by this immense mirrored surface of 5 ? acres noted the pyramid s being visible from the moon. In Bible prophecy 144,000 is the number of people, (12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel) who are supposed to evangelize the world at the end time. Incredibly, the outside surface stones are cut within 0. 01 inch of flawlessly straight and at almost perfect right angles for all six sides. They were placed together with an intended gap between them of 0. 02 inch. Modern technology cannot place such 20 ton stones with better accuracy than those in the pyramid.
The 0. 02 inch gap was planned to allow space for the glue to seal and hold the stones together. A white ement that connected the casing stones and made them watertight is still undamaged and more powerful than the blocks that it joins. Scientists over the centuries have taken many measurements in their pursuit to find out more about the pyramid’s mysteries. Among the intrigued was the great scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton. He was trying to draw up his famous law of gravity, he needed to know the diameter of the Earth. In the 1600’s no measurement was precise enough, especially since Newton theorized that the Earth’s spin would result in an equatorial bulge.
Having heard legends saying hat knowledge of the Earth (past and future) were in the pyramid, Newton set out to research. After he examined the detailed measurements made by the investigators before him, Newton identified that numerous key measurements would be in round numbers if the standard unit of measure was just 0. 001 inch larger than the British inch, which is the Sacred Jewish Inch. The Sacred Jewish Inch, 1/25 of a cubit, equals 1. 00106 British inches. This finding allowed the secrets of the pyramid to be unlocked and exposed unmistakable and mathematical relationships.
“For instance, we know from geometry that here is a universal relationship between the diameter of a circle and its circumference. Consider this: The height of the Pyramid’s apex is 5,812. 98 inches, and each side is 9,131 inches from corner to corner (in a straight line). If the circumference of the Pyramid is divided by twice its height (the diameter of a circle is twice the radius), the result is 3. 14159, which just happens to be pi. Incredibly, this calculation is accurate to six digits. So the pyramid is a square circle, and thus pi was designed into it 4,600 years ago. Pi is demonstrated many times throughout the Pyramid. “