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« Reply #195 on: June 20, 2008, 01:55:37 am »

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Among the mystics or members of Egyptian mystery schools,
tradition explained that the Great Pyramid was great in many
ways. Despite the fact that it was not entered until the year 820,
the secret schools of pre-Christian Egypt insisted that the interior
layout was well known to them. They constantly claimed that it
was not a tomb nor a burial chamber of any kind, except that it
did have one chamber for symbolic burial as part of an initiation
ritual.

According to mystical traditions, the interior was entered gradu-
ally and in various stages via underground passageways .
Different chambers were said to have existed at the end of each
phase of progress, with the highest and ultimate initiatory stage
represented by the now-called King's Chamber .

Little by little, the traditions of the mystery schools were veri-
fied by archaeological discoveries, for it was ascertained in 1935
that there was a subterranean connection between the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid and that a tunnel connected the Sphinx to the
ancient temple located on its southern side (today called the
Temple of the Sphinx).

As Emile Baraize's massive 11-year sand and seashell clearing
project neared completion in 1935, remarkable stories started to
emerge about discoveries made during the clearing project. A
magazine article, written and published in 1935 by Hamilton M.
Wright, dealt with an extraordinary discovery under the sands of
Giza that is today denied. The article was accompanied by origi-
nal photographs provided by Dr Selim Hassan, the leader of the
scientific investigative team from the University of Cairo who
made the discovery. It said:

We have discovered a subway used by the ancient Egyptians
of 5000 years ago. It passes beneath the causeway leading
between the second Pyramid and the Sphinx. It provides a
means of pqssing under the causeway from the Cheops
Pyramid to the Pyramid of Chephren [Khephren] . From this
subway, we have unearthed a series of shafts leading down more
than 125 feet, with roomy courts and side chambers .

Around the same time, the international news media released further
details of the find.

 The underground connector complex was originally built between the Great pyramid and the Temple of the Solarmen, for the Pyramid of Khephren was a later and superficial structure. The subway and its apartments were exca-vated out of solid, living bedrock-a truly extraordinary feat, considering it was built thousands of years ago.

There is more to the story of under-ground chambers at Giza, for media reports described the unearthing of a subterranean passageway between the Temple of the Solar-men on the plateau and the Temple of the Sphinx in the valley. That passageway had been unearthed a few years before the release and publication of that particular newspaper article.

 The discoveries led Dr Selim Hassan and others to believe and publicly state that, while the age of the Sphinx was always enigmatic in the past, it may have been part of the great architectural plan that was deliberately arranged and carried out in association with the **** of the Great Pyramid.


Archaeologists made another major discovery at that time.
Around halfway between the Sphinx and Khephren's Pyramid were discovered four enormous vertical shafts, each around eight feet square, leading straight down through solid limestone. It is called "Campbell's Tomb" on the Masonic and Rosicrucian plans, and "that shaft complex", said Dr Selim Hassan, "ended in a spacious room, in the centre of which was another shaft that descend-ed to a roomy court flanked with seven side chambers ". Some of the chambers contained huge, sealed sarcophagi of basalt and granite, 18 feet high.

 The discovery went further and found that in one of the seven rooms there was yet a third vertical shaft, dropping down deeply to a much lower chamber. At the time of its discovery , it was flooded with water that partly covered a solitary white sarcophagus.

 That chamber was named the "Tomb of Osiris" and was shown
being "opened for the first time" on a fabricated television docu-
mentary in March 1999. While originally exploring in this area in
1935, Dr Selim Hassan said:

 We are hoping to find some monuments of importance after
clearing out this water. The total depth of these series of
shafts is more than 40 metres or more than 125 feet. . . In the
cour,'!e of clearing the southern part of the subway, there was
found a very fine head of a statue which is very expressive in
every detail of the face .

 

According to a separate newspaper report of the time, the statue
was an excellent sculpted bust of Queen Nefertiti, described as "a
beautiful example of that rare type of art inaugurated in the
Amenhotep regime". The whereabouts of that statue today are
unknown.

 The report also described other chambers and rooms beneath
the sands, all interconnected by secret and ornate passageways.
Dr Selim Hassan revealed that not only are there inner and outer
courts, but they also found a room they named the "Chapel of
Offering" that had been cut into a huge, rock outcrop between
Campbell's Tomb and the Great Pyramid. In the centre of the
chapel are three ornate vertical pillars standing in a triangular
shaped layout. Those pillars are highly significant points in this
study, for their existence is recorded in the Bible. The conclusion
drawn is that Ezra, the initiated Torah writer (c. 397 BC), knew
the subterranean layout of passages and chambers at Giza before
he wrote the Torah.

 

That underground design was probably the
origin of the triangular shaped layout around the central altar in a
Masonic lodge. In Antiquities of the Jews, Josephus, in the first
century, wrote that Enoch of Old Testament fame constructed an
underground temple consisting of nine chambers. In a deep vault
inside one chamber with three vertical colpmns, he placed a
triangular-shaped tablet of gold bearing upon it the absolute name of the Deity (God).

The description of Enoch's chambers was
similar to the description of the Chapel of Offering under the sand
just east of the Great Pyramid.

An anteroom much like a burial chamber, but "undoubtedly a
room of initiation and reception "(5) was found higher up the
plateau closer to the Great Pyramid and at the upper end of a slop-
ing passage, cut deep into rock on the northwest side of the
Chamber of Offering (between the Chamber of Offering and the
Great Pyramid). In the centre of the chamber is a 12-foot long
sarcophagus of white Turah limestone and a collection of fine
alabaster vessels. The walls are beautifully sculpted with scenes,
inscriptions and emblems of particularly the lotus flower. The
descriptions of alabaster vessels and the emblematic lotus flower
have remarkable parallels with what was found in the temple-
workshop on the summit of Mt Sinai/Horeb by Sir William Petrie
in 1904.

 

Additional underground rooms, chambers, temples and
hallways were discovered, some with vertical circular stone
support columns, and others with wall carvings of delicate figures
of goddesses clothed in beautiful apparel. Dr Selim Hassan's
report described other magnificently carved figures and many
beautifully coloured friezes. Photographs were taken and one
author and researcher who saw them, Rosicrucian H. Spencer
Lewis recorded that he was "deeply impressed" with the images.
It is not known where the rare specimens of art and relics are
today, but some were rumoured to have been smuggled out of
Egypt by private collectors.

 

The foregoing particulars are but a few contained in Dr Selim
Hassan's extensive report that was published in 1944 by the
Government Press, Cairo, under the title Excavations at Giza (10
volumes). Howevet, that is just a mere fragment of the whole
truth of what is under the area of the Pyramids. In the last year of
sand clearing, workers uncovered the most amazing discovery
that stunned the world and attracted international media coverage.

 

 

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