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The magic of the great pyramid

What has drawn so many people to the Great Pyramid of Giza? What are they looking for?

Some people study the Great Pyramid from purely from an academic perspective. They may be archaeologists, historians, scientists, mathematicians, etc. and a certain aspect of their work involves the Great Pyramid. But what about the average person who does not need to investigate the pyramid from a professional perspective, but are drawn to it by some unknown force?

Throughout history, many well-known individuals and great leaders were fascinated by the Great Pyramid. Alexander the Great was drawn to the Great Pyramid and visited it. Napoleon also visited the Great Pyramid and even spent time alone in the King's Chamber. Sir Isaac Newton was extremely interested in the Great Pyramid and even wrote a dissertation on it. Other well known explorers made it a point to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, as have many other people. Many who have not had the opportunity to go to Egypt have however undertaken an intensive and life long study of the Great Pyramid. There is no common denominator. People from different cultures, walks of life, diverse time periods, rich or poor, great or small, have been drawn to the Great Pyramid. What are they searching for? Is it purely for scholarly reasons or is there something else that draws them to the Great Pyramid.

One possibility is that people are drawn to the Great Pyramid of Giza because they are searching for answers about life. They want to know who they are, where they come from, is there an afterlife, is there a God?

Since the Great Pyramid has always been enshrouded in mystery, many people think it may contain the answers to some of these questions.



One thing is obvious. The Great Pyramid is unusual. It is one of the largest known structures and is stupendous. Just looking at it leaves one in awe. This is enough to draw one to it with questions like who built it, when, why?

Throughout history, elevated places, mountains, monuments, have usually been associated with God and his revelation to man. Moses received the laws on a mountain from God. Hammurabi received the Code of Hammurabi on a mountain. The tower of Babel was built to reach heaven. Legend has it that there was a mountain in the centre of Atlantis that reached up to heaven. We build cathedrals and churches that are structurally very high to symbolize our reaching up to heaven. The Great Pyramid is one of the highest structures in the world today and was the highest one in ancient times. Just looking at it gives a sense of infinity.

The Great Pyramid is enshrouded in a mystery about why it was built, for what purpose, who built it and when? Does it have any significance or purpose for us today? Does it contain any hidden or lost information? Archaeologists have been searching for hidden chambers and passages for some time. Some are searching for lost treasures, while others for lost secrets of an ancient civilization. Just the mystery of it is enough to attract people to explore and study it.

Many are drawn to the Great Pyramid because of their interest in its architecture, mathematics, passage system, astronomical alignment, etc. Other scholars from many disciplines (science, history, archaeology, mathematics, engineering, architecture, art, etc.) are drawn to study the Great Pyramid because it relates to their field of study.

As you can see, there are many reasons why people are drawn to the study the Great Pyramid. Whatever the reason, the Great Pyramid is very exciting and challenging.

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