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