You may have heard it said that they were TOMBS? -the
Great Pyramid and those other big pyramids at Giza, in

Don’t you believe it! The evidence says No!


The first person to open the Great Pyramid was Al-MaMoun,
a Caliph of Baghdad, in 820 AD. He had been reading
accounts of a secret door and passage inside the pyramid.
This fired his curiosity.

After several false starts, his crew discovered the first
of many passage-ways. These led maze-like to the so-called
King’s Chamber. One of these, the Ascending Passage, waspyramid5
blocked by a number of granite plugs. Each plug was so
tightly wedged  that it must have remained undisturbed since
it was first slid into position.

There was only one way to continue – and that was to force
a tunnel around the plugs.

And do you know, when they finally entered the King’s
Chamber, they found that the tightly jointed blocks which
comprised the roof and walls were totally undisturbed.

Yet the sarcophagus was empty. Its lid was missing.

But how on earth could any one have ever removed eitherpyramid
the body or the lid? After all, hadn’t the workmen
themselves broken through the only sealed entrance?

And another question: what had happened to the skeletons
of the pall-bearers who had presumably dropped the plugs
into position behind them as they climbed up into the

Anyway, the Caliph  expressed great dismay to find no
tombs of any kind, no treasure of any type and nothing of
any material value.

All he discovered was this chest in the so-called King’spyramid3
Chamber, which had no lid.

This chest was later found to be an important standard of
measure. Its symbolism spoke of Resurrection but not death.

You see, the pyramid was not intended to be a tomb. And here
are some other facts to support this:

1. Both the “King’s.Chamber” and the “Queen’s
Chamber” were found to be well above ground level,
whereas Egyptian celebrities were always buried below
ground level.

2. Two air passages were found leading into the
“King’s Chamber”, and two more into the “Queen’s
Chamber”. These came hundreds of feet down from the
exterior of the Pvramid. One came in and out of the
“King’s Chamber, and one in and out of the “Queen’s
Chamber”. Since mummified bodies soon disintegrate when
exposed to any air, these passages bringing air would
have been disastrous to any preserved mummies. On thepyramid4
other hand, for later visitors searching through the
Pyramid, these air passages were a boon. They provided
“down draught” ventilation deep inside the building,
constantly providing fresh air! They still circulate
fresh air today.

3. There is no record of any Egyptian celebrity being
buried in the Great Pyramid. It is true that some later
pyramids –  lesser and smaller pyramids of no scientific
value – were sometimes used as tombs, but not the Great


You ask, What about the other pyramids?
Well, beneath the Second Pyramid, in the Belzoni Chamber,
there was found a stone box like the one on the Great
Pyramid, but likewise it contained no corpse.


In 1878, a sarcophagus containing a mummy was found
inside the Third Pyramid. But by the very dating system
accepted by those scholars (carbon dating), samples from it
were eventually dated as belonging to a much later period –
only 2,000 to 2,500 years ago.


You’ve probably heard of the famous Step Pyramid at Sakkara,
south of Cairo. Again, King Zoser, who commissioned it,
was not buried in his Step Pyramid.

In one chamber was found the foot of a mummy thought to
have belonged to Zoser. However, the wrappings proved to
be from a period much later than Zoser’s time. Actually, up
to 60 mummies were found in and around the Step Pyramid,
but these have been dated to the Saitic or Late Period, in
the first millennium BC.

So do you know where Zoser’s tomb is? It has been identified
as located at Bet Khalaif. And significantly, no pyramid
structure was found associated with it.


At ancient Dashur, in Egypt, the two main buildings are
the so-called “Red” and “Bent” pyramids – both IVth
Dynasty. These giant buildings are believed to have been
constructed by Sneferu, the father of Cheops (during whose
reign the Great Pyramid of Giza was built).

So I ask you, if the pyramids were merely tombs, then why
should Sneferu have felt the need to build himself two?

To this question modern Egyptology has no convincing


Yes, a number of pyramids (as was the Great Pyramid) were
found to contain an impressive sarcophagus, presumably
designed to hold the pharaoh’s coffin, but invariably, the
sarcophagi are empty.
In some cases, they were even found closed and sealed –
apparently untouched since the time they were placed there.
And still empty.


If you have read “DEAD MEN’S SECRETS (which can be ordered
at ) you will discover some shocks
that faced the plunderers of ancient Egyptian treasures –
such as SCREAMING MECHANICAL ROBOTS. (Superior ancient

And you’ll find other wonders of the Egyptian pyramids
covered in the book – as well as a radio-active pyramid
in Europe!


You ask, were not many smaller, later pyramids used as
tombs? Indeed, they were.

In DEAD MEN’S SECRETS, this suggestion crops up:
that in some pyramids where tombs have been found, the
situation may be similar to that of Westminster Abbey.
Many historical figures were buried in the abbey, but its
main function is not that of a burial vault.

The abbey had a different purpose altogether.

So what was the real PURPOSE of the pyramids? Well,
that’s another intriguing story!

Anyway, here’s where to discover more about the new Dead
Men’s Secrets Update package (and claim your copy, if you

Take care. And my very best wishes to you and yours.
Jonathan Gray

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