why do people think aliens built the pyramids
I watch Ancient Aliens more than I care to admit, but I found it interesting that I had recently seen an episode on the Pyramids of Giza right before we watched the movie in class. Above is a bird s-eye-view of the pyramids with a picture of Orion s belt transposed on top. Clearly, it is evident that the three stars in the middle of the Orion constellation, diagonally but with one star deviating, and three pyramids, also with one deviating from the diagonal, and the relative positions of stars and pyramids match each other perfectly. Even the brightness of the stars matches the size of the pyramids. Giza consists of two almost equally tall pyramids and a smaller one which is only 53% of the height of the other two. The belt of Orion consists of two almost similarly bright stars, and one with only 50% of the brightness of the other two.
The smallest pyramid is the one which deviates from the diagonal, as does the dimmest star. Aside from Orion, the Great Pyramid is also lined up almost perfectly with the magnetic North Pole. With that being said, the Egyptians had to access to a compass, nor had it even been invented for a few thousand years after the Egyptians were gone. During the evening of the summer solstice, from the view of the Sphinx, the sun sets right between the Great Pyramid and its neighbor. P For the Egyptians to be able to do this they must have known the day of the summer solstice, and they therefore,P must have known the exact length of the year, or 365. 25. Again, a fact not discovered until long after the Egyptians were gone. It is also quite strange the the Pyramids of Giza are still in almost perfect condition, while the other pyramids, which were supposedly built about 500 years later, all have sub-parP masonry, and are crumbling down.
P An example of this is the famous bent pyramid,P whichP started out with the sides being built at one angle,P then suddenly shifts in the middle to a shallower angle. P This is because the angle at which it was startedP was much too steep for it to stand when finished. A more obvious and unexplainable feat of these pyramids is the fact that each stone was around two tons, so how were the Egyptians able to build these pyramids? The wheel was not invented until later on. With all of this being said, it is important to keep in mind that the Egyptians had no knowledge of mathematics or geometry, both of which would be strong explanations for how they could have been built. I m not saying that I necessarily believe that aliens had a hand in building the pyramids, nor do I really believe in Ancient Astronaut Theory, but they make a strong case.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson once vocalized an odd theory about Egyptian history.
According to a video unearthed by on Wednesday, Carson posited in a 1998 commencement address at Andrews University that the pyramids in Egypt were used for grain storage rather than as tombs for ancient kings and queens. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said, referring to the Old Testament. "Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs graves. But, you know, [something to store that grain] would have to be something awfully big, if you stop and think about it. " Carson appeared to be referencing the biblical figure of Joseph, who was sold into slavery in Egypt and later went on to advise the Egyptian pharaoh to store grain due to a coming famine.
The famed neurosurgeon, who is currently the front-runner for the GOP nomination, added in the speech that he didn't think aliens built the pyramids, as some conspiracy theorists have stated. "And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they d have to be that way for various reasons," he said. "And various of scientists have said, well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that s how. ou know, it doesn t require an alien being when God is with you. " Betsy M. Bryan, professor of Egyptian Art and Archeology at Johns Hopkins University, explained the pyramids were not conducive structures for storing grain. "The actual space available within pyramids of any era was highly limited -- far more was devoted to descending and ascending shafts.
These would be highly unsuitable for grain storage in large amount," Bryan said in an email, adding that Egyptian granaries "were not pyramidal but mostly beehive-shaped. They were built over brick lined circular bases, and they were filled from the top with ladders set up against them. " J. G. Manning, a professor of classics who studies Egyptian history at Yale University, called Carson's version of events "lunatic. " "It's a biblical view of the pyramids," he told The Huffington Post. "It just has no basis in fact. " by CBS News whether he still believed the pyramids were primarily used for grain storage, "It's still my belief, yes. "
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