Giza Pyramids – TheSurrounding TheoriesThe last standing of the seven wonders of thehistorical world, the highly regarded pyramids of Giza are perhaps the mostwell-known and talked about structures in history pages. Those huge monumentshave been unsurpassed in height for years to come even long after their creation, and solely to retain their places as a wonder andenigma to everyone who cared to look into it; for it amazes and enthrals everyone with theiroverwhelming mass, structural design and geometrical perfection. The reality oftheir build, coupled with their astounding edifice drew out many theories about their origins so much thatsome people, after different thought process – adinfinitum, resorted to the fact that they could only have been built by aliens.
Inany case, by carefully examining the prehistoric magnificence, from the factobvious fact that for the construction of the pyramid withthe concept that large stoneswere broken down and carved with copper chisels from stone quarries and rocks,and carried by carts and slaves or builders, who subsequently dragged andlifted them into position; there just had to be a theory, an idea that laid behind building the pyramids. Youcan greatly tell that they were borne out of ceaseless scientific experimentswhich by the time and age we are currently in – with the technological advancementsnow, itsomewhat sets our civilengineering now tobe that of the ancients with the apparent technicality of the architecturepredating that of our time. And from therewith, has differenttheories sprung up all in the attempt to explain how the ancient Egyptians wereable to accomplish such feats or what they seemed to know that the other ancientsin their era didn’t. The Orion Correlation Theory is a theoryhypothesised Robert Bauval. In his theory, the whole idea of thepyramids’ construction was that it was laid on the concept that they werecreated as a part of a whole; the whole being the ‘master plan’ and that it was constructed to map out some key constellationson the ground. This theory was well elaborated in his book The Orion theory, he added, stating that the concept of the threepyramids at Giza followed a plan to align together with the three vibrant starsin the constellation of the orion’s belt: mintaka, alnitak and alnilam.
Dueto the enigmatic nature of the questions; how were the pyramids built? An engineer called Peter James came up with his owntheory in attempt to quenchthe curiosity thirst of those who asked. His theory came to contradict thealready standing conventional beliefs that the pyramids werebuilt by tens of thousands of workers who pulled enormous number of stones allthe way the slopes down/up to where they were actually needed. Peter Jameshowever claimed that all that would be totally impossible. His theorypostulated that contrary to the old beliefs by archeology, the pyramid wasbuilt from inside out all from a large mountain – rubbles, rather than theother way round – multiple stones placed carefully on each other – unlike asnormally believed. Inthe book titled OnPyramid Building, by Martin Isler, he posited that the theory thatmade use of levers was implemented to lift pyramid stones from the quarries andplaced to build the pyramids and is what is to be believed as to be the onlyreliable theory.
INTERNAL RAMP THEORY is another theory that wasdeveloped by a French architect –Jean-Pierre Houdin in attempt to create a perfect theory that was used toconstruct the pyramids. The idea entailed using an everyday external ramp tobuild the primary 30 per cent of the pyramid, with an “internal ramp”taking stones up beyond that top. Through all the brainstorming, there is however a factthat still remains; it is that the pyramids were made as tombs, some people sayshrines – worship places for noble family members.
Without a contender, thepyramids at Giza remains a wonder to behold.