A PICTURE TOUR OF
THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA
35- Subterranean Chamber showing contour around the Pit and entrance doorway (upper left)
The Pit was 12 feet deep in 1838 , but was dug deeper by the explorer Colonel Vyse in the hope of finding an outlet that would lead to a hidden chamber.
36- The Western Half of the Subterranean Chamber
The Edgar brothers account of their visit to the pyramid in 1909 state that "In the unfinished floor of the subterranean chamber appears the large, squarish mouth of a deep vertical shaft. We had always to avoid walking too near its edge, for the rough uneven floor of the chamber is covered with loose crumbling debris".
37- The Dead End passage in the Subterranean Chamber
In the south wall, opposite the entrance, is a low passage (about 2 1/2 feet square) which runs 53 feet before coming to a blind end.
38- The Grotto and Well-Shaft
At the intersection where the ascending passage meets with the Grand Gallery is a hole which leads to a shaft (known as the well shaft) which connects with the descending passage below. This near vertical tunnel is about 3 feet in diameter. As it continues downward a grotto opens off the shaft. The shaft than continues downward to connect with the lower part of the descending passage.
39- The Well-Shaft looking almost vertically upward from the bottom
The purpose of this well shaft remains a mystery.
40- Close up of the Coffer in the King's Chamber
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*I ask'd of TIME: "To whom arose this high
Majestic pile, here mouldering in decay?"
He answer'd not, but swifter sped his way,
With ceaseless pinions winnowing the sky.
To FAME I turn'd "Speak thou, whose sons defy
The waste of years, and deathless works essay!"
She heaved a sigh, as one to grief a prey,
And silent, downward cast her tearful eye.
Onward I pass'd, but sad and thoughtful grown,
When, stern in aspect, o'er the ruin'd shrine
I saw OBLIVION stalk from stone to stone.
"Dread Power!" I cried, "Tell me whose vast design-"
He checked my further speech, in sullen tone;
"Whose once it was, I care not; now 'tis mine!"
* The poet Petrocchi, realizing the antiquity of the Great Pyramid penned the following lines regarding it (translation from the Italian by Charles Strong)
This ends the tour of the Great Pyramid. We hope you enjoyed it and will come back and visit again.
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Here are some comments:Thank you so much for this virtual tour!! I am fascinated by the pyramids and this lets me see online what I'm sure I will never see in person! You are delivering a priceless gift to people!! Thank you! Mary A., Toms River, NJ
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This picture tour is more comprehensive than any I've ever seen regarding the great pyramid. I have been to Giza and stood in awe of these magnificent structures. I join those who believe they are much older than commonly thought. I hope in my lifetime the secrets of Giza will be discovered and revealed. I think of Edgar Cayce's statement that the stones used in the construction were floated upon the air much as iron floats upon water. Anti-gravity. Laws of physics that were known to the ancients, then lost, and not as yet re-discovered by present-day man. The mathematics and mechanics of the pyramids defy understanding by anyone now living. Kudos to you for making these photos and information available to all.(Robert - Illinois)
Many thanks for giving us this insight into the depths of the Great Pyramid. Just having returned from five weeks in Egypt, we were especially gratified to be able to view what we had only seen from the outside. Even the magnificent Cairo museum didn't offer this kind of a pictorial tour. (Rudy & Sarah Boulder, CO)
I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the picture tour. Listening to the Sightings radio archive program at the same time was fascinating. It brings a totally new aspect to accumulating information. It is far better than just Radio or the Web on it's own. Many thanks for producing such a site. It's like bringing a visit to a Museum directly into my house. If people of an ancient time can build such a wonder, then we are Prehistoric in comparison, and have lost so much. It really makes me wonder as to it's real purpose. A fascinating Tour (Steve Ostler - England)
This is just a note to congratulate you on your presentation, the tour of the great pyramid... I had never developed interest in the pyramids... But your tour takes us to and into this incredible structure in such a way as to actually experience it, and to be profoundly moved by it. I've seen many television documentaries about the pyramids but none of these accomplished what you have with a few words and photographs. I now have a sense of the Grandeur and Power of these majestic structures, and know why you seek to understand them. (Richard OBrien, Beverly Hills, California)
I have just completed viewing the Great Pyramid Picture Tour posted on rense.com. I just wanted to thank you for excellent overview of the pyramid's structure. As an amateur, I have been reading and researching about the pyramids for over 45 years and your presentation provided the clearest understanding of the components of the Great Pyramid, and their relationship to each other, I have ever seen. For the first time, I felt like I was actually there. Bravo, and thanks for the tour! (E.S. Max Aronov - Honolulu, Hawaii)
Thank you for the tour. No matter how many times I see the Great Pyramid I am amazed, and you have shown them better than I had seen before and in such clear detail. (Bill in Philadelphia)
I have never visited the Great Pyramid; nor have I been to the Far East. Yet today -- just moments ago, I have traveled far and deep, and at this juncture, am breathless. For the Great Pyramid which has confounded the very thought of man for as long as they have been in existence, has been shared in a way that only a lover of its greatness could present. And for that I thank you. The idea of building such an incredible structure, covering so much space, with the structural diversity and strength exhibited by the manner in which this magnificent masonry was somehow put together to last throughout the ages and beyond. Just prior to seeing this photo journal, I had a discussion about taking a long overdue and well-deserved vacation which I have yet to schedule. However, from your comprehensive presentation it seems that I have taken the grandest tour of all with the most breathtaking experience I have ever had; almost as if I climbed and walked along each descending or ascending passage. Again, thank you. (Sarah in Washington, D.C.)
This is what the Internet should be used for! For me this was an opportunity to visit and explore one of the wonders of the ancient world, all from my home in London (U.K). The photographs and simple explanations were great, the visual imagery adding to my wonder. Looking at diagrams one envisages a clean and simple construction of the pyramids but the reality of the stone work visible in the photographs showed a different view. I feel that there must be something more to the pyramids than a simple burial monument, and your 'tour' has simply made me want to see more! Well done! (Peter in London, UK)
Thank you for the excellent web site! It simply and clearly captures the true mystery of the pyramids while avoiding unnecessary Egyptologian rubbish. The tour is essential viewing for everyone. Is there any other structure as mysterious, deliberate and great on the planet? Your tour also, I believe, gives the correct atmosphere of invitation to wonder and puzzle. Mathematicians of old missed what could have been quantum short cuts to major formulae if they had been more aware of the pyramid. Lets not lose any more time. Let us invest it in this great puzzle. Why else is it there? Thank you for a simple, well presented web sight that encourages this immeasurably worthwhile pursuit. (John in Tortola, British Virgin Islands)
I thank you very much for making your site available to the public. I agree that this indeed is what the internet was created for. The utter scale of the Giza pyramid intermingled with the reality of erosion, destruction of portions by those who are greedy, or those who desire to explore with what we now consider primitive methods... Your site brings Giza into our homes and makes it real for many who won't have any other way to experience the majesty and the 21st century reality. Thank you very much.
Have you thought of a similar site for the sphinx? (Kelly in Rhode Island)
I listened to an archived presentation of the Jeff Rense Show and followed along on your web site. I found it extremely fascinating. This is information that I have never seen before. I am not a student of the Great Pyramids but after seeing this presentation I am convinced that the pyramid was not a burial vault for a king and was built with technology that we still know nothing about. I also believe that modern technology could not duplicate the precision in building such a gigantic wonder. I want to learn more about how it was built and do more reading on the subject. Thank you very much. (Richard in Saint Charles, MO)
I just viewed your pictorial tour of the Great Pyramid. I have always wanted to go to Giza just to answer the questions in my head about the pyramid. But, although I would still like to go, you have provided the most complete look at the structure I have ever seen. I have always wondered what the entrance looked like and how the ventilation shafts would be visible. It was amazing to see the stepped ceiling of the kings chamber and the small well shaft opening after all these years of knowing about them from Art History courses. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Sarah in Milwaukee)
What a tour!! I found out about the site on the archives of Jeff Rense. It's a mystery that really peaks one's curiosity. I can't wait to find out more about the topic. The pictures and explanations were just superb!! Thanks (Bob in Little Rock, Arkansas)
I have never seen such a perspective of the Great Pyramid. It amazes me that this collection of photos has given me greater insight into the majesty of that sight than any other media has been able to provide. Bravo! Job well done and thank you for the experience. (Dennis in Lubbock, Texas)
Truly the best website about "Old Geezer" on the Internet that I've seen to date. Petrocchi's poem at the end of the pictorial tour is a knockout, a fitting epitaph to a monument shrouded in divine mysteries. The Maya pyramids pale by comparison, are at best a weak echo. Next stop for me is Giza! (Guinevere in Houston, Texas)
A virtual cyber-jewel!!! Without a doubt this is the single most wonderful and informative internet site of what is unquestionably the single most interesting site on Earth; The Giza Plateau. I appreciate the mathematics hidden within the Great Pyramid, from its Pi porportion, its Phi relationships....and even my personal favorite the Euler number 'e'...how did they know that one?!! But as marvelous as the number relationships are...appearently the math was only the designers business card so to speak. I find myself torn between what is logical (P1 has alot of logic) and all the 'new age' claims of 'pyramid power'. To my mind it is all only a search for answers. There is no question that the designers were aware of what we now call 'resonate frequencies' and the presence of so much quartz in the P1 granite only deepens the mystery. Dr. DeSalvo you have done a fantastic job of communicating your research to those who hunger for answers. The service you have provided us (not the least of which is your comprehensive links to archived radio programs on the subject) is more than interesting...it is important. We are in your debt. I think that we as a people are becoming ever more aware that there is something very, very unique about the Great Pyramid (in particular). It is difficult to sort out what information is useful and what is not in regards to this enigma and I find your site to be well balanced in its presentation of information. A tomb....ha! I don't think so. :)
(Rick in Tacoma Washington)
Gentleman, I just took your picture tour after hearing about this pyramid on a Christian channel that I listen to in Corpus Christi, Texas. I now want to go and see it for myself. It is truly on of the 7 wonders of the world. I really enjoyed the pictures and the explanations under each picture. I will visit your site again and I have marked it has one of my favorites. Thanks again, Daniel (Corpus Christi, Texas)
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I was in the Great Pyramid in 1997 and it was wonderful recalling what I had seen and especially what I had not seen. We spent time in the Kings Chamber but I didn't go into the Queens Chamber. Most of the younger people in the group went into the Queens Chamber and any where else they were allowed. Thank you for the very informative tour. I liked the history given at the beginning and the scenes of the subterranean chamber. I will recommend this to my friends who have not been there. (Hilda, Coral Gables, FL)
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