The age of the great pyramid
The age of the great pyramid
Among Egyptologists there is no doubt that pyramids were built in Egypt, when he entered into the dynastic period. But for many authors of popular science books it is not the fact. In extreme cases, they agree that this statement is true for all similar constructions, except the pyramid of Cheops. According to some authors, it is a monument remaining to us in the inheritance from extraterrestrials who visited our planet thousands of years ago. Already mentioned by Zakaria Sitchin, one of many defenders of this theory, argues that the Great pyramid served as a beacon for arriving to earth of space ships (as well as “transit prison” for aliens). Others believe that it is a memorial, built by the Atlanteans who survived the destruction of their civilization. According to some researchers, the pyramid of Khufu is a monument remaining to us in the inheritance from some civilization that existed before the flood. So, John Anthony West cites as an example the nearby Sphinx and declares that it is “clearly” visible traces of water erosion. According to him, the fact that we are now “clearly” see, could arise only as a result of rains that have passed in this area since 2500 BC, Therefore, he also considers the date of construction the pyramid of Cheops to 400 g 10. BC mythical date that causes so many to accept the interpretation of Sasa. Unfortunately, it is often assumed that the prediction has more weight than the rationale underlying this or that theory, or at least reinforces it. It is therefore logical that serious scientists, Egyptologists and including against people who want to bring guesses and predictions in the scientific debate. Scientific discussions, as you know, requires not mere allegation and prophecy.
So based on what science determines the age of the pyramids? In 1984, the first large-scale project determining the Dating of pyramids is based on the method of radiocarbon analysis, in which the pyramids took on a study of 64 of the sample of organic matter. The results showed that the Egyptologists were wrong by about 400 years – the pyramids were older than previously thought. However, measurements of some samples showed that the pyramids are older than “just” 120 years, however, and it is revealing. Marc Lenner summarizing new discoveries, said, “Now this is really important… I mean that this discovery caused an immense sensation. It turns out that the pyramids at Giza for over four hundred years older than believed by most scientists”. Although Lenner Egyptologist myself, I have to admit that it is distinguished by a much more scientific approach to the issue than many scholars associated with this topic. Maybe because he just genuinely wants to understand it. Unfortunately, it is not very well versed in other science – psychology, because “clearly” does not understand their colleagues: no such “strong sensation” arose. Most Egyptologists prefer to ignore the results of the research than to challenge them.
Based on the inspection of 15 samples was refined the age of the great pyramid and concluded that it was built not before 2985 BCE – five hundred years earlier than believed before. However, the adjusted date is not enough to ascribe the building of the pyramid Atlantan, who lived supposedly more than 10,000 years ago. The most, but I would like to go to his reasoning one step further, because radiocarbon Dating has presented the researchers with several new questions. And one of them is whether the pyramid plateau at Giza was built by the same Pharaoh, which is attributed to their construction?
The pyramid was built in twenty-five years after the completion of the construction of the great pyramid in 2960 G. This gives rise with high probability to assume that the two pyramids were part of a single complex and built at the command of the pharaohs, who lived one after the other (maybe the same). It would also be logical to expect that pyramid of menkaure was built for the next twenty-fifty years. However, radiocarbon analysis determines the date of its construction is about 2572 BC almost four hundred years later than the pyramid of Cheops! Moreover, during the analysis of samples of the Sphinx revealed that it was constructed around 2416 BC that is, almost five centuries after the pyramid of Khafre, and it was assumed that this pyramid and Sphinx were built together…
However, new Dating of the time of completion of the construction of the great pyramid – 3000 BC – not satisfied both camps: neither Egyptologists nor supporters of the version of Atlantis. And this proves once again that scientific experiments can sometimes be unpopular even among the representatives of science. Both sides of the “scientific dispute” tried not to notice important results of the experiment, since they did not conform to their ideas. As a result you can now read articles that contain paragraphs like this: “Even if the radiocarbon analysis of fifteen samples from the great pyramid was carried out allegedly with the utmost care, we still can’t be no assurance that on the basis of its results can be accurately talk about the age of the entire structure. Samples for analysis were taken from external cladding of the pyramid or from the space between the tiles and the blocks of the pyramid, where they could get at a later time during repair work. As for the temple of the Great Sphinx, the dates of its construction, determined by the method of radiocarbon analysis (2085 and 2746 BC), cannot be considered accurate because of large limestone blocks of which the temple complex, were made simultaneously with the Sphinx. And the results of rock weathering of the statues, according to most geologists (but not Egyptologists), leave no doubt that his age at least seven or nine thousand years.”
Actually, however, there is only one geologist representing the “majority”, and his name is Robert Schoch. But these ardent advocacy of one point of view become even more sarcastic when we mentioned that in 1995 were required to conduct new studies with other and similar materials, and they fully confirmed the results of tests 1984!
In the end it becomes clear that the status of the great pyramid, is a cause of pity. How arrogantly we treat the only surviving wonders of the world! However, the same can be said about the entire era of the pyramids. Egyptologists too long and with some kind of child stubborn clinging to outdated dogmas, and not one iota closer to understanding the true nature of these structures. Would welcome a contribution to the development of the science of Ancient Egypt such researchers as Davidovic, and to subject their hypotheses serious, thoughtful analysis and criticism. Instead, we still hear from mainstream science than the caustic attacks of the observed and idiotic neglect. The method of radiocarbon analysis should be adopted by scientists and become the primary tool for determining the true age of different pyramids. It should also be recognized that if none of the pyramids mummies to discover so far failed, so there is the possibility that these structures were built not as tombs, despite the fact that on the walls of some of them are pictures with scenes of the journey of the Pharaoh to the sky. I would also like to note that many rather controversial conclusions about the nature of the pyramids are made on the basis of absolutely ridiculous assumptions, and often the huge popularity of get a completely absurd theory (like the theory that “they were built by the descendants of the Atlanteans in 10400 BC”). However, it is evident that both sides do nothing to genuine understanding of what are the pyramids, not to mention the fact that no one was able to answer the question, who built them, when and why.