LinkWEST, HANCOCK & BAUVAL CUT OUT OF NEW SPHINX RESEARCH
Guardian of the ancient mysteries, the keeper of secrets ... For thousands of years the Great Sphinx of Egypt has gazed towards the east, his eyes focussed on eternity, reading a message in the stars that mankind has long forgotten. And today, as our civilisation stands poised at the end of a great cycle, it is a message that beckons insistently to be understood.
All the clues are in place. Geology and archaeo-astronomy have already indicated that the lion-bodied sphinx may be vastly older than Egyptologists currently believe, dating not from 2500 BC, but from 10,500 BC - the beginning of the astrological Age of Leo. We now know, too, that the three pyramids of Giza, standing on high ground half a mile to the west of the Sphinx, are not merely the tombs of megalomaniac Pharaohs but form a precise map of the three stars of Orion's belt in 15 million tons of solid stone.
So is somebody trying to tell us something? And, if so, what?
In Keeper of Genesis/Message of the Sphinx, Robert Bauval (author of the Orion Mystery) and Graham Hancock (author of Fingerprints of the Gods) present a tour de force of historical and scientific detective work, using sophisticated computer simulations of the ancient skies to crack the millennial code that the monuments transcribe, and set out a startling new theory concerning the enigmatic Pyramid Texts and other archaic Egyptian scriptures.
These texts serve as an ingenious treasure trail and, as the authors reveal in their shattering conclusion, a covert treasure hunt has been underway for the last twenty years at the Pyramids and the Sphinx - a hunt bringing together senior Egyptologists, high government officials, wealthy funders, and a strange esoteric organisation lurking behind the scenes.
What are they looking for? What is contained in the rectangular chamber that seismic surveys have located in the bedrock far below the paws of the Sphinx? What lies behind the mysterious door discovered at the end of a previously unexplored shaft deep inside the Great Pyramid? And does mankind have a rendezvous with destiny - a rendezvous not in the future, but in the distant past, at a precise place and time?
The secrets can be kept no longer ...http://www.grahamhancock.com
In April, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities granted a one-year renewable license to a team of U.S. researchers to carry out surveys at Giza and around the Sphinx using seismographs and ground-penetrating radar. Their ultimate purpose is to locate the "Hall of Records," the chamber described by American mystic Edgar Cayce beginning in 1935 as containing the historical records and wisdom of the fabled lost civilization of Atlantis. Cayce suggested that this records chamber would be found under the Sphinx sometime before the end of the 20th century, most likely between 1996 and 1998.http://www.think-aboutit.com/EGYPT/new_ ... search.htmHIDDEN CHAMBER IN THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA
There the matter rests, at this writing in late June. It appears that the latest search for the Hall of Records in the bedrock beneath the Sphinx will be conducted by an expedition whose commitment to full public disclosure of what it finds, without regard for private gain or interest, is in serious doubt. Politics and personal issues, rather than an altruistic desire to widely share what could be the biggest archaeological discovery of all time, may indeed be reigning paramount at this time. At the very least, the circumstances surrounding the new grant of authority to continue the explorations of the Sphinx seem almost as mysterious as what may lie beneath the monument itself.
In 1993, Rudolf Gantenbrink from Germany used a miniature robot with a camera to explore the airshafts leading out of the King's and Queen's chamber. The airshafts from the King's chamber were found to exit to the outside of the pyramid. Where the Queen's chamber airshafts leads to has not been found. It was not known if they reached the surface of the pyramid or ended somewhere else. The cost of this robot was about 1/4 of a million dollars.
Using this robot, Gantenbrink positioned the small robot in the small airshaft of the southern end of the Queen's chamber, and moved it up the airshaft. The airshafts are only about 9 inches square thus the need for a miniature robot with a camera. As the robot proceeded deeper and deeper into the airshaft, it finally came to the end of its journey. It had traveled about 200 feet into the shaft. It had made an amazing discovery. It did not lead to the outside. The camera was being monitored in the queen's chamber by Gantenbrink. This is what he saw. There at the end of the shaft, he was looking at a small door complete with copper handles. He also noticed that there was a little gap under the door. It was too small for the robot to go under or for the camera to look under. This was an incredible discovery to say the least. Was a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza finally found?
UNUSUAL ITEMS FOUND IN THE GREAT PYRAMID
Since the1800's several very interesting items have been found in the great pyramid of Giza. In the history article on our web site, we mentioned a discovery made by Colonel Vyse in 1836. He discovered and removed a flat iron plate about 12" by 4" and 1/8" thick from a joint in the masonry at the point where the southern airshaft from the King's chamber exits the pyramid. Engineers agree that this plate was left in the joint during the building of the pyramid and could not have been inserted afterwards. What happened to this plate and has it been tested? Colonel Vyse sent the plate to the British Museum. The plate was examined by the famous Sir Flinders Petrie in 1881. He felt it was genuine and stated "no reasonable doubt can therefore exist about its being a really genuine piece". http://www.gizapyramid.com/hidden.htmIncluding, discovering the legendary "Hall of Records" itself.
But, after more than a year of carrying out extensive new scientific surveys of the Giza Plateau -- including several in the immediate vicinity of the highly-controversial Sphinx -- involving seismological investigations, ground penetrating radar of the subsurface Plateau geology, and sound experiments conducted inside the Great Pyramid itself -- nothing definitive has been reported to the world at large. And, there has been no follow-on permission by the Egyptian government to actually dig at any of the intriguing sites discovered. The "Schor situation" has grown increasingly similar to countless other highly-publicized investigations of the Plateau and Pyramids in recent years: where -- after a flurry of initial press reports over "imminent new findings" -- a veritable curtain of secrecy subsequently descends over all further public findings ...
It was against this increasingly frustrating backdrop that a member of the Schor Expedition approached the Enterprise Mission a few weeks ago, and offered to publicly reveal several crucial details of what has been occurring "behind the scenes" on the Plateau. This individual had become convinced, over the increasingly interminable "delays" and "excuses" issuing from key authorities in Egypt, that it was the intent of some members of the Egyptian government NOT to reveal these exciting new archaeological discoveries, brought to light by Schor's investigation -- ever -- but to "sit on them" ... indefinitely. By offering to make certain details public -- including actual video and instrumental readings substantiating these heretofore hidden new discoveries -- this individual hoped to inform other members of the government of Egypt of the apparent "agendas" of some ... to create sufficient public political pressure to bring this intolerable situation "to a head."http://www.enterprisemission.com/pyramid.html