Tag Archives: Great Pyramid

Inside the Great Pyramid at Giza (via the Smithsonian)

This month’s Smithsonian highlights the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Pyramid has long been a focus of tourists, mystics, statesmen, and scholars a like. It has been featured in Hollywood films and is a regular staple on the History Channel’s Programming.

The Smithsonian Blog offers some interesting perspective on the history of the pyramid, its construction, the history of the research, and its role in exploring the Old Kingdom’s spiritualism and history.

It’s a lengthy read, but well worth it. See the whole text via the Smithsonian Blog here.

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Update on New Pyramid Hieroglyphics – Potentially Numbers

I previously posted about a recent discovery in the Great Pyramid at Giza of new hieroglyphics discovered with robots specially designed to penetrate previously unreachable crevices. You can read about that in this article: “Hidden Hieroglyphics Discovered in the Great Pyramid at Giza.”

Luca Matiallo, an independent specialist in Egyptian writing, has claimed to identify the marking as number:

“The markings are hieratic numerical signs. They read from right to left, meaning 100, 20, 1. The builders simply recorded the total length of the shaft: 121 cubits.”

To read more about this theory, read this article in Discovery News or here at MSNBC.