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Is an Iron Throne in Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber?

The discovery in late 2017 of a giant unexplained space in the Great Pyramid is still sending shock waves through the Egyptological world. For more on this, see Dr. Robert Schoch’s cover story in AR #128, “The Big Void.” So far, nothing is known about the actual contents of the mysterious space, but that is not preventing many from speculating.

One notion getting a lot of attention is a theory from archaeoastronomy professor Giulio Maglio, at the Politecnico di Milano, in Italy. Maglio thinks a throne made of meteoric iron will be found in the space. He says he has been studying the ancient Pyramid texts, which refer to a ‘throne of iron’ intended to convey the pharaoh to the stars through ‘gates of the sky.’ Iron from meteors would have been very rare and was indeed highly prized. Tutankhamun’s dagger was made from such iron, which was said to come from the stars. Maglio thinks that Khufu intended to sit in this throne when making his journey to the stars of the afterworld.

While most of mainstream Egyptology still insists that the Great Pyramid was built to be a tomb for the pharaoh Khufu, there is no actual evidence to support that assertion, nor any hieroglyphs—unless you count the ‘Khufu’ cartouche found two centuries ago in one of the so-called relieving chambers above the King’s chamber. To read an emphatic debunking of this notion, see Scott Creighton’s cover story in AR #106, “Crime in the Great Pyramid.” The Egyptian engineers of 2500 BC, who are credited with the construction, left no details on how they might have achieved such an amazing thing—one which even today’s most advanced engineers would have a very hard time duplicating, if, indeed, they could do it at all. The true origins of the Great pyramid probably goes back to a much more ancient—and advanced—time than that of Khufu.

 

Giant City Discovered In Guatamalan Jungle

The orthodox narrative regarding ancient Mayan civilization in Central America must now be rewritten. A new laser scan of the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in northern Guatemala has uncovered a breathtaking—but previously unknown—expanse of ruins buried for many centuries beneath dense jungle overgrowth. Even though years of painstaking research had failed to detect it before, a megalopolis of more than 60,000 buildings—including houses, palaces, elevated highways and immense defensive fortifications—is clearly visible in aerial images created with the aid of new scanning technology called LIDAR. Just one of many structures completely missed before is a seven-story pyramid. Old estimates of the local population are now understood to have been completely wrong. Indeed, the region may have had as many as 10 to 15 million people—three or four times as many as once believed.

Widely credited with revolutionizing archaeology, the technology has shown Angkor Wat in Cambodia, for example, to be at the center of a vast, previously undetected city. Scientists are being forced, as never before, to acknowledge the great advancements of ancient civilization. In the next few years, it seems reasonable to conclude, we can expect to learn much more, and old stereotypes regarding the ‘primitive’ ancients will have to be abandoned.

The ruins in Guatemala, we should remember, are probably about 1,500 years old, while far older sites have been even more completely destroyed by the ravages of time, leaving only the hardest of their stone structures for modern study. If new technologies can produce a more enlightened awareness of the heights to which civilization has risen, the question arises: might they also reveal how far we have fallen?

CAPTION: LIDAR scan image.