New Study Shows Pyramid Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy

In the 1960s, a theory that Pyramids possessed unusual power became the rage, not only among New Agers, but also in the popular culture. ‘Pyramid power,’ it was said, could ward off biological decay and even sharpen razor blades. In 1968 Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder wrote about Russian research on the phenomena in their best-selling book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain. The perceived health benefits of pyramid-shaped structures continues to the present day; and indeed all over the world there are many pyramid-shaped buildings, which seek to harness the ‘power.’ In the 1990s, engineer Christopher Dunn made the case in his book, The Giza Power Plant that the Great Pyramid can only be understood as a machine, not a tomb. In fact, he said, it could have been a powerful electric generator.

Orthodox Egyptology took none of these ideas seriously. All such notions, in fact, were dismissed as “pseudoscience.” All of that may be about to change, though. New peer-reviewed research published in July in the Journal of Applied Physics demonstrates that indeed the Great Pyramid is fully capable of concentrating electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under its base.

“We had to use some assumptions,” says Andrey Evlyukhin, senior researcher from ITMO University in Russia. “For example, we assumed that there are no unknown cavities inside, and the building material with the properties of an ordinary limestone is evenly distributed in and out of the pyramid.”

With that in mind, the scientists made a model of the pyramid and its electromagnetic response. By calculating something called the extinction cross section, the team was able to estimate how the wave energy is scattered or absorbed by the pyramid. The results were dramatic. Once again, the pyramid shape was shown to have previously unrealized potential.

The question that mainstream Egyptology may be forced to answer is: Where did the ancient builders learn to use a form with such remarkable properties? For now, no one in academic science is willing to concede that the builders could have known what they were doing. The researchers, however, say they are learning new ways of using the form, even in nanoparticles, and think it will have important implications in future technology.


CAPTION: The propagation of electromagnetic waves inside the Great Pyramid is shown for various radio wavelengths (from 200 to 400 meters). The small black rectangle indicates the position of the so-called King’s Chamber. (Image credit: ITMO University, Laser Zentrum Hannover)