About a 20-minute drive from the Great Pyramid, and visible from the Giza Plateau on a clear day, is one of Egypt’s greatest treasures from antiquity, and one of the most extraordinary places on our planet.
Abu Ghurob is a closed-to-the-public archaeological site in the pyramid fields that run alongside the Nile south of Cairo. Egyptologists quaintly refer to it as a ‘sun temple’, a ‘burial center’ or ‘funerary complex’ for a new cult of Ra (they usually use these terms when the actual function of a place is unclear) dating to around 2400 BC.
In fact, indigenous Egyptian tradition teaches that this site is one of the oldest ceremonial centers on the planet and is a place where the ancients connected with divine energies.
According to Stephen Mehler’s account in Land of Osiris, Abu Ghurob has a remarkable past. Ancient Egyptian, or properly ‘Khemetian’, oral tradition relayed by Abd’El Hakim Awyan, the acclaimed teacher and wayshower of the sacred mysteries of ancient Khemet, claims this site dates deep into pre-history and is one of the oldest ceremonial sites on the entire planet. Moreover, he says the site was designed to create heightened spiritual awareness through the use of vibrations transmitted through the alabaster platform and other materials. This expanded awareness enabled one to connect with the sacred energies of the universe known as Neters.
Mehler notes that Hakim’s indigenous tradition teaches that the Neters themselves, in some sort of physical form, once “landed” and appeared in person at Abu Ghurob. It is for this reason that this site has been considered sacred for thousands upon thousands of years.
I could hardly wait to get up over the crest of a hill in front of me and cross the barrier to Abu Ghurob when I visited the place during my stay in Cairo in March/April ’06. I was particularly interested in the large square structure or platform made of alabaster (‘Egyptian crystal’) that sits in front of the mound where an obelisk stood. Hakim proposes this platform created a harmonic resonance through sound vibrations to increase heightened awareness and to further open the senses to “communicate” and be one with the Neters.
Of course, Hakim is describing what is called a ‘portal’ or “stargate” today. I found some eye-opening connections to stargates at Abu Ghurob. Additionally, I found connections to both Atlantis and to the Anunnaki gods of Sumeria, which will be shared here.
Entering the site at Abu Ghurob felt like a Hollywood movie set for a movie titled Forbidden World, or something like that. The dunes of the great desert appeared lunar. The three pyramids (per neters or ‘houses of energy’) of Abu Sir, about a mile away, seemed surreal like three elder fires burning for eternity. Strangely, when I stepped onto this ‘set’ I have never felt more at home in a place in my life.
The site appeared as if it had sat undisturbed for millennia. The vacuum-like silence accentuated that perception.
The red granite casing stones that once covered the pyramid at Abu Ghrob were scattered like Lego blocks. An obelisk (‘sun stick’) once stood atop this mound. Pieces of this original sun stick or ben ben are scattered all over the place. In fact, the entire site is one giant debris field with pieces of limestone scattered everywhere that appear to have come from structures that once existed here. The whole place looked as if a massive hand had swatted it like a sand castle.
Climbing atop the mound the alabaster platform revealed itself before me. It’s a mandala—a sacred design—in the shape of the Khemetian symbol Hotep, translated by Egyptologists as “peace.”
On close inspection this platform is ‘Chris Dunn cool’, meaning it displays evidence of advanced machining that even challenges today’s technology.
Formless Light Beings
I am highly intrigued by the re-collections and re-memberings concerning the Neter and Abu Ghurob in the Khemetian tradition. Particularly since Ancient American oral tradition from Tennessee, where I live, retold by Cherokee wisdom keeper Dhyani Yahoo in her book Voices of Our Ancestors also describes formless “thought beings” called TLA beings who rode a sound wave from the Pleiades star cluster through a hole in space in East Tennessee and created the Cherokee. All humans are dream children of these angels or elemental forces of Nature (the Egyptian Neter) who came from the stars. This legend obviously resonates with Khemetian belief concerning Abu Ghurob. The correspondence got me thinking: what, exactly, took place at this site?
In addition, there’s the work of Dr. Eve Reymond, a scholar who had explored the ancient Egyptian Building Texts from Edfu, Egypt in her book The Mythical Origin of the Egyptian Temple. Her interpretations of these texts also tell of formless beings who came from the stars and created an island civilization in Egypt. These sages, as they were called, constructed an original mound where the creation of humankind took place. This island was called the Island of the Egg and was surrounded by the primeval water.
The Edfu tale matches the Atlantis story as told by Plato of a civilization founded by the gods who created a hybrid race of humans. I believe the Edfu Building Texts are the source material for Plato’s story of Atlantis, which he originally learned from Egypt. I further believe that shards of this tale are found in numerous indigenous traditions, and that it may even relate to Abu Ghurob. One connection is found in the stones.
Alternative researchers uphold the use of megalithic red granite blocks as a trademark of ‘Atlantean’ temple building. At Abu Ghurob one sees colossal red granite blocks weighing several tons that were precision cut, polished and mounted in place as facing stones on the pyramid. Whoever laid these in place had an accuracy that was extraordinary.
In its original state the Abu Ghurob pyramid may have been a giant machine, especially a water processing plant or ‘power plant’ (like the other ‘per neters’ of Egypt). Water, we are told, was channeled in from the Ur Nile to Abu Sir. We have to imagine water everywhere at Abu Ghurob as well, in pools in front of the pyramid, running underneath it and perhaps even flowing down from the top of the red granite faced pyramid like a fountain. The “energy water” produced by the piezoelectric effect of the quartz crystal-laden red granite may have been one of the products of this power plant.
Lined up near the entrance to Abu Ghurob are giant square alabaster “dishes” or “basins” with strange gear-like designs on top. These dishes were apparently placed there at some point enroute to another location. Significantly, a few more are still ‘in situ’. (Stephen Mehler told me in a conversation that the basins may originally have been arranged in a circular pattern around the pyramid.)
Egyptologists guess that the massive basins were used to hold sacrificial animal blood, which ran through perfectly round channels cut into the paving. There is not a single drop of DNA or other evidence to support this misconception. Interestingly, the inner surface of the basins are smooth to the touch and show signs of circular tool marks, suggesting that whoever crafted them did so with a technology we would admire today (and make fortunes marketing, too).
On my second trek to Abu Ghurob I was destined to wade even deeper into the mystery of this amazing place.
Threshold to the Lost Realm
Videographer Ted St. Rain has an astounding grasp of the ancient mysteries. He’s been to a tour guide’s book full of sacred sites with a who’s who of alternative researchers. I’m not sure when the first domino began to fall in Ted’s mind. However, after only a short time at Abu Ghurob with me Ted proclaimed that he had the answer to the question of the purpose of this temple site.
“The Lost Realms by Zecharia Sitchin will help explain what we are seeing here,” he said.
In his Earth Chronicles series of books Sitchin claims that a race of extraterrestrials called Anunnaki came to earth over 450,000 years ago in search of gold. In addition to surface mining the Anunnaki used sophisticated water mining techniques to ‘filter’ or process the gold from the waters of earth.
Abu Ghurob, it seems, matches the description of their processing plants.
The Lost Realms is about the massive pyramids of South American and MesoAmerican cultures and their interactions with gods who set up pyramid/workshops there.
Sitchin cites the Mexican pyramids of Teotihuacán to support his theory. There are two pyramids—the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon—with the Avenue of the Dead running between them. Some scholars believe the Teotihuacán complex was begun 6,000 years ago and was known as the Place of the Gods.
The Pyramid of the Moon is an earthen mound. Some 2,000 feet to the south the path of the Avenue of the Dead reaches the Pyramid of the Sun. These pyramids are virtually identical to the Giza pyramids. Sitchin believes that there is no doubt that the designer of this complex had detailed understanding of the Giza pyramids. The most remarkable correspondence noted by Sitchin is the existence of a lower passageway running underneath the Pyramid of the Sun.
As Sitchin records, in 1971 a complex underground chamber system was discovered directly underneath the Pyramid of the Sun. A tunnel, seven feet high and extending for almost 200 feet, was also discovered. The floor of this tunnel was divided into segments and drainage pipes (possibly connecting to an underground water source?) were found. The tunnel led to a strange hollowed-out area shaped like a cloverleaf and supported by adobe columns and basalt slabs.
The enigma posed by this mysterious subterranean facility was amplified for Sitchin when he observed a path of six segments running along the Avenue of the Dead. These segments were formed by the erection of a series of double walls perpendicular to the course of the avenue. These six compartments are fitted with sluices at their floor level. Sitchin proposes that the whole complex served to channel water that flowed down the avenue. This complex, says Sitchin, was an enormous waterworks, employing water for a technological purpose.
This ceremonial center, notes Sitchin, has artificial water channels running through that diverted water from the nearby San Juan river. The water is channeled into the Ciudadela, a quadrangle that contains at its eastern side a third pyramid, called the Quetzalcoatl Pyramid.
As Ted continued his brainstorm at Abu Ghurob, he noted a key discovery at Teotihuacán. Underneath the Pyramid of the Sun archaeologists discovered mica, a dielectric mineral composed of delicate crystal that is a semiconductor. Its presence has perplexed ancient mystery writers Erich von Däniken and Graham Hancock.
The word “mica” is thought to be derived from the Latin word micare, meaning to shine, in reference to the brilliant appearance of this mineral (especially when in small scales). Mica has a high dielectric strength and excellent chemical stability, making it a favored material for manufacturing capicitors for radio frequency applications. It has also been used as an insulator in high voltage electrical equipment. Sheet mica is used as an insulating material and as a resonant diaphragm in certain acoustical devices.
The Anunnaki, Sitchin claims, utilized some form of spacecraft. In the Vedic literature of India, there are many descriptions of ancient flying machines that are generally called Vimanas and may be equated with the craft of the Anunnaki. Some call them ancient Atlantean craft. Interestingly, these craft utilized mica in a profound way.
The Vymanika Shastra (sometimes given other spellings) is a text of disputed age which deals heavily with the operational features of these flying vehicles. According to ‘Aakaasha-tantra’, by mixing black mica solution with neem and bhoonaaga decoctions and smearing the solution on the outer body of the vimana made of mica plates and exposing to solar rays, the plane will look like the sky and becomes ‘cloaked’.
Sitchin was perplexed by the presence of this mineral beneath the pyramid at Teotihuacán. Then he remembered the water flowing from the San Juan River and how it was artificially channeled to this site. What he proposed is that the river was channeled along the Avenue of the Gods and underneath the pyramid. Through a chemical reaction caused by the mica (or, I wonder, could it have been a harmonic process?) gold was pulled from the river water.
Drainage holes are spread throughout Teotihuacán. Sitchin theorizes these were used to sluice the gold into chambers where the Anunnaki could collect it.
“Just like you see here,” said Ted, pointing to one of the massive square alabaster basins or sluices at Abu Ghurob. Those basins, it turns out, were decanters.
“I was thinking about Sitchin’s theory,” said Ted, “because here’s the pyramid here. Now, keep in mind that 10,000 years ago this area was a lush jungle with water everywhere.”
Indeed, the Abu Ghurob site was beginning to look a lot like the Teotihuacán lay out. The only thing missing was the mica.
It didn’t take very long before we found huge sheets of mica in front of the pyramid. The pieces were falling into place.
As Ted explained, “the theory is that, like Teotihuacán, Abu Ghurob was a gold refining facility. What they would do,” Ted proposed, “is bring gold laden water in from the Nile. It would flow over the mica sheets (which may have covered this entire site). Through the piezoelectric effect produced by the mica electricity was produced. The water would be channeled into the basins and would be spun around inside and flow up and out through the round holes in the sides. The gold would filter down and remain in the basins to be scooped out at the end of the day.”
Is Abu Ghurob a ‘stargate/power plant of the Anunnaki’? Is it connected to Teotihuacán? No one can, as yet, say for sure. On thing is certain, this place of the gods is not only one of the greatest treasures of ancient Khemet, but of our whole world. It deserves further investigation.
For more on the mysteries of Egypt please see William Henry’s 3-lecture DVD set Egypt: The Shadow of Atlantis available from Atlantis Rising at 800-228-6381.