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Pyramid The mathematical and scientific data about Earth embodied in the Great Pyramid could onlyhave been

gleaned through very advanced astronomical observation. As well, as explained intwo recent books, The Orion Mystery and The Message of the Sphinx, the three Giza Pyramidsmodel and were aligned with the three stars of Orion's belt. The Orion constellationrepresented for the ancient Egyptians their great god Osiris, and it was believed that each pharaoh, at his physical death, would join Osiris in the celestial kingdom. The Pyramid builders were recreating this celestial realm on Earth. As well, four narrow shafts rising fromthe King's Chamber and the Queen's Chamber were aimed at key stars, as discovered betweenthe 1960s and early '90s with the help of computer technology. From the King's Chamber, thenorthern shaft targeted Thuban (Alpha Draconis), the pole star of the time, while the southernshaft was aligned with Al Nitak (Zeta Orionis), the brightest star in the belt of Orion. From theQueen's Chamber, the northern shaft was aimed at Kochab (Beta Ursa Minor) and thesouthern shaft pointed to Sirius (Alpha Canis Major), which represented Orion's consort, thegoddess Isis. Thus the two northern shafts were directed to circumpolar constellations,associated with immortality, and the two southern shafts to Orion-Osiris and SiriusIsis.These alignments existed c. 2500 BC, the era of Khufu, but the sky pattern of Orion's belt onthe west 'bank' of the Milky Way (known to the Egyptians as the Winding Waterway) was not perfectly aligned with the ground pattern of the three Giza Pyramids on the bank of the Nile atthat time. The perfect match between the sky and ground patterns is found in thereconstructed sky of c. 10,500 BC. At that epoch the three Pyramids and Nile perfectlymirrored the pattern of Orion's belt and the Milky Way above , making it reasonable tosuppose that the Pyramids were built at that time. (Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval, in The Message of the Sphinx, do not go so far as to claim this, but they conclude that planningand layout must have been initiated at that time. )The prevailing academic assertion that Khufu built the Great Pyramid is based on very flimsy"evidence." The Greek travel writer Herodotus, visiting the Great Pyramid in the fifth centuryBC, was informed by the priests that Khufu had built the Pyramid, utilizing gangs of 100,000men for three months at a time, over a period of 20 years. The "Histories" of Herodotus blended facts with popular belief and hearsay, as in this case. For the priests' words to be true,assuming a relentless 15-hour day over 20 years, it would have been necessary to lay one block every 2 minutes (blocks weighing 2 to 70 tons). It should go without saying that the priests had no access to the facts of events 22 centuries earlier.The Pyramid is also attributed to Khufu because a few lines of scrawled graffiti including this pharaoh's name, presumed to have been left by a workman, were found in one of the weight-relieving chambers above the King's Chamber. These hieroglyphs, the only inscription in thePyramid, were discovered by Richard Howard-Vyse, exploring in 1836-7. However, for several reasons it is likely that these marks were forged by Howard-Vyse. The hieroglyphs