The Great Pyramid: My review

The Great Pyramid Mystery


New Discoveries Revealed


Author: Stephen S. Douglas



There are many mysteries that have been written where there is a murder, or some type of suspense where the reader is kept spellbound until the last page when the author reveals the killer. Other mysteries are not quite that simple to reveal, some require intense research, uncovering truths, theories and the history behind what may be one of the most unsolved mysteries in the world: Just when and where was the Great Pyramid built? Who built it? What was the purpose? How was it tied to the Great Famine and who is buried within its walls? But, these are just some of the questions that remain unanswered and that the author addresses in this book of many mysteries. The author asks the reader to ponder several things: First: The Sphinx as one of the keys to solving the mystery of the Great Pyramid. Second, the antiquity of this period in history and third the Great Pyramid being an attraction for all of the modern age. Finally, the mysterious shafts passing through the structure itself.


Every mystery needs clues in order for the investigator to solve it. Let’s start with the mystery itself. The Great Pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the World; as a matter of fact it is the first wonder. Believe it or not, this fact you might find fascinating, there are so many unanswered questions which many scientists have no real answers. For example just like a person’s date of birth that sometimes comes into question, the date of birth or when this great structure was guild is not really known. Next, just how come is it so large, why was it built to mathematical precision surpassing any other pyramid, what was the purpose of all of the strange passages, tiny shafts and hidden passages? The one question I find most compelling is Where is the mummy and the treasure? There are more questions that remain unanswered but with all mysteries some you will have to read and solve for yourself.


Two primary questions that will be discussed in detail are: Why was the exterior so grand and what was the purpose of the interior shafts and chambers? Next, the author discusses some interesting facts surrounding the pyramid, followed by some pointed questions on page 12 that will definitely entice the reader to want to learn more. Part three is most interesting which is the Dual Use Theory.  This book will explain in detail and propose that The Great Pyramid was designed for two specific purposes. Now, I bet that most people did not know that. First, it is a tomb but the second purpose might surprise many of you: A Silo! Yes, you read it right a silo. Let me elaborate for you. The original design was the tomb but there was a plan inside the plan. The Pharaoh at that time had a strong feeling or conviction you might say that a terrible feminine would come upon Egypt and the surrounding counties for many years. Smart, planning ahead and making sure that his people would not starve, the Dual Use Theory states the Great Pyramid of Giza believe it or not had two purposes. The first of course was the tomb and the second a temporary Grain Silo. The reasoning behind this, the fact that the Egyptian Pharaoh was not only a builder but also a good businessman is further revealed and discussed on page 13 and illustrated on page 14. Pharaoh Sneferu and his son Khufu are the two responsible and more information about them and their designs follows. Next, the author tells why it was built and references the bible, followed by the Time Line: When it was build? This section is quite interesting as there is much debate about when this was build, what dynasty and who built it. Within this section the connection is made to the Great Famine explaining about how collecting corn under the Pharaoh’s hand was the key connection that this was linked to the Great Famine.


Now, I am sure that you want to know just who build this great structure and why? So, who built this pyramid read pages 24-28 and solve the mystery yourself. Next, I just might reveal where it was built and help you fill in some of the clues but not all. Memphis was the capitol of the two lands at the time: Upper and Lower Egypt. The Giza Plateau the author states is ell north of the capitol and other burial pyramids. Next, the connection to the Sphinx, which was built around the same time as the pyramid. This is really quite interesting and I make a bet that after you read this book you will want to see it for yourself. The author writes that the location of this pyramid in Egypt on the African continent has created much discussion. Considered to be the center of the world and some think it has mystical power.


The exterior is the next section described followed by the interior or the pyramid. The author’s vivid description of the King’s Chamber brings it to life along with the Relieving Chamber and Queen’s Chamber.


Why did this structure have such a mysterious layout and what about the Corn Silos? Pages 42-50 describe this; the shafts followed by the basement chambers and the solor ships. You can read more about the chambers in this section and next the Grand Gallery which I will tell you more about.


The Grand Gallery is quite impressive and extends more than 25 feet upward in a grand fashion. The description is so magnificent you and the multiple chambers are so elaborate that you can visualize the entire gallery in your mind by the way the author describes it. The final part of this section describes the escape tunnel and much more.


Chapter Two begins with the Seven proposals: They are: The Dual Use theory, the silo and tomb design, direction connection between the Great Pyramid and the Great Famine. Fourth the escape Tunnel and fight the Relieving Chamber and Gallery. Sixth, the King and Queen Chambers and finally the Royal Pharaoh is still entombed at the bottom of the King’s Chamber with his buried treasures waiting. Now, I am sure it is the seventh that most will be interested in! Each of these seven proposals are discussed in detail on pages 78- 86 followed by The Experiment or proven Scientific method. Let’s get down to the really interesting part: Khufu’s Gold and the story.

The Pharaoh rose and realized that he needed to refocus his mission. The Captain of the Royal Guard approached him and the Pharaoh checked his survey sheets. The plans were for a plateau.  His Chief Butler was as good as new but his new Chief Baker was a definite improvement. Just what happened to the other one well you know what happens when you go against a Pharaoh? Now, he waited to see what his engineers would come up with.  His engineers and their so-called mathematics, and his magicians, mystics and their so-called sciences, his philosophers, astrologers, inventors, poets and seers all who were privileged to eat his good and provide council to the Royal Family.


If you remember the original mystery posed to you at the start of this book you will learn that the Pharaoh asked himself the same questions before proceeding: How big should the corn silos be? Remember he predicted the famine. Next, how to protect them, what style was vital. His dreams or visions brought to light his Divine Revelation that seven years of plenty would be followed by 7 of famine. Just think like any politician does that building trade routes, a plateau along the Nile River could increase revenue. Taxes or as they called them tariff taxes could be collected and more Egyptian Tradesman could buy in bulk. With more tariffs, more goods moving in the country just think how much money he could get and the huge potential for both political factions of Upper and Lower Egypt to Memphis. As the Chief Magician discusses his concerns for the silos and the design with the Pharaoh he hopes to live to complete his explanation. The Pharaoh wants something grand and magnificent to showcase the power of Egypt. Then, the magician spoke, as the engineers had not arrived. One pyramid for each of the seven years was the solution. But, something happens to change the complexion as someone has been killed but how? The author tells the story through the eyes of the soldiers as they arrive with the engineers and thieves kill one.


The story unfolds further and the Pharaoh learns about what happened to the engineer and then proceeds to learn more from two of the others. The design is discussed and the just how it differs from what we have learned before is quite interesting. This time they proposed a single silo and hopefully a great tower that will not fall over. You hear the voice of the engineers, the Pharaoh and what they hope to accomplish. Imagine if your life depended on the success of this project. Imagine what will happen if it fails. Imagine spending seven years in a dungeon or worse. What does happen and the reward you have to learn for yourself as the Pharaoh calls his project: The Great Pyramid. But, you know that things never go smoothly as there are rebels within the camp and then we learn more about the Queen as the Pharaoh learns about the idol worshippers. The idols as related to the Pharaoh are personal, gods in their own image and after their own imaginations. How do you think the Lord Pharaoh reacted to this? He could have stopped it but instead what he does lets the reader know that this man was not only a ruler but a wise and shrew businessman who profit from what others did. Informed that he had enemies within his court what would he do next? But, what happens next was not expected as one son looks on as his father’s life is ended. Just how this happens and why is another mystery you will have to read and learn for yourself. What does the new Pharaoh do to avenge his father’s death? Just how does this end and what about the famine?


The ending will keep you glued to the printed page as we learn what happens when two men fight and only one will survive. Just who wins and who dies  that is part of the fun of solving the mystery? What will be fate of the people of Egypt under the young Pharaoh? The Great Pyramid Mystery: Read it to learn the rest. You won’t be disappointed. The research is extensive and the author’s voice can be heard as he relates the entire story from start to finish.


Fran Lewis: Reviewer 


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