The Cheops Pyramid of Giza (Khufu)

Egypt, Land of Pharaohs

Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

Written by Gary Wonning

The Great pyramid of Giza has been a mystery for centuries. The giant edifice has been researched for generations, every part of it has been measured, plotted,  and photographed. 

Despite all of this, mankind still hasn’t officially determined what its purpose is, or how it was built. Many suppositions have been made, but no concrete evidence has ever been discovered.

Most assume it was the final resting place of King Cheops, a king of Egypt but no body has ever been found, not only in this pyramid, but in any other pyramid in Egypt. It is highly unlikely to have ever been a burial tomb. 

The magnitude of the pyramid and the intense work effort that would have been necessary to complete it during the reign of a pharaoh is impossible taking into account our understanding of the tools and knowledge available for construction at that a period in time. 

Conventional wisdom tells us the pyramid is about three or four thousand years old, many sources dispute this, saying it was probably built ten or twelve thousands years ago, or perhaps even earlier in time. 

Many of the kings and pharaohs were buried in elaborate tombs south of Cairo in the Valley of the Kings and Queens. In comparison, the pyramids are rather dull.

It hardly seems likely any pharaoh would have wanted to be buried in the pyramid, there is no place to store all the goodies the ancient rulers took with them to the underworld. 

The pyramid was built with precise dimensions and laid out on the cardinal points of the compass. It seems more obvious the pyramids had another purpose other than a burial tomb. 

In all likelihood, the ancients were a lot more knowledgeable than we give them credit for. The real reason the pyramids were built will sooner or later be discovered and when it is, it will shake conventional wisdom to the core. 


Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

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Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in acquiring  spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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