1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond (3.8.09)

THE PYRAMID PUZZLE [2f]

When it comes to searching for evidence of Ancient Aliens, Erich von Däniken literally leaves no stones unturned.

“I have collected for more than 40 years, information, and there are two sorts of evidence to support my hypothesis. The one sort is literature. This might be archaeological or mythological literature. And the other sort are practical objects. For example, the pyramids are linked to the gods, the gods who once descended from the sky to us Earthlings.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

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Without a little interplanetary help, how else could early Egyptians have learned to stack the nearly two and a half million limestone and granite blocks that create the Great Pyramid? How could prehistoric man move the immense boulders at Stonehenge? And how could ancient builders at Cusco fit stones so closely together that even a razor blade can’t fit between them?

“As you travel around the world trying to piece together this puzzle of the ancient world, there’s not that much to really get a good grasp on.  But what there is, is giant blocks of stone – huge articulated granite or basalt blocks in many cases. Sometimes they weigh 1,000 tons. These things are the size of railway cars. And you find them in Peru, and Bolivia, and Mexico, and ancient Egypt. And you have to ask yourself, why and how could ancient people have dragged these railway-car size blocks of stone, stacked them up together into these giant buildings?”

 – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Perhaps the most familiar and most mysterious, megalithic structure in all the world is the Great Pyramid of Giza. The oldest and largest of Egypt’s three Great Pyramids, this miracle of engineering is believed to have been constructed during a 20-year period, ending around 2560 BC. But to Ancient Alien Theorists, those numbers just don’t add up.

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“The Great Pyramid was not built in only 22 years, because logistically speaking, you would have to cut, transport, and put into place, one stone every nine seconds. And there are modern engineers who have come forward and said we couldn’t do this in 22 years either.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“There are all kinds of theories on how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. So, many theories, you just sit back and shake your head. And that includes E.T. visitations, levitating the blocks with some kind of sound system, anti-gravity…thousands of workers pulling long ropes on a ramp that had to be almost two miles long to get it up to where it is. All I know is that they are so finely aligned and that the architecture is so precise that even modern people today with great technology would have a difficult time being that good. How, for example, in the inside of the pyramid and the tombs, could they build granite and marble areas that were just so perfect and so clean? You mean to tell me that people of that time period did this by hand? I don’t think so.”

 – George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

The enormous size and weight of the stones, multiplied by the sheer number of them, makes one thing certain – the construction of the Great Pyramid remains one of the greatest marvels and mysteries of architectural engineering.

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“I don’t want to discount human ingenuity, because I do believe that we do have the ability to do these things, over a longer period of time. But the knowledge to build some of these monuments, there had to have been some type of intervention or some type of knowledge given to ancient man to carry out those instructions. They couldn’t have just come up with it on their own.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“In Egypt, there are old traditions saying the Great Pyramid was constructed by a foreigner with the name of Souritt. And then they say Souritt is the same which the Hebrew community calls Enoch. Enoch is a prophet in the Old Testament. There are books of Enoch called the Apocryphal texts. You make a connection with Enoch to these extraterrestrials. He clearly says he met these extraterrestrials. Now we have writings in the Book of Enoch, and he give the order to construct a building which cannot be destroyed by the thousands of years in the future.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

“And the ancient Egyptian texts speak that the pyramids were built by human beings with the assistance of the Guardians of the Sky, meaning the gods. And so we have proposed that the pyramids were built by human hands but with the assistance of extraterrestrial technology.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid remains not only an archaeological mystery, but a geographical marvel. In 1877, author and theologian Joseph Seiss demonstrated that the Great Pyramid resides at the intersection of the longest line of latitude and the longest line of longitude – the exact center of all the land mass of the world.

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Also, each of its four sides aligns almost precisely with the four points of the compass – though such an instrument wasn’t even designed until thousands of years later.

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But is it just mere coincidence that pyramid construction – very similar to that practiced in ancient Egypt – was also evolving halfway around the world?

“There are pyramids on remote Pacific Islands and in India, and in Mexico. So, this is something that’s all over the world. Archaeologists haven’t really been able to explain why dissimilar cultures, separated by huge oceans, are building the same structures, and in many ways, the same way.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Here in Central Mexico stands an ancient city that dates back more than 2,000 years. Its name, Teotihuacán, literally means “City of the Gods”. And located at its center is the Pyramid of the Sun. Incredibly, this pyramid’s perimeter is virtually the same as that of the Great Pyramid of Giza. A structural coincidence? Or could it be that both were inspired by the same designers?

“Couple theories for that. Okay, one, maybe they were all taught the same thing by an extraterrestrial race. Two, there were ancient travelers from within this planet who went from one area to another over the thousands of past years. And then there’s some skeptics will say, ‘Hey, that’s the greatest archeological way to make it, so they just knew it’. I don’t think that’s the case.”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

“At Teotihuacán, here you have a giant Pyramid of the Sun, and a giant Pyramid of the Moon. According to the legends, these things were built by the gods, who were giants at the end of one of the destructions of the world. Civilizations such as the Aztecs and the Mayans, and the Hopi Indians of northern Arizona, they believe that the world had been destroyed four times in the past. One time by ice, once by fire, once by water.  Each time, mankind rebuilds again. And Teotihuacán supposedly was built just at the beginning of one of these four worlds.”

 – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“You may ask the question, why build these huge, huge structures? For what purpose? Well, in Egypt, for example, either the pharaohs had incredible egos and they wanted to outdo themselves, right, so they built these huge museums for themselves, or it’s also possible that these ancients wanted to leave behind something for us.”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

“It is written in ancient Egyptian texts, the purpose why the pyramid was built was to store knowledge. 300 books which allegedly contained the knowledge of the Universe dictated by the Guardians of the Sky.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Of course, the pyramids aren’t the only ancient monuments that continue to baffle scientists and archaeologists. There are literally hundreds of them, and they can be found in every corner of our world.

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References:

[1] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: Season 1. [DVD Back Cover]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 20, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[2a] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Introduction]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2b] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: The Catalyst]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2c] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Gods on High]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2d] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Biblical Evidence]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2e] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Illustrated History]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2f] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: The Pyramid Puzzle]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2g] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Baffling Monuments]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2h] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Egyptian Electricity]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2i] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Astronomical Alignments]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2j] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Continuing Controversy]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[3] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.2 – The Evidence. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 20, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[4] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.3 – The Visitors. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 27, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[5] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.4 – The Mission. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 4, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[6] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 18, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[7] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.6 – The Return. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 25, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

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