5.6 – SECRETS OF THE TOMBS (1.25.13)

ANCIENT BURIAL SITES & RITUALS [7b]

The Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. And King Pakal’s Tomb, Palenque, Mexico. Spectacular burial sites that date back thousands of years are found across the world. According to mainstream researchers, these locations are the final resting places for ancient leaders. But might they also serve a more profound, perhaps extraterrestrial purpose?

“Why do we have the most massive of constructions of these tombs in the far and distant past? Well, according to the ancient texts and the ancient traditions, this knowledge was given to our ancestors by the gods.”

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

If the sole function of tombs was to house the dead, then why are virtually all of them connected to notions of spiritual energy, images of astronomy, and a strong belief in the existence of other, arguably more spiritual, worlds?

“All cultures share this notion of somehow opening a doorway, opening a stargate, opening a gateway to another dimension so the soul can return. We know that it is meant because the soul is gonna go on a voyage to the afterlife.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“In the ancient world, there was a view that this life that we have, this physical life, is our opportunity to prepare ourselves for a vast destiny that lies beyond this life.”

Graham Hancock (Author, Fingerprints of the Gods)

Could ancient tombs really have served another, more extraterrestrial purpose, perhaps as portals to reunite the deceased with celestial beings? Many Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe the answers can be found by taking a closer look at the mysterious texts of ancient Egypt.

Saqqara – situated on the west bank of the Nile River, 20 miles south of Cairo, this archaeological site is one of the oldest and largest burial grounds in all of Egypt.

“Egyptologists called these monuments tombs. But to the Egyptians, they were not tombs, they were gateways to the afterworld. It is through these structures that the king will begin a journey into the underworld, in order to face obstacles, dangers, and threats. And if he will overcome these threats, he will be given passage into the afterlife kingdom of Osiris.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

Overlooking the immense necropolis lies the Pyramid of King Teti, the first ruler of Egypt’s sixth dynasty. Teti built his pyramid and an adjoining mortuary temple during his reign, more than 4,000 years ago.

“I’m walking on what’s left of the ancient causeway of King Teti I – that’s his pyramid – and here is his very-much-ruined mortuary temple. Now, this pyramid is very important – it contains the oldest, richest writing in the world, the Pyramid Texts.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

According to archaeologists, the Pyramid Texts are a collection of ancient Egyptian religious writings that date back to 2400 BC. They contain passages about Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, and descriptions of how to prepare the pharaoh’s remains during his ascent to the heavens after death.

“The Pyramid Texts are all about the stars. It’s all about the king becoming a star. It’s all about the king ascending to the sky and joining Osiris-Orion in the sky.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

But according to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, the Pyramid Texts didn’t only guide the pharaoh to an afterlife, they actually provided instruction on how the pharaoh could travel to other worlds.

“What is important to realize is that the ancient Egyptians say that about 25,000 years ago, the gods lived amongst them. Then they disappeared again. What the Pyramid Texts are saying is that we the ancient Egyptians specifically, of course are able to reach the gods again. For this we have to die, but once we’re dead, we’re able to join the gods once again. What we’re talking about is some kind of other-dimensional travel for the soul to undertake.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Buried in the desert sands for centuries, the ruins of Saqqara are home to another ancient mystery just one half-mile away from the Pyramid of King Teti. In 1850, French archaeologist Auguste Mariette made an astonishing discovery. He unearthed a massive underground bunker.

“This is a most strange and mysterious place. It feels like being in the bowels of the underworld. It’s hard to describe it’s like being in another world, the world of the dead.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

The Serapeum contains enormous sarcophagi made from granite that was believed to have been transported from the city of Aswan, nearly 600 miles away.

“This is just one of the many sarcophagus that are here, dozens and dozens of them. And they weigh about 70 tons apiece. They’re made from a solid block of granite. But the real mystery is how they cut them so sharply Swiss watch precision, mirror smooth.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

“When you look at the inside of the boxes, you see the underside of the lid is perfectly square with the vertical surface of the inside of the box. Directly opposite, you have the same condition, which means that those two surfaces, opposing each other, must have been perfectly parallel. It’s really amazing.”

    – Christopher Dunn (Engineer),
(Author, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt)

Ancient Astronaut Theorists question just how the ancient Egyptians could have moved these gigantic stones for miles and then wedge them into the underground labyrinth. And to what purpose?

“So we have one big problem. Imagine, in ancient Egypt, they dig out of the rock kilometers and kilometers of subterranean tunnels. Right and left, they make niches. Then they go to two day’s Aswan. In Aswan, they cut out of the rock the hardest granite which exists, and they bring it, in a complicated way we don’t know, into these subterranean tunnels.”

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

“Archaeologists still, today, cannot figure out how these giant basalt sarcophagi were made. They’re perfectly made. And how they would even move them into these catacombs that are underground. It’s like they would have had to levitate and put these 70-ton boxes by some magical means, like anti-gravity.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Most scholars believe the Serapeum and its massive sarcophagi were constructed to house the mummified remains of the Apis bulls.

“The Egyptians believed that these Apis bulls were descended from the sky, and they would have elaborate ceremonies with these bulls.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

But when Mariette opened the sarcophagi, they were empty, apart from some bones. Only one Apis bull mummy was discovered at the site. Some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe the sacred bulls may have been the creation of extraterrestrials, and that these creatures were feared, not worshipped, by the ancient Egyptians.

“The humans are afraid of these monster, because they were created by the gods. They are holy animals. So, they wait until the monsters die of a natural way. And now the animal is dead, they smash, crash the bones of the monster. They put it into the sarcophagi.”

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

“In ancient Egypt, every single living creature, after its death, was mummified. So, the fact that we can find boxes in which we have hacked-up bones, you have to ask yourself, why?  So they made sure that, after death, they would hack up the bodies, and then put a 35-ton lid on top of that so that those creatures would never return in the future.”

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

Could the sarcophagi have been constructed as a kind of prison to prevent the return of the bulls after death? Or could they have served a different, even more profound, purpose?

“Egyptologists are baffled, and they don’t know what the purpose of these things were. Also, why are some of them empty? And you have to wonder, too, if these boxes had some other purpose originally. Are these really some kind of interdimensional stargates, and then extraterrestrials are able to come and go from this planet using that?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Were the Serapeum sarcophagi actually a teleportation system, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? Could they be a series of chambers used to convey ancient humans, and perhaps, alien visitors, to other planets? Perhaps another underground tomb complex halfway around the globe can provide further clues.

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