The three famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus in Giza, Egypt , have awakened thousands of years of theories about their function or purpose, as well as their construction.
In fact it is not so strange that such majestically surprising works give rise to all sorts of speculations, conjectures, hypotheses or theories rather strange or surprising, since the pyramids of Giza are so large and imposing, that one, the first thing you think is : it can not be … now I will close my eyes and when I open them again, I will understand everything about them.
Some of these ancient theories were believed by many people in ancient times and have led to investigations that have helped to really know their origin, construction and meaning. So finally, all this has served to better understand the pyramids themselves.
In reality there is still much to know about them, there are many unknown things that only time and research will manage to solve.
1. In medieval times, Europeans believed that the pyramids were used to store grain, due to mentions of large granaries that appeared in the Old Testament.
2. M. Fialin of Persigngy in the year 1845 proposed the theory that the pyramids were built to protect Egypt and Nubia from the strong winds and desert sand.
3. Ignatius Loyola Donnelly, a former Minnesota congressman, wrote in 1882 that the inhabitants of Atlantis built them during a period of colonization.
4. Robert Bauval, author of “The Mystery of Orion” states that the pyramids are aligned with the Orion constellation.
5. In 2014, Egyptian researcher Amir Gamal told the Elaph newspaper that he believes Israel is conspiring to steal the pyramids.
6. A Swedish philosopher from the 1800s proposed the theory that the pyramids were actually deposits of the murky River Nile.
7. A leader of the Jehovah’s Witness movement, Joseph T. “Judge” Rutherford, wrote in early 1928 that the pyramids were built by Satan.
8. In 1884, during a scientific conference in the city of Philadelphia a document was presented where it was theorized that the pyramids were actually hills that were cut in pyramidal form.
9. Charles Piazzi Smyth, the Royal Astronomer of Scotland, published a book in 1864 in which he claimed that the Great Pyramid could predict the end of the world. His prediction was that everything would end in 1881.