(ORDO NEWS) — Inside the Great Sphinx there are secrets that are waiting in the wings.
Three of the most amazing pyramids on Earth are located on the so-called Giza Plateau, near Cairo, Egypt.
There, thousands of years ago, the ancients built some of the most incredible stone structures the world has ever seen.
But the ancient pyramids were not alone. Besides the small satellite pyramids next to them, the ancients are also believed to have carved the greatest monolithic statue on the planet’s surface: the Great Sphinx of Giza.
This incredible statue, shrouded in mystery and legend, was the center of numerous studies in the past.
Because it is claimed that inside his elaborately carved body are chambers and secret rooms leading to a world not yet discovered.
An ancient history expert has proposed a new theory on YouTube that one of the many entrances carved into the Sphinx could lead to a shaft connected to a secret burial chamber where the pharaoh’s mummy hides.
The missing mummies
All three pyramids at Giza were supposedly built as burial chambers for three pharaohs.
However, Egyptologists, if not all, but those who have the courage to go against the “conventional opinion” say that the pyramids at Giza were not funerary pyramids.
Scientists claim that the pyramids of Giza were built as tombs and that the mummified remains of the pharaohs were inside these massive, majestic, amazing monuments.
But for some mysterious reason, there are no inscriptions inside the pyramids.
There are no hieroglyphs, no inscriptions.
In general, the interior of the pyramids seems pale and poor compared to their stunning, imposing external beauty.
So far, neither the mummified remains of Khafre, nor Khufu, nor Menakur have been discovered inside the tombs.
Evidence that the pyramids are not tombs can be found by looking at the first-century BC historian Diodorus Siculus, who clearly writes:
“The kings designed these pyramids for their tombs, but it so happened that their remains were not placed here.”
“Describing the Great Pyramids and the hatred that their builders supposedly aroused, Diodorus follows the tradition of Herodotus; however, he adds that their bodies were never buried in them, and the rulers ordered their bodies to be placed in a safe place, which was kept secret.” (C. Zivie-Coche 2002 (1997): 102).
This means that it is more than likely that the mummified remains of Khafre, Khufu and Menakur most likely never were inside the pyramid, but were in a secret tomb that has not yet been found by experts.
And it is under the Sphinx, according to YouTuber and historian Matthew Sibson, that one should look for ancient mummies.
Sibson claims there are plenty of secrets waiting to be discovered, and in his latest video, he takes viewers on a journey to explore a little-known hole located at the back of the Sphinx.
This hole, in his opinion, may lead to the pharaoh’s long-lost burial chamber.
His theory is based on the works of scientists of the 17th-19th centuries.
Sibson tells how the shaft, discovered at the back of the monument by Johan Michael Wansleben in 1679 and fully explored by the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette in 1853, reveals much about what lies beneath the Sphinx.
“Auguste Mariette recognized this hole as a natural fissure, although others considered it to be a funerary shaft,” Sibson explains in his video.
Passing through the Sphinx’s body, the shaft eventually leads to a mysterious void below the statue.
Sibson explains that the entrance was sealed in 1926 by Emil Baraiz during restoration work on the Sphinx.
It was during the 1926 restoration that the entrance was sealed with cement, making it almost impossible to see the chamber underneath.
However, based on Mariette’s work, Sibson points out that there is evidence of a burial under the shaft.
And while this void may be nothing more than various “natural channels” that run under the limestone of the Giza Plateau (and the Pyramids), the tunnels may have been reused by the ancients in the sixth century BC.
“Mariette said the rough chamber was a natural fissure, but there is evidence that it was expanded by human hands,” Sibson explained.
“Despite the cement spill, I am convinced that the shaft at the back of the Sphinx does indeed lead to a chamber, thanks to numerous eyewitness accounts. Natural, yes, but man-made and once containing a body, most likely,” Sibson said.
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