The existence of an ‘iron throne’ alien in the Great Pyramid of Cheops, has been raised as a hypothesis to explain the ‘huge gap’ detected with cutting-edge technology in its interior.
At the beginning of November 2017, the journal Nature published the results of the project Scan Pyramids, directed by Mehdi Tayoubi (Hip Institute, Paris) and Kunihiro Morishima (Nagoya University, Japan): there is a ‘huge vacuum’ of at least 30 meters long, inside the pyramid of Cheops.
Giulio Magli, Director of the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Arqueoastronomía at the Polytechnic of Milan, has been presented in arXiv one of the first hypothesis of interpretation about the function and content of this recent finding.
“The pyramid of Cheops, built around 2550 bc, is one of the largest monuments and complex history of the architecture. Access to their indoor rooms through narrow tunnels, one of which, before reaching the burial chamber, it widens and rises, forming the so-called Great Gallery. The room is newly discovered is on this gallery, but does not have a practical function of “ease burden”, because the ceiling of the gallery was already built with a technique of brackets for this same reason.”
On the real function of the stay, this expert explains: “There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the religion funerary egyptian as seen in the Texts of the Pyramids. In these texts it is said that the pharaoh, before getting to the star of the north, you will have to pass the “gates of heaven” and sit on his “throne of iron”.
Inside the Pyramid there are four-axis narrow, about the size of a handkerchief, directed to the stars. The future life of the pharaoh was in fact, according to the Texts, in the sky, and in particular between the stars of the north, Ursa Major and Draco. Two of the four channels is open at the facades of the monument, while the other two are opened to the small doors. One of the two doors, the southern one, has been explored several times without results, while the north is still sealed.
These doors have all the probabilities that are representative of the “gates of heaven” and those in the north could well enter into the room, newly discovered, he says. The room may contain, in its upper end and just below the apex of the great pyramid, an object that needs to Khufu after crossing the door: the “iron throne” mentioned in the Texts of the Pyramids.
According to this expert, can we get an idea of how it could be this object, looking at the throne of the mother of Cheops, queen Hetepheres, which has been found in pieces and reconstructed by the University of Harvard. It is a low chair of cedar-wood covered with plates of gold and ceramic. The Cheops could be similar, but covered with thin sheets of iron.
Iron of another world
Of course, it would not be iron melted, but iron meteorítico, that is to say, fallen from the sky in the form of iron meteorites (distinguishable due to the high percentage of nickel) and again cited in the Texts. It is true that the egyptians were familiar with this material from many centuries before Khufu, and continued to use it for special items designed for the pharaohs for millennia, such as the famous dagger of Tutankhamun.
One way to verify or discard this hypothesis exists: a new exploration of the north axis. This is an exploration, a long-awaited, much before the discovery of the room. At present, it is difficult to say with certainty that the channel north leads to the room is newly discovered, the “great void” baptized by their discoverers, because the images available are approximate, points out the specialist Italian.
In fact, the project Scan ‘Pyramid’ used a non-invasive technique based on the measurement of the muons: elementary particles that are generated in cosmic rays and are absorbed differently depending on the materials through which they pass. The result is similar to an x-ray which must be interpreted.