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The existence of an ‘iron throne’ made out of minerals of extraterrestrial origin in the Great Pyramid of Cheops, has been proposed to explain the ‘enormous void’ found by experts inside the Great Pyramid.
In early November 2017, Nature published the results of the Scan Pyramids project, led by Mehdi Tayoubi (Hip Institute, Paris) and Kunihiro Morishima (University of Nagoya, Japan): Researchers discovered there is a ‘huge void’, 30 meters long inside the pyramid of Cheops.
Giulio Magli, Director of the Department of Mathematics and Professor of archaeoastronomy at the Polytechnic of Milan, has presented one of the first theories about the function and content of this recent finding.
“There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the Egyptian funerary religion as witnessed in the Pyramids Texts. In these texts, it is said that the pharaoh, before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the ‘gates of the sky’ and sit on his ‘throne of iron.”
An Alien Throne
The Great Pyramid is believed to have been built around 2500 BC and is considered one of the most sophisticated ancient structures built by ancient civilizations.
The massive monument has a number of internal rooms accessible only through a set of narrow tunnels. One of the tunnels, just before reaching the funerary chamber, widens and rises, forming the so-called Great Gallery.
‘The newly discovered room is over this gallery, but does not have a practical function of ‘relieving weight ‘ from it, because the roof of the gallery itself was already built with a corbelled technique for this very reason,’ notes Magli.
Interestingly, Magli even believes we might be able to know what to throne looks like. According to Magli, by looking at the throne made for Cheops’s mother, Queen Hetepheres, found in pieces and reconstructed by experts at Harvard, we might get an idea what the throne, hidden inside the great pyramid, actually looks like.
“Of course, it would not be melted iron, but meteoritic iron, that is, fallen from the sky in the form of Iron meteorites (distinguishable due to the high percentage of Nickel) and again cited in the Texts,” the researchers say.
Within the Pyramid there are four narrow shafts, the size of a handkerchief, which point at the stars. The Pharaoh’s future life was in fact, according to ancient texts, up there in heaven, in particular among the northern stars, such as Ursa Major and Draco.
Two of the four channels open to the facades of the monument, while the other two open to the small doors.
One of the two ‘doors’, that of the south, has been explored several times without results, while that of the north is still sealed.
Scientists note how these doors may very well represent the “doors of heaven” and the ‘doors of heaven’ located in the north could well enter the newly discovered room, experts note.
The room may contain, at its upper end and just below the apex of the great pyramid, an object that Cheops needed after crossing the gates: the “iron throne” mentioned in the Pyramid Texts.
Of course, it is not iron, but meteorite iron, that is, fallen from the sky in the form of iron meteorites (distinguishable due to the high percentage of nickel) and again cited in the ancient texts.
The Egyptians knew about this material many centuries before Cheops, and continued to use it for special objects designed for pharaohs for millennia, such as the famous dagger made for Tutankhamun.
One way to verify or discard this hypothesis is a new exploration of the north axis.
This is a long-awaited exploration, long before the discovery of the room.
At present, it is difficult to say with certainty that the northern channel leads to the newly discovered room, the “great void” as it was baptized by its discoverers, because the available images are approximate, says the Italian specialist.