The mystery of the 100 ton ‘boxes’ at the Serapeum of Saqqara: Ancient precision at its best

Located North West of the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, we find the Serapeum of Saqqara. According to archaeologists, it was the burial-place of the Apus Bulls, literally speaking the living manifestations of the Egyptian God Ptah. This necropolis found near Memphis, Egypt is believed to have been built sometime around 1300 BCE, by Ramesses II.

Ever since its discovery in 1850 the Serapeum of Saqqara has puzzled archaeologists and researchers and the tunnels that have been unearthed since have been the subject of debate among many. This majestic ancient labyrinth is home to 25 megalithic stone ‘boxes’, weighing between 70 to 100 tons. Ancient Egyptians, the builders of these incredible ‘boxes’ possessed incredible knowledge in fields such as geometry and mathematics.

Incredible ancient Precision: but how?


Part of the megalithic boxes, the 30-ton lids were made of the same blocks of stone. Upon discovery, some of these were blown open with the aid of gunpowder, only to find the inside of these giant boxes empty. Researchers have no idea what their actual purpose is now how these giant boxes were assembled thousands of years ago.

The question that the existence of these boxes raises is whether ancient Egyptians built these boxes as memorial tombs for the Apis bulls, and if so, how come no remains were found? The Apis Bulls were extremely sacred creatures to the ancient Egyptians having been one of the first sacred cults in Ancient Egyptian History. Historians believe that the Apis Bull was both a deity and manifestation of Egyptian pharaohs.


Interestingly, most of these boxes are made of rose granite, an extremely hard rock mined at a quarry located about 800 kilometers from Saqqara while other boxes were made from an even harder material, diorite, found even further away from Saqqara.

The precision of the boxes is another characteristics that has left researchers or anyone who visits the place, baffled, with deviations registering in the thousandths of an inch. Extreme precision… thousands of years ago, the question remains: How is this possible? What are we missing here?

Ancient Egyptians had knowledge of applied mathematics and geometry hundreds of years before the Serapeum of Saqqara was built. The intelligence and ability of ancient Egyptians are not being questioned here.


We know that the earliest known texts about geometry can be found in ancient documents like the Rhind Papyrus and Moscow papyrus. You would imagine that hundreds of years after these ancient texts, ancient Egyptians would be able to create extremely precise constructions with corners with a 90 degree precision.

The only question that remains is how? And from where did the ancient Egyptians get this knowledge? Where are the tools used in these constructions? And why are these giant boxes empty?

Is it possible that the knowledge and technology did in fact originate from the stars as many ancient astronaut theorists suggest? Or are we missing something in history, an incredibly important moment in ancient history overlooked by mainstream scholars, a moment that could explain the knowledge and ability of ancient civilizations such as the Egyptian.

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  1. we certainly are missing something in history that is being overlooked because there are many finds in ancient egypt that can not be explained by traditional techniques. Watch the pyramid code by Carmen Boulter and you will discover many unexplained artefacts made with unknown techniques that do require a different perspective if they are to be understood!

  2. Storage containers for starter seed crops. Wheat, barley, flax seed, corn and what ever else they farmed. It is said that the temperature is a constant 70 degrees. Ad a lit smudge pot prior to closing, (burn unwanted oxygen) makes a great nitrogen storage chamber.

  3. Uhm. Literally let a curse out of a box that basically said do not like open ever. So good job peoples. Some things should be left unopened

  4. Should have left it be !
    but no worries soon you will come to know

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