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The oldest pyramid hoax still told?


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The pyramid of Menkaure at Giza has an enormous breach on its northern face. The story of this scar is examined to see how much truth is behind its original tale. Menkaure was the son of pharaoh Khafre and grandson of the pharaoh Khufu, (owner of the Great Pyramid). His pyramid is the 3rd largest on the Giza plateau, famously cased in Aswan Granite in the lower section. This pyramid was known throughout antiquity as the colored pyramid, or even sometimes as the 'red' pyramid because of the darker casing stones. The Islamic Golden age was a time when this pyramid was fabled to contain vast amounts of treasure, as recorded in the book '1001 Arabian Nights'. It is during this era that the pyramid was damaged, and this video scrutinizes the story of its desecration. Lastly, we see how this tradition carries on into the modern era from mainstream Egyptologists such as Zahi Hawass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=_GZ4krAyOUs

 

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On 3/12/2022 at 7:06 AM, WVK said:

The pyramid of Menkaure at Giza has an enormous breach on its northern face. The story of this scar is examined to see how much truth is behind its original tale. Menkaure was the son of pharaoh Khafre and grandson of the pharaoh Khufu, (owner of the Great Pyramid). His pyramid is the 3rd largest on the Giza plateau, famously cased in Aswan Granite in the lower section. This pyramid was known throughout antiquity as the colored pyramid, or even sometimes as the 'red' pyramid because of the darker casing stones. The Islamic Golden age was a time when this pyramid was fabled to contain vast amounts of treasure, as recorded in the book '1001 Arabian Nights'. It is during this era that the pyramid was damaged, and this video scrutinizes the story of its desecration. Lastly, we see how this tradition carries on into the modern era from mainstream Egyptologists such as Zahi Hawass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=_GZ4krAyOUs

Yes, the story has always seemed lacking. A hunt for treasure is more plausible. 

All the drone footage is excellent. Wish I was controlling it so I could linger in certain places. 

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Yes, a *disguised* hunt for treasure sounds like the thrust. 

Good story

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I'd tend to agree with the video. They weren't trying to tear down the pyramid, but trying to locate treasure chambers that would be concealed inside.

Very cool BTW. I'd not heard that story before. Had no idea why the pyramid was damaged.

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