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  • Ancient Aliens?
    Aliens and Ancient Monuments
    By Jennie Withers
  • “You know those big stone structures out in Egypt?  The ones  which were supposedly built to house the remains of dead pharaohs???  The ones you thought were built by the Egyptians?Well, you are wrong!THEY WERE BUILT BY ALIENS!Let's take a look at some undeniable evidence....”
    This about sums up everything there is to know about people who believe that ancient monuments were built by aliens. They are loud and obnoxious, use copious amounts of Caps Lock and punctuation marks, and usually make several spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Today we will be talking about the Great Pyramids at Giza and how they were built, specifically focusing on those details which have led some to believe that they were actually created by aliens.
    Archaeologists and Egyptologists say that the Great Pyramid was built over 20 years and was completed in 2560 BCE with the other two pyramids being completed before the end of the century. It is believed that the builders were not slaves as previously thought, but countrymen who perhaps owed a “labor tax” or just wanted to help build the greatest thing that anyone in the area would probably ever see.
    Other people believe they were built by aliens.
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  • “There was once a super race of aliens known to the ancient people of the Earth as the Anunnaki…”
    No, that isn’t the start to some fairy tale, it is in fact who some people believe were behind the building of the pyramids (among other things). What follows are a few of the characteristics and beliefs about the Anunnaki.
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  • “If you imagine the worst characteristics you can conceive in Satan, you have well concocted an impression of the Anunnaki.”
    “They specialize in mind control.”
    “They have conducted extensive genetic engineering and have genetically engineered among other things, a super reptilian race…”
    “They are misogynists. That was why they eliminated the worship of the Divine Mother of the early people on Earth whom they conquered when they arrived. There was so much resistance to the elimination of the worship of the Divine Mother that the Anunnaki set up replacement "mothers" for various cultures such as the ‘earth mother’, ‘mother nature’ and thereafter further corrupted the Divine Mother’s image by falsely attributing Her with lustful, vengeful and jealous qualities.”
    “The Anunnaki first visited the Earth about 500,000 years ago. By then, they had already conquered the Pleiades and Mars and many other worlds.”
    “The advanced civilization of Sumeria did not evolve over many, many thousands of years. Instead it was dressed up almost instantly by the introduction of many facets of civilization by the Anunnaki…”
    Source: http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/dm_report.html
  • It is believed by some that after the destruction of Atlantis, some of the Anunnaki Remnants built the pyramids 20,000 years ago to use as launching pads for spacecrafts using large amounts of forced labor and advanced technology. Let’s begin discussing some of the things that seem “otherworldly” and see if we can explain them in an historical, scientific or social way.
  • Some believe that the pyramids were built by an alien race because the pyramid shape pops up all over the world in various cultures that have never come into contact. Surely something extraterrestrial must have been going on, right?
  • Wrong!
    The truth is, with the technology that these people had, they couldn’t build a structure higher than four to six stories without it collapsing under its own weight. Architects of the time found that if they created a large base and then made the successive layers smaller and smaller, the sky was the limit! They could create much grander palaces and temples to please their gods and rulers.
  • Here’s a picture of a hieroglyph found on an ancient Egyptian ruin:
    Surely that’s an alien, right?
  • Nope!
    Here’s a clearer picture of that same hieroglyph:
    And a close-up:
    From this we can clearly see that the image in question is one of a vase with flowers coming out of it, not an alien with huge bulging eyes.
  • One of the biggest arguments of the “alien theory” is that it would be impossible for people with no machinery to move 100,000 stones ranging from 1-20 tons in weight from the quarry to their final resting places as part of the pyramid. How COULD they have done it?
  • With lots of hard work.
    Modern day people have tried to move such large stones across comparable distances and have found that it’s pretty easy. If you put the stones on a log-rolled “conveyor belt”, the stones move relatively easily. When the Nile delta was flooded, they could just float the stones in on barges making it even easier. As for how they got the stones so high, they probably just built a ramp. Here’s an artist’s depiction of what that ramp might have looked like:
    Easy as pie.
  • Hard work continued…
    Some skeptics say that the ramp would require more stones than the actual pyramid, but the previous illustration clearly shows that to be false. They also say that you would have to replace the trees every time you rolled a 20 ton stone over them and at five trees per stone, that’s 500,000 trees. However, the trees would not have deteriorated that quickly if you used them right. With a wooden sledge under the stone on top of the “conveyor belt” the materials would actually hold up quite well.
    Here’s an interview with a man who got a team together and tried to build a small pyramid: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/who-built-the-pyramids.html
  • What about the lack of documentation about the pyramids? The ancient Egyptians documented everything else about their lives but there is hardly a mention of the building of the pyramids. What’s up with that?
  • I don’t know, actually…
    My only thought on this is that the documentation required for the construction of the pyramids—labor and material needs, for instance—was contained on papyrus and has been destroyed over the 4500 years since it was written. The monuments are the documentations themselves! Why write about something when you could just look at the extremely impressive testament to all the work that was done?
  • How about the fact that the pyramids are almost perfectly aligned with the compass points and the slopes of each side are almost exactly 52 degrees each and that each corner was almost exactly 90 degrees? Surely ancient Egyptians couldn’t have done that!
  • Well…
    Of course they could! Anyone could get something almost exactly right. These people took great pride in their work and were eager to please their leaders and gods so why wouldn’t they try really hard to make it right? The workers were also believed to be transported to the “immortal place” with the pharaohs after they had worked on the burial chamber, so they had a stake in this whole thing too. My question is, if aliens had constructed it with their advanced technologies, wouldn’t it all be perfect?
    This drawing shows how the Egyptians could have easily aligned the pyramids with the cardinal directions.
  • How about this: below, the pyramid is highlighted in red and its two diagonals extended out to the northeast and northwest completely encompass the Nile River delta. COINCIDENCE?
  • Yes.
    ‘Nuff said.
  • Below are images of the stars of Orion’s belt and of the pyramids. They match up. What do you make of that?? HUH?!
  • It’s simple, really:
    The ancient Egyptians lined the pyramids up with Orion’s belt! It’s not that strange and really wouldn’t be that complicated. The ancient Egyptians were very reliant on astronomy so this makes sense, really. Also, one of the stars in Orion’s belt isn’t a star at all, it’s a group of three stars. If the pyramids were built by advanced aliens who had already conquered much of the universe, they would definitely know this and would be stupid not to represent it in their great creation.
  • Water erosion has been found on the Great Sphinx which dates to the same era as the pyramids, but that area hasn’t had sufficient rainfall to cause this kind of erosion since about 10,500 BCE. The aliens MUST have built the Sphinx and pyramids 8,000 years before we thought, right?
  • Well, actually…
    There really isn’t a clear explanation of why there appears to be water erosion on the Sphinx. Some archaeologists believe the Sphinx and the pyramids to be contemporary, but others believe the Sphinx was built earlier in a wetter time. There have been several theories postulated about what could cause the apparent water erosion but a definitive answer has not yet been reached. In my opinion, this is the only piece of information that might actually work in the favor of the “alien theory”.
  • And finally:
    The pyramids lie at approximately 30 degrees North and 31 degrees East which places it at the center of all the land area of the world.
    The height of the pyramid (481 feet) is almost 1/1,000,000,000 of the distance from the Sun to the earth.
    What about the Pharaoh's curse?????
  • Here’s your answers:
    Where else were the Egyptians supposed to build the pyramids?
    The numbers are so extremely far apart from each other that I’m sure you could come up with a “fact” like this for almost anything. Again, it is almost perfect. A crazy advanced alien race that had conquered the universe would make it exact.
    Malarky.
  • For the record, I believe 100% that ancient Egyptians of the Fourth Dynasty built the pyramids under the Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Reason number one being that all evidence points to this. People who have been to the pyramids and have studied them for many years and have actually done excavations there believe that the pyramids were built by Egyptians at a specific time. These are the experts who actually know what they’re doing. The vast majority of the people who come up with theories about aliens building the pyramids have never gone anywhere near them and don’t really know very much about them. Secondly, I think it is extremely offensive to say that these ancient peoples couldn’t have created something so magnificent. Apparently, they weren’t smart or strong enough to do it. Most “civilized” people today are just lazy and can’t even dream that they could create a huge structure with nothing but some basic handtools and 20,000 friends. These people were very devoted to both their religion and their leaders and it is a very big incentive to make your gods and goddesses happy by creating these monuments. The ancient Egyptians pulled off a huge feat, and they did it entirely with their own ingenuity and some good ol’ fashioned hard work.
  • Sources:
    "Aliens Built The Pyramids." Outerworlds. N.p., 02 Mar 2000. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://www.outerworlds.com/likeness/aliens/aliens.html>.
    Clark, Liesl. "Who Built The Pyramids?." PBS. N.p., 02 Apr 1997. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/who-built-the-pyramids.html>.
    Colavito, Jason. "Who Built The Great Pyramid?."Lost Civilizations Uncovered. N.p., 2003. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://jcolavito.tripod.com/lostcivilizations/id10.html>.
    "Has Evidence Of Aliens Beings Been Found At Archaeological Sites?." Aliens: Everything You Want To Know. N.p., 2009. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://www.aliens-everything-you-want-to-know.com/AliensinArchaeology.html>.
    M., D. "Nibiru And The Anunnaki." CyberSpaceOrbit. N.p., 2002. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/dm_report.html>.
    Mayes, Keith. "Who Built The Egyptian Pyramids?."Theories With Problems. N.p., 2004. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://www.thekeyboard.org.uk/Who%20built%20the%20pyramids.htm>.
    "The Great Pyramids Built By Aliens Or Egyptians?."Unexplainable. N.p., 17 Nov 2004. Web. 14 Aug 2011. <http://www.unexplainable.net/artman/publish/article_2297.shtml>.