What Is The “Osiris Shaft” In Giza Egypt, Who Made It, And When?On the Giza Plateau and below the stone causeway of the so called Khafre's pyramid complex lies an unusual tomb structure. It's known today as the Tomb of Osiris or, more commonly, the Osiris Shaft. The latter was named by Zahi Hawass, former secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The existence of the shaft tomb has been known for many years, but it was only until relatively recently that it was properly excavated and reported.
A thorough excavation was conducted by a team led by Hawass in 1999. Subsequently Hawass wrote an article called "The Discovery of the Osiris Shaft at Giza." Although Hawass certainly didn't "discover" this subterranean shaft complex, his team was the first to excavate it all the way to the bottom.
The earliest mention for the shaft complex was Selim Hassan's 1933-34 excavations report for Giza. Hassan and his men were able to get part way down the shaft complex, but found the remainder flooded. Efforts at pumping were unsuccessful. Hassan was not the only person to find the water in the shaft pleasing because for many years hence it was, in fact, a source of drinking water on the Giza Plateau. In other times Giza guides and nearby village children would swim in the shaft, when the rising water table flooded the complex still further.
Zahi Hawass and his team performed the first full scale excavation of the Osiris Shaft in 1999. By this point the water table on the Plateau had lowered to the point that a thorough excavation was possible, although groundwater still flooded the lowest areas. Constant pumping operations were required to reach the very bottom chamber of the complex. Hawass's team revealed three different shafts comprising three different levels.
A number of artifacts were excavated from these side chambers, including pottery shards, ceramic beads, and ushabtis (small servant figurines). Additionally, basalt "sarcophagi" were found in Chambers C, D, and G; badly decomposed skeletal remains were found in the sarcophagi in Chambers C and G. Based on stylistic grounds the artifacts, sarcophagi included, were dated to the 26th dynasty.
An important find in Level 3 was red polished pottery with traces of white paint, which stylistically can be dated to the 6th dynasty, from the end of the Old Kingdom. Therefore, this pottery represents the oldest possible datable material found in the entire complex. But the bigger question is: how were the shafts made?
To cut such a massive network deep into the bedrock of Giza would be an astonishingly difficult task, and hardly the work of laborers with bronze tools during the 6th dynasty, which lasted from 2345 to 2181 BC. Iron in any quantity did not show up until the 8th century BC.
Although Dr. Hawass, and especially his crew that must have done the physical work of excavating must be applauded for their efforts, finding 6th dynasty pottery at the lowest levels can not definitively date when the actual construction was done, nor the original purpose of the tunnels and shafts. Also, the locking of the entrances to these sites impedes any further research.
Those that mock the idea that the shafts and tunnels are thousands of years older than the dynastic Egyptians should join with us March 8 to 21, 2015 HERE. Members of the Khemit School reveal a compelling case for the concept that a much older technological civilization were at work, and that the dynastic Egyptians simply inherited the earlier efforts.
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The Axumites erected a number of large stelae, which served a religious purpose in ... continue reading
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The churches were not constructed in a traditional way but rat... continue reading
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Established after the Bronze Age collapse and the disintegration of the New Kingdom of Egypt, it was centered at Napata in its early phase. After king Kashta (“the Kushite”) invaded Egypt in the 8th century BC, the Kushite kings ruled as Pharaohs of the Twenty... continue reading
One of the most amazing, and yet least understood ancient structures in Egypt is the Osirion, located at Abydos, behind, below and connected to the Temple of Seti I. When archaeologists like Flinders Petrie and Margaret Murray were working at Abydos in the early 20th century, they discovered the Osirion by accident while excavating Seti’s Temple. The Osirion was completely buried under the sands of time.
The Osirion was originally constructed at a much ... continue reading
In order to move the Inca capital city of Cusco into the 21st century, some of the main streets have been dug up to lay and bury fiber optic cables for internet and telephone/cable service. What was uncovered on Mantas Street, which is one of the oldest in the city, shocked both the workers and residents…
Walls, as seen above which would appear to be of Inca construction, or possibly an earlier culture were discovered under the street, and these we... continue reading
One of the best aspects of studying ancient mysteries is sharing the knowledge with others, whether through my Facebook Page, Youtube Video Channel, Blog Posts, or other Media Outlets. However, direct experience is available for those who want actual “hands on” exposure to these amazing sites, and that is why we offer tours.
In September of 2014 we had the privilege of hosting three experts of megalithic ancient Egypt; Stephen Mehler, Yousef ... continue reading
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What would commonly be referred to as a sarcophagus lid reveals that it was clearly made using Lost Ancient High Technology, because the stone o... continue reading
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Construction started in or around Year 5 of his reign (1346 BC) and was probably completed by Year 9 (1341 BC), although it became the capital city two years earlier. To speed... continue reading
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The site called Qenqo is amazing mainly because the entire stone outcrop has been shaped. Some academics believe that this w... continue reading
It was our great pleasure in September 2014 to have three experts of ancient Egypt with us visiting many sites in Peru and Bolivia. Yousef Awyan, Patricia Awyan and Stephen Mehler of the Khemit School based in the Giza area have spent decades studying the dynastic cultures, but more importantly for us the clear evidence in stone of Lost Ancient High Technology that preceded the “pharaohnic” people of Egypt.
After having thoroughly examined T... continue reading
Although ridiculed by some egyptologists, who claim these enigmatic glyphs outside of Sydney Australia are modern fakes, two Egyptian born and bred masters of hieroglyphics, Yousef Awyan and Mohamed Ibrahim believe that they tell a cohesive story, and that they are ancient.
In the above photo you can see Yousef and Mohamed in the underground complex called the Serapeum, at Saqqara. Both are master guides of ancient Egypt; Yousef having been trained by hi... continue reading