These findings could mean that the old structures were much older than originally anticipated by archeologists and that an earlier civilization could have built the pyramids.
Cannon said, “Nobody knows who was there 12,000 years ago. It had to have been done by a civilization that was more advanced than any of us.” Of course, the wild theory of the pair was quickly shot down by Egyptian authorities. This does not mean, however, that there weren’t more logical theories circulating.
The early signs regarding who may have built the pyramids can be traced back to Biblical times wherein the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt, written in the book of Exodus. While this suggests that the Hebrews might have been ordered to build the pyramids for the Egyptians, historians will quickly address this misunderstanding.
Although the Giza pyramids were built about 2580 BC according to most archeological research, the Israelites were not slaves until the 13th century BC. Yup, these numbers don’t seem to add up.
Secrets Of The Sphinx
Although there is an enormous amount of evidence that it was the Egyptians who built the pyramids, there are still signs that they could have actually been built long before the Pharaohs. In fact, authors and historians Gerry Cannon and Malcolm Hutton believed the Sphinx had to be cut out of natural rock.
"You can’t carve a rock when it’s under sand" said Cannon. He added, “When it was not under sand was about 12,000 years ago and the Egyptians weren’t there.”
Pyramid Of Power
One of his generation's most respected Egyptologists, Miroslav Verner, theorized that a hierarchy had to be established to create the pyramids. He trusted that there were probably more than 100,000 men divided into a variety of teams with different purposes.
Additionally, more divisions were made related to individual skills. The theory meant that those who built the pyramids had roles that were organized in a pyramid style. But the intricacies of the Egyptian operation still went on.
Yet another Egyptologist by the name of John Romer believed that careful planning led to the construction of the pyramids, to the point that the builders have probably drawn up an actual life-size plan.
He said, “Such a working diagram would also be used to create the pyramid's architecture with unrivaled precision by any other means.” Romer also estimated the construction was probably 14 years from beginning to end. Although, another man took this inquiry to the next level.