by Tony Bushby
extracted from chapter 8 of "The
Secret of The Bible"
From NEXUS MAGAZINE APRIL-MAY 2004
THE LOST HISTORY OF
"the Giza-plateau and old
Cairo are crisscrossed with subterranean passageways,
shafts, natural caverns, lakes and chambers that contain
surprising artifacts, but Egyptian authorities are not
ready to reveal these to the public"
To comprehend fully the secret information in the Bible, it is
important to understand the extent of the subterranean tunnel system
and associated chamber facilities existing below the surface of the
Pyramid Plateau, for it was there that
major elements of Mystery School teachings developed. What
happened under the sands thousands of years ago is not reflected in
today's history books, and discoveries made in the last eight
decades or so verify that point.
The Fayum Oasis district, just a few kilometers outside the
boundary of the Memphis Nome, presents a site of unusual interest.
It was in that lush, fertile valley that Pharaohs calling themselves
the "masters of the royal hunts" fished and hunted with the
Lake Moeris once bordered the Fayum Oasis and on its shores was
the famous Labyrinth, described by Herodotus as "an
endless wonder to me".
The Labyrinth contained 1500
rooms and an equal number of underground chambers that the Greek
historian was not permitted to inspect, according to Labyrinth
priests, "the passages were baffling and intricate", designed to
provide safety for the numerous scrolls they said were hidden in
That massive complex particularly
impressed Herodotus and he spoke in awe of the structure:
There I saw twelve palaces regularly
disposed, which had communication with each other, interspersed
with terraces and arranged around twelve halls. It is hard to
believe they are the work of man, The walls are covered with
carved figures, and each court is exquisitely built of white
marble and surrounded by a colonnade. Near the corner where the
labyrinth ends, there is a pyramid, two hundred and forty
feet in height, with great carved figures of animals on it
and an underground passage by which it can be entered. I was
told very credibly that underground chambers and passages
connected this pyramid with the pyramids at Memphis.
The pyramids at Memphis were the pyramids at Giza, for
Giza was originally called Memphis (see reference,
"Giza formerly Memphis" on Nordan's map from Travels in Egypt and
Nubia, 1757, on page 152 of previous chapter).
Many ancient writers supported Herodotus' record of
underground passages connecting major pyramids, and their evidence
casts doubt on the reliability of traditionally presented Egyptian
history. Crantor (300 BC) stated that there were certain
underground pillars in Egypt that contained a written stone record
of pre-history , and they lined access ways connecting the pyramids.
In his celebrated study, On the
Mysteries, particularly those of the Egyptians, Chaldeans and
the Assyrians, Iamblichus, a fourth-century Syrian
representative of the Alexandrian School of mystical and
philosophical studies, recorded this information about an
entranceway through the body of the Sphinx into the Great Pyramid
This entrance, obstructed in our day
by sands and rubbish, may still be traced between the forelegs
of the crouched colossus. It was formerly closed by a bronze
gate whose secret spring could be operated only by the Magi. It
was guarded by public respect, and a sort of religious fear
maintained its inviolability better than armed protection would
have done. In the belly of the Sphinx were cut out galleries
leading to the subterranean part of the Great Pyramid.
These galleries were so art-fully
crisscrossed along their course to the Pyramid that, in setting
forth into the passage without a guide throughout this network,
one ceasingly and inevitably returned to the starting point.
It was recorded in ancient Sumerian
cylinder seals that the secret abode of
the Anunnaki was,
"an underground place... entered
through a tunnel, its entrance hidden by sand and by what they
call Huwana... his teeth as the teeth of a dragon, his
face the face of a lion".
That remarkable old text, unfortunately
fragmented, added that "He [Huwana] is unable to move
forward, nor is he able to move back", but they crept up on him from
behind and the way to "the secret abode of the Anunnaki" was
no longer blocked.
The Sumerian record provided a probable
the lion-headed Sphinx at Giza, and
if that great creature was built to guard or obliterate ancient
stairways and lower passages leading to subterranean areas below and
around it, then its symbolism was most appropriate.
Local 19th-century Arab lore maintained that existing under the
Sphinx are secret chambers holding treasures or magical objects.
That belief was bolstered by the writings of the first-century Roman
historian Pliny, who wrote that deep below the Sphinx is
concealed the "tomb of a ruler named Harmakhis that contains
great treasure", and, strangely enough, the Sphinx itself was once
called "The Great Sphinx Harmakhis who mounted guard since the
time of the Followers of Horus".
The fourth-century Roman historian
Ammianus Marcellinus made additional disclosures about the
existence of subterranean vaults that appeared to lead to the
interior of the Great pyramid (3):
Inscriptions which the ancients
asserted were engraved on the walls of certain underground
galleries and passages were constructed deep in the dark
interior to preserve ancient wisdom from being lost in the
A manuscript compiled by an Arab writer
named Altelemsani is preserved in the British Museum, and it
records the existence of a long, square, underground passage between
the Great Pyramid and the River Nile with a "strange thing" blocking
the Nile entrance.
He related the following episode:
In the days of Ahmed Ben Touloun,
a party entered the Great pyramid through the tunnel and found
in a side-chamber a goblet of glass of rare color and texture.
As they were leaving, they missed one of the party and, upon
returning to seek him, he came out to them naked and laughing
said, "Do not follow or seek for me", and then rushed back into
the pyramid. His friends perceived that he was enchanted.
Upon learning about strange
happenings under the Pyramid, Ahmed Ben Touloun expressed
a desire to see the goblet of glass. During the examination, it
was filled with water and weighed, then emptied and re-weighed.
The historian wrote that it was "found to be of the same weight
when empty as when full of water".
If the chronicle is accurate, that lack
of additional weight provided indirect evidence of the existence of
an extraordinary science at Giza.
According to Masoudi in the 10th century, mechanical statues
with amazing capabilities guarded subterranean galleries under the
Great Pyramid. Written one thousand years ago, his description is
comparable to the computerized robots shown today in space movies.
Masoudi said that the automatons were programmed for
intolerance, for they destroyed all "except those who by their
conduct were worthy of admission".
Masoudi contended that,
"written accounts of Wisdom and
acquirements in the different arts and sciences were hidden
deep, that they might remain as records for the benefit of those
who could afterwards comprehend them".
That is phenomenal information, as it is
possible that, since the times of Masoudi, "worthy" persons have
seen the mysterious underground chambers. Masoudi confessed,
"I have seen things that one does
not describe for fear of making people doubt one's
intelligence... but still I have seen them".
In the same century, another writer,
Muterdi, gave an account of a bizarre incident in a narrow
passage under Giza, where a group of people were horrified to see
one of their party crushed to death by a stone door that, by itself,
suddenly slid out from the face of the passageway and closed the
corridor in front of them.
Herodotus said Egyptian priests recited to him their
long-held tradition of "the formation of underground apartments" by
the original developers of Memphis. The most ancient inscriptions
therefore suggested that there existed some sort of extensive
chamber system below the surface of the areas surrounding the Sphinx
Those old records were confirmed when the presence of a large cavity
was discovered in a seismic survey conducted at the site in 1993.
That detection was publicly acknowledged in a documentary called
The Mystery of the Sphinx, screened to an audience of 30 million
people on NBC TV later that year.
The existence of chambers under the Sphinx is well known. Egyptian
authorities confirmed another discovery in 1994; its unearthing was
announced in a newspaper report that was carried under the headline,
"Mystery Tunnel in Sphinx":
Workers repairing the ailing Sphinx
have discovered an ancient passage leading deep into the body of
the mysterious monument.
The Giza Antiquities chief, Mr
Zahi Hawass, said there was no dispute the tunnel was very
old. However, what is puzzling is: who built the passage?
Why? And where does it lead...? Mr Hawass said he had no plans
to remove the stones blocking the entrance. The secret tunnel
burrows into the northern side of the Sphinx, about halfway
between the Sphinx's outstretched paws and its tail.(4)
The popular supposition that the
Sphinx is the true portal of the Great Pyramid has survived with
surprising tenacity. That belief was substantiated by 100-year-old
plans prepared by Masonic and Rosicrucian initiates, showing
the Sphinx was the ornament surmounting a hall that communicated
with all Pyramids by radiating underground passages. Those plans
were compiled from information originally discovered by the supposed
founder of the Order of the Rosicrucians, Christian Rosenkreuz,
who allegedly penetrated a "secret chamber beneath the ground" and
there found a library of books full of secret knowledge.
The schematic drawings were produced from information possessed by
mystery school archivists before sand-clearing commenced in 1925,
and revealed hidden doors to long - forgotten reception halls, small
temples and other enclosures. (Those plans are included in "The
Master Plan" section at the end of the book.)
The knowledge of the mystery schools was strengthened by a series of
remarkable discoveries in 1935 that provided proof of
additional passageways and chambers interlacing the area below the
Pyramids. The Giza complex showed major elements of being a
purposely built, uniting structure with the Sphinx, the
Great Pyramid and the Temple of the Solar-men directly
related to each other, above and below the ground.
detected by ground penetrating radar
Chambers and passageways detected by sophisticated seismograph and
ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment in the last few years
established the accuracy of the plans. Egypt is also successfully
using sophisticated satellites to identify sites buried beneath the
surface at Giza and other locations. The novel tracking system was
launched at the beginning of 1998 and the location of 27 unexcavated
sites in five areas was precisely determined.
Nine of those sites are on Luxor's east
bank and the others are in Giza, Abu Rawash, Saqqara and Dashur. The
printouts of the Giza area show an almost incomprehensible mass
of net-like tunnels and chambers crisscrossing the area,
intersecting and entwining each other like latticework extending out
across the entire plateau.
With the space surveillance project, Egyptologists are able to
determine the location of a major site, its probable entrance and
the size of chambers before starting excavations.
Particular attention is being focused on
three secret locations:
an area in the desert a few
hundred meters west/southwest of the original location of
the Black Pyramid, around which is currently being built a
massive system of concrete walls seven meters high covering
eight square kilometers
the ancient highway that linked
the Luxor temple with Karnak
the "Way of Horus" across
Among the mystics or members of Egyptian mystery schools, tradition
explained that the Great Pyramid was great in many
ways. Despite the fact that it was not entered until the year 820,
the secret schools of pre-Christian Egypt insisted that the interior
layout was well known to them. They constantly claimed that it
was not a tomb nor a burial chamber of any kind, except that it
did have one chamber for symbolic burial as part of an initiation
According to mystical traditions, the interior was entered gradually
and in various stages via underground passageways .
Different chambers were said to have existed at the end of each
phase of progress, with the highest and ultimate initiatory stage
represented by the now-called King's Chamber .
Little by little, the traditions of the mystery schools were
verified by archaeological discoveries, for it was ascertained in
that there was a subterranean connection between the Sphinx and the
Great Pyramid and that a tunnel connected the Sphinx to the ancient
temple located on its southern side (today called the Temple of
As Emile Baraize's massive 11-year sand and seashell clearing
project neared completion in 1935, remarkable stories started to
emerge about discoveries made during the clearing project. A
magazine article, written and published in 1935 by Hamilton M.
Wright, dealt with an extraordinary discovery under the sands of
Giza that is today denied. The article was accompanied by original
photographs provided by Dr Selim Hassan, the leader of the
scientific investigative team from the University of Cairo who made
the discovery. It said:
We have discovered a subway used by
the ancient Egyptians of 5000 years ago. It passes beneath the
causeway leading between the second Pyramid and the Sphinx. It
provides a means of passing under the causeway from the Cheops
Pyramid to the Pyramid of Chephren [Khephren]. From this subway,
we have unearthed a series of shafts leading down more than 125
feet, with roomy courts and side chambers.
Around the same time, the international
news media released further details of the find.
The underground connector complex was originally built between the
Great pyramid and the Temple of the Solarmen, for the Pyramid
of Khephren was a later and superficial structure. The subway and
its apartments were excavated out of solid, living bedrock-a truly
extraordinary feat, considering it was built thousands of years ago.
There is more to the story of under-ground chambers at Giza, for
media reports described the unearthing of a subterranean passageway
between the Temple of the Solar-men on the plateau and the Temple of
the Sphinx in the valley. That passageway had been unearthed a few
years before the release and publication of that particular
The discoveries led Dr Selim Hassan and others to believe and
publicly state that, while the age of the Sphinx was always
enigmatic in the past, it may have been part of the great
architectural plan that was deliberately arranged and carried out in
association with the erection of the Great Pyramid.
made another major discovery at that time
Around halfway between the Sphinx and Khephren's Pyramid were
discovered four enormous vertical shafts, each around eight feet
square, leading straight down through solid limestone.
It is called "Campbell's Tomb"
on the Masonic and Rosicrucian plans, and "that shaft complex",
said Dr Selim Hassan, "ended in a spacious room, in the centre
of which was another shaft that descended to a roomy court
flanked with seven side chambers ".
Some of the chambers contained huge,
sealed sarcophagi of basalt and granite, 18 feet high.
The discovery went further and found that in one of the seven rooms
there was yet a third vertical shaft, dropping down deeply to a much
lower chamber. At the time of its discovery , it was flooded with
water that partly covered a solitary white sarcophagus.
That chamber was named
the “Tomb of Osiris” and was shown being
“opened for the first time” on a fabricated television documentary
in March 1999.
While originally exploring in this area
in 1935, Dr Selim Hassan said:
We are hoping to find some monuments
of importance after clearing out this water. The total depth of
these series of shafts is more than 40 meters or more than 125
feet... In the course of clearing the southern part of the
subway, there was found a very fine head of a statue which is
very expressive in every detail of the face .
According to a separate newspaper report
of the time, the statue was an excellent sculpted bust of Queen
Nefertiti, described as “a beautiful example of that rare type of
art inaugurated in the Amenhotep regime”. The whereabouts of that
statue today are unknown.
The report also described other chambers and rooms beneath the
sands, all interconnected by secret and ornate passageways. Dr Selim
Hassan revealed that not only are there inner and outer courts, but
they also found a room they named the “Chapel of Offering”
that had been cut into a huge, rock outcrop between Campbell’s Tomb
and the Great Pyramid.
In the centre of the chapel are three
ornate vertical pillars standing in a triangular shaped layout.
Those pillars are highly significant points in this study, for
their existence is recorded in the Bible. The conclusion drawn
is that Ezra, the initiated Torah writer (c. 397 BC), knew
the subterranean layout of passages and chambers at Giza before he
wrote the Torah.
That underground design was probably the origin of the triangular
shaped layout around the central altar in a Masonic lodge. In
Antiquities of the Jews, Josephus, in the first century,
wrote that Enoch of Old Testament fame constructed an
underground temple consisting of nine chambers. In a deep vault
inside one chamber with three vertical columns, he placed a
triangular-shaped tablet of gold bearing upon it the absolute name
of the Deity (God ).
The description of Enoch’s chambers was similar to the description
of the Chapel of Offering under the sand just east of the Great
An anteroom much like a burial chamber, but “undoubtedly a room of
initiation and reception “ (5)
was found higher up the plateau closer to the Great Pyramid and at
the upper end of a sloping passage, cut deep into rock on the
northwest side of the Chamber of Offering (between the Chamber of
Offering and the Great Pyramid). In the centre of the chamber is a
12-foot long sarcophagus of white Turah limestone and a collection
of fine alabaster vessels.
The walls are beautifully sculpted with
scenes, inscriptions and emblems of particularly the lotus flower.
The descriptions of alabaster vessels and the emblematic lotus
flower have remarkable parallels with what was
found in the temple-workshop on the summit of
Mt Sinai/Horeb by Sir William Petrie in 1904.
Additional underground rooms, chambers, temples and hallways were
discovered, some with vertical circular stone support columns, and
others with wall carvings of delicate figures of goddesses clothed
in beautiful apparel. Dr Selim Hassan’s report described other
magnificently carved figures and many beautifully colored friezes.
Photographs were taken and one author and researcher who saw them,
Rosicrucian H. Spencer Lewis recorded that he was “deeply
impressed” with the images. It is not known where the rare specimens
of art and relics are today, but some were rumored to have been
smuggled out of Egypt by private collectors.
The foregoing particulars are but a few contained in Dr Selim
Hassan’s extensive report that was published in 1944 by the
Government Press, Cairo, under the title Excavations at Giza
(10 volumes). However, that is just a mere fragment of the whole
truth of what is under the area of the Pyramids. In the last
year of sand clearing, workers uncovered the most amazing discovery
that stunned the world and attracted international media coverage.
At the time of
Herodotus' visit, there were two large pyramids
seated figures on top in the centre of Lake Moeris.
This is a pre-1851 engraving of one of those pyramids.
"The City" deep in
huge natural cavern
Archaeologists in charge of the discovery were “bewildered” at what
they had unearthed, and stated that the city was the most
beautifully planned they had ever seen. It is replete with temples,
pastel-painted peasant dwellings, workshops, stables and other
buildings including a palace. Complete with hydraulic
under-ground waterways, it has a perfect drainage system along
with other modern amenities.
The intriguing question that arises out
of the discovery is: where is that city today?
Its secret location was recently revealed to a select group of
people who were given permission to explore and film the city. It
exists in a huge natural cavern system below the Giza Plateau that
extends out in an easterly direction under Cairo. Its main entry is
from inside the Sphinx, with stairs cut into rock that lead down to
the cavern below the bedrock of the River Nile.
The expedition carried down generators
and inflatable rafts and travelled along an underground river that
led to a lake one kilometer wide. On the shores of the lake nestles
the city, and permanent lighting is provided by large crystalline
balls set into the cavern walls and ceiling. A second entry to the
city is found in stairs leading up to the basement of the Coptic
Church in old Cairo (Babylon). Drawing from narratives of people
"living in the Earth" given in the books of Genesis, Jasher
and Enoch, it is possible that the city was originally
Film footage of the expedition was shot and a documentary called
Chamber of the Deep was made and subsequently shown to private
audiences. It was originally intended to release the footage to the
general public, but for some reason it was withheld.
A multi-faceted spherical crystalline object the size of a baseball
was brought up from the city, and its supernatural nature was
demonstrated at a recent conference in Australia. Deep within the
solid object are various hieroglyphs that slowly turn over like
pages of a book when mentally requested to do so by whoever holds
the object. That remarkable item revealed an unknown form of
technology and was recently sent to NASA in the USA for
Historical documents recorded that, during the 20th century,
staggering discoveries not spoken of today were made at Giza and Mt
Sinai, and Egyptian rumors of the discovery of another underground
city within a 28-mile radius of the Great Pyramid abound. In 1964,
more than 30 enormous, multilevelled subsurface cities were
discovered in the old Turkish kingdom of Cappadocia.
One city alone contained huge caverns,
rooms and hallways that archaeologists estimated supported as many
as 2,000 households, providing living facilities for 8,000 to 10,000
people. Their very existence constitutes evidence that many such
subterranean worlds lie waiting to be found below the surface of the
Excavations at Giza have revealed underground subways, temples,
sarcophagi and one interconnected subterranean city, and validation
that underground passageways connected the Sphinx to the Pyramids is
another step towards proving that the whole complex is carefully and
specifically thought out.
Because of Dr Selim Hassan's excavations and modern space
surveillance techniques, the records and traditions of the ancient
Egyptian mystery schools that claim to preserve secret knowledge of
the Giza Plateau all rose to the highest degree of acceptability.
However, one of the most puzzling aspects of the discovery of
underground facilities at Giza is the repeated denial of their
existence by Egyptian authorities and academic institutions. So
persistent are their refutations that the claims of mystery schools
were doubted by the public and suspected of being fabricated in
order to mystify visitors to Egypt.
The scholastic attitude is typified by a
Harvard University public statement in 1972:
No one should pay any attention to
the preposterous claims in regard to the interior of the Great
Pyramid or the presumed passageways and unexcavated temples and
halls beneath the sand in the Pyramid district made by those who
are as associated with the so-called, secret cults or mystery
societies of Egypt and the Orient.
These things exist only in the minds
of those who seek to attract the seekers for mystery, and the
more we deny the existence of these things, the more the public
is led to suspect that we are deliberately trying to hide that
which constitutes one of the great secrets of Egypt. It is
better for us to ignore all of these claims than merely deny
them. All of our excavations in the territory of the Pyramid
have failed to reveal any underground passageways or halls,
temples, grottos , or anything of the kind except the one temple
adjoining the Sphinx.
It was well enough for scholarly opinion
to make such a statement on the subject, but in preceding years,
official claims were made stating that there was no temple adjoining
the Sphinx. The assertion that every inch of the territory around
the Sphinx and pyramids had been explored deeply and thoroughly was
disproved when the temple adjoining the Sphinx was discovered in the
sand and eventually opened to the public.
On matters outside official policy,
there appears to be a hidden level of censorship in operation, one
designed to protect both Eastern and Western religions.
In spite of amazing discoveries, the stark truth is that the early
history of Egypt remains largely unknown and therefore unmapped
territory. It is not possible, then, to say precisely how miles of
underground passageways and chambers beneath the Giza Plateau were
lit, but one thing is for sure: unless the ancients could see in the
dark, the vast subterranean areas were somehow illuminated. The same
question is addressed of the interior of the Great Pyramid, and
Egyptologists have agreed that flaming torches were not used, for
ceilings had not been blackened with residual smoke.
From what is currently known about subsurface passageways under
the Pyramid Plateau, it is possible to determine that there
are at least three miles of passageways 10 to 12 storey below
ground level. Both the
Book of the Dead and the
Pyramid Texts make striking
references to "The Light-makers", and that extraordinary description
may have referred to a body of people responsible for lighting the
subterranean areas of their complexes.
Iamblichus recorded a fascinating account that was found on a
very ancient Egyptian papyrus held in a mosque in Cairo. It was part
of a 100 BC story by an unknown author about a group of people who
gained entry to underground chambers around Giza for exploratory
They described their experience:
We came to a chamber. When we
entered, it became automatically illuminated by light from a
tube being the height of one man's hand [approx. 6 inches or
15.24 cm] and thin, standing vertically in the corner. As we
approached the tube, it shone brighter. . .the slaves were
scared and ran away in the direction from which we had come!
When I touched it, it went out.
We made every effort to get the tube
to glow again, but it would no longer provide light. In some
chambers the light tubes worked and in others they did not. We
broke open one of the tubes and it bled beads of silver-colored
liquid that ran fastly around the floor until they disappeared
between the cracks (mercury?)
As time went on, the light tubes gradually began to fail and the
priests removed them and stored them in an underground vault
they specially built southeast of the plateau. It was their
belief that the light tubes were created by their beloved
Imhotep, who would some day return to make them work once again.
It was common practice among early
Egyptians to seal lighted lamps in the sepulchres of their dead as
offerings to their god or for the deceased to find their way to the
"other side". Among the tombs near Memphis (and in the
Brahmin temples of India), lights were found operating in sealed
chambers and vessels, but sudden exposure to air extinguished them
or caused their fuel to evaporate.(6)
Greeks and Romans later followed the custom, and the tradition
became generally established-not only that of actual burning lamps,
but miniature reproductions made in terracotta were buried with the
dead. Some lamps were enclosed in circular vessels for protection,
and instances are recorded where the original oil was found
perfectly preserved in them after more than 2,000 years. There is
ample proof from eyewitnesses that lamps were burning when the
sepulchres were sealed, and it was declared by later bystanders that
they were still burning when the vaults were opened hundreds of
The possibility of preparing a fuel that would renew itself as
rapidly as it was consumed was a source of considerable controversy
among mediaeval authors, and numerous documents exist outlining
their arguments. After due consideration of evidence at hand, it
seemed well within the range of possibility that ancient Egyptian
priest-chemists manufactured lamps that burned if not indefinitely
then at least for considerable periods of time.
Numerous authorities have written on the subject of ever-burning
lamps, with W. Wynn Westcott estimating that the number
of writers who have given the subject consideration as more than 150
and H. P. Blavatsky as 173. While conclusions reached by
different authors are at a variance, a majority admitted the
existence of the phenomenal lamps. Only a few maintained that the
lamps would burn forever, but many were willing to concede that they
might remain alight for several centuries without replenishment of
It was generally believed that the wicks of those perpetual lamps
were made of braided or woven asbestos, called by early
alchemists "salamander's wool". The fuel appeared to have been one
of the products of alchemical research, possibly produced in the
temple on Mt Sinai. Several formulae for making fuel for the lamps
were preserved, and in H. P. Blavatsky's profound work,
Isis Unveiled, the author reprinted two complicated formulae
from earlier authors of a fuel that,
"when made and lighted, will burn
with a perpetual flame and you may set this lamp in any place
where you please".
Some believe the fabled perpetual
lamps of temples to be cunning mechanical contrivances, and some
quite humorous explanations have been extended.
In Egypt, rich underground deposits of asphalt and petroleum exist,
and some would have it that priests connected asbestos wicks by a
secret duct to an oil deposit, which in turn connected to one or
more lamps. Others thought that the belief that lamps burned
indefinitely in tombs was the result of the fact that in some cases
fumes resembling smoke poured forth from the entrances of newly
Parties going in later, and discovering
lamps scattered about the floor, assumed that they were the source
of the fumes. There were some well-documented stories concerning the
discovery of ever-burning lamps not only in Egypt but also in other
parts of the world.
De Montfaucon de Villars gave this fascinating account of the
opening of the vault of Rosicrucian
Christian Rosenkreuz. When the
Brethren entered the tomb of their illustrious founder 120 years
after his death, they found a perpetual-lamp brightly shining
in a suspended manner from the ceiling.
"There was a statue in armour [a
robot] which destroyed the source of light when the chamber
was opened." (7)
That is strangely similar to the
accounts of Arab historians who claimed that automatons
guarded galleries under the Great Pyramid.
account recorded another story about a robot.
In central England, a curious tomb was found containing an automaton
that moved when an intruder stepped upon certain stones in the floor
of the vault. At that time, the Rosicrucian controversy was at its
height, so it was decided that the tomb was that of a Rosicrucian
initiate. A countryman discovered the tomb, entered and found the
interior brilliantly lit by a lamp hanging from the ceiling.
As he walked toward the light, his
weight depressed the floor stones and, at once, a seated figure in
heavy armour began to move. Mechanically it rose to its feet and
struck the lamp with an iron baton, destroying it and thus
effectively preventing the discovery of the secret substance that
maintained the flame. How long the lamp had burned was unknown, but
the report said that it had been for a considerable number of years.
This is how the
unearthing of a lost city was reported in one of many papers, the
Sunday Express of 7 July 1935.
The world hears of the discovery of a "secret" Egyptian city (1935)
Not included in the
In the book
THE CAVE OF THE ANCIENTS - the
Lobsang Rampa talks about these
kind of lamps.
" ...One sequence of pictures showed
a group of thoughtful men planning what they termed a "Time
Capsule" (what we called "The Cave of the Ancients"),
wherein they could store for later generations working models of
their machines and a complete, pictorial record of their culture
and lack of it. Immense machines excavated the living rock.
Hordes of men installed the models and the machines. We saw the
cold light spheres hoisted in place, inert radio-active
substances giving off light for millions of years. Inert in that
it could not harm humans, active in that the light would
continue almost until the end of Time itself.
We found that we could understand the language, then the
explanation was shown, that we were obtaining the "speech"
telepathically. Chambers such as this, or "Time Capsules", were
concealed beneath the sands of Egypt, beneath a pyramid in South
America, and at a certain spot in Siberia. Each place was marked
by the symbol of the times; the Sphinx. We saw the great statues
of the Sphinx, which did not originate in Egypt, and we received
an explanation of its form. Man and animals talked and worked
together in those far-off days.
The cat was the most perfect animal
for power and intelligence. Man himself is an animal, so the
Ancients made a figure of a large cat body to indicate power and
endurance, and upon the body they put the breasts and head of a
woman. The head was to indicate human intelligence and reason,
while the breasts indicated that Man and Animal could draw
spiritual and mental nourishment each from the other. That
Symbol was then as common as is Statues of Buddha, or the Star
of David, or the Crucifix at the present day.
We saw oceans with great floating cities, which moved....
1. Professor Gaston Maspero, The
Dawn of Civilization, 1901, p. 517
2. Histoire de la Magie; based in part upon the authority of
lamblichus, from On the Mysteries, particularly those of the
Egyptians, Chaldeans and the Assyrians
3. Ammiani Marcellini Rerum Gestaruum Libri, Leipzig, 1875
4. The Sydney Morning Herald, II October 1994
5. Dr Selim Hassan
6. Fame and Confession of
Rosie-Cross, trans. Thomas Vaughan, 1625
7. Montfaucon de Villars, The Diverting History of the Count of
de Gabalis, 1714