Khufu: the First Heretic Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt?

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Is the Pyramid of Giza the final resting place of Khufu as claimed by Egyptologists?

Khufu: the First Heretic Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt?

Was the Great Pyramid really Khufu’s final resting place?

That is one of the greatest doubts of archaeology. On this subject a fervid debate among scholars originated, which has long slowed (and at times even impeded), objective analysis of the pyramid complex. Still, nowadays, any conclusion can be appreciated as a milestone towards the comprehension of a complex civilization, which inhabited the territories along the Nile during the dynastic, and especially the pre-dynastic, age.

It is undeniable that Egyptology has greatly contributed to our knowledge of a unique and incomparable civilization, incredibly developed socially, artistically and scientifically. Unfortunately, Egyptologists have also persisted in misattributing some archaeological finds to Dynastic Egyptians, which I believe have little to do with that civilization. This has created confusion among researchers and has affected our comprehension of the prehistory of Egypt.

Still unresolved remains, for example, the dispute over the Great Pyramid. While academics agree to confine its construction to the Fourth Dynasty, I believe that their position conflicts with more scientific evidences I observed in the last 15 years of studies on this subject.

The Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Egypt.

The Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Egypt. Source: BigStockPhoto

The Great Pyramid and Khufu are Still Mysteries?

From the beginning, the Giza Plateau was considered one of the greatest dilemmas of ancient Egypt. It's undeniable that the Sphinx and the Pyramids are monuments technically conflicting with a civilization that scholars describe as "semi-primitive". In fact, as scholars stated - in 2,450 BC - Egyptians had acquired the primordial knowledge of agriculture, still they hadn’t yet discovered the wheel and they had very primitive copper and wood tools.

So, the questions are: how did they build the Pyramids? Is it a certainty or a necessity to state that Khufu's workers built the Great Pyramid? What evidence connects Khufu to the majestic building of Giza?

These questions require a very cautious approach, because it's a thorny problem that could upset consolidated stereotypes. Building bridges between different points of view it’s never easy, but trying is not evil!

In order to better understand the theories proposed, let’s check why the Great Pyramid is considered Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu’s Tomb. What evidence exists?

This may sound strange but there aren’t solid proofs that the Great Pyramid was built during the Fourth Dynasty (2620-2500 BC).

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