The Great Pyramid of Giza.
Cutaway Drawing of the Pyramid Pump
| Here is a cutaway of the Pyramid Pump in operation. Just run your pointer over the grey buttons below the picture from left to right slowly.
Move your cursor/pointer slowly across the buttons above, fom left to right, to see the cycle of the valves in the detail.
This is a larger cutaway of the chambers and passages forming the Pyramid Ram Pump. Water is blue; high pressure is dark blue, ambient is light blue. Note the strainers on the inlet and the aqueduct itself. Debris had to be kept out of the pump inlet. The pump could be stopped and re-started, but that was a lengthy and difficult process, to be avoided except for periodic cleaning and maintenence. The pressure relief chambers and outlets can be seen..the 'Queens Chamber' or secondary pressure relief chamber, and the 'Kings Chamber' or primary pressure relief chamber. The placement of these outlets are correct...off the floor, to avoid sediment, but low down--about 3-4 feet, to keep from losing the air 'cushion' in the chambers. Both these chambers have an air shaft, which is closed during pump operation and opened when the pump is drained for maintenence. The valves are at the intersection, shown in the enlarged detail.
Most early explorers of the pyramids were more interested in the discovery of treasures than in scientific enlightenment. It is fortunate for us that some brave scholars took the time to explore and map the inner chambers and conduits of these mammoth structures. Their dedication has enabled scientists to draw reasonable conclusions, through the years, on the purpose of their existence.
During the initial phases of exploration, scholars were interested in proving that the pyramids were built for one purpose; as a tomb for the ruling Pharaohs, as a system of measurements, or an observatory for early astronomers, etc. In light of the mathematical, geometric and astronomical features that were incorporated into the pyramid structure, their assumptions were hardly without basis.
Unfortunately, for purposes of historical revision, bias will always defeat speculation and conjecture. Modern dogma insists that the Egyptian pyramids had one inclusive reason for being . . . to house the remains of their deceased rulers. However, chronicled history must be challenged when overwhelming evidence exists to the contrary. Modern mankind must not be so arrogant as to preclude the possibility that our ancestors thousands of years ago understood and forged into practical usage what we have trouble omprehending today.
While we will undoubtedly never uncover the naked truth behind the existence of the pyramids, it is important to dispute and even confront historical myth and legend. An open-minded view of the past allows for an unprejudiced glimpse into the future.
Grand Gallery & Kings Chamber
This site is a collaboative effort by:
Edward Weaver , amateur Egyptologist and avid Pyramidologist. Ed has studied these ancient civilizations for many years, as well as the idea of a hydraulic structure within the Giza Pyramid. Any comments or questions in these areas are welcomed.
author of All About Hydraulic Ram Pumps E-book has been building, installing and consulting on ram pumps for almost 2 decades. His experiences revealed the functions of the inner chambers and passages of the Great Pyramid as a possible working Hydraulic Ram Water Pump. Any comments or questions in these areas. or on this web site, are welcomed.
Most of the photos in this site were taken from the out of print PYRAMIDOLOGY by Adam Rutherford, and SECRETS OF THE GREAT PYRAMID by Peter Tompkins; also some material from the Giza Pyramid Research site as well as other public domain sources. Much thanks and appreciation to these.
© 2013 Atlas Publications
© 2001 Edward Weaver