Mar 9, 2011

Mystery behind missing capstone – the Great Pyramid

While observing the Great Pyramid, you’ll observe its apex missing. It top won’t be pointed as it should be. The top part or capstone was the last thing to be placed while constructing the pyramid and also considered the most significant part of the pyramid. Usually the capstone will be highly decorated. The mystery is- Was the great pyramid always without a capstone or was it destroyed or stolen. The number of visitors who visited the pyramid from the ancient past even before Jesus Christ always reported that the pyramid was without the capstone. Maybe it is possible to think that that it was never finished. Looking at other possibility is that capstones might be made of gold and maybe looted. But the problem is that the capstone is usually very large in size. Thus, this capstone would have been huge and weighed a tremendous amount. On the peak you would observe something that looks flagstaff and this was actually placed there by two astronomers in 1874 to show where the Pyramid’s actual peak would have been if finished. No one is able to clarify why the Great Pyramid is built without a capstone.

There is a fascinating story related with a visit to the top of the great pyramid. Tourists have climbed the peak as it is not so tough. Same way Sir Siemen’s, a British inventor, climbed to the top with some Arab guides. One of his guides explained the truth that he would hear an acute ringing noise, when he raised his hand with outspread fingers. Siemen tried the same trick by raising his index finger and felt a distinct prickling sensation. When he tried to drinking a bottle of wine, he felt an electric shock. As he was a scientist, Siemen dampened a newspaper and wrapped it around the wine bottle to convert it into a Leyden jar (an early form of a capacitor).Leyden jar became charged with electricity, when he held it above his head. The bottle started emitting Sparks. Frightened Arab guide assumed Siemen was up to some witchcraft and attempted to grab Siemen’s Leyden jar. When Siemen’s detected this, he pointed the bottle towards the Arab and gave him a shock that it blew the Arab to the ground rendering him unconscious. Recovered Arab took off down the pyramid shouting wildly. The peak of the Great Pyramid could create such an electo-static effect. I suggest many interesting experiments should be conducted on the top of the Great pyramid.

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