Could Aliens Have Built the Pyramids Research Paper

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The Egyptian pyramids at Giza are among the most perplexing monuments on the planet. As with the ziggurats and the pyramids of ancient Central America, the Giza structures seem practically impossible to construct without modern machinery. As one Web site points out, "a group of modern scientists attempted to build a pyramid out next to the real one using modern technologies, and after something like 100 days, succeeded in building one about 1/40 of the size of the real one," ("Aliens Built the Pyramids"). Furthermore, the pyramids seem to have been constructed according to ancient astrological alignments that may have implied communion with extraterrestrial entities. The architects also seem to have advanced knowledge of engineering and geometry that could foreseeably have been imparted from a non-human source. No archaeologist is absolutely certain how or even why the pyramids were built, which is yet another reason for speculation about possible extraterrestrial intervention. After all, theories as to how the pyramids are founded on circumstantial evidence alone. Although the archaeologists have the upper hand in terms of the credibility of their evidence, it is remotely possible that extraterrestrials were involved somehow in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids.

There is no proof that aliens did not build the pyramids, so it would be irresponsible to eliminate the possibility of extraterrestrial intervention. No archaeologist or scientist can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that extraterrestrials did not visit Egypt and build the pyramids. No alien skeleton or DNA has ever been found on location at Giza but extraterrestrials with the capacity to travel through space and/or time might also be immortal or simply too intelligent to leave behind traces of their presence. Egyptian mythology and paintings do not rule out the presence of alien beings on Earth. "ancient Egyptian writing often talk of beings from the sky, the sky opening and bright lights coming down to teach them technology and give them wisdom. Many pictures and symbols resemble UFO's and aliens," ("The Great Pyramids Built by Aliens or Egyptians?"). Pharaohs were considered semi-divine in a way that could suggest they viewed themselves as alien beings superior to the primates on planet Earth. A vast and mysterious universe certainly boasts more life forms than those that exist in the Milky Way. No scientist can definitively dismiss the existence of extraterrestrial beings; therefore, the alien theory cannot be completely discounted.

Aliens may have provided the technological and managerial power behind the construction of the pyramids. The pyramids would be an engineering feat in the 21st century of the common era, let alone four thousand-plus years ago. The individual stones in the pyramids weigh a minimum of a ton, some up to eighty tons; the average weight of the stones is more than two tons (Guardian's Egypt). Ancient… [END OF PREVIEW] . . . READ MORE

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