Egypt revealed: Historian unleashes a devastating Ancient papyrus contains a great pyramid find.
After finding a startling discovery in a well-known papyrus, a historian informed Express.co.uk that there may have been more constructed for Khufu in Giza than just the Great Pyramid of Egypt.
The Diary of Merer is the name of a logbook that was uncovered in 2013 and describes the movement of limestone from Tura to Giza in the 4th Dynasty. Most experts concur that this discovery, which is tipped to be one of the most significant of the twenty-first century, shows how Pharaoh Khufu constructed the Great Pyramid of Giza over a 20-year period. They base this on a hieroglyph that reads “Akhet Khufu,” which is believed to signify Khufu’s horizon and is connected to the pyramid picture.
However, historian Matthew Sibson, who hosts the “Ancient Architects” YouTube channel, thinks that this hieroglyph actually alludes to a two-decade-long city.
“This is something that everyone seems to use as a piece of evidence that Khufu built the Great Pyramid,” he told Express.co.uk.
“I’ve always kind of ignored it, figuring that since I don’t know everything in the diary, I can’t really form an opinion.
After giving the words some thought, I discovered that Merer was heading to Tura to quarry stone, load it onto a boat, and sail it to a location known as Akhet Khufu.
It is thought that Khufu ordered the construction of the pyramid (Image: GETTY).
“After that, he proceeded to another location known as Ro-She Khufu, where a water dyke was being constructed.”
Rather, Mr. Sibson thinks that a major area of Giza was constructed for one of the most adored Pharaohs in prehistoric Egypt.
“It just says they moved the stone to one location,” he continued. “It does not say anything about how they built the Great Pyramid.”
Because of several sign modifications, some mistakenly believe that Akhet Khufu denotes the horizon of Khufu. However, this is not the case at all.
The term was given a new sign after the 5th Dynasty, therefore there isn’t much proof connecting Khufu to a single pyramid.
“There are ruins beneath the actual present settlement of Nazlet el Semmann, suggesting that there may have been a palace at Giza.
They have discovered enormous pavements and walls. The Old Kingdom could be the source.
Mr. Sibson believes that more remains to be found beneath contemporary Egyptian settlements, and that Akhet Khufu stretches farther than the Giza plateau that is visible today.
“It demonstrates that there is construction activity beneath the existing village, directly east of the pyramids,” he said.
One of the most adored Pharaohs was Khufu (Image: WIKI)
Mr. Simmons thinks a whole area was designed with Khufu in mind (Image: GETTY)
“In my opinion, Akhet Khufu was a territory as a whole, not just one pyramid.
“I believe it starts in the Giza Plateau and moves westward to Nazlet el Semmann, then southward past the Sphinx and ends in the modern Coptic world.”
“There have been arrests for people who went into their property, dug, and discovered objects.
“The region is larger than what we can see right now; we simply don’t know enough about it yet.”
The secrets of the Giza Pyramids are numerous. (Photo: GETTY)