Giza's Cave World Explored Once More & It Gets Stranger and Stranger
by Dr. Greg Little
Andrew Collins has just posted an updated article about the recent happenings at Giza, events that have been conducted under the cover of darkness, caught on video, and the bizarre speculations that have emerged since Collins discovered a cave complex running under Giza. Collins' book, Beneath The Pyramids, has stimulated an astonishing range of comments and actions by others. The only thing that is clear is that the cave complex was first discovered, entered, and explored by Collins and his team and that Egyptians subsequently excavated and gated the entrance, sealing it from public access. To his credit, Collins himself informed the main Egyptian authority of his discovery before the book was published. To understand the ever-deepening controversy, Collins' inexpensive book is the starting point. It is a must-read.
Since the location of the entrance to Collins' caves was announced in Beneath the Pyramids—and before a steel gate was installed to seal the entrance shut—others entered and photographed the caves. Some of the photos were taken while the Egyptian excavators were engaged in clearing the caves, but at a time the excavation team was not present. The entrance tomb and the caves have been shown to be much larger than previously known as more passages and subterranean tombs were excavated. Photos were posted on websites, and "credit" for the actual discovery was muddled by vague statements, some of which attempted to change the name of the cave. The actual length of the cave system has now clearly been shown to be extensive and according to ground-penetrating-radar imagery obtained by Collins, the caves appear to lead to beneath the middle pyramid—and perhaps much further. Collins believes that the passage may lead to the mythical Tomb of Hermes. Others suggest that gold, mummies, and other artifacts are there. Those latter assertions are improbable and based upon a lot of "mental visualization" requiring, well, complete suspension of reasoned analysis.
What is not generally public knowledge, at least not yet, is that accusations have been made (not by Collins) just that extensive underground excavations have been conducted at Giza, near the Sphinx, and under cover of darkness. Poor quality video seems to show that coffins and caches of artifacts were removed by the Egyptians using backloaders and trucks at night. Also reported is that some sort of explosion took place there and that it was somehow related to the clandestine excavations. It's becoming increasingly bizarre and conspiracy ideas are swirling. At least one reason for this is the lack of clarity in the images that supposedly show these things happening. Perhaps the thing that needs to be remembered in all of this is that Egyptian authorities ARE the authorities there. The Giza plateau and Egyptian antiquities are Egyptian. And if they can find anything that will increase public interest and increase tourism, we'll certainly be told.
To read Collins' latest comments on this deepening controversy, click here.