The pyramids of Giza at night.

The Great Pyramid of Giza Used in Quantum Experimentation

The Great Pyramid of Giza is without question the most famous building of the ancient world. Completed around 2560 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu, this enigmatic monument is a central feature in the larger Giza pyramid complex with two smaller pyramids, many other vast temples and tomb.

For over 50 years alternative historians have postulated that this magnificent building was designed specifically to harness and generate some sort of energy, which of course scientists and archaeologists find no evidence of. But reading this week’s headlines, new agers must be bouncing in their seats as a team of physicists has announced that, "under the right conditions, the Great Pyramid can concentrate electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under its base" according to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics .

Distribution of electromagnetic waves inside the pyramids of Cheops at different lengths of radio waves (from 200 to 400 meters). The black rectangular position of the so-called King's Chamber. (Image: ITMO University, Laser Zentrum Hannover)

Distribution of electromagnetic waves inside the pyramids of Cheops at different lengths of radio waves (from 200 to 400 meters). The black rectangular position of the so-called King's Chamber. (Image: ITMO University , Laser Zentrum Hannover )

Newsweek reported that results of this study could help scientists to "create new nanoparticles—particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size" that might be used to "develop highly efficient solar cells or tiny sensors." Although this news will be interpreted by some as evidence of prehistoric lost sciences and extraterrestrial intervention, nothing in this scientific study suggests anything of the sort.

The team of theoretical physicists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and the Laser Zentrum in Hannover, Germany, investigated the Great Pyramid's response to electromagnetic radiation including microwaves, radio waves and infrared, but also visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays and gamma rays. "We wanted to find out what peculiarities of electromagnetic energy distributions can be obtained in the pyramid and environment under the condition of its strong interaction with electromagnetic waves," Andrey Evlyukhin, an author of the study from ITMO, told Newsweek.

In layman's terms, the scientists applied theoretical methods normally used in the study of optics where light is scattered by nanoparticles and the electromagnetic properties are measured.  Evlyukhin told reporters that he was thrilled to have worked on the Great Pyramid of Giza which he said was "one of the most intriguing objects in history."

Inner structure of the Great Pyramid of Khufu. (Public Domain)

Inner structure of the Great Pyramid of Khufu. ( Public Domain )

The scientists were able to calculate that when subjected to wavelengths between 656 and 1,968 feet (200 and 600 meters) the pyramid "resonated" - meaning the structure scattered and absorbed much more energy from electromagnetic waves than other bandwidths, according to Evlyukhin. He told reporters that his results could "provide us with new and important information which will be useful in nano-optics for the design of nanoparticles with required optical properties."

The project began by generating computer models of how the radio wave energy would be scattered or absorbed in “resonant” states, revealing that the pyramidal structure focused electromagnetic energy in its "internal chambers and under its base." However amazing all this is beginning to sound, beware, for this is not an exact science and a lot of assumptions were made, and we all know what they do!

Because over 95% of the pyramid is unobservable the scientists had to make a string of educated guesses as to its physical properties, which greatly affect results. For example, not only do rock types effect the flow of magnetic waves, but so does space, and it was assumed that there are no further cavities within its structure. And so far as estimating the building material used, the scientists 'assumed' ordinary limestone was evenly distributed throughout the monument.

Distributions of electric (a)–(d) and magnetic (e)–(h) field magnitudes in the x-z plane of the Pyramid located in the free space. (Image: ITMO University, Laser Zentrum Hannover)

Distributions of electric (a)–(d) and magnetic (e)–(h) field magnitudes in the x-z plane of the Pyramid located in the free space. (Image: ITMO University , Laser Zentrum Hannover)

This study reveals the unusual electromagnetic properties of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and where many reporters are calling these findings an 'accident', I disagree. They are not 'accidental', they are axiomatic, self-evident, and result from the size, scale and shale of the building. If it was smaller or larger, these results would be different, yet a faction of people will insist the pyramid was built 'deliberately' as it was, specifically to generate and harness the waveband which resonates the pyramid.

So...why bother? What does all this mean?

The results will help scientists in the fields of optics. Having tested wave distribution and magnetic energies at such a large scale will assist in our understanding of how particles and waves interact at a nano level.  The "results can apply to design nanoparticles capable of reproducing similar focusing effects in the optical range," Evlyukhin said in his paper. "Such nanoparticles can be used as a building blocks for construction of different optical devices for management of light energy at nanoscale." What is brilliant in all this, is that the most famous ancient building on planet earth has played a role in our ever-increasing understanding of the origins and perimeters of our quantum universe.

Top image: The pyramids of Giza at night.    Source: Public Domain

By Ashley Cowie


Academics are so behind the curve. Pyramid shades photovoltaics stacks have been explored. No-one going to be able to afford them any time soon.

It would be an interesting concept to view our planet from space, millions of light years away, to see if the pyramids were used for electricity. Of course, I am not a scientist, so I am not sure if that's even a possibility.


Ashely...Honestly, how are you using radio waves with a wavelength of 230 to 330 meters to study nanopartices?

....and what nanoparticles are you supposedly looking at

...and what optical properties will this technique reveal.

….OK to simplfy things. Don’t you use nanometer resolution light to study nanoparticles? For example see EXAFS, STEM, TEM.

So what experimental echnique are you planning to use, and what optical properties are you looking at (because there is a list) and what size range of nanoparticles are you exactly looking at.

…. I am really interested to hear what “science” is behind this, because you got me completely confused.

Dr. Derek Cunningham
Author: The Map that Talked


I had a look at the article in the journal and it does not cover nanoparticles.

It also does not look at optical properties of nanoparticles….no surprise there.

It is simply looking at how radio waves can be focussed in a pyramidical structure, just like light in a prism.

The property is seen in all pyramidal structures…. it is not something “magical” about the Great Pyramids.

Perhaps you can ask to edit your article and actually describe what the scientiest did discover?

Dr. Derek Cunningham
Author: The Map that Talked

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