24 Mysterious 'Alien Black Boxes' Discovered Near Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza
They weigh more than 100 tons, and are precision engineered from solid Aswan granite
Archeologists have discovered 24 mystery coffin-shaped boxes buried in a hillside cave system just North West of the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, that have been precision engineered from solid Aswan granite to tolerances that would be considered remarkable, even today.
The boxes, located 12 miles south of The Great Pyramid of Giza, have left scientists baffled as to how the Egyptians could have been able to engineer something so precise, or more importantly, why?
Weighing up to 100 tons each, the boxes are said to be at least 3300 years old.
The megalithic boxes each have lids made from the same stone that, individually, weigh 30-tons each.
When the boxes were discovered, they were blown apart with gunpowder, only to reveal that the giant boxes were empty, leaving researchers with no idea as to what their intended purpose was when they were assembled thousands of years ago.
Some experts have now concluded that the boxes couldn't have been built by the Egyptians, due to the skilfulness of the stone cutting that is accurate to only a few microns, but were, in fact, built by an alien race who had left them behind and they were simply appropriated by the pharaohs.
The giant boxes do have some hieroglyphics on the side, but due to the poor quality in contrast to the craftsmanship of the rest of the stonework, the scribbles have been regarded as graffiti that was added later.
While the function and purpose of the boxes remain unclear, scientists agree that they were created as a matter of great importance, as the precision cutting of the granite would have kept them air tight for thousands of years.
They are located in the abandoned city of Memphis, Egypt and are known as the Serapeum of Saqqara.
The Express reports: The formal burial site is believed to have been built sometime around 3300 years ago by Ramesses II.
Recent research suggests it was a burial place of Apis bulls, which were worshiped as incarnations of the god Ptah.
Egyptologists say that because the bulls were honored as gods Khaemweset, a son of Ramesses II ordered that a tunnel was to be excavated through one of the mountains at the site and designed with side chambers to contain large granite sarcophagi weighing up to 100 tons each, to hold the mummified remains of the bulls.
The temple was discovered by Auguste Mariette, who had gone to Egypt to collect Coptic manuscripts, but later grew interested in the remains of the Saqqara necropolis.
In 1850, Mariette found the head of one sphinx sticking out of the shifting desert sand dunes, cleared the sand and followed the boulevard to the site.
After using explosives to clear rocks blocking the entrance to the catacomb, he excavated most of the complex.