The ancient Egyptians ruled the world for close to 3,000 years. After their legacy ended, they left behind countless art, architecture, and mythology that continues to captivate humankind. Ancient Egypt also left behind mysteries that even the smartest scholars can’t quite figure out. From the Grand Pyramid of Giza to the mind-boggling hieroglyphics, here is yet another enduring mystery added to that list.
24 Alien Black Boxes Discovered Near the Great Pyramid of Giza
Strange black boxes, each weighing more than 100 tons, were discovered buried in a hillside cave system located 12 miles south of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The coffin-like boxes appeared to have been precision engineered from solid Aswan granite. The manner in which they were created was so way ahead of their time, some experts have suggested that it was created by an alien race.
In total, 24 alien black boxes were recovered from the site. How did the ancient Egyptian manage to construct and position these boxes? And why were they created in the first place?
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In a report published by The Express, some hieroglyphics can be seen in the black boxes, but the writings were of really poor quality, the scribbles were deemed as a graffiti. Archaeologists are still baffled by the boxes and their real purpose. It is evident that these items were of great importance due to the intricateness of their designs and the fact that they were made to stay airtight for centuries.
These black boxes were discovered in the abandoned city of Memphis, Egypt, also known as the Serapeum of Saqqara. It was believed to have been built by Ramesses II, the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
According to researchers, this was also the same area where the Apis bulls were buried. The Apis bulls were sacred bulls that the Ancient Egyptians regarded as incarnations of the god Ptah. An Egyptologist suggests that because the bulls were treated as gods, one of Rameses II’s sons could have ordered to have a tunnel excavated through one of the mountains in the large complex. He would later request that they design it with side chambers to contain the giant sarcophagi weighing up to 100 tons, each of which served the purpose of holding the mummified remains of the bulls.
In 1850, Auguste Mariette‘s excavation of the Serapeum of Saqqara first revealed the tombs of more than sixty bulls. The tombs were thought to have ranged from the time of Amenhotep III to the Ptolemaic dynasty. Interestingly enough, Mariette never sought out to make this amazing discovery, as his trip to Egypt was simply arranged to collect Coptic manuscripts. When that arrangement failed due to his inexperience, Mariette came across a Bedouin tribe who led him to Saqqara. The team used explosives to clear the rocks blocking the entrance to the catacombs and excavated most of the complex.