Three pyramids that represent Orions belt in the night sky
Written by adm1n on 28 December 2022
The Great Pyramids of Giza, located in Egypt, are a well-known ancient site that consists of three large pyramids, known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, as well as a number of smaller pyramids and other structures. The Great Pyramids of Giza are considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and are a popular tourist attraction.
There is a theory that the pyramids of Giza were built to align with the belt of Orion, a constellation that appears in the night sky. According to this theory, the pyramids were built to represent the three stars of the Orion Belt, with the Great Pyramid of Giza representing the central star, Alnilam, and the other two pyramids representing the stars Mintaka and Alnitak. However, this theory is not widely accepted by mainstream Egyptologists and there is no definitive evidence to support it.
One theory that has been proposed is that the ancient Egyptians used the fall equinox to align the pyramid.
The fall equinox is a specific point in time when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, moving from north to south. This occurs around September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere and March 21st in the Southern Hemisphere. At this time, the sun appears to rise exactly in the east and set exactly in the west, which could have helped the ancient Egyptians align the pyramid with the cardinal points.
The long unconfirmed theory of the pyramids being built in line with Orion’s Belt has been confirmed by the Ministry of Antiquities. The theory states that the three Giza pyramids have been built to align with the three bright stars of Orion’s belt: Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. The Orion correlation theory has been contested for years although the theory does explain why the third, and smallest, is slightly away from the other two.
Pyramids lined up with the stars. Ancient Egyptian astronomers aligned the pyramids due north by using two stars that circle the celestial polar point. Nearly 4,500 years ago, each star was about 10 degrees from the celestial pole which lay directly between them.