Gantenbrink's Door - Upuaut Project in the Great Pyramid

The Upuaut Project was a scientific exploration of the so-called "air shafts" of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which allegedly was built as a tomb for Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu. The Project was led by Rudolf Gantenbrink under the auspices of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo during three campaigns (two in 1992 and one in 1993).

According to Robert Bauval, it was conducted in two stages: the first to improve ventilation in the Great Pyramid using the shafts in the King's Chamber, and the second stage to explore the presumed abandoned shafts in the Queen's Chambers. The latter was accomplished by sending a miniature mobile robot designed by Rudolph Gantenbrink, named Upuaut-2, into the shafts. The keynote context and findings of the project became a television documentary.

In September 2002, after a climb of 65 m (213 ft), Gantenbrink discovered that one of the shafts was blocked by a limestone "door" with two eroded copper pins embedded in one of the so called secret doors or Gantenbrink's Door. These pins or hooks were part of something used as a means to pull the slabs into an upright position.

Two shafts extend from the upper or "King's Chamber" and exit into open air. But the lower two, one on the south side and one on the north side in the so-called "Queen's Chamber" disappear within the structures, deepening the pyramid mystery.

In September 2002 a National Geographic team drilled a small hole in the southern door only to find another stone slab behind it. The northern passage, which was difficult to navigate because of its twists and turns, was also found to be blocked by a slab.

Research continued in 2011 with the Djedi Project which used a fibre-optic "micro snake camera" that could see around corners. With this, they were able to penetrate the first door of the southern shaft through the hole drilled in 2002, and view all the sides of the small chamber behind it. They discovered hieroglyphics written in red paint. Egyptian mathematics researcher Luca Miatello stated that the markings read "121" - the length of the shaft in cubits.

The Djedi team were also able to scrutinize the inside of the two copper "handles" embedded in the door, which they now believe to be for decorative purposes. They additionally found the reverse side of the "door" to be finished and polished, which suggests that it was not put there just to block the shaft from debris, but rather for a more specific reason.

A composite of images of the floor of the Great Pyramid is shown with the visible red hieroglyphs leading to more questions.

The project resulted in the finding of a "sealed block", a sort of door or barrier with two metal loops at the end of the southern air shaft of the Queen's Chamber. Gantenbrink attempted a survey of the northern shaft a few days later, but the attempt was abandoned as he was afraid the robot might get stuck. "The temptation is great to send Upuaut around the sharp bend at 18 meters," he wrote. "But, since our short guide rods have suddenly turned up missing, the danger is too great that the robot might get stuck and not be able to return."

Many questions exist regarding what the door implies. Two theories forwarded at that time include an "Abandonment Theory" which states that the Queen's Chamber was abandoned in favor of a second location known as the King's Chamber, that is higher up in the pyramid. This theory is based upon the fact that the northern and southern shafts of the Queen's Chamber do not continue to the outer surface of the pyramid as the northern and southern shafts in the King's Chamber do.

The second theory, posited by Bauval, is that the Queen's Chamber wasn't abandoned, but may have been used for rituals. Bauval indicates that the southern shaft door from the Queen's Chamber is located roughly 70.5' (21.5m) above the floor level of the King's Chamber. He reasons that if the Queen's Chamber was abandoned, builders would have terminated that shaft much lower in the pyramid, (i.e., below the King's Chamber.)

Bauval notes that when following the angles of the King's Chamber and Queen's Chamber shafts into the sky, they point to astronomical targets and may have religious significance. The southern shaft in the King's Chamber points to the god Sahu-Osiris (central star of Orion's Belt) and the northern shaft points to Alpha Draconis (Thuban) - a binary star system in the northern constellation of Draco. A relatively inconspicuous star in the night sky of the Northern Hemisphere, it is historically significant as having been the north pole star from the 4th to 2nd millennium BC..

The Queen's Chamber southern shaft, if extended, points to the goddess Sothus-Isis (Sirius) and its northern shaft, if extended, would point to Draconis' center.

There are many mysteries surrounding the Great Pyramid. Who built this meticulously designed monument and what was its purpose? One can only speculate on the truth about its creation including hidden chambers and more.

Myth takes us to the Isis-Osiris creation storyline and extraterrestrials.

Math takes us to the meticulous design of the Great Pyramid unmatched even today linked to Simulation Theory.

Metaphor takes the limestone slabs to Stargates into other places in the universe we are yet to discover.

Doors can also represent Stargates.

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