Mystery of the Great Pyramid missing capstone

When you look up at the Great Pyramid, it’s apex is missing. It is flap topped and not pointed like a pyramid should be.  Usually, when a pyramid was constructed, the top part, or capstone (also called top-stone), was the last thing to be placed on it. It was considered the most important part of the pyramid and was made of special stone or even gold. The capstone was usually highly decorated.

Was the great pyramid always without a capstone or was it stolen, destroyed, etc? No one knows but the accounts of visitors to the pyramid from the ancient past (as far back as the time of Christ) always reported that the pyramid lacked a capstone. It is possible that it was never finished. Another possibility is that capstones were sometimes made of gold and maybe the first thing looted. The only problem is that this would be a very large capstone. If you climbed to the top, you could walk around very freely on the pyramid as many have done. It is about 30 feet in each direction. Thus, this capstone would have been huge and weighed a tremendous amount. Also on the summit you would see something that looks like a mast or flagpole. Actually it was placed there by two astronomers in 1874 to show where the Pyramid’s actual apex would have been if finished.


On the back of a dollar bill, you can see a pyramid with a flat top. No one has been able to explain why the Great Pyramid would have been built without a capstone.

This is an interesting story associated with a visit to the top of the great pyramid. Many tourists have climbed to the top, which is not an easy journey. One such person was Sir Siemen’s, a British inventor. He climbed to the top with his Arab guides. One of his guides called attention to the fact that when he raised his hand with outspread fingers, he would hear an acute ringing noise. Siemen raised his index finger and felt a distinct prickling sensation. He also received an electric shock when he tried to drink from a bottle of wine that he had brought with him. Being a scientist, Siemen than moistened a newspaper and wrapped it around the wine bottle to convert it into a Leyden jar (an early form of a capacitor). When he held it above his head, it became charged with electricity. Sparks then were emitted from the bottle. One of the Arab guides got frightened and thought Siemen was up to some witchcraft and attempted to seize Siemen’s companion. When Siemen’s noticed this, he pointed the bottle towards the Arab and gave him such a shock that it knocked the Arab to the ground almost rendering him unconscious. When he recovered, he took off down the pyramid shouting loudly. What kind of natural phenomena on the top of the Great Pyramid could produce such an electo-static effect? It would be interesting to conduct additional physics experiments on the top of the Great Pyramid.



No Capstone for the Great Pyramid

by a fellow researcher

In an unexpected announcement the Egyptian government cancelled plans to cap the great pyramid as part of their millenium celebration.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – In an apparent nod to public opinion, the government on Thursday, December 16, 1999 canceled its plan to cap the Great Pyramid in gold for the millennium celebrations.
Egypt had planned to usher in the New Year by affixing a gold-encased capstone on the Great Pyramid, built as a tomb for King Cheops about 4,500 years ago.
The 30-foot high cap was to be lowered by helicopter at the stroke of midnight Dec. 31, making the broken pyramid whole again, if only for a night.
Culture Minister Farouk Hosni gave no reason for backing off the plan, but said the decision was made despite technical advice that it would not have damaged the monument, Egypt’s Middle East News Agency reported.

Egypt’s millennium celebrations feature a 12-hour concert at the foot of the Giza pyramids with 1,000 performers.
Egypt, whose recorded history goes back 6,000 years, is promoting the celebration as the start of its seventh millennium.

One of the reasons for this refusal to allow the capstone to be placed on the Great Pyramid is reported to be a fear of terrorists. It appears there were some fears terrorists might shoot down the helicopter as it was lifting the capstone in place thereby damaging the pyramid. Is that the real reason? There are also rumors that the crash of Egyptian Flight 990 is somehow involved in this decision. Could there be people so in terror of what will happen once the pyramid is capped that they would resort to sabotaging a passenger liner?

What kind of fears could cause such fears and such drastic action?

It is believed by some groups of people that the pyramid itself is a machine. A machine that would be turned on once the capstone was in place. A machine that by its very nature would boost the spiritual consciousness of planet Earth and its inhabitants by raising the vibrational levels. Considering the amount of research that has been conducted on pyramid energy and the number of books that have been written about the subject that idea isn’t so farfetched. The shape alone appears to have a power to alter natural substances.

Many people were looking forward to this capping. Now we will never know what the effects would have been, if any. Perhaps it is better that we don’t mess with unknown powers until we better understand them. Do we really know what power could have been unleashed or what power has been unleashed in the past. There may be good reasons why the capstone was removed.

We know from Edgar Cayces’ readings that Atlantis was destroyed by the misuse of power that came from crystals? Is it possible that the pyramid was part of this energy grid? If so the capstone could have been removed to prevent further destruction.

If the pyramid is a machine just waiting to be turned back on how do we know what its original functions were and how do we know it would still work as originally designed? Besides the capstone being removed there have been other changes. There has been tunneling in and around the pyramid as well as additions like electrical lighting. It is possible that any of these could have changed how the machine would operate and what the effects would be.

If the purpose in replacing the capstone was to turn on the machine it is possible some of these questions have occurred to those responsible for making the decisions. Since we have no way of knowing how this machine is supposed to function or even what parts of the pyramid would make up the machine we have no way to conduct tests to make sure the machine is working properly.

For those of us who were looking forward to seeing the capstone placed on the great pyramid we can only wait and hope that someday soon we will accumulate enough knowledge about the true nature of the pyramid to answer all these questions. In the meantime it may be best that we not rush into tampering with forces that we don’t understand.

The Masonic ritual which coincided with the 33.33 degree alignment of planet Mars from the perspective of Cairo at 12:19 AM, January 1, 2000 continued. This ritual can be looked at as an addition to the Masonic rituals page (Table of Coincidence).


 PS1 Note on the Pyramidion found at Dahshur

German excavator Rainer Stadelmann found [ near the Red Pyramid ] uninscribed limestone pyramidion (capstone). Broken in its fall, it has been painstakingly pieced together and now sites at the base of the pyramid. The capstone disclosed faces that slope at about 54 degrees – more than 10-degree difference from the slope of the Red Pyramid, its supposed location.

Source: Sticks, Stones, and Shadows: Building the Egyptian Pyramids

The significant discrepancy between the slope of the pyramidion found at Dahshur and the slope of the Red Pyramid, beside which it was found, suggests that this pyramidion might have been planned for another pyramid. Study of surviving pyramidia and the evidence provided by the other yramids in the area seem to point to the second stage of the-construction of the Bent Pyramid as its original destination. [ or perhaps the Great Pyramid? ]

In 1982, the expedition of the Deutsches Archäologisches lnstitut Kairo at Dahshur discovered fragments of an uninscribed limestone pyramidion among the debris surrounding the Red Pyramid1. Although still in pieces, the pyramidion immediately appeared to be steeper than the pyramid. The discrepancy was ascribed to a deliberate variation of the slope of the pyramid during construction, in order to make the uppermost part of the monument more visible from the  ground2. Since then, the fragments have been assembled and placed in front of the pyramid. The result of the reconstruction, however, raises questions about the relationship between this
pyramidion and the Red Pyramid.

Because of the large number of fragments and the generous use of plaster in the reconstruction, the surfaces of the pyramidion are slightly irregular. Nevertheless, at about 96 cm from the top, measured along the edge, it is possible to measure the breadth of the faces directly on the original pieces. They are about 96 cm  (3.1496 feet) wide, which means that the four faces were each equilateral triangles.
The pyramidia of Amenemhat lll (at Dahshur} and Khendjer, both in the Cairo Museum, show the same proportions, that is the length of the edge is equal to the length of the base 3.

The Egyptians measured the slope, which was called seked, as the horizontal displacement of the sloping face for a vertical drop of one cubit4. That is, they measured the number of cubits, palms and fingers from which the sloping side had ‘moved’ from a vertical line at the height of one cubit. Basically the Egyptians constructed a right-angled triangle: of the two catheti (i.e. the two sides at a right angle to one another), one was equal to one cubit, the other corresponded to the seked 5. In a pyramid, if edges and base have the same length, the four faces are four equilateral triangles resting on oblique planes inclined toward the vertical axis. The slope of such a pyramid can be measured as 54°30′, or a seked of 5 palms. Although it does not seem to have been a very regular piece altogether 6,  the pyramidion found at Dahshur appears to have shared these geometrical characteristics.

Of the casing of the pyramids of Amenemhat II I and Khendjer, only loose blocks survive and for both it was possible to ascertain that their slope was between 54o and 56o 7.

Source: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology   >  Vol. 85, 1999   >  Note on the Pyramidion

Interesting Facts: 

pi = 3.1416,
Royal Egyptian Cubit = 0.524 m
3.1416 feet = 0.957 m

2x (0.957 / 0.524 ) = 2x  1.8263 = 3.6526 = 365.26 x 10-2

Number of days in a year: 365.25

PS2 Another Capstone Theory

The pyramidion (capstone) found near the Red Pyramid is nearly “96 cm from the top, measured along the edge“. This (and other capstones found in Egypt) suggests that Egyptians were not making huge capstones for their pyramids. Therefore assumption that missing capstone of the Great Pyramid was huge (30 feet at the base) is wrong. It is very likely that in addition to the missing pyramidion there is a layer of stones missing as well. Therefore the capstone was much smaller than the missing part of the pyramid.

To maintain perfect slope angle such a capstone would have to have identical proportions as the whole pyramid: 7:11. If we use the “Red Pyramid” capstone to estimate possible size of the capstone from the Great Pyramid, it seems reasonable to select 2 Royal Cubits (140th of the pyramid’s height)  for its height.  The capstone’s base in this case would be 3.14286 RC  (as the result of keeping the same scale and proportions as the GP) . This is very close approximation of “pi”.

The missing capstone of the Great Pyramid was very likely 2 Royal Cubits in height (3.4267 feet = 1.0475 m ) with square base of  3.1428 Royal Cubits (5.4 feet = 1.646 m).

440/280 = 1.5714286   (3.14286 when multiplied by 2 ).
280/440 = 0.636363636363… (0.63  number with recurring decimal)

PS3  Great Seal of America Decoded?

The Eye in The Pyramid.
On Raymond Mardyks’ website, (now unavailable), he decodes the Great Seal of America, which appears on every dollar bill. 

The Seal shows a 13-step pyramid with the date 1776 in Roman numerals, on it.

Just as the pyramid of Kukulkcan has 91 steps on each of the 4 sides, making 364 in all, plus the top level giving the number 365, the Great Seal pyramid also has an encoded calendrical meaning. Like some Maya pyramids, it has a date on it, but in the Gregorian calendar.  4 sides of 13 levels gives 52, which is the number of weeks in our year. However, 13 and 52 are also the key numbers in the Mayan calendar systems.
 In the Great Cycle, there are 13 baktuns of 20 katuns each; each katun consists of 20 tuns, so there are 5200 tuns in the Great Cycle. There are also 52 haabs in a Calendar Round.  Some Mayan groups named cycles after end dates rather than beginning dates.  They would also have seen a series of 13 katuns as a significant cycle. 1776 was not only the year that the Declaration of Independence was signed (on the 4th of July), but was also a special year in the Mayan calendar. Just as the last katun in the Great Cycle ends in 2012, the first katun in the cycle of 13 was  ending in 1776. In fact, the katun ended 33 days before the signing.  So 1776 is the bottom level of the pyramid, where the date is actually inscribed – the top of the pyramid is therefore 2012.

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One Dollar Conspiracy

On the reverse of the american one-dollar bill is the All Seeing Eye within a triangle surrounded by a golden glory. The motto inscribed beneath the pyramid is “Novus Ordo Seclorum” which is Latin for “New Order of the Ages“, and synonymous with the “New World Order“. “Annuit cœptis” is taken from the Latin words annuo (nod, approve) and cœpta (beginnings, undertakings).  “Annuit Cœptis” is translated by the U.S. State Department, The U.S. Mint, and the U.S. Treasury as “He (God) has favored our undertakings.” (brackets in original).

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  1. Tim Baldwin says

    What a great discussion. Any subject which ignites our spiritual quest is a worthy pursuit (my opinion)..
    As such my opinion can only be a reading or perception based on where I stand. Being fragmented (God has individuated him(her)self so that as smaller pieces (son) we can only report what we see. This topic serves the purpose of reunifying us into God. Personal opinion ,The pyramid contains many many congruent truths Like a giant paper icker upper used in the last century comprised of a staff with a nail on the end. The staff of truth can thus pierce all the perceptions like leaves of paper through their truth. All are thus equally important as as the central truth (Land Mass).. Having no cappstone the pyramid is unfinished as are our lives on earth. We are spiritual beings trying to have a human (imperfect) experience.

  2. Art says

    December 2, 2014 / Tuesday / 11:00 pm PDT

    Some additional information regarding the word “MASON” found on the back of the bill :

    – The word “MASON” is comprised of the first and last letters of words – – – “N” is the first
    letter of “novo,” “O” is the last letter of “ordo,” etc. – – – – – The remaining first and last
    letters of words which have not been used to make up the word “MASON” can be found to
    spell out the word “scots.” [ The Scottish Rite / Masonic Order ] – Art

  3. zorayda says

    The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the LORD.

    • Rodney Henderson says

      This Pyramid Kufu built. Kufu was Job of the Bible (Nephew of Joseph under king Amenemhet, king of kings of upper Egypt). Job wrote the book of Job after His reign over lower Egypt with King Z.oser. This is the Pillar of Isaiah19:19.
      The passages can only make sense as a bible map of the Jews coming out of captivity up ward to Jesus Christ birth death ressurrection and then the church age on to rapture tribulation and the kingdom age 2000 t0 3000AD.
      The whole structure is a symbol of Mt. Zion, or the New Jerusalem in Revalation 21. The chief corner stone is Jesus. it was removed as others in the world are are High places of Lucifer. In the New Jerusalem God will dwell on top when it comes to earth and the all evil is throw into the Lake of Fire. This Lake of fire is the Super-massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Gallaxy called Sagittarius A Star. It’s infinite gravity will allow all quantum entities )Satan,fallen angels, demons (Nephilim spirits), evil mankind and Earth creatures to be held together, indestructable while being tormented eternally. Hell is a Mini black hole from the bermuda Triangle straight thru Earth to the Dragon Triangle. The time is near . bow to the lord God Jehovah and Lord Jesus before it is too late. all of the one world tribulation culture will perish in 7 years. the Quantum world is everlasting God.

  4. BmeupTeleport says

    If the Atlantis myth is true, the capstone is somewhere at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Possibly the Great Pyramid of Giza was never constructed originally there, it easily could have been moved there, stone by stone. If one lived on an island in the Atlantic that was doomed, and a very important structure to their existence was to be destroyed, they would had two options: 1) build a new one else where, or 2) if they had the capability to teleport, move it else where. To where? Definitely not another island, how about to safest place on the face of the earth – the center of the landmass. If true, possibly this pyramid never was completely finished, time ran out!

    Of course these would mean they had the technology to both levitate and teleport very large objects. They would have had the science also to backup these applications. Actually we have the technology today to do likewise, the only thing hindering these applications is NOT our science; just our scientific thinking!

  5. says

    It is quite difficult! Have a look at the “Khufu pyramid size” You will get a very simple way to get the pyramid, and phi (3,142)!
    András G?czey

  6. Grimard says

    Your article is quite very good,and there are other unexplained mysteries reported at the Pyramid at Cheops about the (Capstone) is good.

  7. stillwill says

    itanmvlli etile “nagall” .av der dypeste hat i det sorteste av morke. I en eng av torner…. na i fullmanens besettende lys vil de manipulerende krefter fa sin utrostelige straff! And the US has re-desined ever bill EXEPT for the ONE, and never will!

  8. Michael Pieper sr says

    God bless u brother or sister . I been a mason for 24 years and I know a great deal about pyramids ur article was very good about the subject could u send me some recommended reading on the subject !

  9. Michael Pieper sr says

    God bless u Brother or sister ! ” I been a mason for 24 years and I know alot about pyraminds and I loved ur artcile its very good . please send me some recommended readings ” also in the bible Isaiah 19:19-20 I had it highlighted .I also think I was a builder at the site in my past life if u believe in that theory .

  10. LORD SANADA says


    • LEE ALAN GROTHE says

      The great pyramid is a tool used to reinstate Heaven . It causes the bands of Orien to be loosed and binds the sweet influences of Pleiades which control our magnetosphere. When the axis of the Earth is parallel to the axis of the sun, the average mean depth of the continental shelf, 300′ of water will return above the firmanent as described in Genesis 1:8. Voila! Zep Tepi, The time of the first time! The celesti al restoration. The third Heaven! Even so come quickly Lord Jesus!

      Lee Grothe

  11. Braven says

    The wise people who built the pyramids did so with great reason. They utilized their mathematical brilliance to build a structure that would last thousands of years provide answers to life for all manknid. They placed the pyramids precisely in the middle of the planet and aligned them to the Sun. The pyramids purpose is to be a symbolic representation of life. Since life is a circle with no beginning or end, so to do the pyramids represent this with no capstone. The pyramids represent the engery of life or life’s energy and therefore the pyramids are not capped. There is no end to life if we live the principled path.

  12. sean says

    Maybe its the cap on the obelisks in D.C./ Vatican/or London they were all donated to them by masons and they came from Egypt in !500’s

  13. JohnWW says

    According to an Edgar Cayce reading, the Great Pyramid (which was originally faced with white marble which was removed to rebuild Cairo after an earthquake in the 14th century), when it was first built in about the year 10,700 BC, had a hollow metallic pyramidal capstone that could be made to ring like a bell, composed of a corrosion-resistant gold-appearing alloy of gold, silver, and copper. This is the probably the same alloy known to the ancient Greeks as “Corinthian bronze”, used for expensive ornaments that would not tarnish, but harder and stronger than pure gold or gold-silver alloys; see en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Corinthian_bronze . Such an alloy has to be at least 33.3% gold (8-carat) to be tarnish-resistant in normal conditions. According to Cayce, this capstone was removed (which would have been extremely difficult because of its size and where it was) by the Hittites (the descendants of Heth in Asia Minor) when they conquered and occupied Egypt for a time thousands of years later (somewhere around 2000 BC).

    • ShinraBanshou says

      But Hittite Empire was established around 18th century BC and they’ve never conquered Egypt. Maybe you meant the Hyksos?

  14. Starheater says

    Hello everyone
    I must say that I dont agree with the explanation done the M. Anonymous. I think he better hide himself, when you are at the stage that you mix information to fill your need, I think that an extreme.
    All that is stated in this text is false, in part because of the mixing, and the other part the base of the knowledge, and false interpretations, in others words, this is a comment that is not reliable, for proofs, I got to tell you the purpose of the Pyramid of Giza, only those Pyramid is concern here, not the others Pyramid, no Mayan, no Inca, only the Pyramid of Giza.

    The Pyramid of Giza serve multiple purpose in the “science” field, they are over 12 purpose that the Pyramid of Giza serve that as been discover over the last years.
    1° Astronomic
    2° Prophetic
    3° Mathemathic
    4° Geometric
    5° Scientific
    6° Universalitic (if I could say)
    7° Energytic
    8° Computic
    9° Archetic (arch type)
    10°Localatic (just pic the idea) I’m not an expert in English
    *If replicated to a certain dimension it is good:
    ° For healing the body
    ° For reasening
    ° Good energy source that we could depend on without paying(dont cost anything)
    ° Self-dependant (dont rely on other source of energy)
    ° Could be utilize to make dysnaspheric engin (UFO)to fly in space and on earth
    ° And others use. I suppose that it make alot of use

    There’s more to see, that’s why they are really important, plus, THEY ARE MENTION IN THE BIBLE (Isaah 19:19-20).
    Those are the only Pyramid that are consider too be APPROVE BY GOD, if they were not, they would’nt be mention in the Bible, and in the Bible, there are another place that is mention to have been constructe to be an Altar for God, but I dont know where on Earth it as been built.

    All the Pyramid that you find elsewhere is a copy, and is not APPROVE by the GOD ALMITHY. These construction have been made before the FLOOD, and the SPHINX have been construct at the same time on the plato of Giza.

    The Egyptians are liars, I say does who live after the flood, they have pretend they have construct it by showing on drawing how they have construct the Pyramid. If you see those drawing, you’ll see that they utilise ropes and many, many people to deplace heavy stone with big sledge, they did not illustate how they manage to mount the bloc on others.
    In their writing they have torture the Truth about the Nation of Israel, why? Because they were trouble by the idea that they would have tell to their People that they did not kill all the Tribe of Israel, they would have certanly been blame to have faile to kill Israel, they wanted to have glory, and glory was grated by the noble to have irradicated this race. I think that history repeat itself!!!
    No man on Earth could have made those Pyramids without the help of God the Almighty, not event close too. Consider the total Pyramids that have been produce on this Earth, and look by yourself, you will see no other accomplishment that require enough knowhow the the Pyramid of Giza.
    Now, concerning the TOP that we call Pyramidion, it was not been to be pose on Kheop, and this not until God’s return, and here I mean Jesus, because all those Kingdoms belong to HIM, because we are ISRAEL, and like it was prophetise, all the Nations on Earth will be bless because of Israel.
    The main reason that is because we are Israel. If you study the Bible, you will come to see that all those who wanted to be part of Israel, no matter what color of skin they have, could be part of it if they follow the LAW OF GOD, and they did for a time, but when follow, they could beat every Nations on this Earth even the Giants Anak Nation. When God said, you will wipe out and kill everyone without exception, they kill everyone, old man, woman, child, animal if mention by God. We think that this is cruel, yes it is, but it is best doying this then to look at people suffer like Sodom and Gomorhe. Just think a minute the suffering of those peoples in those city, the kind of living I would’nt want to live without have pain in my spirit.
    God the ONLY god in this UNIVERS that HE have CREATED with the WORD, other god dont exist, and please, dont say that E.T. is God, he’s only and angel of the first kind. If I’d make miracle, give the life to the dead, and take every langage on this Earth, I would not been a god, not even a little god. You see, a tree when he grow, need always to be nourish, of mineral and water and sugar, we grow in God, but actualy we are not god, not even little god, this is because we are not fully what we are suppose to be, and their is only when Jesus will come that we will be transform into little god’s, not before.

    So if anyone tell you that is god, dont believe it, he dont know what is talking about, you dont have to insult him. Even if angel would come to say that your a god, dont believe it, he dont know what is talking about, just tell him that he dont know what is talking about, same thing as the first.

    God Bless everyone

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