The apparent founder of this
interesting pursuit is Steven Myers of the Pharaoh Pump Foundation, at
Myers has set up a non-profit
501C3 company to raise funding for a pyramid concept alleging there was
fire/combustion in the Great Pyramid.
The debunking of:
as found at "thepump.org"
The main problems with Myers
theory is combustion integrity, lack of proper pressure/vacuum knowledge, and integrity in general it appears.
(Special NOTE: Since we posted information on Myer's project, including
exposing the flaws in the design below, AND sending Myers a free copy of
our books; the group has removed some of their information from the
The pyramid never gives any indication that large amounts of fire or heat
ever existed in the structure. If one created a fire in the
structure then the gases and smoke would prevent one from ever being ever
to supply fuel to the fire. If the fire ever was ignited it would
smolder and would never create great heat.The same gases and smoke would
displace all the oxygen in the space and snuff out any form of combustion,
making sustained combustion impossible. Due to the Myers design
once the system is "set" there is no access to the structure or to his fire
location to re-ignite once the oxygen is consumed. Once the oxygen is
consumed or other fire bi-products fill the air, the internal spaces would
become inaccessible for personnel. No aspect of the plan put forward
would appear to work. See a drawing produced on the website by Steven
Myers and his group. It actually helps prove that the pursuit is
From physical inspection we would
anticipate that any attempt at fire would likely create a
lot of smoke which would coat the interior with soot. There is no
record of soot, so this theory looks weak in every direction.
From the drawing above note the
fire section/vacuum seal is at the TOP of the Grand Gallery making his fire
location the upper central region of the known accessible spaces at the time
of writing. This precludes that ability to light the fire, maintain
the fire and a HOST of vacuum issues our theorist has
overlooked...............Consider this...Take a tiny "straw" and place it in
a drink. Easy to drink, right? Now take a large one. More
flow but takes more effort, too. Now, take a garden hose and create a
siphon. More effort. More flow, but much more effort. What
we quickly find is that surface area of the fluid in the "siphon" affects
the effort required to lift the fluid. In an ideal world the designer
would want a very large vacuum containment area, yet a very, very small
opening. This would make the vacuum effort more productive and easier
to sustain with low technology. Here is yet another problem with
Myer's theory. Myers theory has a very large space that is "vented" to
atmosphere thus creating an imperfect containment, AND the surface area of
the fluid where the vacuum acts is HUGE! The Grand Gallery cross
section (refer to "Upper Diagonal Cross Section" above) is very, very large.
The Grand gallery itself is several stories tall, and when one uses a level
profile the surface area of the fluid might approach the size of a small
house. The amount of surface area to volume of the containment area
would not produce the desirable results.
As one can see the entire pyramid
was completely hermetically sealed from the outside by use of stones, lime
rock slurry and other sealing agents. YES! They used
mortar as well! Do not get caught up in the fantasy that they did
not. Understand that when science tries to "carbon date" the
structure, they use MORTAR for their tests. The presence of carbon
dating thus "proves" there is mortar, too! Get real about the
subject. Also, look at our photos on this sight. We show
pictoral evidence of lots of mortar. End the myths!
The sealed aspects of the structure would
prevent air, ventilation, fuel, and NONE of the three sides of the fire
triangle (air, fuel, ignition) can be provided. Since NONE of the
elements to create fire can be provided, supported, or maintained, and no evidence of fire exists..........Where
does this "idea" of fire come from? We reveal
the truth in our eBook.
When one understands the actual
structure of the Great Pyramid one will see that Myers theorizes there was a
fire outside of the "King's Chamber" at the top of the Grand Gallery.
If this was at all possible then:
2) How would one add fuel to the
fire? There is no other access. There is/was never any evidence
of large amounts of fuel, fuel resources, fuel residue, or anything of the
sort in the structure. If one had "loaded" the structure and set a
fire it would have burnt itself out and left remains. Since it was
completely sealed when it was entered, there would be evidence. There
is not. Since it was sealed there is/was no means of adding fuel if it
were ever depleted.
3) How would people access the
space? A simple fire would consume all the working oxygen in the space
and make it a lethal area of entry for personnel.
4) If this illusion of Myers
would work, THEN WHERE would the water come from? According to his
system he needs a sealed lower chamber, that means water would have to be
fed over the top (from outside) so what is the purpose of lifting water to a
level where you have already lifted it to? There is no purpose.
The author is off the path. The "fill" level of Myers illusion is an
estimated 100-200 feet above the top of the plateau!! There is no
point! Not only does the system as portrayed by Myers fail under all
critical analysis, it fails to "do" anything productive. This seems
like a monumental task by educated people (ancient Egyptians) for no
purpose. The more we look into the theory the worse it looks.
5) The author assumes they
used "compressed" air spaces, but fails to advise how they "charged" the
system, how they sealed the system, how the filled the system, how they
fueled the system, or any of a multitude of simple resources and such that
it needs. Clearly Mr. Kunkel who likely was the "father" of this
theory had an understanding of mechanics and hydraulics. What they
have failed to acknowledge is the permeability of the soil under the pyramid
structure, and the ground water under the structure. This is a
classical concept of not being able to see the forest for the trees.
Myers and Kunkel missed the obvious that the pyramid is a simple self
charged, self regenerating vacuum lift. The water is provided from the
ground water, and has NOTHING to do with compression, but everything to do
with large vacuum spaces drawing fluid through a small series of orifices
with check valves. This is all clearly
demonstrated in our free eBook series as well as our drawing sets, including
but not limited to our "perpetual motion" filings with the U.S. Patent
6) The author (Myers) assumes a
perfectly, hermetically sealed system, yet they never had one. (The
systems are "open" to the permeable sands underneath the structure, the
eroded carbonate formations, and accessible to the ground water. All the
lower spaces he uses have permeable rock.
There are a number of reasons why
this would not work. Mainly, charging the system with water in this
means is impossible, and once one did that they could not get fuel, air, or
ignition to their fire spot. The concept is an illusion/hoax.
There is some interesting engineering, yet some of the spaces and smaller
passages they identify for their flow are actually man accesses that operate
outside the periphery of a centrally located water lift system. They
mis-identify man-ways as flow-ways. Once they eradicate the passage
ways for personnel they kill their own idea. When one understands the
concept of a centrally located "spiral" tank arrangement then one can see
the need for accesses high and low around the central region.
Get the eBooks! It is all in there.
It appears Myer's pursuit is a
mythological hoax, or he is just trying to separate people from their
money. Let's look further as we go down at the indications that
might lead this group in this direction.
It is not sure whether any solid information can obtained from the
"Pharaoh Pump" organization, but since there is no possibility
that this is a sound theory, let's look at how they wig out on a wild
tangent like this.
Where do wacky theories like this come from? As we see from the investigations of the Queen's Chamber when the
"tomb raiders" (archaeologists?) entered this erroneously
labeled space, we see there was a black dust that covered all those
present. The immediate assumption was that this could have been a
remnant of a burn site, however this discovery is 100+ years old.
Since that time investigations have proved this black dust was ancient bug
remains, NOT soot. This information was likely NOT available to
Kunkel many years, ago, BUT Myers should know better. His pursuits
may not be what they appear. What we apparently see is another
myth purported by someone raising money for their efforts...............
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