For many years classical Egyptologists maintained that the pyramids of Giza are grandiose tombs to commemorate dead Pharaohs, built by slave labour and laid out in a relatively unstructured manner. However, Egyptologist Robert Bauval has shed light on an intriguing theory and, according to one documentary, governments are “not confirming if it is true because it points to extraterrestrial life”. 2016 Amazon Prime documentary “Aliens in Egypt” reveals that pyramid theorists have claimed that “world governments have kept the confirmation of a particular theory a secret because it also points at the existence of aliens”.
Conspiracy theorists and extraterrestrial life enthusiasts believe that confirmation of this theory will bring them one step closer to a revelation on alien life.
The theory is based on the correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex and Orion’s Belt.
The documentary’s narrator states: “Some scientists have claimed that ancient Egyptians were pointing to where they came from.”
The claim – that emerged in the 1980s – attempted to explain why the Great Pyramid was built with such accuracy.
The theory claims there is a correlation between the position of the three largest pyramids at Giza and the three stars comprising the belt in the constellation of Orion.
It is also claimed that there is a purposive relationship between the pyramids of the 4th Dynasty on the Giza Plateau and the alignment of the three stars of Orion’s Belt.
Robert Bauval, dubbed the “New Egyptologist” originally proposed the theory in 1983 where he discovered, using a photograph, how the smallest of the three pyramids was offset slightly from the other two.