It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one still intact and standing today. It is also the most famous, as most have never even heard of the lesser known ones, such as the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Even more intriguing is the sphinx which seems to guard it, staring off into the horizon. Here is a picture:
First off, notice the weathering on the sphinx (click to enlarge). There is an obvious difference in the weathering pattern of the head of the sphinx as compared to its body. Also notice the size of its head compared to the size of its body. Could the architects of the Pyramids, who calculated the weight and proportions of the pyramids so perfectly, drastically miscalculated the proportions of the sphinx head compared to its lion body? Before we get into that, let us examine the Sphinx further. It stares off into the horizon, but at what? It looks directly at the precise location of the sunrise during the Vernal Equinox, the official first day of the new year, astrologically speaking, and again, is a testament to perfect calculations.
So back to its erosion pattern. It's head is obviously newer than the rest of its body, as the body suffers from a great amount of textbook water erosion, as do the Pyramids themselves, and the heavy rains that are needed to cause this erosion have not fallen upon the land of Egypt since the 3rd millennium BC, and must have been exposed to at least a couple thousand years of recurring heavy rainfall to have been afflicted with such erosion. However, the head shows no sign of such erosion, although it was the only part of the sphinx to have been visible since the ancient times, and was only fully unearthed in 1905.
So what about the Pyramids? Notice their positioning. It is a perfect replica of the constellation Orion's Belt, to the degree. The Nile River represents the relative location of the Milky Way to Orion's Belt. However, this does not quite match up... yet. We have to go back in time, to the Age of Leo (about 12000 years ago), when the three stars of Orion's Belt would have aligned perfectly to it's Earthly representation, the Pyramids, starting after the Winter Solstice until the Vernal Equinox, during which they are all perfectly aligned. This is where the lion's head comes in. The Sphinx, which stares at the precise location of the sunrise during the Vernal Equinox would have been staring at the constellation Leo during the Age of Leo, which is represented by the Lion!
Now, it is a stretch to say that the Pyramids were built by literal Atlanteans,
as I remember seeing a History Channel presentation on why it is stupid to think the Pyramids are older than the accepted age. They chose some old lunatic to represent the unconventional theory and just discredits him in a completely biased way, which has made me wonder, why is such an idea so discouraged? What is there to hide? Well, I don't know, but anyway, I will continue. The Pyramids, I believe, were built by an advanced ancient civilization existing anytime between 12,000 BC to 9,000 BC, and that all western culture came from the culture of this civilization.
I am not claiming that this civilization was Atlantis, but I do believe that the writings on Atlantis were a symbolic metaphor of this great civilization, and that the flood stories of the western cultures were also referring to the destruction of this Utopian society... or should I say Dystopian. I don't believe that it literally sank into the sea, but was more likely swallowed by its own civil strife or perhaps an unusually disastrous flooding of the Nile (which might also help explain the water erosion). To further fit the time frame,
"According to Critias, 9,000 years before his lifetime a war took place between those outside the Pillars of Hercules (generally thought to be the Strait of Gibraltar) and those who dwelt within them. The Atlanteans had conquered the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt and the European continent as far as Tyrrhenia, and subjected its people to slavery. The Athenians led an alliance of resistors against the Atlantean empire and as the alliance disintegrated, prevailed alone against the empire, liberating the occupied lands." -Wikipedia
Although Wiki is not the best source, this is pretty accurate and that 9,000 years before the time of Plato was about 9500 BC. He also mentions that Egypt was one of the places conquered, which again seems to fit into the puzzle. In fact, according to Plato, knowledge of Atlantis was brought to Greece by Solon, from guess where? Egypt! So it seems that Egypt has a strong tie to the original "Atlanteans". It is also worthy of note that Plato described Atlantis as a connector between multiple civilizations that was easily traversed, until it sank, of course. This is also similar to Egypt as before it descended into desert, it would have been very easy and nice to travel through. But of course, this is just my speculation on this subject and I hope you will give it some thought too, and let me know what you think, positively or negatively, just make sure you back it up!