Winks 6 - Pyramids
“To suppose that the pyramid’s only function in ancient Egypt was as a royal tomb would be an over-simplification”
- extract from “The Pyramids” by Miroslav Verner (his book here)
Believe it or not, the popular conception that the pyramids were royal tombs isn’t really born out by the facts. No full body of an Egyptian Pharaoh has ever been found in a pyramid. Parts of bodies have been found, such as a foot at Djoser or an arm and shoulder at Teti, yet the closest we get to a mummy in a pyramid is the skeleton of a young woman found at Menkaure.
It has been suggested that the Pyramids were structures that generated power (see work by Christopher Dunn here) and indeed the harmonic resonance cited in the novel do in fact exist, if the noise of the tourists allow you to appreciate them.
Please remember that, although these theories sound far-fetched, none other than Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), who discovered alternating current and who was the inventor of the radio (although Marconi tried to do him out of this claim), experimented intensely with harmonic resonance as a means to generate and transmit power (see his experiment in Colorado Springs where electricity was sent, without wires but using the Earth itself, to illuminate 200 lamps at distances up to 40 kilometres from the source).
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
- (Clarke's third law), "Profiles of The Future", 1961 English physicist & science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)