The Intel Hub – November 11, 2011
Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities closed the Great Pyramids today over fears that numerous groups were planning ceremonies around the pyramids.
The groups included a Jewish Masonic outfit that had reportedly planned to place a Star of David atop one of the pyramids.
One SCA employee claimed that a crew of 1,200 Jews were planning to attend the event, crowning the mightiest of the three structures with a Star of David in order to assert the claim that Jewish slaves built the pyramids, and not the ancient Egyptians, Egyptian daily Al Ahram reported. Source
The tale of Giza’s brush with new age spiritualism – which ended with the popular tourist attraction being partially closed off to visitors following newspaper reports of planned Masonic rituals inside the pyramid – has gripped Egypt for days, after reports surfaced that shadowy groups were planning events at the site to mark the palindromic moment when the clock ticked over to the 11th minute of the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year of the new millennium. Source
Panicked by unconfirmed rumours in the local press that the activities would include Masonic rituals and the attempted placing of a Jewish Star of David atop the pyramid itself, the authorities moved this week to shut down access to the Great Pyramid altogether, blaming essential maintenance work for the move.
The decision was taken after Egyptologists denounced the various ceremonies and a series of campaigns sprung up online to oppose them, including one spearheaded by an offshoot of the revolutionary April 6th movement, whose members vowed to hold a sit-in at the Giza complex and block access to new age revellers.
On Monday Egypt’s ruling generals, whose reputations are also in need of healing following clashes with anti-junta activists on the streets, promised to investigate the organisations behind the events. “The [military] council and its members reject completely that kind of celebration in the land of Egypt, which is the cradle of monotheistic religions and should not be desecrated with satanic celebrations,” announced the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on its Facebook page. Source
The superstitious nature of the ceremony alarmed many in Egypt, a conservative country, with emotions growing more heated as increasingly outlandish rumours began to circulate.
It was claimed that 1,200 Jews were planning to attend the ceremony with the intention of erecting a Star of David above the Great Pyramid to assert their claim that it was built by ancient Israelites rather than ancient Egyptians. There were also allegations that Masons, who are sometimes associated with Satanism by people in the Arab world, were also planning to attend.
A tour agency with some Jewish links is involved in the ceremony, but has insisted that had no plans to erect any symbol above the sarcophagus of King Khufu, who is buried in the Great Pyramid. Source
Some believe, including Former SCA Secretary General Abdel Halim Noureddin, that Jewish Masons have been trying to reclaim the Great Pyramids since at least 1931.
At least one other new age group had also planned a ceremony which was at first approved by Egyptian authorities.
Many people believe that these rituals become all the more important by today’s unique date, 11-11-11.