Do you remember the story about the Pyramids being closed on 11.11.11? Must admit I just glanced at it but turns out that even when the BBC reports seemingly innocuous stuff, it ain’t necessarily so. So…from the BBC report;

“Egypt has closed the Great Pyramid outside Cairo after rumours that groups would try to hold special rituals on 11 November at 11:11. The rumours sparked an internet campaign to stop any ceremonies. However the head of Egypt’s antiquities authority said the pyramid had been closed until Saturday morning for “necessary maintenance” only. The Great Pyramid houses the ancient tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu. Two nearby pyramids and the Sphinx remained open.”

But what were “the rumours” and “special rituals” and which group was alleged to be preparing to commit them?

“Egyptian media reported that some Egyptians feared that the event would be used by Jewish Masons to reclaim the Pyramids as ancient Hebrew structures, denying Egyptians their claim to the pharaonic monuments. 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 laves built the pyramids, and not the ancient Egyptians, Egyptian daily Al Ahram reported. Former SCA Secretary General Abdel Halim Noureddin told Al Ahram Jewish Masons have been trying to cap the Great Pyramid since 1931 with the Jewish emblem, so this instance should not be surprising.”

So, vile anti-semitic rumour mongering from the newly liberated Egyptians. And the BBC fails to share the details? I am indebted to B-BBC reader Martin for pointing out the amazing sanitising on behalf of the Jew haters in Egypt.

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13 Responses to PYRAMIDS

  1. George R says:

    Pre-Islamic History: The “Time of Ignorance”


    “The Muslims were entirely indifferent, and remain largely indifferent (save insofar as a handful of Western-educated Arabs have begun to take an interest, and insofar as antiquities such as the pyramids provide Western currency from tourists) to their own pre-Islamic past.
    “The great Egyptologists have all been Westerners.”


    • deegee says:

      The Egyptian obsession in proving that the Jews did not build the pyramids or perhaps Zahi Hawass former Minister of Antiquities’ obsession has been given publicity in the past by the BBC. Egypt tombs suggest free men built pyramids, not slaves As far as I know al Beeb never covered the scandal suggesting Hawass faked the footage Dr. Zahi Hawass, Fake Chamber Scandal nor apparently that he was sentenced to one year in gaol over a land dispute Antiquities chief Zahi Hawass sentenced to one year in jail. Hawass has long campaigned for the recovery of Egyptian artefacts in foreign museums (he has a case) so I expect the BBC will make sure we hear more from its favourite Egyptian.

      Just for the record the Jewish thing has never ever been more than a bogeyman. Even assuming the story of the Exodus is true, and many dispute it, the Israelites were in Egypt, from Joseph to Moses, an estimated 430 years of which only part was spent as slaves. Pyramids were not mentioned in the accounts. Clearly if the Israelites worked on some tombs they didn’t work on all of them. 

      Intriguingly Muslims revere Moses as a major prophet and refer to the story of the Exodus in the Koran. Cognitive dissonance?


      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        It’s not a dichotomy. That stuff is in there because Mohammed and his editors wanted to demonstrate that Islam was the successor to the Judeo-Christian tradition.  It’s okay to say Moses was a prophet so long as one acknowledges that Mohammed is The Prophet to end all prophets, and that his word was the final word of God. So jews who worship Moses (so to speak) but not Mohammed are still the enemy.


  2. cjhartnett says:

    Not at all!
    The Pyramids got the old velvet rope treatment because the Tory cuts prevented the necessary blue “Police Incident” tape from being employed.
    It was a health and safety risk…all those high heels in the dunes and sand behind the contact lenses(rose tinted and permantly affixed)…could have made the beheadings and mutilations seem a bit callous and not cognisant of recent Arab League Guidelines.
    Hope that this helps…


    • noggin says:

      AHHH! YES! arab spring isn t it wonderful
      the bbc can always get to the facts because….
      …… and the new egyptian regime, like that,(crosses fingers) we are
      ……..and bbc and the “poor” TM palestinians, like that,(crosses fingers) we are
      ……..and bbc and MCB(bungalawa) or MPAC (shafiq), like that
      (crosses fingers) we are
      and, and, and…..


  3. David Preiser (USA) says:

    To most of the BBC, Jew-hatred isn’t a bug of the new Egypt, but a feature.


  4. George R says:

    “Conspiracy Theory Shuts Down Great Pyramid”  

    by Raymond Ibrahim  


  5. Scoobywho says:

    “Two nearby pyramids and the Sphinx remained open.”

    I’d heard, at the BBC the sphinx always remained open, for any passing pharoe that happened to mince by.


    • Rob Jessel says:

      Outrageously homophobic comment. You should be ashamed of yourself. And it’s “Pharaoh”.


  6. Scoobywho says:

    You are right of course. if only I had studied harder at school I could have avoided such outrageously shameful spelling errors.