"Egyptologists have indeed found grain in tombs that is thousands of years old. The grain is so well preserved that researchers attempted germination. In sharp contrast, wheat stored in modern silos usually becomes unfit for human consumption after only a few seasons of storage. Owing to fungus and insect infestation, grain in modern silos usually keeps no longer than four years.
The preservation of organic material in pyramids has received no shortage of attention in popular books. In the 1930s, a Frenchman named Antoine Bovis observed that a dead cat in the Great Pyramid did not decompose. The animal apparently wandered into the King's Chamber and perished before finding an exit route. The cat's body dried out, although the air in the King's Chamber is always humid.
Bovis's observation gave rise to the idea of 'pyramid power,' which holds that the dimensions of the Great Pyramid preserve organic matter. Advocates of 'pyramid power' include a French radiologist named Jean Martial; an electronics engineer from Prague named Karl Drbal; author and biologist Lyall Watson; and physicist Patrick Flanagan.
Small models made not of stone, but of paper, wood or other materials, have been tested for desiccating organic matter and sharpening razor blades. Independent tests have not consistently demonstrated pyramid models to be capable of preserving organic matter.
The phenomenon of preservation, therefore, may be due to microclimate, the climate within a structure. The importance of microclimate seems apparent from remarkable examples of food preservation in Egyptian tombs that do not involve a pyramid.
At Saqqara, Egypt, Egyptologists excavated a 2nd Dynasty tomb of a woman of lesser nobility. Her tomb dates to before the pyramids were built. In accordance with funerary customs, an elaborate meal was set out on pottery platters and alabaster and diorite plates and bowls.
The ritual meal consisted of porridge, quail, kidneys, pigeon, fish, beef ribs, triangular loaves of bread, circular cakes and fruits. Their state of preservation was so excellent that Egyptologists easily recognized all of the foods in the entire meal, although it is almost 5,000 years old. The example suggests that shape is not the key to the preservation popularly known as ' pyramid power.'"
Conclusion: Some experiments using properly oriented model pyramids, built of a variety of materials and oriented to the Earth's north-south axis, have not preserved organic matter. My own experiments conducted in the mid-1980s included a number of small, model pyramids and closed vessels of other shapes for purposes of direct comparison.
Like the experiments of some others, none of the pyramids or other containers I used desiccated organic matter. I live where the climate tends to be humid. Micro-climate, the climate created within the pyramid or other container, may be the key to successful desiccation.
The example provided from the 2nd Dynasty tomb at Saqqara, built before the pyramids, may provide an example. If researchers can show a consistent and actual physical effect on organic matter taking place within the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid, the point at which 'pyramid power' is said to take place, we must consider that shape is not the relevant factor.
Moisture in the pyramid stone itself has been detected by at least three electromagnetic sounding experiments at Giza, site of the Great Pyramid. The most well-known of these experiments was conducted in the 1970s, and headed by physicist Lambert Dolphin from Stanford Research International. See also L. W. Alvarez et al., "Search for Hidden Chambers in the Pyramids," Science, Vol. 167, pp. 832-839 (6 February 1970).
The moisture was also studied by geophysicist Dr. Edward J. Zeller, former Director of the Radiation Physics Laboratory of the Space Technology Center at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence. His study is documented in and was performed as a contribution to The Egyptian Pyramid Mystery Is Solved!, by Margaret Morris (Copyright © 2000 Margaret Morris Books).
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'Pyramid Power' Link List
A report on 'pyramid power' was published in: The Skeptic
A critical view of 'pyramid power' is presented in the Skeptic's Dictionary
Pyramid power is covered in the book titled Science and the Paranormal
'Pyramid power' book: Dr. Patrick Flanagan argues the case for 'Pyramid Power' in the book titled 'Pyramid Power'
HAARP author Dr. Nick Begich takes up the topic of 'pyramid power' in his book titled 'Towards a New Alchemy'
'Pyramid power' testing is on the list of science fair project ideas
For an article titled 'Pyramid Power' by Lyall Watson click here
The 'pyramid power' Patent Number 91304 dates to 1959
'Pyramid power' is one of the subjects of an article on electromagnetic therapy, by Cyril Smith, Ph.D.;'
The idea that 'pyramid 'power' can sharpen razor blades originated with a Czech radio and television engineer named Karel Drbal, who filed a patent. The idea was first popularized by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder in a book titled Psychic Discoveries.
For quotes from Dr. Patrick Flanagan, author of 'Pyramid Power,' concerning pyramid energy and various topics click here.
Egyptian Ibrahim Karim experiments with geometrical shapes and uses the concept of 'pyramid power' to reinterpret ancient Egyptian symbols.
Dowsers conference contemplates 'pyramid power'
Click here for claims about 'pyramid power' frequency, i.e., vector angle of energy, etc.
Click here for a 'pyramid power' web site that provides a brief description of Antoine Bovis's experiments
'Pyramid power' etc., A Korean Skeptic's Report