China’s Great Pyramids Controversy

In 1920, historian Henri Cordier wrote: “China’s ancient past is denied both to us and its population. Its grand past is slowly unveiled, similar to how Egypt’s was revealed. Later on, one learned of buildings, standing stones and other monuments that were not mentioned by the Chinese historians (as part of their history).” The largest country in the world was, and is, largely there to be discovered. Though accepted as a great civilisation, its ancient treasures were barely known. One rumour spoke about pyramids that could be found in desolate areas.

One such pyramid was photographed in 1947 by Col. Maurice Sheehan from a DCS airplane. His story was printed in The New York Times in March of the same year. Sheehan stated it rose to about 300 metres, its sides 450 metres long. The next day, the Los Angeles Daily Express ran Sheehan’s photograph. But a few days later, the Associated Press received a letter from the authorities of the province of Nankin, stating “the existence of such pyramids is not backed up by evidence”. That press release discredited Sheehan’s story, as most authors and researchers believed Sheehan had exaggerated. French author Patrick Ferryn stated: “the photographs do not reveal any markings that would allow us to measure the true dimensions. Its height was probably an incorrect estimate. It is probably a burial vault; it definitely looks like one.”

The 1950s and ‘60s had shown the world the existence of many ‘ritual platforms’ and ‘artificial hills’ in China, identical to pyramids in appearance except in terminology. ‘Pyramids’ have a magical appeal to many. Bruce Cathie also became interested in the Chinese pyramids and wrote on the subject in The Bridge to Infinity. Cathie reported that a member of the Chinese Embassy had officially informed him there were no such things as pyramids in the Shensi province: “There are a few tumuli (burial hills), but no pyramids. “ He knew nothing about the existence of pyramids in China.

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you couldnt say they dont exist..they clearly do..and older and bigger than egypts? wouldn’t that turn the historical world on its head..and perhaps the religious one as well..


~ by seeker401 on September 17, 2012.

7 Responses to “China’s Great Pyramids Controversy”

  1. when i taught english in china in 2001 i was interested in going to have a look at ‘the great white pyramid’. however it was a forbidden zone and tourists arent allowed there.

    i did see the terracotta warriors, and a smaller pyramid that you can walk up, but cant enter….the great white pyramid was only a few hundred miles from where i was.

    my plan was to paraglide from the top of the pyramid, i had no thoughts of excavation. i lumped that paraglider hower hundreds of miles on overloaded sleeper trains etc, but couldnt get anyone to take me there.

    all i had was a set of coordinates that i couldnt translate. the chinese teacher that did a translation for me on a piece of paper was obviously NOT the coordinates that i asked to be put into chinese. it probably said, “dont take this man there’ or something.

    at the school, we were watched, our pc was monitored, hotmail didnt work, i had to use a government email provider. in the street we were followed ‘for our safety’….

    that was 11 years ago. still no new pictures of the pyramid. they keep it locked up, as i discovered..

  2. and another thing. if you were travelling down a road 500m from the thing you wouldnt see it! the smog is THAT bad. im not joking. 500m maximum on a good day.

  3. I wonder why they deny their existence and don’t allow anyone get near them, so strange!

  4. I’m pretty knowledgable in asian studies and lived a good while in the Orient and can say with my research… that the most probable reason the pyramids are being hidden from archeaologists is because the pyramids are not of “Chinese” origin as are the findings of many ancient artifacts and structures in mainland China …the exposure of these facts would put a mighty dent in the PRC’s nationalism propaganda(5000yrs of Chinese history) and irridentist push in Asia. Revisionism is a powerful weapon against your own citizens as well as “foreigners” as we all know.

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