Was Noah's Ark a Pyramid? Was Noah a Pharoah?
What did Lorenzo Ghiberti know that we don't? Why would he depict Noah's Ark as a pyramid? I was shocked when I noticed the Great Pyramid on the Baptistry doors today. There happened to be an American art historian standing near me who was educating his friend about the iconography before her. I asked him about the pyramid. He said the pyramid is actually Noah's Ark!
I've often wondered about what knowledge artists would have had in the past pertaining to arcane matters - they must have had some in order to illustrate esoteric themes in their religious and secular artworks. My first clue was a reference I read in literature about Florence's grand cathedral - il Duomo. Apparently, a Benedictine monk - Vincenzo Borghini - was the iconographical designer behind the frescoes in the cupola of the dome, who instructed the painters Giorgio Vasari and later Federico Zuccari how to illustrate certain ideas. In this case, the ideas were connected to the concept of The Risen Christ and The Final Judgement.
It stands to reason that Ghiberti - who won the famous 1401 competition to design the panels for the Baptistry doors - would have had iconographical guidance similar to that imposed upon Vasari and Zuccari. So it follows that some learned monk instructed Ghiberti on what to depict and where. Did this monk possess some arcane knowledge about the true identity of Noah? Did he know that the story of Noah's Ark actually refers to Ancient Egypt?
Consider the following excerpt from Pillar of Enoch:
Most Egyptologists believe that the Pharaoh Khufu, who reigned between 2551 and 2528 BC, built the Great Pyramid, while his son Khafre may have built the second largest pyramid at Giza, and the Great Sphinx. Since Khufu’s reign falls well before the Great Flood of 2347 BC, it supports the idea that the Great Pyramid was built by the antediluvian ancestors of Seth and Enoch, just as stated by the Jewish historian Josephus.
In Book Three, we discussed Josephus’ record of the astronomy developed by the Sethites and the two monuments they built to preserve their knowledge before the Flood. In the same book, we used the Biblical Chronological Time Chart (found in the Appendix of this book) to identify the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Khufu not as Enoch - as some scholars and legends have incorrectly done - but as possibly Noah. If this pharaoh was Noah, the Pharaoh Khafre would have been Shem. If Khufu was Noah, this does not mean that either Noah or Shem actually built the Great Pyramid and Great Sphinx, however. In fact, some Egyptologists now believe
that the Pharaohs Khufu and Khafre did not build either monument, but merely repaired these structures that were built hundreds of years before. Though archeologists often ignore this because it contradicts their views, a stone carving called the Inventory Stela that was found between the paws of the Sphinx suggests that Khufu and Khafre only repaired the already ancient architecture at the Giza Complex that was falling into ruin.
Was the Sahara flooded at some point in the distant human past? Sea shells can be found readily amidst its sands. Consider the Solar Boat discovered buried up against the Great Pyramid, which is still housed in a museum at the location where it was unearthed:
That Noah could have been a pharaoh is not a surprise - there are many similarities between the biblical Joseph and the pharaoh Yuya, for example. And many 'alternative' historians now believe that Moses was Akhenaten, who escaped to Amarna with his people and his Queen Nefertiti, and where he set up a new society dedicated to the veneration of the monotheistic sun-god Aten.
A close inspection of the door panel reveals two reliefs of Noah: the first - on the lower left - shows him lying down drunk under a wine barrel, the second depiction - in the lower right corner - shows him sacrificing a ram. But the most astounding imagery contained in the panel is that of a pyramid with dot-numbered quadrants, and of a group of god-like people exiting a curious door in the corner of the pyramid's base, as well as strange bird-things flying out of a square hole in the top of the pyramid, with God surrounded by a rainbow watching over it all in the upper right corner.
How does a boat become a pyramid? Is the Old Testament actually the story of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt?