A missing captain of the Danish Navy was startled to discover that the Giza Plateau didn’t truly have three pyramids; instead, he discovered a fourth mystery one during one of his exploration visits.
Several legends about Egypt have been passed down through the decades, some of which have altered the previous ones, but all have piqued the attention of people all over the world. During one of his exploring trips, a Danish Navy captain discovered that the number of Pyramids of Egypt on the Giza Plateau was not truly three.
In fact, he discovered a fourth structure, which was glossy black in color. Several theories have been proposed in relation to the myth, especially due to the absence of evidence of a massive black pyramid. However, such a journey has a history and proof, and no one knows what happened to Egypt’s mystery fourth pyramid.
Frederic Norden, a Danish navy captain and seasoned explorer, took extensive notes, observations, and drawings of everything around him during the 1700s, including the people, pharaonic monuments, architecture, facilities, maps, and so on, all of which were published in his posthumous book “Voyage d’Egypte et de Nubie.”
Norden paints the perplexing pyramid on page 120 of the book, whose title means “Travels to Egypt and Nubia.”
“Giza’s primary pyramids are in the east and south-east… There are four of them; they demand the greatest attention from the interested; despite the presence of seven or eight more in the vicinity, they pale in comparison… The two tallest pyramids are located further north and stand at a height of 500 feet perpendicular. The other two are considerably less, but they have some quirks that make them worthy of further investigation and admiration.”
Norden’s sketch from the 1700s showing 4 pyramids at Giza
“They are uncoated, similar to the others, but not identical to the first temple.” It does, however, have a unique characteristic in that its peak is capped by a single massive stone that appears to have acted as a pedestal… A fourth pyramid has been built, higher than the ordinary, using a blacker-than-common-granite stone that has been equally Lasted. It has a yellowish stone on top. Later, I’ll discuss the upper portion, which culminates in a cube. It’s also off the beaten path of the others, being further west… it forms a sequence with the other three.”
After Norden’s death, the manuscript was published. Norden included sketches from his journey to Egypt with the text. The data in the book has stunned experts who had heard rumors about a magnificent black pyramid at Giza.
The pyramid did exist, as evidenced by an early drawing.
The pyramid is represented in the novel as a black stone that is more tougher than granite. Skeptics questioned whether he may have confused one of the three satellite pyramids, known as Menakure’s satellite pyramids, for a fourth. However, because the pyramids were built of sandstone, this makes little sense.
Nonetheless, this refutes everything Norden shows in the book, as he does so precisely that he even refers to it as a fourth pyramid on the map. Furthermore, Norden’s details are so evident that there is no space for doubt or ingenuity on the side of the traveler. Norden clearly described a pyramid constructed of a tougher stone with a gleaming black color.
Surprisingly, the Danish captain’s description and images are of exceptionally high quality, and they place the 4th black pyramid at a specified distance from the present 3 Giza pyramids. Norden’s book even showed the presence of seven additional pyramids on the Giza plateau, however there is now no confirmation of their existence.