When archaeologists discovered a pyramid in Australia, they wondered how it got there. Many theories abound as to who built this massive structure located outside Cairns in north Queensland.
Known as the Gympie Pyramid, the structure has been connected to the Egyptians, the Chinese and even the South Americans of ancient time. It is made from granite blocks and stands about 100 feet tall.
According to reports, a man called Rex Gilroy discovered the pyramid in 1975. He claimed that the structure was erected by Egyptians, who had visited the country centuries ago.
Speculation holds that the Egyptians arrived at Cape York in about 3,000BC then made their way through Queensland before landing in New South Wales. This theory has been strengthened by the presence of scarabs and coins.
One of the most corroborating evidence is the Gympie ape statue, which, although withered by now, is considered the statue of Egyptian God Thoth.
Hieroglyphs found in the town of Gosford, a short distance from the Gympie Pyramid indicated that there was another pyramid, but its location is still unknown. This further indicates that the Egyptians were responsible for the pyramid, archaeologist Ray Johnson.
Johnson claimed the pyramid is the burial ground of Nefer-ti-ru, who was the son of King Khufu
Unfortunately, the Gympie Pyramid was destroyed and is now just a pile of stones. The property on which it stands was sold to a friend of the Dhamurian Society, which aims to fully investigate the area and the claims surrounding it.
The property is currently closed to the public.