Cayce’s Three Hall of Records—What Progress?
By Dr. Greg Little
Those who have more than a passing interest in Edgar Cayce’s story of Atlantis know that Cayce actually stated that there were three identical repositories of knowledge (or Hall of Records) made by the Atlantean priests around 10,500 B.C. The details can be found in our ARE Press book, Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis.
According to Cayce the three Hall of Records were located in widely spaced areas so that they might be preserved. The most famous is at Giza, in an underground chamber located near the Sphinx. Another is near the Bahamas island of Bimini in a temple that is now submerged. The third, and least known, is in the Yucatan, where the chamber is overshadowed by another temple on a hill. All three record halls contain identical stone tablets and other artifacts. The stone tablets contain the history of humanity up until the impending destruction of the Atlantis civilization (around 10,500 B.C.). This brief article summarizes the current standing and progress on each.
Giza—The Hall of Records in Egypt is the best known of the three sites. In recent years there has been an official drilling project conducted around the Sphinx with no important results obtained (water was found). The water table is very high there and there are efforts to lower it. Another drilling project, essentially at the exact point where Edgar Cayce stated the chamber is located, is about to take place. Zahi Hawass will present the results at the ARE’s Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference later this year, however, ARE members will know the results before then. In addition, there is some archaeological work being done in front of the Sphinx. The most relevant find at Egypt was the discovery and partial exploration of a cave system starting on the opposite side of the Giza Plateau by Andrew Collins and his team in 2008. The cave system runs for at least 400 feet but the stone tube at the far end of the cave system was so narrow that the archaeologist exploring it turned back. There are plans to do a full exploration of what is now referred to as “Collins’ Caves” in the near future. The caves apparently run from the northwest extreme of the Giza Plateau to at least the middle pyramid. Film of the caves and the entire story is told in the just-released documentary, The Lost Caves of Giza.
Yucatan—Researchers with the ARE determined that the Yucatan Hall of Records was located at Piedras Negras, Guatemala, which lies on the edges of the Yucatan Peninsula. There have been several site visits to Piedras Negras by ARE researchers. The dvd documentary titled The Yucatan Hall of Records shows the entire site and pinpoints the location where the chamber may be hidden. Unfortunately this area has been a focal point in drug smuggling and is so remote that serious archaeological work is made difficult. While there are plans to explore the site further, there is no timetable whatsoever.
Bimini—The Bimini Hall of Records is perhaps even more controversial than the one in Egypt. Lots of archaeological finds have been made there http://apmagazine.info/index.php/component/content/article/129 despite what skeptics assert. The most promising finds were made in 2010 and consist of a definite underwater stone building structure and what looks like a huge complex carved into the bottom a few miles south of Bimini. Both formations are shown on the documentary The Search for Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis. At the time of this article’s posting, more examination of the definite building structure is taking place, and carbon dating has been finished. The ARE will be issuing a formal statement about this site within a month.