Frank Sparks, M.D., will speak on “How the Great Pyramid Was Really Built (It’s Not Like You Think).” His talk will debunk the popularly held belief promoted by egyptologists that the Great Pyramid was made from perfectly quarried 2.5-ton limestone blocks that were then lifted to the top of the pyramid and became the tallest building in the world upon its completion 4,800 years ago. In the past 30 years, electron microscopy has shown that the pyramid “stones” are manmade blocks of limestone in the form of a polymer that contain chemicals not found in any of the limestone in the world. What actually happened was that the Nile-flooded limestone was easily raked apart; it was carried up to the pyramid in baskets where chemicals were added; and the contents were dumped into molds that then set within 24 hours. Professor Hobbs of MIT says this has been repeated worldwide, making this approach a fact, not a theory. Dr. Sparks is a resident of New Canaan, where he lives in retirement with his wife Michelle. They have six daughters and 10 grandchildren. He received a B.S. and M.D. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Connecticut. He was a surgeon at the National Cancer Institute and also at NYU, UCLA and UConn, where he was both a surgeon and professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery. He has authored 79 peer-reviewed papers and more than 100 abstracts and has received $1.6 million in research grants. His background in chemistry and physics led to his interest in how the Great Pyramid was built.

Arranged by Sunil Saksena