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Old 02-25-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Was it a political problem,or old fashion global warming, or drought?

 
Old 02-25-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Was it a political problem,or old fashion global warming, or drought?

Unions.
EPA convinced the Supreme Court they were an environmental risk.
The next one was expected to be called the Liberty Mutual Pyramid so they finally said that's enough.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 12:21 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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The theory I have heard is that despite the precautions, they were robbed too easily. The later Phaeros were buried in chambers which were not overly visible and underground, like the one where Tut was found. Its appearance with nothing obvious is why it hadn't been emptied long before like most.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 01:08 AM
 
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What nightbird says and they went bankrupt building them....
 
Old 02-26-2011, 01:18 AM
 
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Was it a political problem,or old fashion global warming, or drought?
Nahhh, global warming was what killed off the dinosaurs dontchaknow...

Drought was what killed off the killer bats in Bolivia....

And politics killed off common sense....
 
Old 02-26-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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Egyptian developers devoted all their efforts to cookie cutter housing developments.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: un peu prčs de Chicago
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And posters like the above is what killed off the history forum for me.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 05:42 AM
 
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Moi?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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The center of influence shifted from Giza to Thebes, and the construction of pyramids was not as practical in the prevailing geography at Thebes. Thebes was not located on an open plateau like Giza, and the land was prone to flooding, so after Ahmose I, nobody tried to build pyramids anymore.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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They were built early in the history of unified Egypt and may have been built for a political point; to display the power of the government and as a project to give the newly unified peoples a sense of common purpose. Once that point had been made a few times the structures weren't needed for that purpose.

It may also be that subsequent governments decided they had better things to devote resources to than pyramids; foreign wars for instance.
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