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Old 09-29-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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The only thing I can add? If you see a dirt pyramid in my yard? Don't step on it. The feral cat population covers their business well, and it makes pyramids...perfect ones...

Gotta say, it works for me.
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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I'm watching ancient aliens and they were talking about how there are hundreds of pyramids spread throughout the world and not much is known about them including the HOW they were built, WHEN and the most important the WHY?


What I think is odd is that throughout the world there is no one that knows the answers to these questions.
In some case the peoples who built their pyramids are long gone but that is not the case in Egypt. One would think that there would have been something passed down through the centuries in either written or oral tradition.
The main pyramids in Giza have always been there looming over the city so one would think that a child would ask their grandparent what are those things and the story would be told and repeated over and over again through the centuries to today but somewhere the stories stopped.

My wife thinks that there was something evil about the pyramids so when the child asked they were told that we don't talk about those things and the story died.

Who knows but it does seem odd that given hundreds of pyramids all over the world that there isn't someone who kept the stories alive and passed them down through the generations.

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I saw that show, or a similar one.

I think the key to pyramids' design is that they're the most stable kind of building. Wide bottom, narrow top. Not like tall, straight walls.

so they're easy to engineer, plus they hold up well in earthquakes so they outlast other building types. We don't really know what other kinds of buildings may have been built and destroyed.
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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Well these pyramids had some religious and spiritual connections, many of these stories are recited and handed down by priests, and old Gods get replaced by new Gods and these old priests are replaced and the pyramids lose there important religious significance and turn into what they actually are - 500 foot limestone tombs, nothing more.

There was an Ancient Greek historian names Herodotus, and like I said even in Ancient Greece in the 5th century BC, the Great Pyramids were considered ancient. He visited the Pyramids and chronicled it's history based on observation and, indeed, by talking to some old priests that still could account for the handed-down history to some degree...so it was there.




No they are not mysterious entrances that allow one to enter a book series created by JRR Tolkein (Middle Earth). There is no mystery over pyramids, no power source, no mythical elements, it just happens to be the easiest object to construct.
what about the stonehenge monument saying humanity should be maintained under half a billion. theres something to that
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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They weren't built by aliens however that doesn't mean all of the ancient astronaut stuff is totally off base. A lot of skeptics try and use a non sequitur and use the fact that aliens didn't build the pyramids spiel to try and cover all bases.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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Sure, it took some good planning, a lot of work and some people died doing it but what about this design do you find challenging?
Probably the construction of tunnels and chambers, rather it being a solid-fill pyramid. I have to wonder: was it built using the "cut and cover" method (dig a hole or trench, and put a ceiling over it), or by underground digging (like a subway or a bunker)? Granted, ancient Egyptians weren't cavemen, but still. Although to answer that, you'd have to know what kind of soil was in Egypt at the time: sandstone, packed sand, or "normal" sand. I'm sure it affected the construction method.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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What does this change about what I stated? They are made of stone. They have some chambers in them. If they were as tall and had a thinner base than top I would be impressed.

Sure, it took some good planning, a lot of work and some people died doing it but what about this design do you find challenging?
The sacred geometry behind it indicates that they knew the earth was round. This was supposedly not possible in the Bronze Age according to the "experts".
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:53 PM
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They never found a mummy inside the the Great Pyramid it was most likely used for a ceremony involving Osiris. I'm skeptical of about half of everything they have ever claimed about Egypt, they don't hold themselves to the same standards they hold everyone else to. Not to mention Zahi Hawass is a total shyster and imo he would intentionally cover up something if he knew it would rewrite the history books too much.
The pharaoh was believed to become Osiris after his death:

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...The Kings of Egypt were associated with Osiris in death as Osiris rose from the dead they would, in union with him, inherit eternal life through a process of imitative magic. By the New Kingdom all people, not just pharaohs, were believed to be associated with Osiris at death, if they incurred the costs of the assimilation rituals...
As far as I know, you're the only person to mention Zahi Hawass in this thread. Unless I'm missing something, he is one Egyptologist, not a spokesman for the whole field of Egyptology.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:58 PM
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what about the stonehenge monument saying humanity should be maintained under half a billion. theres something to that
That's from the Georgia Guidestones, and has nothing to do with Stonehenge.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:10 PM
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The sacred geometry behind it indicates that they knew the earth was round. This was supposedly not possible in the Bronze Age according to the "experts".
The Greeks determined the earth is round, and not by using some fancy equipment. If the "sacred geometry" you're referencing exists (what is it? references?) and somehow demonstrates the earth is round, how do you know the Greeks didn't get their mathematics from the Egyptians? They certainly cribbed many of their gods from the Egyptians.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:17 PM
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Granted, ancient Egyptians weren't cavemen, but still.
Intelligence follows a normal distribution; those we call geniuses are on the top part of the curve. For those who think you need ancient aliens to explain things like the pyramids' construction: there were geniuses in ancient Egypt. Some of them no doubt rose to the rank of chief architect (or whatever they called them then). They're the one who figured out how to do things and oversaw the work.

Ditto with "cavemen". You had caveman geniuses, too. They were probably the ones who figured out how to nap delicate obsidian blades, or invented things like fishhooks and sewing. If we think we're intrinsically smarter than those ancient ancestors, we're fooling ourselves.
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