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Originally posted by outsider
From the way they ate, slept & were buried they have determined they were not slaves, but teams of workers with leaders and the teams competed against each other to complete projects for higher compensation. [edit on 15-12-2004 by outsider]
Originally posted by outsider
I have to agree. The latest documentary I saw about the pyramids made it very clear that they were indeed built by those who lived there at the time & they were not built by aliens or slaves as some have suggested. They were buiit by the working class and they know this now because they have since dug up the workers temporary camps. From the way they ate, slept & were buried they have determined they were not slaves, but teams of workers with leaders and the teams competed against each other to complete projects for higher compensation.
[edit on 15-12-2004 by outsider]
Originally posted by celticniall
How do you explain how the oldest pyramids in Egypt are built perfectly and is so well preserved, yet pyramids built at later periods were built with less precision and less care, and most are now in very bad shape ?
Egyptian propaganda, Dr (if you could call him that) Zahi Hawass will not even listen to any other theory except the one that fits with what he believes.
There are lots of things to be taken with a grain of salt, and he is one of them.
What on Earth are you talking about? Are you saying that the Great Pyramid has certain dimensions which are an exact proportion to the size of the Earth? If so, what is it? Is there any correlation between any of the pyramid's dimensions and "mathematical information of the earth"? And if so, how is it "encoded"? I have never heard anything like that at all."
I have also heard this stated many times. If anyone can post any websites with this info, it would be very interesting to have a look.
[edit on 16-12-2004 by celticniall]
Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
neither could they have known the diameter of the earth, that information had to be "REVEALED" to them, and it could have only come from two sources,
Aliens or GOD.
Eratosthenes made a surprisingly accurate measurement of the circumference of the Earth. Details were given in his treatise On the measurement of the Earth which is now lost. However, some details of these calculations appear in works by other authors such as Cleomedes, Theon of Smyrna and Strabo. Eratosthenes compared the noon shadow at midsummer between Syene (now Aswan on the Nile in Egypt) and Alexandria. He assumed that the sun was so far away that its rays were essentially parallel, and then with a knowledge of the distance between Syene and Alexandria, he gave the length of the circumference of the Earth as 250,000 stadia.
Originally posted by Frosty
No, Whiskey Jack, I think what he is getting at is the fact that the only way the egyptians could have know the diameter was to have known about pi, which didn't come about until Archimedes.