I'll admit that I don't want to sit through an hour and a half of youtube video (to be fair, most of you probably wouldn't sit through an hour and a
half lecture class on Middle Eastern History). So I can't say if it's unbiased. But for those of you who did, does the documentary mention the
* Egyptians started building large stone buildings at the time of King Djoser (3rd Dynasty, 200 years or so before Khufu)... including Djoser's step
* the interior is not solid, but contains a lot of fill (rubble) and gypsum plaster
* Khufu's father, Sneferu, built four pyramids (one of which was a total failure... the final one is actually Khufu's on a smaller scale) all within a
20 year reign - the total volume of these pyramids is about the same as the smallest of the Giza pyramids.
* that the Egyptians had working quarries and professional stonemasons working on monuments 200 years before Khufu
* that they were transporting large blocks of stone all over Egypt for monuments and temples before starting work on Khufu
* that they didn't pull the blocks up just one at a time, but had 200 crews of 100+ men moving and working on all sides of the pyramid at once (throw
the book at them if they show the "ant stream" method of hauling one block up at a time)
* that there was a whole town there to support this
* that even in off seasons, there were 3,000 or more people working there
* that the crew was up to 20,000 ONLY in earlier stages and only during the flood season
* that it was corvee labor,
only for the flood season
If the documentary doesn't mention those, it's not very unbiased. Presumably it also mentioned the other 130+ pyramids but it might have failed to
mention the massively huge temples that were more difficult to construct (columns, plus roofing with large stone blocks).
Anyway, there's a set of known data by which you can measure if something's truly unbiased or not.
edit on 27-10-2015 by Byrd because: (no