posted on Jul, 17 2003 @ 12:33 AM
On Biblical possibilities, it was commonly asserted in the Renaissance when travel became easier that the pyramids were the granaries built by Joseph
during the seven years of plenty.
Such ancient texts as there are suggest the "common sense" view: a great many labourers (possibly feudal serfs, rather than slaves, for the great
part) working da**ed hard for many years.
I can think of no very compelling reason why the Egyptians should have been any less skilled at monumental engineering, masonry, draughtsmanship
and design than we are to-day. They just didn't have the machines. They were never going to build bronze and glass skyscrapers with lifts -but
monumental massive stonework seems well within their grasp. What is so impressive is, of course, the sheer size. And that's where the hard work comes