posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 12:52 AM
Originally posted by cpdaman
people think these pyramids were constructed as tombs COME ON
Yes, really. The magic that the Pyramids were intended for was to ensure the eternal afterlife of the Pharoahs entombed within. That's the purpose of
the north-side alignment (toward the circumpolar star that "never dies"), the east-west alignment (to associate with the rising & setting sun as a
source of constant renewal) & the funerary cults (established to ensure that the offerings of sustenance continues). Starting in the Fifth Dynasty
with Pharoah Unas, the magical inscriptions (Pyramid Texts & later, Coffin Texts) to make certain that the religious/magical rituals that perpetuate
eternity will always be present. Look here
for a pretty complete description on how
the Egyptians built up their skills with stoneworking through their history, the motivation for seeking insurance of permanence in the afterlife & how
they were able to organize Egypt's resources & manpower to accomplish building the pyramids. My 3-part post starts about the middle of the page in
that thread; I also posted my sources there too.
Originally posted by Double_DKool
I've read that they used to think the pyramids were built as tombs, but the pyramids at Giza found no dead pharoahs inside.
Ever hear of the multi-generational families of tomb robbers? It's been conjectured that many (or most) of them were part of the work-forces that
actually worked on the construction of the various tombs thoorough Egyptian history. Egypt's own historical records actually contain some "court
cases" of some of the convictions.
[edit on 30-9-2006 by MidnightDStroyer]