posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 03:06 AM
Originally posted by Byrd
Actually, more than 3 attempts. There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt, most of them older than the Giza bunch.
Well, technically, yes...
But before Snefru, were some "step pyramids", which evolved out of the "mustaba" style...In turn which came from stone-covered mounds, which
started below ground & eventually came above ground.
But if you look south of Egypt, into Nubia, you'll also find that they kept pyramid building (though not on such a grand scale) alive for over a
thousand years after the Middle Kingdom had pretty much given up on the grand pyramid building during the 4th Dynasty.
Good point about the Pyramid in Las Vegas...I'd forgotten about that one. The main difference between the Hotel & the Giza structures is that Pharoah
never never built his pyramids for the purpose of raking in profit. That does
have an effect on motivation though...Also a good way to offset
the enormous cost & labor for building it in the first place!
Greed does run as a close second to religion for motivation...
[edit on 29-11-2006 by MidnightDStroyer]