Does anyone have an answer for the PRECISION of the blocks being cut. No chisels have been found from that era that would explain the lines and
perfection achieved. But of course the date of the pyramid itself is still in question..
The precision? Where is your source saying that no Chisels from that era have been found? I was looking at a few tools from Egypt today. The chisel
isnt the important part. From the stone quarries the workers would bring out a stone block of above the relative size.
It would be taken to the head Engineer who would use his mystical devices that Agent Violet keeps going on about...well, i just call them a ruler and
a set square personally.
Motivated with the idea that they are building the conduit for the earthly son of Ra to rejoin his father(and possibly a whip), they would check each
block to make sure it is level, and the correct size.
It would then be shipped to the Pyramid site.
This was done thousands of times with workers needing to drag the blocks up the pyramid scaffolding until completed.
consider that Egypts main buildings were ALL built of stone. That means that eventually the techniques would pass down and the head engineers would be
some truly talented individuals, able to see how correct a block is just by looking, and then checking to see if they are accurate.
Also, the Egyptian mindset is completly different to ours. Their entire concept of being is Order against chaos. Its like the general christian and
other religious ideas, except maximised.
Consider this. In Egyptian myth, the whole creation of the universe happens again every day. So every morning Ra would be born from nothingness out of
the oceans, and cross the skies in the form of the sun, until he dies on the horizon. Travels through the underworld with Seth to battle Apophis, the
serpent of Chaos. The next morning this happens again
Every Egyptian god is like this, every day doing the same tasks to make sure the world works for another day. Osiris is killed and dismembered, then
reattached again every day. Just as Horus and Seth battle for Supremacy.
The earthly rituals the priests had to do every day were very regimented, and were seen as INCREDIBLY important. Basically, if the rights of Ra were
said incorrectly one day, if the sacrifice was performed wrong. Ra would no be reborn in the morning, and the world will die.
So, you will imagine that a culture that creates these gods and rituals is very regimented and precise in their methods. Every single routine must be
done with traditional wisdom backing it up, and it must be done perfectly.
Just as each block was hewn, checked, then placed upon the Pyramid. No tricks, no magic, just an incredible attention to detail and routine that we in
the modern age lack and do not understand.
I'll state again that there are no hieroglyphics found in the pyramid that explains or dates it origins. The "graffitti" style found above
the king's chamber are seriously debatable.
No, we have no written heiroglyphs in the pyramid. But we do have written evidence outside of the pyramids. Diaries and palace records. Also, the
accounts show the import and export of certain resources. All show when a pyramid is being constructed, also what stage of construction is being done
at the time.
The Graffitti style words are not exactly debatable.
I will tell you yet another thing about the Egyptians...they HATED wasting things.
Consider the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. He abolished all of the Egyptian gods and put them all into Amun Ra. Making Egypt monotheistic. People stood
for it during his reign because you cannot defy the Pharaoh.
As soon as Akhenaten died, though. The gods were all reinstated, and his name was removed from all official monuments and written accounts.
How do we know he existed? Well the Egyptians thought that throwing all that stone away would be wasteful, so they simply pulled it off the wall and
turned it around, carving new images on the (now) front.
So, you will consider that Graffiti written on a block, which is not likely to be seen ever again (so they thought) isnt exactly a problem, just make
sure the graffitied side is facing inwards.
Also, not only slaves worked on the Pyramids, so did noblemen. Simply because to help work on a pyramid is an honour that not many would pass up. You
can also gain favour with the Pharaoh if you help build his tomb.
So now, we know that the blocks werent going to be thrown away quickly, the workers knew this too.
Egyptian culture has an emphasis on making things precise, constant, and made to last.
So any Egyptian would want their name to last. Painting it on a pyramid is the best way to do it, really.
[edit on 4-9-2007 by Octavius Maximus]