Originally posted by mamasitano its not 100% fact - not much is known about the pyramids its just the common consensus.
That's what "alternative history" books and websites would love for you to believe. In fact, there's quite a bit known about them (including
memos from work overseers about receiving the stones from the quaries.) Their names are known (the Great Pyramid's name is "Khufu's Ahket"),
mummies have been found in them (including the ones on Giza), they had chapels placed in front of them dedicating them to specific rulers... and so on
and so forth. There was a lot of writing in them and in the graveyards around them (they're always found in graveyards.)
i find it hard to fathom because of its use - a simple tomb
the romans were fighting for land
The Romans didn't build pyramids.
and the chinese were protecting their land
Chinese pyramids also enclose the dead and are of a different structure than the Egyptian ones.
- thats a major difference. if there was more of a reason for the pyramids i might be able to believe it but the explanation just doesnt
logically fit reason. i'm not saying i'm right - maybe they used the pyramids for another purpose for these gigantic monuments - but just to bury
one person just doesnt add up to me and i am interested in finding new evidence to support either theory
You're thinking like a modern person; not like someone with no education (only some of the nobles had any education) who was brought up to worship a
set of gods that included the king as the emblem and person of the living god (this also occurred in Rome and elsewhere.) You are not thinking like
the peasant farmer whose fields flood once a year (in a flood that lasts several months) who is given a chance to work for food during that time
period if they work on construction projects for the god (king.)
It's an interesting field of study. One of my favorite sites to recommend to the beginner is the TourEgypt site, which has a nice summary of a lot
...and when you're done with those, I can recommend others.
Also... in your searches, please remember that every "ancient Egyptian" picture you see is like a cartoon and ALWAYS has hieroglyphic writing
associated with it. Remember that we can and have translated this writing... so if you're shown something without the writing around it, start being
suspicious that someone is pulling a "fast one." You can check the translations from many sources, but don't accept interpretations that ignore
what's written on the item or on the picture.