reply to post by VonDutch
for the longest time, egyptologists have suggested the tower concept was phallic symbollism. i don't think so. otherwise , every bullet, rocket,
jet, airplane, needle, submarine and so on, is also a phallic symbol. here's an excerpt i wrote on the subject from a different thread:
The problem arose primarily because it was presupposed that supernatural events in ancient texts are the equivalent of what is referred to as "myth"
All religion was then redefined to be mythical, and some 5300 years of ancient history was discarded for any historical purpose. The actual roots of
this problem started during the first days of German Higher Criticism.
German Higher Criticism's primary goal was to establish the biblical text as the most correct and accurate of the ancient historical books,
particularly from the perspective of papal interpretation. The German Higher Critics were professors, scholars and priests of the Holy Roman Catholic
order, who took it as a solemn duty to rip the ancient world apart and put it back together again in a way that would elevate the papacy's view of
the biblical cannon above everything else -- bar none. This had negative ramifications for the rest of the ancient world, as you can well imagine.
Firstly, the Papacy of the final days of the Holy Roman Empire
(?), viewed the planet as being only 5000 or so years old. This, of course, colored their approach to interpretation of other ancient texts as well.
The German Higher Critics knew that to advance their study, it would have to be in agreement with the papal "status quo", whom were both their
science authorities and their historical authorities. Obviously, something was wrong with papal interpretation but this was not for the Critics to
decide. All they had to do was prove the papal interpretation of scripture was accurate and that all other historical accounts were mere contenders
for the throne. And so the real trouble began.
Armed with the volumes of knowledge available at the time, the Higher Critics arrived at the erroneous conclusion that the ancient Greeks couldn't
write. This theory was initially advanced by Friedrich August Wolf in his book "Prolegomena ad Homerum" (1795). He concluded that Homer couldn't
have possibly written the Iliad and the Odyssey because the ancient Greeks couldn't write, or so he thought.
One thing lead to the next, and all the ancient greek epics, poems and histories were tossed out and labelled unhistorical myth: This included the
Greek histories of Egypt, Assyria, Media, and the annals of the Greek city-states. As a result, greek histories were removed from historical
consideration and taken out of historical and scholarly texts at the university level. Any remaining references were called "myth". Troy never
existed, or so they said.
Those whose job it was to provide the new version of history (we call these people historians, today) took the data compiled by the Higher Critics and
reshaped history. And so Greece fell from glory, that is, till it was discovered some 40 years later, that the ancient Greeks could write.
Unfortunately, their decision to call their ancient texts mythological, was never recanted.
As the study advanced, so fell the Ancient Hindu, the Norse, the Egyptian, the Chinese, the pagan Roman, the Babylonian, and so on, until finally,
when the dust cleared, there was literally nothing left in history that was true EXCEPT the papal interpretation of the bible.
Mind you, archaeology had yet to be created as a science. Most of the ancient world was still buried under sand, newer civilizations and so on. They
had virtually no clue about the ancient past but were determined to recreate it in the image most befitting the papacy's view of biblical texts. It
was a mess.
Here science picks up the ball and runs down the field with it, gleefully reshaping history into whatever configuration is necessary to define their
knowledge of science AT THE TIME --- that is, till they run into that proverbial wall where it's finally determined that the papacy is simply
It is at this point, the bible goes the same way the rest of the ancient world had gone - relegated to obscurity. They couldn't separate the
papacy's interpretation of it from the actual words in the text. To them, the two were synonmous, and so into the trash bin of history it went, along
with the rest of the ancient world. German Higher Criticism had literally, in just a couple of decades, destroyed 5300 years of ancient history, based
almost entirely on their own limited understanding of the cultures it stood in judgement of, without the benefit of archaeological record, and from
the standpoint that papal interpretation was the only viable possibility, else it was all false.
Now the show was on for earnest. Since the ancient past was all just a myth, the new progenitors of truth (who had replaced the papacy in that career
designation) had the problem of archaeology to deal with. It became a sore spot as it tended to disprove prior pronouncements that the ancient texts
were purely myth. Again and again, archaeological digs had proven the ancient texts of these long ago people, were in fact, quite historical. This was
a BIG problem.
Before the ball could be snatched out of their court, something had to be done. They needed a new timeline by which to gauge the passage of their new
history. Obviously, they surmised, the supernatural events mentioned in nearly every ancient text, were unscientific. Afterall, what ignorance to
suppose that dragons were emperors or that people could be born in any fashion other than via the birth canal or that men/angels, could fly in the sky
or travel amongst the stars! Perhaps the texts had been merely massaged for dramatic purpose, but were otherwise historical, they deliberated. It was
merely a matter of determining which were the MOST reliable, if at all. They settled on Ancient Egypt, but removed from consideration any of the
This is where it really gets interesting. Since the other ancient texts were generally unreliable for dating the past, they assumed, out of the box,
that anything that might suggest Moses was in Egypt, would need to be reinterpreted or simply ignored, because there was no other evidence of Moses
having ever existed (a victim of the backdating from their original and incorrect "Ancient greeks couldn't write" theory). It got more and more
specific and more twisted, as time went by.
For example, with the advent of "Black Pride", it became socially unacceptable to suggest the pharaohs of ancient egypt were anything other than
blacks. Even though the pharaonic and royal statuary depicts people from many different races (including blacks) over the millenia, it is summarily
ignored. This served 2 purposes:
1) It gave the black people a sense of identity in the hstory of the world, that they could be singularly proud of.
2) It ignored all references to the roots of Dynastic Egypt having come from Mesopotamia, which in essence, allowed them to ignore literally, hundreds
of references in various ancient texts that had been discovered since the rise of this new view of history. Akkad, Sumer, Phoenicia, Troy, and so on,
all their texts were or had been abandoned to float in the nothing that most of ancient history had already been hurled into.
Ancient Egypt was finally reinterpreted so that it did not disagree with their prior findings, most of which had been based on lack of data to the
contrary and any new discoveries that suggest they might have beenwrong, have since been totally ignored.
This is, I believe, the second biggest conspiracy in the history of mankind.