posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by hoghead cheese
It's two choices, they either built them (which I say they didn't) or they didn't buildn't build them. Make two columns and go through the pros
and cons of each, you may find out that information showing (which is alot) that they didn't build the pyramids.
Your two choices are whether to do some basic reading of academic texts and archaeological research...or not. The suspicion is that you haven't read
anything academic and likely think the contents of 1000s of university libraries simply don't stack up against the websites of Wayne Herschel and
Seems to me with the flurry of god-awful threads in the Ancient & Lost Civilisations...you'd stand to gain 200 Flags for a thread explaining that
Egyptians didn't build anything. Of course...explaining who else did and why would be great fun.
Here's a couple of interesting reads...I don't expect you to read them. Let's just say I'm obstinate in trying to dilute the ignorance in my
favourite section of ATS....
Interview with Mark Lehner, Archaeologist
NOVA: Can you briefly tell us about your history at Giza and tell us about some of the work you've done there? In essence, why Giza?
LEHNER: Wow, do you want the real answer or the abridged version? I first went to Egypt in 1972 as a tourist. And then I went back in 1973, the
following year as a year abroad student at the American University in Cairo. And it's no secret that when I went I myself was imbued with the ideas
of lost civilizations and inspired by a man named Edgar Cayce. So I was in fact, myself, looking for the lost civilization and something called the
Hall of Records.
Yeah, you read it right. He was ACTUALLY looking for the same stuff people around here need to believe in. Seems that after spending many, many years
in Egypt, he concluded that the Egyptians built their own buildings, fought their own wars with neighbours (documented by the neighbours too) and left
behind evidence to prove it.
Regarding the dating of the Sphinx....extensive excavations discovered 3 large limestone blocks in the Sphinx enclosure. One of the blocks was
supporting a corner of Amenhotep II's temple. The temple was built prior to 1400BC. Underneath one of these blocks were found postsherds (broken
pottery) from the 4th Dynasty. As well as that, they discovered stone tools and more pottery that also dated from the 4th Dynasty in excavation
channels within the enclosure. Remnants of a Lost Civilization?
Egyptologists don't pull dates out of their asses.