posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 09:39 PM
I totally disagree with your last statement. Have you ever been to Cairo and seen the Pyramids in the flesh? Have you been inside the Kings Chamber?
When you do you would truely know why people say that our modern buildings do not compare.
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Yes as a matter of fact I have been there several times. And while awe inspiring; and you never know the meaning of this until you stand at the base
of them and look up, no they are not that impressive. The construction is very simplistic, and yes I am convinced we can build them today and do so
even better. The awe inspiring bit about them is they did it with “inferior” technology. And that they even did it at all. The sheer amount of
stone quarried and moved and stacked is staggering. And by the accounts it was not “slave” labor but as mentioned earlier, the citizens doing it
during the flood seasons, to keep themselves busy so to speak.
I hate to say “not impressive” as that gives the wrong idea, but by today’s standards yes we could build them just as well, and even better.
People say we can’t cut stone with that precision etc. But then you go look at some huge marble floor in the capitol building etc. These marble
blocks fit with seams so clean you have a hard time seeing them at times, and then think of this. Those marble floors in the capitol building were
made with far more primitive tools than we have now just 200 years later. Another favorite argument is we can’t lift the weight of the blocks. And
this is not true either. Not only can modern cranes lift this weight they do so thousands of times a day. The weight of those blocks by today’s
standards is a trifle.
The impressive and awe inspiring aspect of the pyramids is when you put it in the context of the modern world. To date the most expensive thing made
by modern man is the ISS. And this pales in comparison to the “cost” of even one of the pyramids. These pyramids “assuming the current belief
is true” were basically the product of nearly every citizen of the country working together for many years to make it happen. You could never get
even a tiny fraction of the U.S. to agree to do this. Let alone allow that kind of expenditure of cash on the project. The measly sum we have spent
on the ISS is already ridiculed and bemoaned buy the general public. So while the actual construction is not “impressive”, the fact that a
civilization we like to think of as technologically inferior did so, that is what inspires awe as you look up at them and realize the massive scale of
such an undertaking. So while very awesome to behold and contemplate, they are hardly mystical or beyond our modern ability to reproduce
As a side note: Someone was questioning the disappearance of the limestone. Well I may be wrong on this but if I recall the fist explorers to Egypt
in the roman era etc. reported them to be still clad in limestone. And then the limestone was removed later to be reused in new construction.