reply to post by TiM3LoRd
why isnt anybody asking the most obvious question?? How the hell did they manage to build and insert such a small stone blockage so far up the
The answer is quite simple.
No blocking stone was 'inserted' up a 'vent' shaft (there is no proof these were used as vents).
The pyramids were not built from the top down were they?
Think about it.
When a builder starts construction on a house, the footings and foundation is laid first.
Then comes the exterior walls, then finally the roof.
The pyramids were built the same way, from the bottom up. As the base levels and subsequent levels of blocks were laid, internal spaces and shafts,
passageways, pits, chambers were essentially spaces in the construction where blocks were omitted.
At the level of construction where the 'blocking stones' are set, access would have been open to the outside air at the time of building, and the
stone is simply set in place, with the construction continuing on up and around it.
Think of a modern house chimney: The chimney is built in layers of brick or stones from the ground upwards, leaving a vertical void in the interior of
the construction to allow air in, and smoke out. If the builder so desired, a 'blocking stone' could easily be inserted to block the internal void,
at any level of the chimneys' construction...the builder would not have to finish the chimney, then push a plate or a stone block up from the bottom
to set it, it would be done as the chimney was being built.
Same thing in the pyramid shafts..it's no mystery, it's just logical.
Incidentally, there is neither evidence to suggest the pyramids of Giza were ever tombs or built by or for Khufu, the ONLY inscriptions ever found
inside (so far at least) were some crude graffiti attributed to a worker / builder, although obviously whether the graffiti was left at the time of
construction and whether it was actually by a builder cannot be proven either.
It is just as reasonable and valid to speculate Pharaonic dynasties were just as awed and baffled by the pyramids and claimed them as their own to
bolster and consolidate their own power. Remember, the Giza pyramids are vastly superior and awesome monuments in comparison to any of the valley of
Kings tombs where the dynastic elites were actually entombed, in fact all of the valley's tombs combined, don't hold a candle to the enduring
majesty and sheer genius of engineering that are the great pyramids.
Yet every single Valley tomb is richly decorated..covered in symbols and artworks, and extensive hieroglyphics extensively detailing the history,
aspects and accomplishments of whoever happened to be entombed in them.
The Giza pyramids have none. Nothing. No art, no stele, no symbols, no afterlife story, no history of any occupant supposedly lain to rest there.
Curious isn't it?
Would it be logical for us today to build in a short time, what would comparatively amount to an ordinary house garage, and lavishly decorate it in
finery and rich artworks, and include an exquisite and detailed pictorial history of the garage builder, and then spend unimaginable resources and
decades in time, planning and building a massive, sprawling, museum of art of unfathomable complexity and engineering skill, yet never decorate it's
walls, nor hang even a solitary painting or erect even a single piece of sculpture or one exhibit?
It's the same thing. If the pyramids were indeed destined to be tombs for the ancient elite, the elaborate richness of internal decoration, the
splendour of the fine, pictorial histories detailing the life and greatness of the entombed would at least mirror the elaborate and fantastic
engineering that went into actually building it.
But there are none. Not even remnants to show they once existed and were now degraded or destroyed.
Whatever the original purpose of these wonders of the ancient world, it's obvious they were not designed as tombs.
As for King Tut's curse...Howard Carter opened the tomb in the valley of kings in 1923, he died of cancer in 1939, a full 16 years later aged 64.
Hardly a rapidly acting 'curse'.
The folklore surrounding a curse, sprang up following the death of his dig financier, Lord Carnarvon dying soon after the opening of the tomb, from a
suspected insect bite which became infected and led to pneumonia.
It's a bit like a killer shooting someone dead, and the gunsmith who made the gun used, going to the gallows for the murder.