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Originally posted by secretsofthesunsects
reply to post by Hanslune
I have not suggested a purpose for the Great Pyramids. It will have to wait until I can pen a thread. I am just pointing out that ALL recent engineers without fail note the presence of water in the lower chambers at the very least. This would clearly preclude the pyramids being built as tombs because the corpses would rot. Why go to all that effort to dry and preserve them and then put them in a pool of water?
However when the water table drops and the structures cease to function then the Idiot Lord Intrusion Hypothesis comes into play. some idiot lord decides to borrow the kudos of the forbears to mark his grave.
And you are right the AEs did not know what the pyramids were for either.
It had been so long since they failed to work that they had repurposed them as cenotaphs.
As far as I am aware only one body and a shin bone (possibly a dogs) were ever found in the actual pyramids. So where the tomb theory comes from is up for grabs. I would suggest it is from the archaeologists who designate anything a tomb when they find a body within fifty feet.
The Ancient Solar Premise applies to the countless step pyramids with chambers on their summits and tiers. It is the ONLY idea that gives value to these devices that is commensurate with the build effort. 2MW of useful power a day is not to be thought lightly of in antiquity. This is all based on known scientific principles, ones clearly known since the beginning of time. Even my cat knows them. The gain is the difference between dying from turning the landscape into a barren wilderness and surviving in a land of plenty.
Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by secretsofthesunsects
Thanks for adding another inventive idea. However the evidence points to their being tombs and the AE seemed not to have been aware they were anything but that.