posted on Feb, 8 2004 @ 12:48 AM
Originally posted by TekNo88
werent they supposed to be the tombs for the pharohs?
Depends on who you talk to. If I recall, there are no sarcophagi in the pyramids at Giza. The pyramids are generally attributed to the Pharaohs
because of markings found inside the pyramids, for example a mark on one ceiling block that Egyptologists claim was put there by Khufu or Kafhre's (I
don't remember at the moment) workers during quarrying.
Personally, I'm somewhat doubtful of that as the determining factor in this. That's kind of like saying I can claim I built the Empire State
Building if I put my name on a brick while I was there. The time frame for construction at Giza has long been in question by many.
Some say the pyramids were built as early as 14,000 years ago, while orthodox Egyptologists seem to have agreed at a date somewhere around 4500 years
Both sides have made arguments for their beliefs, with 2500 BCE as the currently accepted date.
What intrigues me about the date from 14000 or so years ago is that this could have coincided with the end of the last Ice Age, form what I've
Anyway, there's a lot that we still haven't discovered about the history of Egypt's megalithic structures, such as the Pyramids and Great Sphinx.
In some ways, the entire Giza plateau is a big question that hasn't been answered to the satisfaction of everyone out there.