> I see ritual in everything HUMAN
Now why would you do that?
Do you mean you see religious ritual or just ceremony?
> When the subject IS ancient Egypt Dual purpose is
> taken for granted .
> You say I am not being logical.
> Was Cathedral building logical? Or was it a many
> faceted endeavour?
What does cathedral building have to do with the great pyramids?
We have written dated records of cathedrals, written with the same letters we use today, comprising languages we still use today. These historic documents tell us what the cathedrals were used for and how they were built. They were used for religious rituals. Specific ceremonies were performed at specific times on specific days for specific reasons.... rituals. Without these historic documents, without the benches and altars, a cathedral could be anything from an elaborate barn to a beauty salon, it is just a building.
Do you see anything at all in any of the great pyramids that indicate a ritual, that indicate certain actions were performed at certain times? The only actions we can see are the actions of construction. A ritual, you could say, of stacking stones in specific patterns. And these actions, these pyramids are totally devoid of emotion. Are there ANY historic documents that record how the construction ritual was performed? Or why it was performed?
So why would anyone bring up cathedrals in a discussion on pyramids? The two have only one thing in common - stone.
The term "ritual" is not applicable to the great pyramids, yet for some bizarre reason this is the function Egyptology attributes to them..... rituals. It is not logical. It is an assumption born of societies steeped in highly emotional Christianity who have been conditioned to see religion in everything.
Also of note in regards to alphabets and languages; the hieroglyphs have gone extinct. There is no other culture found (so far) that used the same symbols. Ancient Hebrew and Phoenician used a few of the same symbols, but for the most part the hieroglyphs are unique. I see no resemblance with the Coptic and Hieratic that they claim are the descendants of hieroglyphs. To be cold, clinical and visual, hieroglyphs appear not to be related to any language that came after.