> According to the AE, the pyramids, at least in the
> time of Unas and after, were resurrection machines
> and served as the engine for the pharaohs cycle of
> death and rebirth which in general was the
> foundation of their belief system for thousands of
> years. We impose this as "religion", and in the
> true sense of the word it was, but to them this
> was the reality of the physical world and the
> afterlife beyond just "faith", and was an integral
> component of the natural laws of the universe.
> Before some of your fingers start blindly clacking
> away to naysay without reading the rest of what is
> said, regardless of whether the great pyramids
> were built as "tombs" or not, there is no
> doubt the AE were convinced the purpose of these
> pyramids were connected to the afterlife and to
> facilitate resurrection. No antiquarians required.
to consider they built them within the
> Dynastic period-what the hell made them think
> building these things would work? For the
> pharoah-a living god who obviously the people knew
> was just a man. Yet despite the fact they kept
> getting robbed within decades after completion
> they just kept doing the same dumb thing over and
> over again for hundreds of years? Doesn't make
> much sense, does it?
And all this was figured out based on a spell book that is incomprehensible. No two Egptologists agree on the meaning or translation of a single word except that neters are imaginary consciousnesses. These imaginary consciousnesses appear in virtually every sentence like a subject or a verb so it follows they mustta been superstitious. How very fortuitous and certainly certainly coincidental that it was unnecessary to change opinions after this was discovered and "translated" in the 1880's.
How is it possible you don't see a problem with this methodology?!?
The true irony is the PT literally says the pyramids were not tombs but they are stilhl interpreted to mean they were tombs.
There is no cultural context for assuming these are tombs and the word "ramp" is unattested from the great pyramid building age. The conclusion was assumed and now Egyptology can't see that their is no evidence to support their beliefs. They've ordered everything they know and every single artefact to fit their narrative that these people were made strong through superstition so they didn't need any stinkin' knowledge or science. Of course you can't see this or the poor methodology because you view all the evidence and this post through the lenses of ramps and bumpkins.