> Origyptian Wrote:
> > It's one thing to say that no mummy
> > has been found to be original in any OK pyramid,
> > but it's another thing to observe that no pyramids
> > in any Dyastic era has been shown to
> > contain an original mummy.
> Hello Origyptian,
> How do you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza
> does not contain a yet to be discovered
> actual burial chamber?
> How many pyramids have not been raided by
> tomb robbers?
> Is it not at all possible that the pyramids are
> symbolic tombs?
> Please do tell.
> Robin (MJT)
Your bias is showing. I said "has not been found" and "has not been shown to contain". I did not say " does not contain".
Meanwhile, if you're basing the entire funerary context on "it might still contain...", I consider that to be a weak premise for that particular paradigm.
Sure it's possible the pyamids served as symbolic tombs, but I see nothing at all in the evidence to suggest they were originaly designed to be built as any kind of tomb, symbolic or otherwise. And I have no idea why so many kings would agree to consume so much of their citizenry and economy to construct such massive "symbolic tombs". In fact, by today's standards such a practice might be considered a crime against humanity depending on how it was conducted and received by the populous.
Nor can I fathom why no one, among the untold number of Egyptians living during the Old Kingdom, ever presented any evidence that at any time they were actually capable of building such pyramids or that any pyramid was originally constructed during that time, let alone a pyramid that was designed for such a funerary purpose. No such statement in grafitti, no statement by any builder, vizier, designer, priest, farmer. No sign of the industrial tools and methods. Not a single plausible eyewitness acouunt. Not a blessed thing from anyone during those centuries, despite all the other documentation of virtually every other aspect of life during that time. It's simply not plausible to me that such a massive focus of resources remains so completely devoid of physical evidence in an otherwise such well represented culture.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18-Dec-16 14:56 by Origyptian.