> I thought the AE had saws and drills. They are
> shown in drawings....
If I recall correctly, such tools are depicted on wood, not stone. And I know of no depiction of any stonework for building construction, all the engravings I've seen depict statues of living things. I'm willing to stand corrected, of course.
> ...One consideration, may be the Pharaoh did not want his
> successor or others to understand how to build a
> bigger and better Pyramid. We don't provide our
> technology even today, to other cultures.
No eyewitness account from someone boating down the river who observed the construction in progress?
Nothing in any tomb of any architect, builder, mason, etc., to carry their primary skill with them into the afterlife?
No private depiction in rebellious graffiti or in a home "diary" paying homage to a family member who had the privilege to contribute to building the King's tomb?
> You paint and tell, and off comes your head. Seems
> to be a pretty good persuasion.
Sure, it's possible, but I don't consider it to be credible. Even the "off comes your head" policy isn't evidenced. And we're not talking about a singular event that could be contained. We're talking about rampant, non-stop hugh-scale construction up and down the lower Nile over a couple of centuries where every local, every Egyptian, every merchant from anywhere around the Mediterranean Sea and distant lands came, saw, and could easily have gone back and reported it without any threat at all from the King in charge back in Egypt. And yet not a single thing reported.
If an alien ship landed on the White House lawn, no degree of marshall law would prevent that from irreversibly going public worldwide in a heartbeat. There is simply no way to contain it. Likewise, perhaps a million or more people from around the known world would have observed the construction of all those pyramids if they were built during the 3rd millennium BC, and yet not a single eyewitness account from any of them?
I can't sign up for that.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?