> There is one point that no one seems to be aware
> In order to build the great pyramids, they would
> have, must have, blueprints.
Yes, they had "blueprints". They had thousands of years of science to invent these processes and the means to transcribe them to paper. They had all the books that explained how these things were invented and texts to teach them to the young and interested. They had a culture that sprang up around all this knowledge and technology and recorded this in books as well. When writing was invented the most interesting stories of all, human oral history, was committed to paper. There were thousands of books and as many as hundreds of copies of some of them.
And now none of them survive. Why weren't any of them copied down and preserved? Why weren't they inscribed in stone? Why are none except the "book of thot" even rumored to exist or remembered? What happened to human history?
> You cannot construct
> such a complex building without them.
Indeed. It requires science, technology, knowledge, and the ability to communicate and record detail.
> You would
> have to convey to all the different trades:
> quantities, dimensions, weights, time schedules,
> materials. They didn't do this with finger in sand
> and then send a messenger running hither and yon
> telling everyone - get over there and read it
> before the wind blows it away.
Somehow Egyptology is blind to such logic. I guess when you believe that superstition literally gives people strength it's not a stretch to imagine they could yell so loud and got smarter too.
> Blueprints would
> have been extremely important and necessary.
There was necessarily a means to transmit detail to each worker and most of this would have been through drawing.
> Important enough to write on a wall or some such
> lasting material. Egyptology talks like the only
> thing worth recording were their conquests and
> religious obsession.
Yet we still can't comprehend even the simplest concepts from the "religion".
> They kept records of small
> stones shipping out of Wadi al-Jarf, they
> certainly would have kept records on the
> construction site. Maybe that's what a scribe was,
> a bookkeeper or secretary.
I doubt writing was such a rare talent. Paper was what was rare not the ability to record ones thoughts on it. I believe that the word we mistranslate as "scribe" was actually their word for "author" or "writer".
Paper didn't survive for one simple reason; the writing on it couldn't be read and it was believed it could never be read. Some people "interpreted" that writing and this was the basis of the ancient holy books just like Egyptologists interpret the Pyramid Texts.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09-Mar-17 14:35 by cladking.