The Pyramid Texts is easy enough as soon as you simply accept the fact they knew what they were talking about. They saw reality much differently than we do but their perspective was based on 40,000 years of scientific observation. These people weren't daft, confused, or superstitious. They hadn't stared too long at the sun. They simply saw reality in human terms and ascribed human characteristics to all of reality.
This just isn't that complex.
The language was wonderful in its ability to say exactly what you meant. The listener either understood or knew he didn't because it sounded like gobbledty gook; just a bunch of disjointed words. Of course it can't be translated but they didn't need a language as flexible as ours. They didn't need writing since the original speaker was always understood.
These are all simple concepts and, ultimately, solving this language was really quite simple as well.
I find the ancients to be very remarkable people since they were a force of nature. They operated naturally, thought naturally, and in terms of the same natural logic that underlies mathematics. They painted all of nature with a human face that we still can see out of the corner of our eyes.
They simply were nothing like us so when we ascribe all these wacky beliefs to them we are really describing ourselves and assuming they were primitive versions of us. They were not. Humanity changed from homo sapiens to homo omnnisciencis but we can't see it from our position at the crown of creation.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13-Mar-17 17:38 by cladking.