> The ways in which they said the pyramid was the
> king is extremely extensive because this is what
> the "Pyramid Texts" really are; the rituals by
> which "the King Becomes the Pyramid". This is the
> text and the subtext of every single utterance.
> "Utterance" didn't mean "magic" or "incantation"
> like Egyptologists believe, it merely meant each
> ritual was intended to be "read aloud"; they were
> to be uttered to the crowds which gathered to say
> goodbye to the old king.
> 2057. N. is one of these four beings, sons of
> Atum, sons of Nut,
> 2058a. who do not rot; N. does not rot;
> 2058b. who do not decay; N. does not decay;
> 2058c. who do not fall upon earth from heaven;
> 2058d. N. does not fall upon the earth from
> 2059a. N. was sought; N. is found with them;
> 2059b. N. is one of them, praised by the bull of
> 2060. N. makes his ka arise; N. returns (?); N.
> The dead king doesn't fall upon the earth from
> heaven because he is the pyramid. He doesn't rot
> or decay because his tomb is in the sky, in nut,
> as is the pyramid. The dead king was lifted by
> the Bull of Heaven and as the water source he very
> much lifted himself.
> Are we really supposed to believe dead kings and
> dead king bas often dropped right off the Elysium
> Fields and fell to earth and this is a spell to
> maintain him in the afterlife??!
> What is so remarkable about the idea that the
> "celestial kine" were the two boats tied together
> which built the king by lifting him horus by
> What is so extraordinary about the idea that they
> meant what they said literally?
Sam. Have a question in line with your theory which you may already looked at. See this picture below that shows one of the pharaohs of the old kingdom. What is out there to prove that this is the statue of the actual/real human being who lived, talked, ruled and this is just not the representation of something else (like the pyramid in your case)... The reason why I ask... For example, if someone finds the statue of Isis/Nephthys, that would be a status that would look like human being but very few would argue that those statues represent the real human being but goddesses, not real humans but represented with human body and human like features.
So, what would be different in the case of the pharaoh statues? Also, my question more in reference to the old kingdom because I think what may have not been real in the old kingdom, could get misinterpreted to be real and reinstated as real in new kingdom where the pharaohs status beyond any doubt would represent the real person.