> Good evening Audrey,
> And thank you for your reply,
> I can assure that all of the information I have
> posted is both common knowledge within Egyptology,
> and readily available to all.
Yes I know, I've read it. Tell me something I don't know. Being common "knowledge" (according to you) doesn't make it fact.
Are you going to tell us why no one has cut granite with copper, and how they would drag the sarcophagus up a ramp? I won't even ask how they placed 50 ton stones in the king's chamber, let's keep it simple for now.
Or are you going to ignore the engineering problems and try to convince us they are solved by PT's?
You ignore the problems.
You also did not point out the many ramps found in the link you posted.
> The 20 years estimate in fact has nothing to do
> with Herodotus. Rather, it is based on the
> estimation of Egyptologists such as Mark Lehner
> and Zahi Hawass, as well as structural engineers
> knowledgeable in the subject such as Jean Pierre
Houdin is an electrical engineer, not a structural engineer. Do you know the difference? Mark Lehner is... well..... nothing. Hawass is a joke.
The "20 years" has appeared in every book on AE since books were in print. You are mistaken if you do not realize Egyptologists have merely tried to justify the 20 years.
> And I'm afraid, von Daniken is far from irrelevant
> to this conversation. It was in fact his book,
> which contains nothing of substance, that was
> responsible for hoodwinking the uneducated masses
> who make up the vast majority of the general
> public into doubting the ancient Egyptians had the
> ability to build the Giza pyramids. Von Daniken
> is the one who first sowed that seed of doubt into
> the minds of the gullible and unlearned general
> public. And thus he is very much relevant to our
First off, you presume those of us who do not believe Egyptology are "uneducated masses". Snobbery will get you nowhere on this board. Neither will arrogance.
Von Daniken may be relevant to your class, but he is not relevant here. Propaganda.
Have they mentioned 'critical thinking' in your class? It's probably not relevant to Egyptology.