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charly Wrote:
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> Scott Creighton Wrote:
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> > > Audrey Wrote:
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> > > > Even if every mastaba were originally a
> tomb,
> > > how
> > > > would that show that the pyramids were
> tombs?
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> > > The pyramid evolved from the mastaba;
> Djoser's
> > > original mastaba evolved into a stepped
> mastaba
> > > and then with Sekhemkhet a square grounplan
> was
> > > used thus creating the first step pyramid.
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> > You mean like this:
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> > SC
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> Not at all, a comparison between a church steeple
> and a skyscraper is totally meaningless and has
> nothing to do with the fact that Djoser's monument
> evolved from a mastaba into a stepped mastaba. Or
> do you deny this fact?

I don't deny that you have claimed it as a fact. I have yet to see it proven so.

Ancient Egyptian kings were buried in mastaba tombs BEFORE the great pyramid-building age and AFTER it. Simply because the base of the first pyramid built looks like a mastaba and has several mastaba-looking steps creating a step pyramid shape does not mean and should not mean that the step pyramid was intended as a tomb. That's like saying the similar looking church building evolved into a sky-scraper. Their functions are very different and THAT'S the point. Just because there are similarities does not mean and should not mean that their function was the same.

The simple fact of the matter is that if in ancient times, without iron or steel, I wanted to build a very tall structure for WHATEVER REASON, then, by necessity, it would have to take the form of a pyramid shape as this shape is the most naturally stable shape to build without iron or steel. And in the early stages I would most likely begin with a step pyramid until I had sufficient skill and experience to figure out how to smooth out the sides.

Mastabas were tombs and were for burial. Mastaba tombs contained QRSW, pyramids didn't. Pyramids were for something else altogether.

SC



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06-Jan-18 15:30 by Scott Creighton.

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Plausible functions of the great pyramid 2246 Nemobutwhatiimagian 04-Jan-18 19:10
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 488 Nemobutwhatiimagian 04-Jan-18 19:15
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 423 Barbelo 04-Jan-18 20:29
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 264 theoferrum 11-Jan-18 21:43
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 292 Nemobutwhatiimagian 05-Jan-18 12:53
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 312 D-Archer 05-Jan-18 13:25
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 281 Nemobutwhatiimagian 05-Jan-18 14:24
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 280 Pifaaso 05-Jan-18 14:58
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 249 MBeeler 07-Jan-18 05:14
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 330 M. J. Thomas 05-Jan-18 14:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 340 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 17:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 252 M. J. Thomas 05-Jan-18 19:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 288 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 20:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 277 M. J. Thomas 05-Jan-18 22:08
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 308 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 22:16
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 317 M. J. Thomas 06-Jan-18 00:59
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 262 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 08:40
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 237 Nemobutwhatiimagian 06-Jan-18 19:08
Re: Function in plain sight! 305 Thunderbird 07-Jan-18 19:12
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 283 Corpuscles 05-Jan-18 19:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 239 cladking 05-Jan-18 20:36
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 258 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 21:30
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 190 Audrey 06-Jan-18 06:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 296 charly 06-Jan-18 11:19
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 190 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 14:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 197 charly 06-Jan-18 15:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 191 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 19:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 160 charly 06-Jan-18 20:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 200 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 21:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 178 charly 06-Jan-18 21:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 150 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 21:58
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 203 charly 06-Jan-18 22:11
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 271 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 21:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 187 charly 06-Jan-18 23:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 23:14
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 212 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 10:10
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 212 theoferrum 12-Jan-18 07:05
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 259 Martin Stower 12-Jan-18 12:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 187 Nemobutwhatiimagian 13-Jan-18 10:49
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 166 cladking 13-Jan-18 15:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 193 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 17:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 172 cladking 13-Jan-18 17:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 252 Nemobutwhatiimagian 08-Jan-18 19:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 218 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 14:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 212 charly 06-Jan-18 14:49
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 232 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 15:29
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 184 charly 06-Jan-18 21:35
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 168 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 21:46
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 193 charly 06-Jan-18 22:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 150 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 22:21
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 158 charly 06-Jan-18 22:43
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 22:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 174 Nemobutwhatiimagian 13-Jan-18 11:13
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 235 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 22:07
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 246 charly 07-Jan-18 09:20
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 255 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 11:20
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 156 Merrell 07-Jan-18 12:18
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 194 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 13:23
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 223 charly 07-Jan-18 14:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 182 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 167 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 15:11
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 275 charly 07-Jan-18 15:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 207 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 16:41
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 253 Corpuscles 07-Jan-18 17:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 190 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 18:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 284 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 19:27
SC deflection 225 Corpuscles 08-Jan-18 23:00
I must be doing something right, too. n/t 225 cladking 09-Jan-18 02:01
Re:Sneferu and his pyramids 284 charly 09-Jan-18 09:32
Re: Re:Sneferu and his pyramids 225 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 13:26
Re: SC deflection 252 Scott Creighton 09-Jan-18 15:04
Re: SC deflection 261 Martin Stower 09-Jan-18 16:59
Re: SC deflection 192 Corpuscles 09-Jan-18 23:23
Re: SC deflection 236 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 10:22
Re: SC deflection 204 Martin Stower 10-Jan-18 11:56
Re: SC deflection 204 cladking 10-Jan-18 14:25
Re: SC deflection 212 Martin Stower 10-Jan-18 15:47
Re: SC deflection 229 cladking 10-Jan-18 17:05
Re: SC deflection 188 Open mind 10-Jan-18 17:14
Re: SC deflection 179 cladking 10-Jan-18 17:41
Ramps? 223 Scott Creighton 11-Jan-18 10:57
Re: SC deflection 168 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 20:46
Re: SC deflection 184 cladking 11-Jan-18 21:12
Re: SC deflection 207 Corpuscles 11-Jan-18 01:17
Re: SC deflection 210 Open mind 11-Jan-18 04:07
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 166 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 18:40
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 216 eyeofhorus33 09-Jan-18 21:05
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 197 cladking 09-Jan-18 22:41
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 217 Corpuscles 10-Jan-18 00:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 158 cladking 10-Jan-18 01:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 161 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 09:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 244 Merrell 10-Jan-18 16:09
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 194 eyeofhorus33 10-Jan-18 17:29
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 209 Scott Creighton 11-Jan-18 11:26
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 238 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 15:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 219 eyeofhorus33 11-Jan-18 18:36
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 200 cladking 11-Jan-18 18:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 210 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 19:32
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 164 eyeofhorus33 11-Jan-18 20:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 171 cladking 11-Jan-18 20:56
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 209 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 21:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 282 cladking 12-Jan-18 01:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 188 eyeofhorus33 12-Jan-18 18:10
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 165 cladking 12-Jan-18 19:08
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 145 eyeofhorus33 12-Jan-18 20:44
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 161 cladking 12-Jan-18 21:26
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 180 eyeofhorus33 12-Jan-18 22:33
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 181 cladking 12-Jan-18 22:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 177 Corpuscles 12-Jan-18 23:25
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 170 cladking 13-Jan-18 00:59
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 160 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 01:38
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 176 Martin Stower 12-Jan-18 23:37
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 163 cladking 13-Jan-18 00:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 201 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 01:26
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 185 cladking 13-Jan-18 03:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 185 Corpuscles 12-Jan-18 23:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 238 Scott Creighton 12-Jan-18 10:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 165 eyeofhorus33 13-Jan-18 07:45
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 237 Scott Creighton 13-Jan-18 11:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 180 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 12:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 171 cladking 13-Jan-18 15:03
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 179 cladking 13-Jan-18 15:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 209 eyeofhorus33 13-Jan-18 18:29
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 200 cladking 13-Jan-18 20:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 157 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 21:27
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 165 cladking 13-Jan-18 21:34
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 202 eyeofhorus33 14-Jan-18 00:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 cladking 14-Jan-18 01:27
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 230 Nemobutwhatiimagian 09-Jan-18 17:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 195 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 13:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 223 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:12
Sam: act 3 scene 2 168 Warwick 09-Jan-18 16:58
Re: Sam: act 3 scene 2 190 cladking 09-Jan-18 20:36
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 230 charly 07-Jan-18 15:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 162 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 173 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 18:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 252 Thanos5150 08-Jan-18 00:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 252 Martin Stower 08-Jan-18 10:33
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 223 Scott Creighton 08-Jan-18 10:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 222 Martin Stower 08-Jan-18 11:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 252 charly 08-Jan-18 13:18
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 238 Martin Stower 08-Jan-18 14:35
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 257 Scott Creighton 09-Jan-18 11:33
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 182 charly 09-Jan-18 13:59
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 170 cladking 09-Jan-18 14:34
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 183 Scott Creighton 09-Jan-18 15:54
the Root of the tree 185 Warwick 09-Jan-18 17:09
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 234 charly 09-Jan-18 19:49
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 161 Thunderbird 09-Jan-18 20:24
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 176 Thanos5150 09-Jan-18 23:01
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 233 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 08:42
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 Thanos5150 08-Jan-18 21:00
Rubbish! 199 Warwick 09-Jan-18 17:23
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 227 Martin Stower 09-Jan-18 18:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 179 Warwick 09-Jan-18 19:03
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 193 Thanos5150 09-Jan-18 22:35
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 221 Martin Stower 10-Jan-18 18:30
just to be clear... 218 Warwick 10-Jan-18 18:40
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 157 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:08
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 212 charly 07-Jan-18 16:03
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 156 cladking 07-Jan-18 20:27
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 12:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 230 Audrey 07-Jan-18 07:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 232 Thanos5150 06-Jan-18 18:54
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 217 cladking 05-Jan-18 21:15
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 184 Susan Doris 05-Jan-18 23:34
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