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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 2322 Nemobutwhatiimagian 04-Jan-18 19:10
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 508 Nemobutwhatiimagian 04-Jan-18 19:15
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 454 Barbelo 04-Jan-18 20:29
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 313 theoferrum 11-Jan-18 21:43
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 312 Nemobutwhatiimagian 05-Jan-18 12:53
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 350 D-Archer 05-Jan-18 13:25
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 311 Nemobutwhatiimagian 05-Jan-18 14:24
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 300 Pifaaso 05-Jan-18 14:58
Re: Plausible functions of the great pyramid 274 MBeeler 07-Jan-18 05:14
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 378 M. J. Thomas 05-Jan-18 14:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 371 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 17:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 284 M. J. Thomas 05-Jan-18 19:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 316 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 20:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 306 M. J. Thomas 05-Jan-18 22:08
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 336 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 22:16
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 370 M. J. Thomas 06-Jan-18 00:59
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 296 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 08:40
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 272 Nemobutwhatiimagian 06-Jan-18 19:08
Re: Function in plain sight! 341 Thunderbird 07-Jan-18 19:12
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 309 Corpuscles 05-Jan-18 19:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 279 cladking 05-Jan-18 20:36
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 295 Jon Ellison 05-Jan-18 21:30
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 219 Audrey 06-Jan-18 06:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 325 charly 06-Jan-18 11:19
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 222 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 14:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 228 charly 06-Jan-18 15:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 222 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 19:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 charly 06-Jan-18 20:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 229 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 21:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 210 charly 06-Jan-18 21:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 178 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 21:58
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 239 charly 06-Jan-18 22:11
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 299 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 21:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 218 charly 06-Jan-18 23:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 223 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 23:14
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 245 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 10:10
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 244 theoferrum 12-Jan-18 07:05
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 293 Martin Stower 12-Jan-18 12:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 221 Nemobutwhatiimagian 13-Jan-18 10:49
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 193 cladking 13-Jan-18 15:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 228 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 17:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 202 cladking 13-Jan-18 17:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 293 Nemobutwhatiimagian 08-Jan-18 19:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 250 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 14:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 241 charly 06-Jan-18 14:49
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 287 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 15:29
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 229 charly 06-Jan-18 21:35
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 201 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 21:46
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 223 charly 06-Jan-18 22:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 179 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 22:21
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 198 charly 06-Jan-18 22:43
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 210 Jon Ellison 06-Jan-18 22:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 204 Nemobutwhatiimagian 13-Jan-18 11:13
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 270 Scott Creighton 06-Jan-18 22:07
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 278 charly 07-Jan-18 09:20
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 288 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 11:20
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 186 Merrell 07-Jan-18 12:18
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 241 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 13:23
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 258 charly 07-Jan-18 14:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 224 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 200 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 15:11
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 325 charly 07-Jan-18 15:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 238 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 16:41
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 287 Corpuscles 07-Jan-18 17:28
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 226 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 18:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 352 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 19:27
SC deflection 244 Corpuscles 08-Jan-18 23:00
I must be doing something right, too. n/t 258 cladking 09-Jan-18 02:01
Re:Sneferu and his pyramids 325 charly 09-Jan-18 09:32
Re: Re:Sneferu and his pyramids 252 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 13:26
Re: SC deflection 284 Scott Creighton 09-Jan-18 15:04
Re: SC deflection 303 Martin Stower 09-Jan-18 16:59
Re: SC deflection 222 Corpuscles 09-Jan-18 23:23
Re: SC deflection 263 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 10:22
Re: SC deflection 239 Martin Stower 10-Jan-18 11:56
Re: SC deflection 248 cladking 10-Jan-18 14:25
Re: SC deflection 248 Martin Stower 10-Jan-18 15:47
Re: SC deflection 254 cladking 10-Jan-18 17:05
Re: SC deflection 215 Open mind 10-Jan-18 17:14
Re: SC deflection 205 cladking 10-Jan-18 17:41
Ramps? 238 Scott Creighton 11-Jan-18 10:57
Re: SC deflection 201 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 20:46
Re: SC deflection 220 cladking 11-Jan-18 21:12
Re: SC deflection 246 Corpuscles 11-Jan-18 01:17
Re: SC deflection 233 Open mind 11-Jan-18 04:07
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 206 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 18:40
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 258 eyeofhorus33 09-Jan-18 21:05
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 230 cladking 09-Jan-18 22:41
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 254 Corpuscles 10-Jan-18 00:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 176 cladking 10-Jan-18 01:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 197 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 09:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 275 Merrell 10-Jan-18 16:09
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 233 eyeofhorus33 10-Jan-18 17:29
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 237 Scott Creighton 11-Jan-18 11:26
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 283 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 15:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 252 eyeofhorus33 11-Jan-18 18:36
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 232 cladking 11-Jan-18 18:51
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 240 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 19:32
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 198 eyeofhorus33 11-Jan-18 20:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 200 cladking 11-Jan-18 20:56
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 248 Martin Stower 11-Jan-18 21:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 332 cladking 12-Jan-18 01:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 218 eyeofhorus33 12-Jan-18 18:10
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 199 cladking 12-Jan-18 19:08
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 173 eyeofhorus33 12-Jan-18 20:44
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 188 cladking 12-Jan-18 21:26
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 208 eyeofhorus33 12-Jan-18 22:33
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 214 cladking 12-Jan-18 22:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 211 Corpuscles 12-Jan-18 23:25
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 197 cladking 13-Jan-18 00:59
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 186 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 01:38
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 205 Martin Stower 12-Jan-18 23:37
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 196 cladking 13-Jan-18 00:52
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 230 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 01:26
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 220 cladking 13-Jan-18 03:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 215 Corpuscles 12-Jan-18 23:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 277 Scott Creighton 12-Jan-18 10:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 eyeofhorus33 13-Jan-18 07:45
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 279 Scott Creighton 13-Jan-18 11:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 212 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 12:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 198 cladking 13-Jan-18 15:03
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 207 cladking 13-Jan-18 15:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 250 eyeofhorus33 13-Jan-18 18:29
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 227 cladking 13-Jan-18 20:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 184 Martin Stower 13-Jan-18 21:27
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 cladking 13-Jan-18 21:34
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 233 eyeofhorus33 14-Jan-18 00:00
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 218 cladking 14-Jan-18 01:27
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 260 Nemobutwhatiimagian 09-Jan-18 17:55
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 224 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 13:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 262 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:12
Sam: act 3 scene 2 194 Warwick 09-Jan-18 16:58
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Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 260 charly 07-Jan-18 15:17
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 182 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:50
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 201 Scott Creighton 07-Jan-18 18:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 283 Thanos5150 08-Jan-18 00:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 285 Martin Stower 08-Jan-18 10:33
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 259 Scott Creighton 08-Jan-18 10:47
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 253 Martin Stower 08-Jan-18 11:31
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 291 charly 08-Jan-18 13:18
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 273 Martin Stower 08-Jan-18 14:35
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 299 Scott Creighton 09-Jan-18 11:33
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 216 charly 09-Jan-18 13:59
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 198 cladking 09-Jan-18 14:34
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 211 Scott Creighton 09-Jan-18 15:54
the Root of the tree 211 Warwick 09-Jan-18 17:09
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 269 charly 09-Jan-18 19:49
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 192 Thunderbird 09-Jan-18 20:24
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 207 Thanos5150 09-Jan-18 23:01
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 274 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-18 08:42
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 220 Thanos5150 08-Jan-18 21:00
Rubbish! 225 Warwick 09-Jan-18 17:23
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 253 Martin Stower 09-Jan-18 18:02
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 215 Warwick 09-Jan-18 19:03
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 219 Thanos5150 09-Jan-18 22:35
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 249 Martin Stower 10-Jan-18 18:30
just to be clear... 245 Warwick 10-Jan-18 18:40
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 185 cladking 07-Jan-18 15:08
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 250 charly 07-Jan-18 16:03
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 182 cladking 07-Jan-18 20:27
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 228 Martin Stower 07-Jan-18 12:39
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 261 Audrey 07-Jan-18 07:04
Re: Plausible (?) functions of the great pyramid 273 Thanos5150 06-Jan-18 18:54
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