> Their (ancient humans')brains, I understand, had the same
> capacity as our modern humans have, but they did not have the
> information we have.
We have no way of knowing what they knew and what they didn't know.
We "know" they had a book of spells but we can't get any of these spells to work. We don't even understand the nature of their magic or how the magic sceptres worked. Do you realize there were 27 different magic sceptres and we not only don't know how they worked but we don't know any of their functions or origins. Maybe ramps just needed a couple waves of a nbht-scptre and to be energized by a izzzt-sceptre after being purified with a mn-sceptre and stones glided right up the ramps without even pulling on them. The possibilities are endless when you have all this magic and superstition. Why do any work at all if you have 27 magic sceptres to choose from. Of course none of the icons and the very heiroglyphs that represented their language are known either. Maybe that ankh was a sceptre that lost all its magic and didn't work any longer.
Someday if they keep studying the Pyramid Texts they'll probably be able to discover how these sceptres worked and then we can make our own and lift stones right out of the earth with magic. There's certainly no reason to abandon perfectly good assumptions until we can prove they are correct. When the Pyramid Texts says the king can fly and ascend to heaven on smoke it just means we donb't know how to do the magic. The solutiuon might be rioght in front of our eyes. These people were so religious that everything they did was for religious purposes. Maybwe if we can figure out the religiobn and convert to it the magic will work.
We sure as hell are never going to get Egyptology to do any science so we may as well settle in for the long haul and convert either to the ancient religion or to the new religion called "Egyptology".
The fact is every single person who is buried at Giza and every single writer and editor of the Pyramid Texts, every single inhabitant of the tiny little workers village, almost every single person in Egypt pretty much knew EXACTLY how the pyramids were built. The weigher/ Reckoner knew how the pyramid was built. The Overseer of the Boats of Neith was out there every single day watching and overseeing how the pyramids were built. The Overseer of the Metal Shop was right there overseeing it. They even had two "prophets" on site perhaps because they wanted to foresee it completed or maybe because good theory makes good prediction and magic falls on its face just like Egyptology has failed for 150 years.