> Think of the last funeral you attended: Were prayers offered to
> a deity for the salvation of the soul of the deceased? Did
> certain mourners take comfort from their belief in an
> Afterlife? Was the deceased described in positive ways and
> their "good deeds" celebrated?
> Context is all.
So why is there no agreement on the nature and practices of the ancient magic and religion which we believe is the context for building pyramids? If the only point of agreement is that they believed in magic and religion then what is the basis of our belief that it even is magic and religion.
Where's the context?
How can we have so much information and not understand any spells? How can there be 27 different magic sceptres and we don't understand the origin or function of a single one?
We keep looking for context when the problem might be one of perspective.
We see a god (osiris) born dead as a mummy who oozes corpse drippings through which men and gods must tip toe. Does it not seem just a bit strange that a god should be born dead and that he was so poorly mummified that he oozes corpse drippings when standing in the eye of his son? These would be the strangest ideas ever concieved but then we still need to deal with the simple fact that no two Egyptologists agree on what any of it means.
It is painfully obvious there is a fundamental flaw in OUR understanding. The inconsistencies don't end at our understanding of what they said, but in trying to force the physical evidence to fit this absurd context.