Good to see you here and thank you for your kind wishes re our book.
Okay, let's see if I can answer your very relevant and important questions.
Pat: 1. that the edifice I'm looking at has my salvation and
SC: The first thing to consider is that the AEs were expecting the worst after the pole shift event had occurred. They probably did not know quite how bad things would become when the four pillars that held up the sky collapsed.
Would the flood "...after the usual interval..." come back "...like a pestillence..."? Was this the time Thoth would send the great flood to deluge and drown all of Egypt as he had promised? The AEs simply could not know what was about to occur next or how bad things would become.
In the face of this looming disaster they had a choice:
1) they could do nothing and be sure everything would be lost.
2) they could try and preserve something of their civilisation and hope that it would allow the regeneration of the kingdom after the worst effects of the cataclysm (Thoth's flood) had passed.
SC: They decided on option 2. This is not unlike our own modern thinking with our building the Svaalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic circle. I wonder how we would reach and open that facility in the event of a major Earth upheaval? The point of mentioning the Svaalbard Global Seed Vault is to demonstrate that many around the world, including myself, know where it is and what it is for. There is no reason that similar such information with regard to the Pyramid Recovery Vaults could not have been disseminated in ancient times. Furthermore, Herodotus tells us (we do not know how true this is) that inscriptions on the casing stones of the Great Pyramid recorded items such as onion, garlic, radishes etc supposedly the quantities fed to the workforce. What an odd thing to write on the casing stones. Unless, of course, seeds for these had been placed inside the pyramids and noted on the outside casing stones, telling people exactly what was to be found therein. Much speculation here, but not beyond the realms.
Pat: 2. how to get into it. Given that I've now been reduced to a hunter-gatherer, barely surviving, how would I even begin to comprehend the magnificence of the pyramids other than seeing them as big? Sorry guys - it was my first thought.
SC: That the AEs managed to get in and remove whatever the pyramids concealed is really beyond dispute - they did. And they even tell us they did (Papyrus Ipuwer). Again the casing stones could have explained the means of how to do this. The so-called 'Trial Passages' to the east of the Great Pyramid essentially are a map of the Great Pyramid's interior passages. They would have the information of exactly where to go within the GP. The Subterranean Chamber of the Great Pyramid was easily accessible (via a swivel/pivot casing stone) and could very easily have stored the tools that would allow the opening up of the other chambers/pyramids. Keep in mind also that these people were skilled at quarrying and arranging large, heavy blocks to build a pyramid. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that they could have done the opposite should they have so desired.
EDIT: Fix typo.
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