> Sorry, according to your position it absolutely
> doesn't matter what the Egyptians believed if it
> contrasts with the mystery-mongering you're
> addicted to.
No. This isn't at allwhat I'm saying.
I'm saying that the beliefs and practices of people who came after the great pyramids are wholly and utterly irrelant to the way and reasons the pyramids were built. This is one of the four big assumptions of Egytology; that the people never changed. In reality there is only cause and effect and the pyramids nor their builders can possibly be an effect of later people. It's simply impossible.
Egyptology ASSUMES the people were the same because when they parse the Pyramid Texts they see what they think is the exact same religion of later people. But the reality is far different. The reality is the only similarity between the PT and the book of the dead is they employ the same vocabulary. The book of the dead is understandable but the PT is not. YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND PEOPLE BASED ON SOMETHING THAT ISN'T UNDERSTOOD!!!!!! This is such an obvious thing but Egyptology doesn't get it.
> So, intrusive burials aren't indicators that they
> believed they had a funerary function? What about
> fully intact original, contemporary mummies like
> Or even the fact
> that well into the New Kingdom Egyptians were
> buried in pyramids like those in the Theban Tombs?
It's cause and then effect.
It is never the other way
> Or Egyptian texts from trials detailing
> that they looted pyramid tombs?
And these writing are from AFTER the great pyramid building age. They are good evidence that the later little tiny piles of rubble euphimistically called "pyramids" were, in fact, tombs. They have no bearing on the great pyramids. The question isn't what the piles of rubble were called or used for, it's what were the great pyramids used for. Why were they built and why is there no evidence other than circumstantial evidence they were tombs? How can there be a mountain of evidence yet nobody has ever come up with any sort, type, or kind of evidence that they were tombs?
The belief they were tombs is so poorly suypported that this alone should cast doubt. Then add in the acrtual words of the builders specifically said they were the ka of the king and his tomb was in the sky and the belief they were tombs seems very misplaced.