> you claim that they had no beliefs
> that out of every civilisation throughout history
> theirs is the only one without beliefs
Every civilization and every individual since the collapse of the ancient language has had beliefs. These beliefs can be founded in faith, experiment, or just about anything else. They can be founded in the mistranslation of a single ancient word like "neter". Modern language isn't tied to reality. One can make misstatements of theory without any listener even noticing it. Some listeners will deconstruct the sentence to make sense and others just don't notice the statement is incorrect as stated.
There is no anchor for modern language. People assume they share perspective so communication often fails utterly when they do not. Egyptologists assumed that the ancients share our perspective so when they translate the ncient language they translate it in terms of their own beliefs and the beliefs of the authors of the book of the dead. Even though all the words of the PT are about life and reality they only see death and superstition.
Since Egyptologists don't understand it there is no agreement at all about any of the basic tenets of ancient "beliefs". Since they don't understand it they only agree the ancients believed in many gods and magic but they can't define these gods or say how the magic was supposed to have worked. There is a void in our knowledge which we fill with ephemeral gods and inexplicable magic.
Egyptologists are wrong BECAUSE they have inserted their own beliefs and prejudices onto these people. They are wrong because it never even occurred to them that the ancient people had no beliefs at all. So as you say they project their own beliefs onto understanding pyramid construction. It just stands to reason that if the peope were highly superstitious and lacked any science at all then they mustta dragged stones and dragging stones would require they first build ramps. It's all nice and neat in the Egyptological mind. But unfortunately it's entirely wrong. It's wrong on a biblical scale.
How ironic we may be approaching a second "tower of babel" event and the only way through it is to understand ancient science. This one is being caused by the exact same thing; there are too few people who understand science to operate the state and all of its institutions. We must improve efficiency to maintain population and this can't be done without scientists to fill all the key positions.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14-Dec-16 20:23 by cladking.