> I really don't see what all the fuss is about
> regarding how the pyramids were built. Why is this
> consuming so many peoples lives? They were built
> and they are there for all to see. There is
> nothing mysterious about them at all. Just move
> on because for sure, finding out how the pyramids
> we built will leave you deeply unfulfilled.
For some of us, not having answers to questions about the purpose, methods of construction, and original culture that built them is what's unfulfilling. Seeking answers to large questions can be very fulfilling, perhaps an example of the journey, itself, being the reward.
But there are plenty of things that are mysterious about the pyramids. Why such a complex construction, why so big, why in that location, why no evidence of any tools and methods anywhere in the ancient artifacts or documentation? Why do those passages bear a far greater resemblance to conduits than something intended for humans during a royal funerary procession? How did those massive blocks of granite get quarried and transported 600 miles from Aswan to Giza? And the mystery is greatly amplified once you invoke the Serapeum, Baalbek, etc.
Some of us consider these to be very significant mysteries, the answers to which can have great impact on our understanding of the origins of mankind and possibly mankind's response to natural catastrophies, cultural pressures, etc. As such, these structures certainly are worthy of such a great fuss, and they warrant consuming much time, especially considering how much time already has been consumed by untold thousands of people over many centuries who still haven't been able to figure it out. It is indeed quite an enormous mystery that's worth the trouble. I don't agree that "finding out how the pyramids were built will leave you deeply unfulfilled".
> What I can say though is that the they were there
> before the Egyptians tripped over them.
I agree with that sentiment.
> I would rather find out who built them rather than how
> they built them.
Some people want to know more about who built those things.
Some want to know how the things were built.
And there also are those who want to know why? What problem was solved, what need was filled, what function was provided, by those pyramids. And I wouldn't be surprised if that answer is different for each successive pyramid. But we actually still don't even know the correct sequence of construction yet, so this is a Rubik's cube with an orders of magnitude greater number of pieces on each side. And to put it simply, some of us find it quite fulfilling to be irresistibly drawn to such mysteries.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 12 time(s). Last edit at 11-Mar-18 18:17 by Origyptian.