> ...I guess
> I'll have to do some catching up and see if some
> of your stuff has some relevance to some of my
We have several key points of agreement. Of course most of us do but few seem to notice because believers highlight the differences and get many of their own beliefs accepted by mere default. Most people believe in stinky footed and unevolved bumpkins and don't really care if the pyramids were tombs or not.
If these ideas could be rooted out we might make more progress in solving these mysteries.
> For the now though, the pyramid could be seen at
> night when there is any kind of moonlight about,
> especially on the full moon. Oh, what a glorious
> sight that would have been with its gleaming skin
> reflecting the light. So too with any fires
> nearby...firelight flickering itself off the skin
> and giving it a whole other-worldly sheen. Now,
> that would have been cool in the old days when
> there wasn't the glow of a city intruding into the
I doubt there was much light at night except from the moon. There are reasons to believe that they sounded a bell on the hours and there would have been a few signal fires no doubt but fuel was a valuable commodity and there was no one out at night. Without moonlight the pyramids were probably not visible except nearby.
> But hmm...the Pharaoh as a star...well, that was
> kind of the purpose in sending him off to the
> Celestial Mansion, wasn't it? For him to take up
> residence as a star up there, or be adopted by a
I don't believe they had any beliefs at all. There were no words in the language for "belief" or "thought" so they were completely different. I believe they considered the star a reminder (a mnemonic) for the dead king. Each star in the sky was a different historical figure with most representing scientists, metaphysicians, and important personages.