> "The idea that the Causeways were so the Pharaoh
> could walk up and down, is as preposterous"
> I agree. Where did you get that? Be specific
> please cuz I'll bet you are misinterpreting
> if you look at reliefs concerning the afterlife
> you'll oft notice a little bird like character...
> But that's just one aspect of the symbolism.
> What you see is a conduit between the land of the
> Living and the Land of the dead
> It probably also had a processional purpose
> and it may have been employed (somehow) during
> construction of the Complex.
> Of course, if you dispute what we think we know of
> their beliefs, and dispute what we think we know
> of their Funerary rituals, fetishes,totems and
> you are taking an extremely 1 dimensional view of
> a multidimensional Culture.
Dr. Troglodyte mentioned this several years ago. He will need to chime in, if he still believes this. I suspect, I could always be misinterpreting something.
I stay completely away from religious belief's. I have read it to ad nauseum. Everyone seems to argue over it repeatably. I will leave that to others, as I know nothing about it. I am not able to read Egyptian. I commend you, since you apparently can. I was merely posting that Herodotus stated the Causeway had a polished surface, and that would not be conducive to walking on, especially if it were wet. You can draw your own conclusions from that.
Figuring out how the Pyramids may have been built, is difficult enough, without intermixing relief interpretation's, and/or the book of the dead. Sam has spent plenty of time concerning this. He may be correct in many of his assertions, though I have no way of qualifying any of them. So NO, I am not disputing Funerary rituals or anything of the like. I am also not looking at the Culture.
I was not aware, I needed to understand all of that, for lifting one rock up, and on top of another...