> As for the issue at hand...how can a people build one of the
> greatest structures on this planet...and then lose the
> knowledge of how to build it...unless they never built
> them...but just fixed them - as Thunderbird alludes to!
You have never heard of a trade secret then?
> nature does not change - each is envious of the one that came
> before it...thus, every Pharoah would want a huge pyramid...why
> build a tiny pyramid...or no pyramid at all?
Are you suggesting that Zahi should be building a pyramid or are we wandering far far away from topic?
Are we to believe
> that they had different values than us? I highly doubt it?
They had another culture entirely. Values change all the time. It was the moral thing in Mesopotamia to visit a sacred prostitute. Socrates was a great moral thinker of his day, and a paedophiile.
> cannot change much...as evolution is a very slow process...that
> point is made quite clear on this site...so then...Man will
> always be envious and vain..thus, the construction of pyramids
> would have continued if they were an aspect of the Pharoah and
> his afterlife journey!
Not if the culture changes or the economy goes belly up.
We still bury people if we are
> Catholics...and that has stayed with us well before Jesus
> appeared upon the scene...
and I am told by Egyptologists that
> the Grat Pyramid is not that old...so we must assume that human
> virtues will have stayed the same - and each Pharoah would want
> to equal or surpass Kufu's great landmark!
Five thousand years is old. Human virtues change all the time.