JB: With all due respect I find it rather difficult to concur with the RVT, Scott!
SC: No worries, Jacob. I never for a moment believed this would be remotely easy.
JB: The chamber dimensions in all of the pyramids do not offer enough cubic footage to justify, as in the case of G1, stacking 6.5 million tons of stone for so little interior cubic footage.
SC: As shown in the video footage I presented of our own 'recovery vault' in the Arctic, it has far less cubic footage for storage than the combined early pyramids. And it is expected to re-seed the entire planet after any global cataclysm. Look under Djoser's pyramid alone - it has kilometers (yes Kilometers) of underground passages and galleries, some of which STILL haven't been explored even to this day.
JB: Furthermore in the event of a catastrophic happening the immediate need would be for readily edible food, and medical supplies and secondarily seed and tools and other misc goods for long term survival. IMHO since the chambers will not store much in the way of goods, it would seem rather illogical to expend so much effort for so small amount of space achieved when a hole in the ground would serve the same purpose.
SC: As well as the massive underground storage facilities of Djoser's pyramid complex (which even had imitation granaries built atop the storage galleries underground), take a look also at the massive underground storage complex - the 'Galleries' - to the west of G2. These are literally MASSIVE underground storage facilities and all - if we are to believe mainstream opinion - supposedly served as store rooms to store goods for the king's Afterlife. Is that really the best idea we can come up with for such massive underground storage facilities? So there WERE "holes in the ground" - but there were ALSO big pyramids right beside those holes in the ground to draw people to the right location where they would find what they needed.
JB: One other small point, if the pyramids were recovery vaults do you not think they would have been all the same design and construction and not the varied array of existing designs?
SC: The way I look at it is that - as the old saying goes - necessity is the mother of invention. To my mind there was a plan right from the beginning. A national recovery project to construct as many pyramid Recovery Vaults as possible, as quickly as possible and with as much storage capacity as possible (inside and outside the pyramid). Part of this 'Phoenix Plan' of the AEs was to mark the time when this catastrophe occurred and this was the Orion Blueprint that they would finally put in place at Giza once they had learned how to construct the best and most stable pyramids. Giza was the goal, the ultimate plan. It would serve both as Recovery Vaults but in the clever layout of the vaults these pyramids would serve ALSO as an astronomical 'timepiece', telling of the precise time these catastrophic events occurred. To make this timepiece effective they utilised the precessional motion of the Orion Belt stars - and the Sphinx which served as the 'clock hand'.
Different pyramids would meet different requirements within the same national recovery project. The so-called 'Provincial Pyramids' for example (which have no internal or external chambers whatsoever) would allow work gangs from the various AE nomes to learn the basics of how to quarry, dress and move stone to construct a pyramid. These 'Provincial Pyramids' that had absolutely NO funerary function whatsoever probably served as the 'Skills Training Programme' of their day - the City and Guilds Certificate in building pyramids. They had to train lots of workers and train them fast. But, naturally there would be a very steep learning curve - nothing like this had ever been done before. They wouldn't get it right first time. And there would be different planning requirements to cover different eventualities - thereby slightly different design. Indeed, in certain cases - as I have theorised on this board for long enough - there would not even be a pyramid at all - but an underground, hidden Recovery Vault (the hidden 14th part of Osiris) indicated to us by the main Giza pyramids (see the Centroid Theory). Different scenarios demanded different solutions. The AEs did the best they could to address all the possible outcomes that they could imagine in order to save what they could of their civilisation after the 'sky fell'.
But what choice did they have? Do nothing?
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