ML: So, the recovery goods that were removed - why do you speculate that this was done if there has not been a global catastrophe in the period between the construction of the GP and the present?
SC: The Old Kingdom collapsed and it is generally agreed that a major contributing factor was sudden and catastrophic climate change, possibly as a result of an asteroid crashing into the Near East region (and also in South America) at the time. There is considerable scientific evidence starting to be uncovered of such an impact. This sudden climate change affected other Bronze Age III cultures around the Near East (and the wider world) at this time causing many city-states to disappear and the Akkadian Empire to collapse and fade from history. Uniquely ancient Egypt was somehow able to revive itself and continue into the Middle Kingdom more or less as it had before its collapse. I theorise that the pyramid Recovery Vaults allowed ancient Egypt to do this. It is no surprise that the pyramid capstone - the Benben - is named after the AE Bennu bird since this bird possessed similar qualities to the phoenix, the mythical bird that rose up from the ashes of its demise.
ML: And how do conventional Egyptologists account for the 40,000 stone containers found beneath the GP?
SC: These were found beneath Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara, not the GP. Egyptologists simply believe they are grave goods for Djoser's Afterlife.
ML: Beneath the 3rd Dynasty pyramid of pharaoh Djoser, early explorers found more than 40,000 stone vessels. These vessels included inscriptions of most of the kings of the 1st and 2nd Dynasties, but Djoser’s name occurred only once. Did Djoser gather and reuse vases that were already 200 years old from tombs at North Saqqara?
SC: These containers could have come from anywhere - tombs, temples, palaces, houses. Better and easier to simply utilise ready-made vessels for storage and distribution than to have to manufacture them all from scratch. These vessels were found in just two of the galleries under the pyramid. There were numerous more storage galleries under the pyramid and under the wider Step Pyramid complex.
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