> Wow! For a place that so many go on about the lack of open
> mindedness in others..... it's rather shocking that that seems
> to only apply to their ideas and no one elses'. So much for the
> rather short-lived revolution....... long live the new
> paradigm, common sense is dead!
> If a god making machine made of a big unsupported granite box
> broke and the god king's position in the afterlife was
> threatened say 10,000 or so Nile floods after it was
> sealed..... how does the Mortuary Cult that it's believed
> functioning of depends on fix it so everything continues on as
> The fact that they made the roof out of granite beams the way
> they did is a pretty good indication that they considered
> collapse as a possibility....... the real question you should
> be asking is why would anyone make a granite box that big if
> they were predicting a "natural Earth calamity threatened the
> survival of the kingdom" and needed seeds for afterwards? They
> built their seed vault in an area that should have been more
> than obvious to them was once destroyed by a huge marine flood
> and was also prone to earthquakes.
I hate paradigms. A few years ago I didn't even know there really was such a thing and now I hate 'em.
Let's be realistic here though. They built this structure right on a cliff face with a major fissure that would severely impact the load bearing capability of the cliff. They would have been far more concerned with the entire joint collapsing than with minor structural deficiencies anywhere inside.
Think of it this way; If they never go in to look at the king's final resting place they wouldn't even know there was a problem. Why invite problems by going in to see? Who are you going to call on to check all that gold anyway? It wouldn't do to have the king's booty walking away when he'd need it in the afterlife just as much as his body.