> > There are simpler symbols to put up and millions of tons of
> > blocks for one symbol with apparently no other reason has to
> > the funniest imo. Well its funny that people believe this
> > nonsense, serious people too :)
> Hi Chris,
> You give the impression of having some certainty that the Great
> Pyramid (and perhaps other pyramids) were not created for a
> symbolic purpose. To you it appears to be ‘nonsense’ that
> ‘millions of tons of blocks’ should be raised for such a
> purpose. If this is your view it may be overlooking the
> millions of blocks themselves. The apparent lack of reason for
> going to the trouble of raising these blocks is exactly what
> suggests a symbolic function, rather than a practical one. To
> stand your post on its head surely it is nonsense to suggest
> the GP is a functional building? What possible function could
> not be more easily achieved with less material?
> Surely there must be a simpler way to achieve whatever
> practical function you imagine the pyramid was built for … or
> can you suggest a function justifying every single block?
There are many structures built today with huge quantities of material for the same reason the pyramids were. The secondary part is unique for anything of that size, tho the technique has been used at a smaller scale often. I honestly can't think of a better way of achieving the same goal, and it seems neither can many modern engineers.
Are there any symbolic structures of that weight? Why not just use some paint, lol?
Stand ya own post on its head :)