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Hi Scott,

An interesting post!

I'm just uncertain why you are adamant that the pyramid served a practical function rather than a symbolic one.

If Osiris was venerated as a god of vegetation, his death and resurrection myth serving as a metaphor for the cyclical nature of Earth's seasons, then is it not just as reasonable to assume that the pyramid is a temple and the sarcophagus / Osiris Bed purelly symbolic, also?

Building temples on a grand scale simply to venerate and seek the favours of a life-giving God is an idea as old as the Great Pyramid itself.

Given all the references to myth, deity worship and symbolism to which you refer in order to present your hypothesis, I just wonder how you make the leap to 'recovery vault'.

A people who believed in resurrection surely were not concerned by an Earthly death - were they?

:)

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Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 997 Scott Creighton 08-Jul-12 20:59
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 226 sfbey 08-Jul-12 21:52
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 221 Scott Creighton 08-Jul-12 22:12
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 202 sfbey 08-Jul-12 22:25
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 227 lobo-hotei 08-Jul-12 23:13
the same SILLY false dichotomy 219 Warwick 09-Jul-12 23:04
Re: the same SILLY false dichotomy 274 LonelyAngel 10-Jul-12 20:24
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 255 Scott Creighton 11-Jul-12 09:57
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 172 sfbey 11-Jul-12 15:36
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 170 cladking 11-Jul-12 16:10
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 226 sfbey 11-Jul-12 16:18
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 269 cladking 11-Jul-12 21:39
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 256 Scott Creighton 11-Jul-12 16:46
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 221 sfbey 11-Jul-12 18:21
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 193 Scott Creighton 11-Jul-12 18:45
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 206 cladking 11-Jul-12 21:43
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 240 Scott Creighton 11-Jul-12 23:13
Mod Caution > Scott Creighton 280 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Jul-12 17:41
So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 261 LonelyAngel 09-Jul-12 19:47
Re: So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 226 Audrey 10-Jul-12 04:53
Re: So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 243 LonelyAngel 10-Jul-12 20:10
Re: So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 196 lobo-hotei 10-Jul-12 22:56
Re: So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 234 Mr.Ward 11-Jul-12 14:26
Re: So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 213 MJT 10-Jul-12 23:16
Re: So what do we call those who DEFEND EGYPTOLOGY as it stands? 210 Audrey 11-Jul-12 02:48
Mod Caution > LonelyAngel 280 lukehancock 11-Jul-12 20:33
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 227 cladking 09-Jul-12 21:55
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 283 gulsbo 08-Jul-12 22:22
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 204 lobo-hotei 08-Jul-12 23:15
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 205 drew 08-Jul-12 23:58
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 287 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-12 19:09
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 271 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-12 19:19
Elemental belief system. 138 Warwick 10-Jul-12 00:34
Re: His seed will do this, his seed will do that. 224 paxton 09-Jul-12 21:43
Re: Sarcophagus? I don't think so.... 244 michael seabrook 10-Jul-12 21:57
Re: Sarcophagus? Earth's planter-box? 218 drew 11-Jul-12 18:05


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