> cladking wrote:
> > what exactly is so magical about the "strike" that they
> > might be compelled to build a string of pyramids along it?
(Lehner, Complete Pyramids, 1997, 106-7)
> The southeast corners of the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and
> Menkaure are nearly aligned on the great Giza Diagonal that
> runs about 43° east of true north, almost perpendicular to the
> dip of the plateau. This follows what geologists call the
> strike of the Mokattam Formation, that is, a line perpendicular
> to the slope. When you walk along a hill without going up or
> down, you are following its strike. By aligning themselves to
> this, the builders ensured that the bases of the three main
> pyramids were at approximately the same level, although the
> base of Khafre’s is about 10m (33 ft) higher than
And curiously Lehner to on to suggest that some religious or cosmic impulse motivated the builders in puitting it near this line. Of course "cosmic" might easily imply that he agrees with the AOM's that they represent the bel6t stars. Of course the sentence is virtually without meaning even as supposition yet, still, a religious function is always mentioned by orthodox thinkers. Where there are no answers which is everywhere at Giza the old "religious purposes" is always trotted out. This must have been the strangest religion that had more to memorize than any human could memorize and no infrastructure to do any task no matter how stupendous. This was indeed a religion of magic that could accomplish anything and explain everything. Modern man will be dangerous if we ever are able to understand this religion to do OUR bidding.
No. I'm not buying it. It looks like the same old word games to me and this thread is about the facts rather than words.