I've always had a fascination with the ancient Egyptians. I've seen every documentary I can get my hands on and read tons of information over the years. There are so many theories out there about how their society ran and what the true purpose of the pyramids was. I learned in grade school (as we probably all did) that the pyramids were used as tombs for royalty but that theory doesn't really hold up once you delve further into all the available knowledge we have. I don't think we'll ever really know but that's part of what makes it so fun to study. So much mystery.
gofar99 Messages: 1728 Registered: May 2010 Location: Southern Arizona
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Hi Everyone, I agree that we don't know a lot about things that went on 1000's of years ago. I also don't buy the we have been visited by aliens and helped along the way either. I believe that it degrades our human capabilities. The folks from that era were most likely just as smart as we are, and just as inventive. The difference being that they didn't have the technology we have now. Clearly they had some concepts (like moving 100 ton monoliths) that we struggle with now.
I tend to ignore the "flat-earthers" and other nonsense-Nellys when I watch shows about ancient history. I have read enough from respected scholars in the field that I can sense the nutcases and tune them out. The scholarly sources I like to read are from people like Samuel Noah Kramer on the Sumerians, William Foxwell Albright on the Canaanites and Israelites, etc.
You would think we would have figured out how they got such precise cuts by now. That, and pully system they almost had to have had. That's what amazes me. To this day we still cannot replicate what they did.