Skip to comments.Would the pyramids have made good grain stores?
Posted on 11/06/2015 6:30:51 PM PST by sparklite2
"If you go to St Mark's cathedral in Venice, there's a medieval depiction showing people using the three great pyramids of Giza as granaries in Joseph's story," says John Darnell, a professor of Egyptology at Yale University.
The belief was also popularised by Saint Gregory of Tours, a sixth century Frankish bishop, who wrote: "They are wide at the base and narrow at the top in order that the wheat might be cast into them through a tiny opening, and these granaries are to be seen to the present day."
The Book of John Mandeville, a popular 14th Century travel memoir, also referred to "Joseph's Granaries, which he had made to store the wheat for hard times".
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The “It was aliens” guy in 3...2...1
How many Mooselums can you stack in a grain silo?
They’re 95% or more solid rock with very little open space.
I believe it was once common in Egypt to put grain in clay pots buried in the ground or stored in buildings.
I don’t know. Looks like we need to perform an experiment!
Why would you build such a huge structure with such a small amount of storage space? Silly on the face of it. Let alone all of them being built during a single lifetime.
My God, this “Great Pyramids as grain stores” schtick is getting old! Only a complete idiot would believe that the Great Pyramids were used as silos.
I have been inside. I sure the heck would not want to haul grain in and out of the Great Pyramid.
I try to silo, but people still hear it
The question is “Can someone think that the pyramids could be a grain storage silo?” Some could and some could not. Could someone believe Moses parted the Red Sea? Some could and some could not. Biblically, I believe in the Red Sea parting but not the pyramid grain storage, but I’m sure their are people who would laugh at either scenario.
Yep. If they were for grain they would have been mostly open space.
Only a moron could look at the tiny amount of open space inside the Great Pyramid and think that it was designed to store wheat. The idea is just patently absurd.
Its like snake handling.
I’m not going to concern myself with their faith and I have faith that if I don’t pick up a snake, it won’t bite me.
And what level of idiot questioned the legitimacy of 0bama’s birth certificate?
who can photoshop a small town with before and after...
Grain Elevators, or
That’s what all those domed-shaped things they have in the Midwest are for. Ancient tombs. Ancient corrugated and galvanized sheet steel tombs.
Which leads me to question what else Carson could believe if he could believe this ridiculous theory.
This nonsense is taking Hillary off the news. But it really doesn’t matter. What matters is the FBI and the pressure they will put on the Justice Dept to indict. With new info that Obama did not know before, he has cover to let it happen. I think that when the email was discovered in which Hillary used advice from Blumenthal, it changed the game. That has to absolutely piss off Obama.
How would we know how much room was inside if it weren't for robbers and modern archaeology? Is there some ancient record (apart from Joseph's slavery in Egypt in the Old Testament)?
BTW, it is interesting that this story is getting such widespread coverage. There seems to be some tradition of storage I was unaware of.
I wish I knew how they hauled and raised those blocks. If there was a facing, I wonder what they looked like before it all came down or was taken down, if it is true.
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