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Would the pyramids have made good grain stores?
BBC News ^ | November 6, 2015 | Vanessa Barford

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".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: History; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: andrewsuniversity; bencarson; berriensprings; egypt; giza; israel; johndarnell; johnmandeville; kentucky; michigan; pyramidiocy; randpaul; seventhdayadventist; seventhdayadventists; stgregoryoftours; yale
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1 posted on 11/06/2015 6:30:51 PM PST by sparklite2
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The “It was aliens” guy in 3...2...1


2 posted on 11/06/2015 6:33:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have you ever noticed that we don't have a "Battle Hymm of the Democracy"?)
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To: sparklite2

How many Mooselums can you stack in a grain silo?


3 posted on 11/06/2015 6:35:18 PM PST by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: sparklite2

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.


4 posted on 11/06/2015 6:36:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.)
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To: Autonomous User

I don’t know. Looks like we need to perform an experiment!


5 posted on 11/06/2015 6:37:20 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: sparklite2

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.


6 posted on 11/06/2015 6:37:57 PM PST by Hugin ("First thing--get yourself a firearm!" Sheriff Ed Galt, Last Man Standing.)
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To: sparklite2

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.


7 posted on 11/06/2015 6:38:28 PM PST by dinodino
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I have been inside. I sure the heck would not want to haul grain in and out of the Great Pyramid.


8 posted on 11/06/2015 6:39:21 PM PST by Timpanagos1
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To: FlingWingFlyer
OK, here you go...


9 posted on 11/06/2015 6:40:47 PM PST by Hugin ("First thing--get yourself a firearm!" Sheriff Ed Galt, Last Man Standing.)
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To: sparklite2

I try to silo, but people still hear it


10 posted on 11/06/2015 6:42:17 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: sparklite2

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.


11 posted on 11/06/2015 6:44:18 PM PST by Starstruck (I'm usually sarcastic. Deal with it.)
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Yep. If they were for grain they would have been mostly open space.


12 posted on 11/06/2015 6:44:29 PM PST by doug from upland (The ultimate in foolishness -- "'Romney is just as bad as Obama" WTF?)
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To: Starstruck

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.


13 posted on 11/06/2015 6:48:16 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Starstruck

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.


14 posted on 11/06/2015 6:48:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.)
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To: dinodino

And what level of idiot questioned the legitimacy of 0bama’s birth certificate?


15 posted on 11/06/2015 6:50:28 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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who can photoshop a small town with before and after...

Grain Elevators, or

Pyramids.


16 posted on 11/06/2015 6:51:29 PM PST by bakeneko
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That’s what all those domed-shaped things they have in the Midwest are for. Ancient tombs. Ancient corrugated and galvanized sheet steel tombs.


17 posted on 11/06/2015 6:52:11 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This space for rent.)
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To: dinodino
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.

Which leads me to question what else Carson could believe if he could believe this ridiculous theory.

18 posted on 11/06/2015 6:52:45 PM PST by plain talk (anks.)
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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.


19 posted on 11/06/2015 6:55:51 PM PST by doug from upland (The ultimate in foolishness -- "'Romney is just as bad as Obama" WTF?)
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I never really thought about it and think they had to have been built for other reasons than just grain storage.

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.

20 posted on 11/06/2015 6:56:04 PM PST by Aliska
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