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Posted on 10/14/2013 8:38:08 AM PDT by null and void
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As far as that ratio goes, there’s no reason to think much of it — there’s no record of any intent, it’s merely the consequence of their having stacked up stones and our having measured it, inferring an intent. Not much different than seeing a Face on Mars.
The alleged accuracy of the construction of the Great Pyramid is obviously greatly exaggerated, since A) it’s in very rough shape, so unless it was built in rough shape, the original accuracy must have been much different :’) and B) the exterior used to be faced with smooth limestone (inscribed with hieroglyphics to boot), now virtually gone, carted off to build mosques and whatnot in Cairo.
Thanks. Not only is the name of the 4th dynasty pharaoh who had it constructed known, the name of the 4th dynasty architect of the Great Pyramid is also known, the nearby site of his tomb is known, and at least one large image of Hemienu (excavated near the base of the GP) is known.
The Sphinx is older than the Pyramids; that information comes from a New Kingdom copy of an Old Kingdom record, and the longterm effects of water erosion of the oldest parts of the Sphinx are clear and obvious. But Khufu built the Great Pyramid.
His son and successor Djedjefre began construction of his own pyramid and tomb at Abu Roash, but died young (there may have been a dynastic struggle, or an invasion, but he very well may have just died of disease), the pyramid was not completed (circumstantial evidence for a dynastic struggle), and what remained of it was finally carted off on camels to build modern Cairo.
Djedjefre’s son was a child, may have briefly ruled after him, but Djedjefre’s younger brother Khafre succeeded one or both and built the second of the large Giza pyramids.
At least one of Khufu’s granddaughters was entombed (or at least had a tomb constructed) under the surface of the Giza plateau, which is somewhat riddled with catacombs, shafts, and tunnels.
Khafre’s son and successor was Menkaure, builder of the smallest of the large pyramids at Giza. It’s a pipsqueak compared with the others; Khafre’s appears as large as Khufu’s because it’s built on higher ground, but has something more than half the mass, and Menkaure’s was a fraction of that size. If memory serves, in modern times when accessed the Khafre burial chamber was found to hold the sarcophagus of a New Kingdom noble.
I wholeheartedly agree, there would be nothing much to find, and thousands of years for unfamiliar artifacts to be vandalized, melted down, reused in other ways, dumped somewhere else, incorporated into foundations, and of course, more or less permanently obscured by the last rise of the seas after the glaciers melted.
Stan: “Them! Don listen properly, do they? Don look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don”
Yeah ...he needs to be put out to pasture next time he’s up for reelection ......
My opinion !
Typical modern science: GIGO.
Yes, they do. But they’re been domesticated for a very long time.
Tests with wolves, even those reared with humans, demonstrate that understanding humans pointing is NOT inherent in wolves.
So the dog’s ability to understand human pointing has been a recent genetic development.
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Or humans understand elephant gestures.