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#18 alexander

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:24 PM

south, i think you are mistaken about egyptians in the most fundementalest of ways, especially pyramid builders...

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:23 PM

Well, sorry. It just seems to me that someone who would have pyramids built for their own burial would be slightly skewed in their sense of self-importance. You could probably prove me wrong, though.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:52 PM

no that part is extremely correct, remeber pharaohs were considered gods, so yes, they thought godly of themselves. But the people who built pyramids were not scared into doing so, they were doing this willingly, because what better thing to do in your life then serve a God...

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:12 PM

I stand corrected. lol What in your opinion was their motivation, then? Acceptance?

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

since they willingly flocked to build the pyramids, i think it was equated with getting you and your family a good spot in the afterlife, though i also believe that plentiful food and annual flood was a motivation as well, to continue to be looked after by the gods, to be on their good side....

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:08 PM

I saw a cable docudrama which claimed that the young males were drafted into service at a certain age. Not that I put a lot of faith in those shows, and you may be able to show otherwise. But I'll look around for it.

Here it is, I think. That didn't take long.

Amazon.com: Building the Great Pyramid: Christian Brückner, Tom Hewitt, Hisham Abdullah, Michael Pennington, Marc Bator, Omar Sharif, Mohamed Awad (II), Jonathan Stamp: Movies & TV http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B00007G1U9

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:18 PM

I have seen that documentary, the thing about it is that it was written pre some of the late discoveries that have seemed to rewrite our understanding of their civilization, especially pertaining to the pyramid builders...