who built the pyramids?

AngryHatter

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Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids: Egypt : Discovery News

"Hawass said the builders came from poor Egyptian families from the north and the south, and were respected for their work -- so much so that those who died during construction were bestowed the honor of being buried in the tombs near the sacred pyramids of their pharaohs."

"The men who built the last remaining wonder of the ancient world ate meat regularly and worked in three months shifts, said Hawass. It took 10,000 workers more than 30 years to build a single pyramid, Hawass said -- a tenth of the work force of 100,000 that Herodotus wrote of after visiting Egypt around 450 B.C.

Hawass said evidence from the site indicates that the approximately 10,000 laborers working on the pyramids ate 21 cattle and 23 sheep sent to them daily from farms."


When crap shows up on CNN it gets posted faster than - who-gives-a-rats-ass-since-it-is-on-cnn, but when you think you have some esoteric and pithy topic - wham.
 

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I am surprised that there is still any doubt as to who built the pyramids and how they were built.

That is as polite as I can say it.
 

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Certain scientists have claimed that the surface wear of the stone indicates water damage and not sand/wind which would place its construction at least 10,000 years ago.
i will cut you in the face with my occam's razor
 

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i will cut you in the face with my occam's razor
Why far fetched? Nobody is claiming aliens built it...

edit... well, actually there probably are some people that claim aliens built it, but that's not what we're saying.
 

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Why far fetched? Nobody is claiming aliens built it...

edit... well, actually there probably are some people that claim aliens built it, but that's not what we're saying.
humans have been sedentary for only about 10,000 years. so this theory proposes that the first humans to ever establish permanent settlements said "aw, hell... while we're at it, if i'm building a hut i might as well build a monolithic statue that will exist for eternity."

that's why it's far fetched and entirely impossible.
 

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humans have been sedentary for only about 10,000 years. so this theory proposes that the first humans to ever establish permanent settlements said "aw, hell... while we're at it, if i'm building a hut i might as well build a monolithic statue that will exist for eternity."

that's why it's far fetched and entirely impossible.
Yo mamma.
 

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humans have been sedentary for only about 10,000 years. so this theory proposes that the first humans to ever establish permanent settlements said "aw, hell... while we're at it, if i'm building a hut i might as well build a monolithic statue that will exist for eternity."

that's why it's far fetched and entirely impossible.
it was also thought for decades that homo sapiens were only around 120,000 years old. now we know modern humans have been around for 160,000 years.

accepted beliefs change all the time.

besides, you're a chemist.... what do you know about science?
 


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