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Egyptian Pyramids!!!

  1. boberto profile image59
    bobertoposted 7 years ago

    How did the egyptions make the pyramids so high with so little technology???

    I have read many explanations but am yet to know the truth!!

    What are your thoughts?

    1. Capable Woman profile image80
      Capable Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't you see that "Predator Vs. Alien" movie?

    2. apeksha profile image60
      apekshaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ancient Egyptians believed that when the pharaoh died, he became Osiris, king of the dead. The new pharaoh became Horus, god of the heavens and protector of the sun god. This cycle was symbolized by the rising and setting of the sun.

      Some part of a dead pharaoh's spirit, called his ka, was believed to remain with his body. And it was thought that if the corpse did not have proper care, the former pharaoh would not be able to carry out his new duties as king of the dead. If this happened, the cycle would be broken and disaster would befall Egypt.

      To prevent such a catastrophe, each dead pharaoh was mummified, which preserved his body. Everything the king would need in his afterlife was provided in his grave—vessels made of clay, stone, and gold, furniture, food, even doll-like representations of servants, known as ushabti. His body would continue to receive food offerings long after his death.

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    3. usmanali81 profile image60
      usmanali81posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, they did not have limited or little technology. They were very much advanced in the concepts of secret knowledge, magic, mysticism, rituals, humanism, materialism, mathematics, astronomy, fortune telling etc. Even they were interested in the coming period, near end of time when their ultimate "nature" or "great architect of the universe" or "god" will arise as Anti Christ - One eyed Dajjal and rule the whole world which Egyptians were not able to do so.

      Today, archeologists found some other wonders within these pyramids which were their magicians' wall crafting 100 % resembling a modern day helicopter, amazing, isn’t it???

      1. packerpack profile image62
        packerpackposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree that the ancient Egyptian were indeed very intelligent and were experts in the concepts of engineering at the time. The great pyramid is the standing proof. There is no doubt about that.



        I am not sure about this. This is the first time I have heard it

        1. usmanali81 profile image60
          usmanali81posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          http://z.hubpages.com/u/1368697_f520.jpg

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Another fairy tale smile
            http://www.catchpenny.org/abydos.html
            Why religionists are so gullible? or are they religionists exactly because they are gullible?

            1. chukra G profile image58
              chukra Gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              egyptian's civilisation is still on earth, there are at least two beneath the earth, one on the top of another, their technology advanced left us far beyond, why their civilisation end? hmmm maybe because some untouchable course ( 3 god)---- i guess i am lying here smile

  2. boberto profile image59
    bobertoposted 7 years ago

    Yes Why?

    1. apeksha profile image60
      apekshaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      On the Giza Plateau, Khufu's builders oriented his pyramid almost perfectly north. The largest pyramid ever built, it incorporates about 2.3 million stone blocks, weighing an average of 2.5 to 15 tons each. It is estimated that the workers would have had to set a block every two and a half minutes.

  3. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Egypt was not yet in the iron age when they built the truly massive stone pyramids of the Old Kingdom.  They had to rely on copper, wood and stone tools.

    They were amazingly accurate at orientating the sides of pyramids and first built a base or foundation level.  The quarries for the stone were usually quite close.  The blocks were chiselled out of the bedrock and detached with large wooden levers.

    The blocks were then dragged to where the pyramid was being built.  A ramp would have been built up the side of the pyramid for the stones to be dragged and hauled into place. Once the pyramid was complete, it would then be covered in an outer casing of limestone

  4. chukra G profile image58
    chukra Gposted 7 years ago

    do you know pyramids shape can actually attracts energy, hmmm they are genius

    1. boberto profile image59
      bobertoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is this true??

      1. chukra G profile image58
        chukra Gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeap, check it

      2. apeksha profile image60
        apekshaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Contrary to some popular depictions, the pyramid builders were not slaves or foreigners. Excavated skeletons show that they were Egyptians who lived in villages developed and overseen by the pharaoh's supervisors.

        The builders' villages boasted bakers, butchers, brewers, granaries, houses, cemeteries, and probably even some sorts of health-care facilities—there is evidence of laborers surviving crushed or amputated limbs. Bakeries excavated near the Great Pyramids could have produced thousands of loaves of bread every week.

        Some of the builders were permanent employees of the pharaoh. Others were conscripted for a limited time from local villages. Some may have been women: Although no depictions of women builders have been found, some female skeletons show wear that suggests they labored with heavy stone for long periods of time.

        Graffiti indicates that at least some of these workers took pride in their work, calling their teams "Friends of Khufu," "Drunkards of Menkaure," and so on—names indicating allegiances to pharaohs.

        An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 workers built the Pyramids at Giza over 80 years. Much of the work probably happened while the River Nile was flooded.

        Huge limestone blocks could be floated from quarries right to the base of the Pyramids. The stones would likely then be polished by hand and pushed up ramps to their intended positions.

        It took more than manual labor, though. Architects achieved an accurate pyramid shape by running ropes from the outer corners up to the planned summit, to make sure the stones were positioned correctly. And priests-astronomers helped choose the pyramids' sites and orientations, so that they would be on the appropriate axis in relation to sacred constellations.

        From stone pusher to priest, every worker would likely have recognized his or her role in continuing the life-and-death cycle of the pharaohs, and thereby in perpetuating the glory of Egypt.

        1. glendoncaba profile image80
          glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Just returned from Egypt.  Great country, I would live there.   Historic Cairo I just breezed through but did Giza plateau, the Museum, the Nile tour.  Fantastic.  Luxor was so unbearably hot.  I shall return, Inshallah (I think that means as God wills it).  So much to experience. Increased my respect for Islam when I saw the discipline.  OK maybe the ladies of the west will remind me that the culture is patriarchal, but look what the freedom of the West has given small islands like mine with crime and single mother family structure.

          Christianity needs to revisit the values of the east (as in Islam)as regards putting the fathers back in charge in order to raise real men.

          1. video lost profile image60
            video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            One of the reasons people runaway from Christianity is that it does reconciliates with human desires and needs. Marriage is one of the most important needs of mankind but in Christianity, their best men and women, fathers and nuns do not get married and even do not encourage others to get married.

            1. glendoncaba profile image80
              glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Something is lost in translation here!!!!

              By fathers I mean 'biological and social parent'.  Not priest.

              In other words we need to reempower and resocialise the male gender to take charge of home and society.

  5. apeksha profile image60
    apekshaposted 7 years ago

    U can know more by watching a jumbo movie Egypt on Fox History channel.
    The Egypt pyramids are made up of big stones, at that ancient time they used big wooden sliders to move those big creations.
    The most intelligent people to etch those stones were used by kings.
    The fact is that they just wanted to keep their own memory by creating big smiling faces in front of the giant pyramids.
    So they preserved dead bodies of kings by wounding them called Mummi's, and places in the center of those pyramids.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Oh yes, the history of the Egyptian pyramids and people back there is very fascinating. Don't forget, slavery too tongue

  7. onthewriteside profile image61
    onthewritesideposted 7 years ago

    There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the 3 pyramids at Giza were not built by the pharaonic Egyptians, but Zawi Hawass would most vociferously disagree...

    1. apeksha profile image60
      apekshaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Contrary to some popular depictions, the pyramid builders were not slaves or foreigners. Excavated skeletons show that they were Egyptians who lived in villages developed and overseen by the pharaoh's supervisors.

      The builders' villages boasted bakers, butchers, brewers, granaries, houses, cemeteries, and probably even some sorts of health-care facilities—there is evidence of laborers surviving crushed or amputated limbs. Bakeries excavated near the Great Pyramids could have produced thousands of loaves of bread every week.

      Some of the builders were permanent employees of the pharaoh. Others were conscripted for a limited time from local villages. Some may have been women: Although no depictions of women builders have been found, some female skeletons show wear that suggests they labored with heavy stone for long periods of time.

      Graffiti indicates that at least some of these workers took pride in their work, calling their teams "Friends of Khufu," "Drunkards of Menkaure," and so on—names indicating allegiances to pharaohs.

      An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 workers built the Pyramids at Giza over 80 years. Much of the work probably happened while the River Nile was flooded.

      Huge limestone blocks could be floated from quarries right to the base of the Pyramids. The stones would likely then be polished by hand and pushed up ramps to their intended positions.

      It took more than manual labor, though. Architects achieved an accurate pyramid shape by running ropes from the outer corners up to the planned summit, to make sure the stones were positioned correctly. And priests-astronomers helped choose the pyramids' sites and orientations, so that they would be on the appropriate axis in relation to sacred constellations.

      From stone pusher to priest, every worker would likely have recognized his or her role in continuing the life-and-death cycle of the pharaohs, and thereby in perpetuating the glory of Egypt.

    2. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Eh, this I have not heard yet.  Is there a link?

      1. onthewriteside profile image61
        onthewritesideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sandra, I have many.  Would you like one from a geologist, a geologist and an astronomer, a couple of Middle Eastern scholars, or an alternative historian (which I guess in reality they all are)?

    3. Shalini Kagal profile image80
      Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...I agree with you about Dr. Hawass smile
      Hasn't there been some recent carbon dating that has put the construction well before the Middle Kingdom?

  8. packerpack profile image62
    packerpackposted 7 years ago

    We all know what is Egyptian pyramid! Looks like you did not read the OP and just posted your comment here thinking that people here wanted to know what pyramids are!!?

    And the link that you gave does not have anything even remotely related to pyramids. Please do not place links here even if it fits the context. It will be considered as product promotion on the forum and your post might get reported.

  9. profile image60
    tt_chatterposted 7 years ago

    I find it interesting my self. They were advanced. I wonder how they got so developed.

    1. mohitmisra profile image62
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think meditation had a huge part in this.They would all gather in the morning and start the day by meditating.

      1. usmanali81 profile image60
        usmanali81posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        STOP YOUR NONSENSE

        1. mohitmisra profile image62
          mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Coward understand your prophet Muhammad would meditate.

          Islam doesn't teach anyone to abuse spiritual poets,stop
          spoiling the name of Muhammad and Islam.

          The Egyptians were also known to meditate, what is non sense for you makes perfect sense for me and many others.

          Freemasons are after me so I don't put up my photograph is total bullshit.You are just a fanatical coward.

          Try writing and getting as highly ranked as my book I challenge you and your entire family of fanatics to do so.

          1. mohitmisra profile image62
            mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You need to have a look once again, may be you will understand who is talking nonsense and who is not.
            Franklin spiritual and religions top sorted by popularity

            http://find.franklin.com/nav/ca/Spiritu … r/ebooks/0

            6.Ponder Awhile-Mohit.K.Misra

            10.The Quran

            Muahmmad or Islam didn't teach anyone to insult a man of god.Your religions is fanaticism and not Islam.

            1. glendoncaba profile image80
              glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Mohit you should know better.

              To think I came here to avoid the usual vitriol in the religion forum. 
              Plus I plan to visit Egypt and want to read up on pyramids.

              No wonder some of the bright minds here hate religion.

              Do the religionists mess up all fora like this?  No wonder the atheists laugh at believers so much.  And I thought Mark Knowles was a bit harsh on people of faith.  You guys are begging for it.

              Please allow the discussion on pyramids to continue.

              1. mohitmisra profile image62
                mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Go ahead ,I have been inside the pyramids. smileI don't like being insulted specially by fanatics. smile

  10. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Hi there Mohitmisra.. big_smile big_smile  Go Hard mate!lol

  11. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    No, it has been debunked.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Ernest, you spoiled the fun lol

      Those religionists are soooooo gullible...

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It has to be usmanali or the other one. quietandmadasameataxe. lol
        Whoever it is has been name calling in the same style. so far , no hubs, 2 ban able comments and no fans.

  12. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I saw that too. And was thinking on how to get some fun out of him/her and helicopters - and here you came to spoil it before it started lol

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not to worry Misha, you may get another chance before it is banned again!

  13. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Actually it is true but the picture up here is not the real deal but when I was studying Egyptology when I was a kid, one of the pyramids does actually have a time line, of course this one also ends in 2012 as well.

    The depictions of the helicopter were more like DaVinci.  Not modern day helicopters but transport vehicles with rotary blades. The earliest depiction of a helicopter.

    Doesn't surprise me at all given their engineering abilities.

  14. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL Sandy, it's a myth smile

    1. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      nuh uh. lol

 
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