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01 July 2004 @ 01:35 pm
Egyptian myths...  
Brandon and Zechariah Sitchin tell the best bedtime stories ever.

And yeah, I'm pretty convinced that the standard academic claim that Kufu built the Great Pyramid is based completely on nonsense and forgery.

Slept like a baby, though. It's a great story.
 
 
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just johnjustjohn on July 1st, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
I hear that Kufu had one or two guys helping him ...


Seriously tho, I vaguely recall that some academics a couple years ago raised the hypothesis that the pyramids were not built by slave labor, but by volunteers! Sort of an extreme version of an adopt-a-highway community project ...
S0n of N00nbibble on July 1st, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
"I hear that Kufu had one or two guys helping him ..."

yeah, they were both propogandists.

no, there's no evidence the pyramids (we're talking great pyramids here - the three primary at giZa) were even built by the egyptians at all. it's much more likely that the pyramids scattered around egypt were (mostly failed) attempts to emulate those that were already there when they got there.
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 1st, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm also skeptical of the theories of how the pyramids were built, no matter who was doing the labor. But I have also heard that theory as well, so you're not wrong in your recollection.
S0n of N00nbibble on July 1st, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
either way it definately wasn't khufu. he didnt even CLAIM to. fuckin heroditus, mang. and that rat bastard colonel vyse...
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 2nd, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
Vyse...
Isn't that your brothers screen name? Weird. Either way, yeah, he's a fucker. Most 19th century Egyptologists were though...
S0n of N00nbibble on July 3rd, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
Re: Vyse...
he wasn'te ven an egyptologist! he was a british miltary officer WANNABE egyptologist. you know the promoted him to general for "discovering" khufu's name? oh the story gets better because he also "discovered" the names in the other two giza pyramids as well.
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 3rd, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Vyse...
Why am I not surprised?