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How old are the pyramids?
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rich
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that the pyramids were built a couple hundred years earlier:

The timeline doesn't make sense.... The average dynasty in Egypt is 90 years..... The first 2 dynasties encompass 400 years... no other dynasties are nearly that long.... Dynasty 2 only has 5 pharoahs.

Dynasties 7 and 8 have 17 pharoahs in 20 years.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the pyramids were built by an advanced civilization why did they use corbelling to roof chambers?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I think that the aliens theory is condescending and colonialist. They were built by the Ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt was a complex culture and we may never know all the secrets of it. But people, stop thinking that aliens built the pyramids. There's evidence that the Egyptians did (example: what else could have made the "breaks" --for lack of a better word-- in their vertebrae than the multiple tons of limestone bricks? There's nothing that immediately pops into my mind other than the obvious pyramid limestone!).

EDIT==> I accidentally said posps instead of pops! Whoops! Laughing


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed highly condescending. Such constructions just show what dedication to religion the Egyptian populace had. In a modern society without the same sense of purpose, such things are unachievable.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, but you forget about the all-mighty dollar. Multi-million dollar companies are capable of wiping out rain forests like mad, so what's to say a simple pyramid couldn't be built? If thought was put into it, I have no doubt that they could create an assembly line of machines to create the blocks, and a conglomerate of trains to haul them to the site. As per the actual construction, mechanics win again!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but they would not turn out as well , simply because the human eye would view them as not. These were made over a long period of time with dedication , as Psuennes I said. A machine simply making them would take the wonderment out of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it would take the magic out of the pyramid, but the point I was trying to make was that not only could they still be made, but they could be constructed faster and more precise.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

true...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't the pyramids been radiocarbon dated? That should clear all confusion regarding their age...non?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is not much organic material in the pyramids to date.

There is a dating method which I believe established an English chalk figure to be (I believe) Bronze age - I can not remember what it was but possibly it could be used on the pyramids (& sphinx).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I didn't realize it only worked like that. Thanks for clarifying.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an on-going project, sponsered by the SCA and with the help of Hawass and Mark Lehner, of dating the pyramids using radiocarbon methods. See here:
http://www.archaeology.org/9909/abstracts/pyramids.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link, Osiris.
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