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Many illusions have been retold for so long that they are generally accepted as truth . Our blog Ancient Egypt is intended to undo many of the false perceptions about the ancient Egyptians 's pyramids , witch have been absorbed books , movies televisions , .... etc,
While most references about the Pyramids are shallow and repetitive , there a few books with focus on discovering the truth . These were authored by brave writers who published their findings, regardless of the popularity and acceptance , Among these few who had the courage , is Dr. Joseph Davidovits .His research shed light and substantial evidence , to some of nagging questions regarding the construction of the Pyramids .
A reader of the subject matter will find as many views as there are books . With so many varied view , you may wonder witch expert or scholar you want to believe , and why their views vary so much . It is the sad truth that most of the controversial issues could be resolved between the "scholars " if the would take the trouble to consider the evidence presented by the opposition . In the travelers ' key to Ancient Egypt , John Anthony West sums it up :
" No body likes being proved wrong , but in the case of the scholar or scientist , a sound theory that contradicts views held and pursued for a life pulls the rug out from under his or her ego , and a familiar paradoxical situation develops . The people professionally engaged in discovering the " Truth ' are those psychologically least capable f accepting the "Truth " if it happens o contradict what they already believe "
Start to discover the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids with our blog ancient Egypt with open mind .
But before speaking about the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids we shall ask yourself some questions
The answer is a resounding No . There is however , an unusual situation the case of Zoser's Pyramid at Saqqra . As we will find later in Saqqara, Zoser built complete underground burial chambers , for himself and his family . Building a step pyramid was afterthought , witch came a few years later . The Burial chambers are not an integral part f he pyramid structure . The nine remaining pyramids , witch have been constructed from solid core masonry , are not tombs .
Where did Egyptians bury their Kings at that time ?
During the Early Dynasty Period , the tombs of the kings and nobles consisted of subterranean burial chambers with large , Low , rectangular , Mud -Brick superstructures . These types of tombs were called mastabas , meaning benches .
The subterranean parts contained the burial chambers , witch were surrounding by many other other chambers and stone rooms , for he less important funerary goods . The burial chamber was a narrow chamber hewn out of the rock , to which a shaft leads down from the roof of the mastaba .
The Superstructures were rectangular , low in proportion to its length , and with a convex roof . They varied in size from 24 square yards ( 20 square meters ) to an area of more than 1/4 acre .
How did they bury their kings at that time ?
The kings were buried in simple rectangular wooden chests , covered with funerary texts and inscriptions . The wooden coffin was placed inside a stone sarcophagus m which was also covered with funerary text and inscriptions .
The viscera ( stomach , intestines , lungs m and liver ) of the deceased , were placed in four individual containers , called canopic jars , next to the sarcophagus .
How did the pyramids var from the normal royal tombs of that time ?
The nine solid masonry pyramids , after Zoser's contain a total of fourteen unsubscribed rooms and just tree empty , unsubscribed stone chests , incorrectly referred to as sarcophagi . The following are the major differences between the pyramids and Egyptian tombs :
What the different between the Egyptian Pyramids and Egyptian Tombs ?
- These nine pyramids are totally void of any official inscriptions , offering rooms ,and other funerary features , found in bother earlier and later tombs .
- There are too few empty "stone chests " and too many empty rooms in these nine pyramids , to theorize that were tombs .
- If we accept , hypothetically , that robbers might have smashed the stone chests and their lids , on can hardly accept the logic that these robbers would have taken the trouble to steal the smashed stone chests. In spite of careful search , no chips of broken stone chests or their lids were found anywhere in the pyramids passages ans charmers .
- The passageways in the nine pyramids are too narrow to provide for the manipulation of the stone chests . These nine Pyramids are distinctively lacking adequate space arrangements .
- One pharaoh , Snefru might have built two and possibly three pyramids , and nobody expects him to be buried in all three of hem .
- No human remains were found inside the nine masonry pyramids . Thieves steal treasures , but they would naturally avoid dead bodies .