Workers’ tombs discovered near pyramids



Well, here’s yet another nail in the coffin of pyramidiotic claims that unknown or unidentified precursor civilizations like Atlantis, or alien astronauts, or even alien astronauts from Atlantis, built the pyramids and other ancient monuments according to this AP post on Yahoo

CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids, shedding light on how the laborers lived and ate more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities department said Sunday.

The thousands of men who built the last remaining wonder of the ancient world ate meat regularly, worked in three months shifts and were given the honor of being buried in mud brick tombs within the shadow of the sacred pyramids they worked on.

The newly discovered tombs date to Egypt’s 4th Dynasty (2575 B.C. to 2467 B.C.) when the great pyramids were built, according to the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass.

Graves of the pyramid builders were first discovered in the area in 1990, he said, and discoveries such as these show that the workers were paid laborers, rather than the slaves of popular imagination.

It’s cool that piece by piece, the entire puzzle is ever nearing completion, and the claims of those who seek to impose their own cognitive limits on reality regarding the origin of certain ancient monuments, who wish to sell our ancestors short, who assert that early civilizations were too backward, too primitive, no, too stupid to pile rocks atop each other, are being revealed as the house of cards they are. I’m sorry, Mr. Von Däniken, but you have failed me, and your followers, yet again — Bwa ha ha ha ha!

About Troy Loy

I seek to learn through this site and others how to better my ability as a person and my skill at using my reason and understanding to best effect. I do fractal artwork as a hobby, and I'm working to develop it to professional levels, though I've a bit to go till I reach that degree of skill! This is a crazy world we're in, but maybe I can do a little, if only that, to make it a bit more sane than it otherwise would be.

Posted on Thursday, 11:48, January 14, 2010, in Misunderstandings & Nonsense and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I remember reading Chariots of the Gods back in college on a friend’s advice. I was utterly enthralled by the ancient mysteries presented in the book. Then, about halfway through, Von Däniken basically says, “We don’t know; therefore ALIENS!” I pretty much stopped reading around there and quit hanging out with the guy that recommended that tripe. The concept that a civilization that developed floodplain agriculture, the base-10 number system, the empirical method, and the world’s oldest alphabet needed extraterrestrial intervention to put one heavy thing on top of another is just plain dumb.

    Nice blog you have here, by the way. Keep up the good fight!

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    • Thanks! On the subject of one of Von Däniken’s books, one of the arguments I remember him using in Gold of the Gods, was that ancient civilizations would have to have been given X-Ray technology by aliens [of course] because, [and I'm not kidding...] how else could they possibly know what a human skeleton looked like? The stupid…it burns us…

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