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Old December 16th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #1
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Why did the Egyptians stop building pyramids ?


And was the keops pyramid the largest/highest which could be build using available technology ?
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:00 AM   #2

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They stopped building pyramdis because the aliens left.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:03 AM   #3

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They stopped building pyramdis because the aliens left.
and took their tools with them
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and took their tools with them
Or did they.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #5

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Ok seriously now, that kind of structures could not have been build with the technology Egyptians possessed at the time, that is without some outside help, i know that this kind of opinion is off from the opinions of the main stream historians but it is simply what i imagined and later on believed when i was a kid, and still haven't changed my mind.

Or we just haven't figured out yet how they did it because i do not buy current explanations.

Note, that my first post on this topic was sarcastic.
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For accuracy Ancient Egyptians stopped building enormous stone pyramids after the VI dynasty, not pyramids as architectural solution in general.

Note that the pyramids of the VI dynasty presented the usage of poor materials and they have resisted in a bad way to the time.

This can be a clue that the social organization, centered on the figure of the Pharaoh had left room to a more "lay" social organization which found it difficult to collect human and material resources to realize such burial monuments.

Further note: the XII dynasty knew a further period of construction of pyramidal tombs for the Pharaohs. Even if the dimensions of these pyramids were notable [up to 100 meters high] they were almost made by bricks [exception, if a remember well, I have to check, the one built for Amenemhat I] so that their present status is really bad: ruins.
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Ok seriously now, that kind of structures could not have been build with the technology Egyptians possessed at the time, that is without some outside help, i know that this kind of opinion is off from the opinions of the main stream historians but it is simply what i imagined and later on believed when i was a kid, and still haven't changed my mind.

Or we just haven't figured out yet how they did it because i do not buy current explanations.

Note, that my first post on this topic was sarcastic.
It is not difficult to build a pyramid, it is quite a simple structure, provided you have enough manpower, which the Egyptians did.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #8

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Ok seriously now, that kind of structures could not have been build with the technology Egyptians possessed at the time, that is without some outside help, i know that this kind of opinion is off from the opinions of the main stream historians but it is simply what i imagined and later on believed when i was a kid, and still haven't changed my mind.

Or we just haven't figured out yet how they did it because i do not buy current explanations.

Note, that my first post on this topic was sarcastic.
The builders said the Gods built the pyramids. It was the king and the means by which he ascended to heaven.

We have a tendency to dismiss the words of all the ancients and to consider them nothing but metaphor.
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They stopped because they were expensive to build and took decades. Also, depending
on the ebb & flow of power, Egyptian society had high marks and low marks that prevented
the importance of pyramids.
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Because they didn't have any pharaohs to bury?
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