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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Florida Radio Station says Pyramids are Unimpressive

The Pyramids? Unimpressive By Who's Standards?

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Yesterday, I was listening to a local radio station and one of the DJs was speaking about their trip to Egypt to see the pyramids and how very unimpressive they were. I was completely shocked that someone would ever make this type of observation. Of course, coming from my historical perspective and to say it quite simply, are you kidding me?

Their argument, which was of course on the air for rating purposes, was this:
The pyramids were built by the Jews (slaves that worked to build the most important structures of our time). There was blood and turmoil, sweat and many tears.
khafre north Khufu pyramid

Yes, there was sweat and tears, but it was more for triumph than pain. The slaves were not the only builders of the pyramids. In fact, Khufu's father moved more stone in terms of volume than any king or slave in Egyptian history. Not only that, excavations by Lehner and his mapping of the builders of the Giza pyramid complex in the last decade have solidified the ownership of the town.

The pyramids represent many things, but to say that a structure that has lasted for thousands of years is unimpressive, well, I just find that utterly ridiculous.

What do you think? What the pyramids mean to you?

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Bob Johnson said...

The Pyramids are probably the most impressive man made icons in the world, ever, unimpressive,not a cool thing to say, no matter the reasoning.

Spyder said...

I believe the Pyramids were constructed so professionally, so perfectly, and stand as epic monuments to the people of that time, that I find it hard to believe they were built entirely by slaves. Workers, maybe, who were proud of their massive engineering achievements, working with the tools they had and made and invented for the sole purpose of creating massive tombs for their Kings who they believed, would live on forever. And in a way, they have.

Benjaminzs said...

These structures are in symbolism to the star of orion and they point to the star orion from one of the chambers. Also the pyramids are one degree north of the equator. The base of the great pyramid with a 90 degree angle is in alignment with the north star. the sphinx looks at his constellation leo. The 2600 hundred year earth wobble will be back in alignment where the pyramids the sphinx and all the planets will be in alignment in 2012 as they were in 10,000 B.C.

Dr. Lauren said...

I have to agree with both of you. The comments were short sided and completely uneducated, although that is what causes debate.

I also believe that the pyramids were built pointing to Orion. Everything about them is celestial and god like.

Anonymous said...

Suggested reading: "The Orion Mystery." A very good analysis of the astral alignment of the pyramids. Very hard to argue with their facts..

Dr. Lauren said...

Mm, the Orion Mystery? I will have to check that out. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with you that the pyramids were built by several different groups of people.

Anonymous said...

well i think the pyramid are amazing thinking about how long they have lasted is impressive and taking 30 years to build is unbelievable

Anonymous said...

There has never been a mummy found in the pyramids of giza, because they had only rituals of death and 'rebirth' into knowledge, or they became 'illuminated'.

Dr. Lauren said...

I don't think the article mentions anything about mummies being buried there, although I appreciate your comment. This was simply a view of a radio station and what they thought the pyramids stood for.

Anonymous said...

I flew to Cairo and took the coach to Giza, the pyramids and sphinx was simple amazing!
You don't know how high they are until you actually see them.
Im in my hotel in Sharm el sheik at the moment :)

Anonymous said...

pyramids are like source of energy man, they've got ultimate power... they're mostly based on astrology, maths and physics... they're one of the most important structure from the 3 most important civilizations...

Anonymous said...

I would suggest to have a look at
Graham Hancock works and yes, to the
forementioned Robert Bauval book The Orion Mystery

By the way: do still exist guys that
believe pyramids were manmade? lol

Philippine Travel Guide said...

pyramids are amazing imagine those who built it. they built it without the help of machines they built it with their own hands. The sad part it is they are forced to do it.

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Anonymous said...

Your right! Deepwater Horizon was engineered much better than the Pyramids.

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