The Pyramids? Unimpressive By Who's Standards?
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.
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?