and the very essential all-driving will to create. (Without both you ain’t gonna get nowhere.)
- this post is a bunch of eclectically garnered images
- and a brieffie explanation (of sorts).
the Serapeum. (Ya wanna know more? Go google …)
AND HERE IS
where it calls for a wee bit of imagination—
—as always we are told that there was no sign of ‘lamp black’ or soot/s on the walls and ceilings when first discovered. Okaaaaaaayyyy …
The explanation is
that the place was a graveyard for the remains of the sacred bulls, and those polished granite boxes were wee coffins, sort of. Could be true … but who would go to the lengths of pilfering ancient beefs? The boxes were all empty … no bull remains were ever found there (if we are to believe the cranks).
BUT MY OWN INTRIGUEMENT IS
how were they made, and even more, how were they delivered & installed—given that the boxes weigh (I am told often enough) some seventy tons each, and the lids are thirty tons each—
70 + 30 = 100 tons
—is that WOW~! or wot?
I’ll leave it to you to conjecture how many slaves/taxpayers/volunteers would be required to even budge the buggers, much less get ’em in and snuggle them down into their wee niches.
While you’re at it, ponder how they manoeuvred them around corners and things down there. (I’ll admit it, I haven’t a bloody clue, and the fruit-loop offer of ‘sonic levitation’ makes as much sense as manpower. Perhaps YOU may have a suggestion?*
* Keep it seemly …