Much … I can’t be bothered with questions of unanswerable complexity. So instead of trying for answers I simply accept what I’m told by experts—any wee doubts bellowing in the back of my mind get ruthlessly fertilised until tiny becomes universal.
I keep ending up back in the past, trying to balance what our recognised over-powerful experts tell us—against the good ol’ cynical WTF?
THE STARTING POINT
has to be (one of them, anyway—) the immortal words of Jules Verne in one of the favourite books of my youth:
mobilis in mobile
(English translation, of course) which loosely translated means that “Everything, Bud, is moving—and you are moving in it~” … brrrrr.
AND NOW, TO NOT CHANGE THE SUBJECTs—
have a beak at this:
—being of course, a sketch of the famed GP of E (a pile of rocks very strictly under the control of one Dr Zahi Hawass).
The sketch shows the pyramid with shafts set at angles. Fair enough, too. For some reason they were called ‘air shafts’ but for some other reason some never reached the air. (Don’t ask me—I’m just a dum dog.)
So: the consensus seems to be that “the shafts were actually aimed at particular stars” … and, furthermore—
I believe that nobody actually knows
- when the pyramid was built
- how the pyramid was built
- why the pyramid was built
(although some cranks do say it was built by a pre-flood civilisation for purposes not yet understood; while others say it was thrown together by a megalomanic king as a tomb. Myself? As a fully qualified crank I’m in the first crank camp. However …)
Claims are mede for the shafts aligning with particular stars and/or constellations.
Using the most basic of canine reasoning I ponder such conclusions. Nobody knows exactly when these rocks were thrown together to make this heap*. Ya gotta know ‘when’, no? … Stars are moving targets, they gallop about the sky with mad rapturous abandonment and entire constellations change position with the seasons/aeons.
So if the shafts align … it can only be sometimes; and given that the universe is ‘mobilis in mobile‘ it really could have only ever been the once, and that on the date of construction?**
Given too that it took longer than that (Flick!) to construct, perhaps we are thinking date of dedication here; and to be exactly precise perhaps the very hour/minute/second when the builder smashed the bottle across its bows and named it?
How can anyone know what stars the unused shafts were pointing at, and when?
All, I think, is conjecture.
Don’t get me started on the Sphinx …
Stupid nut! Stupid nut! Stupid nut! Stupid nut!
* Or how. At school (and for years after) we were told zillions of well-whipped slaves dragged those stones across the desert on loggy rollers. (And folks actually believed that? I certainly did …)
** Let’s not get too picky: to drag in Great Years (roughly 26 kiloyears) is to upset nice people even more … tact, ya gotta be tactful …