Scott Creighton Posted January 5, 2018 #1476 Share Posted January 5, 2018 (edited) 2 hours ago, Kenemet said: Kenemet: The scenario is unlikely. SC: The scenario isn’t mine—it is what the Coptic-Egyptian tradition tells us. Kenemet:There are family burial vaults but each family group had their own chamber... and that's not the case here. SC: Not all family burials in ancient Egypt had their own burial chamber. There are many examples in ancient Egypt of bodies being buried together in a single chamber. Kenemet: The void (if it was intended for such) would have been constructed late enough that they could have put chambers for everyone - but that's unlikely. SC: Well we do not yet know the precise architecture of the void area. There may be divisions or ‘partitions’ of sorts within it or it may simply be that the sarcophagus was regarded as sufficient. Kenemet: In the case of the NK mummies, they were moved in haste and in secrecy and were put into existing tombs. They did not have new tombs constructed around them. SC: The situation facing the pyramid builders (i.e. that they believed their kingdom was in peril) would have been no less an ‘emergency’ situation as that in the NK, probably more so (assuming here that they were built for the purpose I describe). Kenemet: Secondly, there's the problem of position. The king is the one who will be rising on the arms of his fellow deities... but NOT on the arms of fellow Osiris-pharaohs. Those people are already in the field of reeds. SC: The bodies of the ancestors would have to be protected in order to ensure, as gods, they could assist the living king bring about the rebirth of the kingdom after its demise. The gods (i.e. the deceased kings) helped to ensure the sun would rise, the Nile would flow, the crops would grow and the kingdom would flourish. Hence why it would have been vital to ensure their bodies were placed in a safe and secure location high up in the GP with no access passageways to the 'chamber'. Kenemet: It's the gods themselves who will reach from the sky for him. He doesn't need others in the way of his path. Nor did he see himself as being beneath those who preceded him. SC: All of which kinda goes against the orthodox notion that the Great Pyramid was built as the tomb of Khufu. But I am sure, once again, we shall simply have to agree to disagree. SC Edited January 5, 2018 by Scott Creighton Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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