06/11/2019 by Sebastian Major
The most elaborate theories concerning the pyramids of Giza usually position those monuments as deeply different and distinct from all other Egyptian pyramids. However, to fully understand the pyramids of Giza we need to understand them in the context of the monuments that came both before and after. As soon as we add that context some of the more audacious claims about Egypt’s pyramids become much harder to believe. Tune in and find out how Pimp My Ride, missing mummies, and way too many OFH call backs all play a role in the story. Follow this link for tickets for OFH Live 100th Episode! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-fake-history-100-live-podcast-tickets-78201840811?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Listen Date: 2020-01-29
- The episode kicks off with the theory that the great pyramids of Giza are laid out like the stars in Orion’s belt, and then happily debunks it with all the evidence against it – the angles don’t match, whether now, or at the time of constructing the pyramids, or even at the claimed time of constructing the pyramids.
- And then it goes on to spend the bulk of its time addressing the conspiracy theory that pyramids aren’t tombs; by laying out all the evidence that they are, which involves a sort of history of the evolution of tombs.
- Which is, in brief: sand pit burial to brick tomb, to mastaba, to step pyramid (or mastaba on top of a mastaba, which is how the Pimp My Ride reference comes in), to true pyramid.
- Which reminded me of my time playing Pharoah.
- There was also a discussion of how missing mummies in tombs can be explained by:
- traditional grave robbers
- Egyptologists effectively acting as grave robbers
- Pharoahs having double tombs, one in Upper Egypt and one in Lower Egypt, but only one getting the actual mummy
- And therefore, absence of mummy is not proof that a pyramid is not a tomb