What are your thoughts regarding Ancient Egypt?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Lights Out 101, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Lights Out 101 Purple Belt

    Lights Out 101
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    I have been watching a few documentaries regarding the subject lately, and it really blows my mind with what the ancient Egyptians were able to achieve during that time period with their limited technology and machinery.

    Just look at the perfect symmetry of this statue of Ramses II. This would be a difficult to task to pull off even today.

    [​IMG]

    The Pyramid of Giza has about 2.3 million blocks, with each stone block weighing roughly around 2.5 - 15 tons. The workers would have set a stone block every 2 and a half minutes. That's amazing considering they had no heavy machinery.


    Do you think the Egyptians were just incredibly ahead of their time, or do you subscribe to the "they had help from extraterrestrials" theory?
     
    #1
  2. fonzob1 Black Belt

    fonzob1
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    6,604
    Likes Received:
    4,755
    Ahead of their time...
     
    #2
    AnGrYcRoW, Aquabot and BARNUM like this.
  3. FacePunch Punchin' Faces

    FacePunch
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Messages:
    3,930
    Likes Received:
    8,464
    Location:
    Traffic court
  4. BARNUM BIGGIDY

    BARNUM
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    408/650 - Peninsula
    Kemet is fascinating;)
     
    #4
  5. genecop Black Belt

    genecop
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    2,120
    If current day Egypt is anything like ancient Egypt , I don't think much..
     
    #5
    Bubzeh, Brodels and Sam Merlotte like this.
  6. shadow_priest_x Titanium Belt

    shadow_priest_x
    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    39,045
    Likes Received:
    23,154
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    Ancient Egypt is an interesting subject. It all seems so strange and mystical, almost like a fantasy world, except that it was real.

    It's interesting to note that very few ancient civilizations have managed to penetrate the popular consciousness, but Egypt certainly has done it.
     
    #6
    ObsoleteSoul, D3THRONED, DLX and 4 others like this.
  7. TheWorm Black Belt

    TheWorm
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    6,220
    Likes Received:
    10,823
    Location:
    The top soil in your garden.
    Bunch of illuminati, what with all their pyramids and shit.
     
    #7
    DLX and HwoarangStyle like this.
  8. RawHawg Black Belt

    RawHawg
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    5,102
    Likes Received:
    3,491
    old, camels, etc..
     
    #8
    Bigsquid and Bubzeh like this.
  9. GSP_37 Gold Belt

    GSP_37
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,636
    Likes Received:
    4,576
    Location:
    Hawaii
    My thoughts are it sure would have been nice if they had a written history in English preserved in like engraved metal or like HD video history. A detailed plan on building the pyramids and stuff would be good too, as well as a few pages of notes re: the meteorite dagger.
     
    #9
    shadow_priest_x likes this.
  10. kevy2pale size 33 belt

    kevy2pale
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Messages:
    8,473
    Likes Received:
    13,292
    Location:
    the newest of England's
    elite society

    "The ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem, the penalties for injuring or killing a cat were severe. They worshipped a Cat Goddess, often represented as half feline, half woman, whom they called Bastet. The main center for the worship of Bastet was in northern Egypt at the city of Bubastis."

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #10
  11. Ah Man Brown Belt

    Ah Man
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,816
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    Florida
    Probably the greatest civilization in the World for longer than all the combined time since they lost the title. Created intellectual precursors to most, if not all, ideas that are important today. Yeah, they're kind of a big deal. No, I don't think they needed aliens. They had millennia to get this shit right.
     
    #11
    3825 968 and AnGrYcRoW like this.
  12. MarloStanfield The Wild Colonial Boy

    MarloStanfield
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    13,519
    Likes Received:
    9,638
    Location:
    K-hole
    very backwards primitive people imo
     
    #12
    Big Tuppy Hole likes this.
  13. INTERL0PER Brown Belt

    INTERL0PER
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages:
    3,204
    Likes Received:
    2,449
    Location:
    Aotearoa
    I think there's still a lot we don't know about the Ancient Egyptians, and may never know.

    But I seriously doubt that aliens had anything to do with it.
     
    #13
    AnGrYcRoW and Bubzeh like this.
  14. iThrillhouse Silver Belt

    iThrillhouse
    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,818
    Likes Received:
    3,373
    I thought I read once that there WERE shit tons of written histories about the construction of the pyramids and scribes/scrolls that detailed the majority of Ancient Egypt and ancient greece’s history throughout the ages but it was all kept at the Library of Alexandretta (Alexandria? I cant remember the details) the place was once an ancient wonder of the world but it was sacked once and the scrolls barely survived but then the place burned to the ground in a great fire and thus a huge majority of recorded ancient history was lost
     
    #14
  15. GSP_37 Gold Belt

    GSP_37
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    19,636
    Likes Received:
    4,576
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Wasn't there some Roman emperor with brain damage from lead that burned down some libraries and books?
     
    #15
  16. shadow_priest_x Titanium Belt

    shadow_priest_x
    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    39,045
    Likes Received:
    23,154
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    Alexandria. And yeah, it's a pretty fascinating story.

    Who knows what we would know today about the ancient world if that had not happened. You gotta be a real asshole to want to burn that shit to the ground.
     
    #16
    Fraz, DLX, AnGrYcRoW and 1 other person like this.
  17. 90 50 Yellow Card

    90 50
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,123
    Likes Received:
    1,152
    Some theories out there that the Egyptians didn’t build any of that shit, just found it and changed it to their liking.

    Like the Spynx, some think it was a dog originally and the destroyed face was changed to what it is now, due to the position of body etc

    I beleive that more than they layed 2 massive stones per minute.

    Unfortunately I doubt we will ever really know.

    Start searching about the pyramids of mars for some good conspiracy theory stuff too
     
    #17
    Lights Out 101, Bubzeh and Brodels like this.
  18. aus101 Brown Belt

    aus101
    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    4,773
    Likes Received:
    1,291
    Location:
    sydney
    If you could craft structures out of huge blocks of stone, structures so tall they were only beaten in height in the last couple centuries (and with as much stone used as the Hoover dam) why wouldn't you just build one and use it as a tomb for a dead guy?

    Don't mention the dead guy's name anywhere (in fact put no writing or inscriptions in the structure at all), and later get your civilisation destroyed by bronze weapon equipped "sea peoples", who don't have enough civilisation/culture for history to even remember who they were. So logical.
     
    #18
    90 50 likes this.
  19. HHJ Plutonium Belt

    HHJ
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    52,640
    Likes Received:
    26,643
    Location:
    NYC
    It were Predators that did it.

    [​IMG]
     
    #19
  20. 22k Haiku Expert

    22k
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    24,949
    Likes Received:
    25,932
    Location:
    New York
    I've always been fascinated by the pyramids. same with those ancient & hidden Buddhist temples in SEA.
     
    #20
    HulkonViagra likes this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"