Can I get an explanation on who built the pyramids? Anywhere I look is clickbait conspiracy theories
But the texts say "with the help of the Gods" What else could that mean but that aliens traveled hundreds of light years to help some bronze age kingdom stack rocks together while leaving no sign of the existence except some myths roughly based of them?
I mean can you think of a more likely explanation?
The Pharaoh and the people were basically related. He would basically kill all the men and make all the babies in the early years. It's my theory that the people loved the "king" so much they decided to build the giant tombs for him. I don't think there was ever any slaves until the later dynasties. There is also several sunken cities.
No one actually knows OP. Human labor was not strong enough to lift any of the stones that make up the pyramids, and they did not have the material of lifting up those blocks.
The other answer is ayyliums of course.
Ancient Egypt was a point in time where people believed the pharoahs were literal god beings on earth. they also had all the fucking time in the world to build these gigantic tombs for the dead
it was almost 100% manual labour
>Be conscripted laborer
"Le poor peasents dying in corvee labor" was usually propaganda, specially in the Chinese case (i.e. Dynasty painting the previous Dynasty in a bad way). There may have been deaths and hardship but I doubt cunts were treated intentionally badly.
>Git abused because property
>Get to do mind numbing machine-style work
You paid off your taxes during the flood season when you couldn't be farming by working on the pyramid. While working, you got a supply of bread, beer and some meat. When people died, they automatically got the kinds of burials they wouldn't be able to afford had they died not working on the pyramid.
Only in the sense that it paid for part of your tax burden and you were fed
>There may have been deaths and hardship but I doubt cunts were treated intentionally badly.
You say that like slaves owned by ancients were treated intentionally badly
So they don't have to house and feed you most of the year
No, they will call you back during flood season, you have no choice in the matter
"paid" by reducing tax burden, and redistributing taxes paid as rations, paid for by a fraction of the taxes they originally paid to the state
>You paid off your taxes
Exactly, you are paying the state, not the state is paying you. Or they're paying you to pay them. You can't think that the food distributed to workers magically came from nowhere, do you? It came from the workers in the first place for taxes collected.
>When people died, they automatically got the kinds of burials they wouldn't be able to afford had they died not working on the pyramid.
You don't want a spooky peasant laborer haunting your swag tomb, do you?
You got paid as much as required to sustain your life during the project. So your payment was a place to sleep, enough grain and onions for you to not starve, and some nasty beer to drink.
You werent given actual currency, or any surplus to bring home as winnings from your work. You came back as wealthy as you left, the work done didnt earn you anything whatsoever.
That may be good for people who were too poor to live before the conscription, as its a notable upgrade to their lifestyle, the same way that getting arrested is a notable improvement for a sick alcoholic hobo. However for most people it was lost time, and they probably lost time exactly when they needed it to rebuilt their home and get a woman and such.
>being forced into labor under threat of physical harm
>get sent to do difficult/dangerous/generally unpleasant work
>they weren't treated badly, guys!
Egyptians roughly had some sort of labor laws that required them to do certain hours of work in order for them to live in the kingdom. The Jews didn't come along until almost 100 or more years after Keftka
>But the texts say "with the help of the Gods"
no they fucking don't, giorgio. this is a fucking meme. von daniken spastics always refer vaguely to "uhm like the ancient texts" that supposedly speak of gods coming from the sky and helping men. i majored in egyptology and let me tell you there are no such fucking stories. it's just an unproven assumption pulled out of thin air that is just repeated often enough until it is just assumed to be true. fuck
nope, i'm working at uni now, doing research, deciphering papyri, going on excavation now and then
granted, it's the exception rather than the rule, i might as well have wound up as a taxi driver
Huh I would have assumed most stuff was done by now. Of course you could always find new artefacts and stuff, do you still find any major things? Did they leave lots of documents and texts, and are there still a lot untranslated?
Not that guy, but there's tons of shit that's still not translated, there's shitloads of archaelogical digs ongoing and yet to be dug up. Shit, they're still finding out new stuff about the great pyramids themselves.
And even once you've got it all dug up and translated there will be many, many decades of analysis and critical thinking to be done about all of it.
It depends quite a bit on the availability of the slaves and relationship with their masters. Athenians say that Spartans treated their slaves particularly badly, and the behavior of Spartans demonstrates that they were considerably more fearful of slave revolts than other Greeks.
This seems to be caused by the Spartan lifestyle, where Slaves did most labor while Spartans focused on martial aspects, compared to other Greeks who simply had Slaves as helpers.
A few years back archaeologists unearthed the homes of seemingly well-paid foremen who worked on the pyramids. Mainstream media ran with the claim that there were no slaves that worked on the pyramid and they were all well-paid foremen.
I'm not really buying that. Logic would suggest you'd have a small number of high caste scribes and literate men doing the engineering and checking the work, a larger number of well-paid skilled foremen supervising day to day labor and being foremen, than a bunch of slaves doing all the grunt work.