r/mysteriesoftheworld Oct 06 '22

who built the pyramids?

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u/zorbiburst Oct 06 '22

The "it took 20 years" theory explicitly comes from calculations of how long it would take workers to build and move the stones. You're working backwards from the 20 years now.

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u/MahavidyasMahakali Oct 06 '22

Talented workers and engineers built them.

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u/MrWigggles Oct 07 '22

DID A BROWN PERSON DO SOMETHING.

BETTER TAKE THAT AWAY.

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u/ex-big_bag_of_dicks Oct 07 '22

Maybe the aliens were browns?

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u/KO_STORIES Oct 07 '22

What?

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u/MrWigggles Oct 07 '22

Ancient Astronauts have a very strong habbit making any not white culture group, incapable by taking away anything meaningful that has lasted through the centuries.

The ancient Egyptian couldn't have made it was aliens. Or a prior super culture that was totally European.

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u/zorbiburst Oct 07 '22

I think ancient alien theories are mostly crackpot, but I don't think this is especially fair to fall back on every time. I'm sure some of them are racist, accidentally or not, but it's also just that white people aren't exactly ancient in the first place to have these timeless structures to attribute to. Most interesting white structures were built in times with better recorded histories, or collapsed before the modern era.

It's not "brown people couldn't have done this" as much as "ancient people couldn't have done this and there just weren't really white people doing shit back then".

The only weird ancient white structure I can even think of Stonehenge, which totally has alien theories.

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u/zorbiburst Oct 07 '22

Rome isn't anywhere near as ancient as the pyramids. It's so much better documented and understood, so it stands to reason there would be less wild theory about it. When Roman architecture was being discovered, Roman architecture was understood because it was a culture that has already dominated a significant portion of the world.

When ancient Egyptian architecture was being discovered, it was so far removed and had already been obfuscated (including by Romans) so substantially that it was a mystery that researchers had to work for to get answers to, and in the meantime, theories filled that void.

Nothing else Europeans have done is treated like that because everything else Europeans did was like, yesterday, compared to how long ago the pyramids were. Europeans did shit within recorded history. And any cool shit, like, I dunno, the Colossus of Rhodes? Doesn't exist anymore anyway. What have Europeans done that we could attribute to aliens?

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u/zorbiburst Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I think you mean something else when you say Cardiff giant. Like, the 17th century geoglyphs? Again, the context is important. You're comparing things that were made by predecessors to the cultures that found them to things where the culture responsible is long gone and at the time of discovery left little translated history.

The older geoglyphs, made by Welsh/Celts? Cultures that still existed. So there was no mystery. Great grandpa made it. From a culture that, regardless of being white, had already shown an understood level of technical advancement. Whereas when you're finding shit in the new world, and they're clearly doing things different than you, you don't know what level of technology they have and in what fields. Ignorance and racism overlap but they're not synonymous.

Plus a drawing a man with a big dick is pretty mundane, but fantastical artistic depictions of animals makes the mind wander.

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u/MrWigggles Oct 07 '22

And it's only Stonehenge because it's famous. There are lots of henges, including other made out of stone

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u/diego9717 Oct 06 '22

Lol this is pretty dumb

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u/flawlessfear1 Oct 06 '22

Or they fucking lied and built it for longer

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u/bigbadcake28 Oct 06 '22

Human beings from earth built them. Ancient astronaut theory is 100% bullshit.

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u/abesrevenge Oct 07 '22

It is also racism. “No way those uncivilized brown people could build such advanced buildings”

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u/Here-Is-TheEnd Oct 07 '22

I haven’t seen ancient aliens in a while, don’t they have similar ideas about European megaliths?

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u/WorkplaceWatcher Oct 07 '22

Mostly farmers - during the time times when the lands were not plentiful, such as the dry times between Nile floods - worked as relatively cheap labor.

Thus the pyramids were built seasonally for two or so decades.

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u/SharpMidnight Oct 06 '22

“Slaves did the pyramids, Jeremy. Thousands and thousands of slaves.” - Mark Corrigan

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u/ADOVE4F Oct 07 '22

Actually all the workers were paid and were buried proper burial. Stop this nonsense

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u/ex-big_bag_of_dicks Oct 07 '22

It’s a stack of blocks. I don’t get it.

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u/nutfac Oct 07 '22

Listen this is dumb af the radius of the earth is 6,378.1 km and the holy cubit is 52 cm lmao

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u/scramblezxx Oct 07 '22

There are a lot of pyramids, but it seems like people only want to believe the Egyptian ones were done by aliens. Why?

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u/KO_STORIES Oct 07 '22

I see where you're going with this and no it's not because I don't think a specific group of people could not build them. For me I've only made this about the pyramids the main ones in Egypt but I plan on doing the Aztec ones Stonehenge Easter Island and a bunch of other ones throughout the world. It's not just this one but this one is the first wonder of the world so it's priority

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u/scramblezxx Oct 07 '22

I wasn't going anywhere, just genuinely curious. Now that you mention it though, I have actually heard claims that aliens might have been involved in Stonehenge.

Thanks for answering.

it's not because I don't think a specific group of people could not build them

Lol, people do like to make that accusation. I'd rather ask you, what is the most compelling reason why humans couldn't have/didn't build these structures?

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u/cataath Oct 07 '22

Option #4: They used coordinated labor, so they didn't have to build it one block at a time.

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u/ADOVE4F Oct 07 '22

And probably took more than 20 years.

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u/Unlucky-Boot-6567 Oct 06 '22

Egyptians, I reckon

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u/orchismantid Oct 06 '22

Egyptians.

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u/33Bees Oct 07 '22

To suggest that humans were incapable of building the pyramids is ridiculous.

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u/KO_STORIES Oct 07 '22

It's not that I'm suggesting that I'm just suggesting more plausible explanations even if they don't seem plausible to us now. Throughout history everything has been magic until it's turned into science

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u/Modern_Robot Oct 07 '22

How is this more plausible than lots of people and a bit of ingenuity

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u/No_Strategy148 Oct 07 '22

Okay maybe not 20 years but close.

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u/KO_STORIES Oct 07 '22

Think about it though even if they're lying to us and it was really 40 years that would still mean a block was put up every 10 minutes

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u/mglitcher Oct 07 '22

easy. the egyptians. we have found many many remains of the people who built them. if you think that aliens build it, show me one piece of evidence. not evidence that “the egyptians didn’t build it” but that aliens did build it. cuz even if you could prove the egyptians didn’t build the pyramids (which you can’t because historians and archeologists are in near complete agreement that they were with the amount of evidence there is) that doesn’t mean that aliens did build them. now show me evidence thank you

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u/KO_STORIES Oct 07 '22

The proof will be in the mathematics with the next one put out it's already made and on my Instagram but I will share it on here as well. In case you're wondering all of these I have six of these parts of the pyramids on my Instagram and YouTube everything is called K.O. STORIES

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u/Former_nobody13 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Whilst I do advocate the ancient astronaut model or the outer assistance model , this particular video does a rather shoddy and inept job in encapsulating the available datums.

Edit : if you wish to downvote me then atleast be man enough state the reasoning behind the said downvote .

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u/InvaderZimSokali Oct 07 '22

This theory makes me sick. It discounts the amazing ingenuity and cooperation humankind is capable of. I believe - truly - that this idea stems from a fundamental form of self-hatred.

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u/MrWigggles Oct 07 '22

Its just plain old racism.

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u/InvaderZimSokali Oct 07 '22

Tempting to say, because Egyptians are brown people and we know how much racist white folks hate brown people, but they will also trot out this mindless stupidity about Stonehenge, as well as other large stone monuments on any and every continent. Also, we don't know that the moron who posted this is white.

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u/MrWigggles Oct 07 '22

This is part of the insidiousness of ancient alien. It the core of it is removing achievements from not Europeans and it's gotten main stream success. Don't need to be a bigot to support these things. The history of ancient aliens have their origins where... Nazi. Nazi didn't add in ancient aliens however they promoted a world view that all great artifacts of civilization were done by a prior superior white race and the browns are just living there.

Iron chariots added the modern and more successful ancient alien spin to it but the claims that the Nazi make and the claims in that novel have a lot of over lap. And the author of iron chariots later work were more obvious with it's bigotry

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u/laxjerrett Oct 06 '22

No

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u/Former_nobody13 Oct 06 '22

An extremely succinct counter argument .

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u/MahavidyasMahakali Oct 06 '22

A proper counter argument isn't really required when the theory has no actual evidence to even support it.

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u/johnjohn4011 Oct 07 '22

Well, the slave theory has no actual evidence to support it either. So....? Correlation does not prove causation - either way.

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u/WorkplaceWatcher Oct 07 '22

Especially the whole myth that Hebrew slaves were building the Pyramids when Exodus happened.

Exodus happened over a thousand years later.

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u/johnjohn4011 Oct 07 '22

Depending on how long ago the pyramids were actually built - maybe much longer. They still could have been enslaved maintaining or upgrading the structures though.

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u/nutfac Oct 07 '22

What two things exactly are you correlating here?

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u/johnjohn4011 Oct 07 '22

Didn't say I was correlating anything. There is no proof other than what has been derived from correlation, as to how the pyramids were built. Everything is purely hypothetical theory.

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u/MahavidyasMahakali Oct 07 '22

I don't think anyone that actually did any research on the pyramids thinks slaves built them anymore. Just like they don't believe the ancient astronaut idea.

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u/johnjohn4011 Oct 07 '22

Every theory is entirely theoretical. People find proof where they accept proof. Good to remember that lots of things that were proved impossible turned out to be possible after all, though!

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u/MahavidyasMahakali Oct 08 '22

Not sure what your point is here. It sounds like you are trying to claim that no theory can be true or something.

Every theory is entirely theoretical, except of course theories that are backed up by practical evidence, like gravity, laws of thermodynamics, etc....

Lots of things that were proven impossible turned out to be impossible. What things that were proven impossible turned out to be possible after all?

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u/johnjohn4011 Oct 08 '22 edited Oct 08 '22

People find proof where they accept proof. When we still don't even have proof of what consciousness is, seems kind of short sighted to ultimately accept anything it produces as proof, eh?

In any case - here are 7 things which were accepted as proven impossible by the leading scientific minds of their time, at some point:

Heavier-than-air Flight. ...

Space Exploration. ...

Computers and the Internet. ...

Bioengineering. ...

Nuclear Technologies (and Splitting the Atom) ...

The Internal Combustion Engine. ...

Nanotechnology. ...

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u/KO_STORIES Oct 07 '22

Okay cool sorry about that I have to answer like that question 50 times a day at least but most the time it's people saying oh you don't think this group of people could have built it and I'm like no I'm not saying that I don't think any human being could build it LOL thank you though I appreciate it