The Ultimate Guide: Pyramids

The Ultimate Guide: PyramidsSeveral thousand years have passed since their construction, and still, the enigma of the pyramids is not fully understood.

The structures have survived all these years of natural weathering and damage inflicted by modern mankind.

Through the magic of computer simulation, the viewer can experience the pyramids as they must have appeared to the ancient Egyptians who built them.

Ultimate Guide: Pyramids also provides information on how the pyramids might have been constructed.

Documentary that goes inside the framework of pyramids to show how these structures have changed over time, starting as flat-roofed houses and evolving into temples and grave sites.

The program reconstructs how these fabled pyramids and their cities must have looked at the peak of their civilizations.

Watch the full documentary now

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  • debs

    mind blowing doc, love stuff on pymarids.. more! more! cheers vlatko

  • Achems Razor

    Great stuff! Am watching!

  • CS

    Finally something I've been wanting to know more about, best doc on this site.

  • Connie

    Great Stuff is right!

    Sit back relax instead of Popcorn we are having Mountains of Real Black Cherry Ice Cream with Big Black Cherries and A Hersherys Chocolate Volcanic Lava flow escaping down the Mountain of Ice Cream. Hmmmmmm taste as good as chocolate covered cherries.

    Grab a spoon and join in Folks!

  • debs

    i sense sarcasm :(

  • debs

    connie; you seem obsessed with chocolate.. is it a reflection on your choice of men? just curious as chocolate has nothing to do with pyramids or cherries.. egyptian men can be quite dark though i suppose. my bad.

  • ez2b12

    @ debs

    I am not putting words in Connies mouth, sure she can reply for herself. But this is a game we play here sometimes, usually started by Connie. I doubt very seriousely that she connected the color of chocolate with anyones skin color, she is just having fun and being inviting in her own special and sweet way. Thanks Connie, pass the bowl please. I love ice cream- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Time to get to the doc. looks like a good one to, thanks Vlatko, great choice in my opinion. (don't worry connie i washed my hands this time, promise.)

  • Eric T

    Pretty good. I especially liked the part about the caves under the Mayan pyramids.

  • rave

    What a load of conjecture!

    The history is told in an organized and compelling way - there are definitely interesting perspectives... but they make many leaps in their judgment which I feel should be handled more objectively.

    I'd recommend thinking of their interpretations [which they present as a conclusive certainty] as projections of a very narrow, and domineering mindset - in other words, colonialist ideals are repeatedly projected onto the ancient culture's values... and this introduces a huge error in analysis and bias of judgment into the conclusions, delivery and overall presentation.

  • http://princejaka.wordpress.com princeton

    i liked it.. but the ending was kinda abrupt.. thought there would be more than that..

  • http://princejaka.wordpress.com princeton

    lol.. "paid labor".. oh i wonder what exactly the pharaos and state officials did to earn their wage if not through force of some kind.. i mean its not like they were ancient bill gates's who got wealthy through some great innovation.. but hey. maybe its just me.
    mwahahahaha

  • Connie

    @ Ez2b12
    Thanks my friend for explaining to Deb for me About how we Love to eat good treats while watching our Great Docs on TDF.

    Snacking while watching a show Is a Universal thing.:-)

    @ Deb I am not gonna even try to attempt to understand how your subconscious mind was ticking LOL. However ,I will make you popcorn though guaranteed, God only knows what you might do with Chocolate and Black Cherries :-)

  • Connie

    PS > Did anyone Love the Simplistic idea of rounding off a rectangular Block of stone by adding wood and making it into a movable cylynder. I thought that was simplistic genius!

  • Connie

    I want to watch this again and take notes . First thing I see is they suport the idea that Pyramids were gradully perfected as they learned thru time.
    It is a paradox to those who make a whole thesis on the idea pyramids were built suddenly in time with perfection leading to ideas of a a Grand Master mind society suddenly building Mankinds advanced society out of thin air and fueling the Ancient Astronaut theory/and gods.

    Next this film supports the old idea that the Pyramids were built as tombs for the dead. Yet the newer concepts supports the idea that the pyramids were not tombs after all , but some kind of power energy grid. And they show compelling evidence that this is more likely and the fact that they run on lay lines, (dragon Lines) etc.. help support their function.

    One common factor was that the Pyramids did have a channel of water leading from the pyramid to the Nile.

    I personal feel the Nile was used to transport the Stones from far distances of the rock beds to the building site.

    I would like to know where the pharohs were actually found. Were they or were they not buried in the pyramids. How can this simple yes or no be so controversial?

    If some were, Then how many versus was not?

    I would like to get some of the mystical ideas and concepts straight once and for all.And start putting some puzzle pieces together and end some of these total conflicting ideas that lead down various off the road Highways.

  • Sadie the Celt

    @ Connie

    yes that was clever, 'simplistic genius' as you put it!
    have you ever wondered how 'Stonehenge' was built? its argued that the huge monolithes travelled from pembrokeshire to Somerset in the same way! - a distance of 300 odd miles? like you said - genius!

  • Connie

    @ Sadie the Celt

    Is that Right ? 300 miles ? Wow ! Did you say they did it the same way? Amazing !

    The concept of making things round to move objects must of been an revolutionary idea when concepted.
    Turning things into round movable items, the wheel barrel. round stones, etc....

  • Connie

    @ Sadie the Celt

    Hey Sadie, I just thought of something, how could the Egyptians have used any other travel except for Water to move heavy objects from far distances ?

    From what I see and understand when you travel in the desert you can not stop less you get buried down in the sand. Even in Ca. my brother lives in the Desert . He has to keep his vehicle on a trodden path. If he gets too far off his path by a couple feet or so His car will sink badly and requires to be towed out.

    How could they have traveled on sinking sand with heavy objects?

  • Sadie the Celt

    @ Connie

    yes connie, I can see you sre fascinated with this! - nice area to study, Im not well read on it though, Im sorry.
    But Stonehenge (which is very near the site of the famous Glastonbury Festival) is supposedly a place of Pagan worship.And the huge monolithes there are defibately made from stone which has proved to have come from Pembrokeshire - which is in West Wales. Now they must have either 'rolled' these huge stones up the side of the Bristol Channel - or taken them across the (Bristol Channel) - its an ongoing debate! but at least 300 miles - over sea or land.
    Perhaps you can find out - and tell me what YOU think? because I dont know much more than that. I love yr enthusiam! Sadie

  • Sadie the Celt

    @ Connie

    again, I dont know! - I lived in California myself when I was married (Palm Springs) and the sand drove me nuts! I found it everywhere!
    I have never studied this 'transportation' of materials needed to build the pyramids - you probably know more than me. But what I found fascinating was the 'lining up' of these pyramids with the stars! - again Im still learning!
    nice to chat tho innit!

  • Linda

    Great documentary I love everything about Egypt so more like this please and thanks for this great site.
    Linda ;-** (*)

  • Sadie the Celt

    @ Connie

    talking of the transportation of huge things...
    did you know that the Vikings had to (sometimes) move their HUGE wooden boats overland?
    Yes! - and they did this by using greasy 'Fish guts etc' rubbing these entrails and oil all over the wooden base of the boats and 'sliding' the greased up boats over the grass!
    with about 50 men pushing this 'smelly greasy fishy Viking boat'!
    now theres a thought!
    'necessity is the Mother of invention'
    Sade

  • Connie

    @ Sadie on the contrare it is your enthusiam that is infectious :-)

    I don't think I know much more than you. Everything I have mentioned is right from the TDK films on Egypt. And what i picked up studying religion and tracing it as far back as I could go ending in Egypt.And then coming to a halt because what i need to study next is buried Under Egypts existing buildings. However we know what we see on top is not the most Ancient remains of Civilization. But what i do know is that religion that is buried underneath was in a timeframe of the Bull.

    We have timeframes and relgions that mark time as in accordance with the Astrological sign of the heavenly cycles. When they worshipped the Bull the Time frame and cycle of life was in the Bull thats why the Golden calf was worshipped.
    They are coming up with Bulls under the next layer of civilization under the existing top layers of civilizations.

    The Lion they have now was under leo

    We are supposedly ending our 26,000 life cycle and going into the next.
    Thats what the song of Aquarious is talking about.

    There is a doc. I saw that there is even another layer under the Bull.

    just how old are we? yeah its facinating but my mind is so interested in such a broad spectrum trying to make a whole connection that my mind cannot fathom just concentrating on one thing.Although I would like to clear some clutter out of all the garage sale Items my mind has collected.And make room for a solid foundation to continue on.

  • Sadie the Celt

    @ Connie

    OH Ha ha ha ha what a wonderful analogy Connie! you have everything you need - right there in your head! I think the most important assest is your mind and your hunger for knowledge.
    You are gonna beat me hands down on this - because you are more interested in it than I am.
    I am quite well read on Religion, as a doctrine - not as a Religion though. and Im 'into' philosophy and facinated by psychology. so we are just about equal! I live in Wales Uk - so I am surrounded by enormouse wealth of History - I can travel just 20 miles and sit in the middle of a genuine Roman Amphitheatre! - only 2 in the world - and Caerleon has one - Im so fortunate, but thats why I know a little bit about everything, and a LOT about NOTHING! Sade x

  • ez2b12

    Impressive Connie, someones been studying hard. I studied theology the first time i went through college and got into a lot of the same stuff you are talking bout. It is rare to see someone now days that understands the evolution of religion. Most are either offended by the true origins of religion, usually religiouse people- or not interested enough as it does get a little complicated , to me at least. I always start getting a little confused somewhere in amongst the greek polytheistic traditions and the Phoenician's earliest attempts at monotheism. Not to mention the egyptian sun worship, it all kind of runs together- in my head anyway. You seem to be getting a firm grasp on it though, its facinating isn't it.

    I have just started a study of the Hebrew culture and the Old Testament, it's great. I am certainly not religiouse but for some reason religion facinates me- the symbols, rituals, hierarchy. I am studying the blood line covenant that YHWH made with Abraham right now, well actually we are now into the Exodus. I want to study Jewish mysticism at some point.

    I fell asleep trying to watch this doc earlier, but its my fault. The doc. is good I am just beat, think I will try again. Talk to you later.

  • ez2b12

    whats up sadie? didn't mean to be rude. Its cool to see you and Connie getting along, you guys kind of remind me of one another. Yall should be good friends. have a good one.

  • Sadie the Celt

    @ EZ

    lol wassup yrself crazyman! - yeah Im in my comfort zone now - took some finding tho if u get my drift x sade x

  • Connie

    @ Ez2b12
    Now why did you not tell me this before?
    Here I am searching the world for info the hard way and piecing things together as If I am the sole finder and great connector of lost Ancient religions and patterns of borrowed religious fractions into one melting pot of water downed Ancient soup.
    When you now inform me that there is already doctrinated studies and neatly organized thoughts well searched out on all this laborous mind boggling mixed popourri ?

    So Now that I have someone to relate to on this how are we gonna be able to talk about it? ........ Will you let Vlatko let us exchange emails?

    I can't beleive you held out on me LOL

  • Connie

    @ Sadie these emails are getting mixed up . I did reply but it did not come thru yet .Nor did your others till now so we will be a bit out of sequence i guess. so hang in there lol.

    Just Great ! on my Fathers side we have the Viking blood and on my Mothers red headed Irsih side. and my Ancestors rubbed their land boats with fish oil and sailing across grass must of been a sight to see.

    Ps Sadie you will find that they supposedly line up with the heavens is the mirror image of heaven and earth. thus in the Belifs which I stem as Mystical beginnings is that supposedly they say as in above as in below and that is when you first find about the Genesis of creation as religion is mimicking that God spoke and uttered the first word with a breathe of air and first gave the commands for creation.

  • ez2b12

    @ Connie, sure i will give you a email i have set up for just this purpose. ez2b12 at centurylink dot net. Check this out in the mean time. Go to- richarddawkins dot net (no w's)and pull up article 3534-the-evolution-of-religion. If you can't get to it hit the email i gave you and Ill email a link. This is great stuff, starts tracing the evolution of religion from a time when we were still ape like hominids. Follows all the way through to our current evolutionary form and advanced monotheism.

    Dawkins has his own ways, i know he can sometimes come off as a little biased or arguementative. But he is a brilliant biologist, and i like his attitude really. I can see that it could be agitating to some though. Even if you don't like him as a person, you should try and absorb the information- it will really put some exciting and facinating ideas in your mind- it did mine anyway. I got to run for now but email me, I love chatting about this stuff.

    Sorry Vlatko, I know I am off topic, We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

  • Connie

    E@ z2b12
    easy to be twelve :-) do you have an email on TDF ?
    I had forgotten but Vlatko does provide us each emails on this site.

    I will resign up later am going back to bed for now.later

  • ez2b12

    Oh and check 3373 as well. The first one i recomended wasn't what i thought it was. It is still really good though, Ill find what i originally intended to send you later I don't want to get the thread off on a tangent.

  • Connie

    Thanks Ez

    I would apologize too for getting off subject but I cant because it would not be in truth for Pyramids and Egypt and first documented religion all is one and the same thing.Right down to burials and customs.
    But longer conversations as we would like to take them is another story.

    Will read up on that info when I wake up again . Thanks.

  • Connie

    @ Linda ,

    Sorry I didnt say hi earlier We are glad you also like the Doc. did you see all the others that TDK has ?

    If not just use this search engine for this site and type Egypt or pyramids and it will show a list of several great Docs

  • Charles B.

    Fairly interesting doc. I'd like to visit Egypt someday if I can.

  • ez2b12

    @ charles

    Hey Charles, whats up? Good to hear from you man. I feel ya', I have always wanted to see Egypt myself. Alas, travel is too expensive and dangerouse right now for Americans, thank you neo cons. If you think about it they, primarily, created both those problems, bad economy and everyone hating America(ns). Anyway, thats a whole different thread. Good luck, I hope you make it over there one day.

  • capricious

    Fascinating doc. Finally some new information about the pyramids that I didn't know before. Very good watch!

  • RIP

    This narrator does alot of Frontline productions, he's great. Thx, I can't get enough pyramid facts in me, another ink theme on me for sure.

  • William MacDonald Gibb

    FYI: The Hidden Records by Wayne Herschel, for another view of the pyramid complexes and the sphinx in relation to the stars.

  • James J

    @ Connie & ez2b12

    Others here who are interested in the origins of religion? Not just interested in the Ancient Aliens building society? Talk to me people!

  • Connie

    @ James J

    Hi I was just checking emails quickly I can't stay long right now, but was wondering whats on your mind?

  • Moe

    Rolling the blocks up. Funny how sometimes the most simple and obvious answer is over looked. Cool doc. with some great comments. What more could you ask for?

  • John R

    Egyptians were not black. The black peopole of Africa never evolved sufficiant neural connections to construct such beauty as the pyramids. That is why they still live in the jungle in stick houses while the rest of the world has evolved.

  • William MacDonald Gibb

    @John R:

    By the beginning of the 5th century BC, Carthage was the commercial center of the region, a position it would retain until overthrown by the Roman Republic. The city had conquered the territory of the old Phoenician colonies, such as Hadrumetum, Utica and Kerkouane, and the Libyan tribes, spreading its control along the North African coast from modern Morocco to the borders of Egypt. Its influence had also spread into the Mediterranean, with control over Sardinia, Malta, the Balearic Islands and the western half of Sicily. Colonies had also been established in Iberia.
    I suggest you study the ancient history of Africa!

  • William MacDonald Gibb

    @John R:

    By the beginning of the 5th century BC, Carthage was the commercial center of the region, a position it would retain until overthrown by the Roman Republic. The city had conquered the territory of the old Phoenician colonies, such as Hadrumetum, Utica and Kerkouane, and the Libyan tribes, spreading its control along the North African coast from modern Morocco to the borders of Egypt. Its influence had also spread into the Mediterranean, with control over Sardinia, Malta, the Balearic Islands and the western half of Sicily. Colonies had also been established in Iberia.

  • Pyrrhus

    @ez2b12
    As someone who has actually studied the evolution of religion, I wish to ask you a question that has persisted to intrigue me and to which I have never found so much as a speck of information, namely:

    In antiquity, did there ever exist a civilization that thrived for any significant period of time that was totally atheistic?

    If so, could you please share with us whatever you know on the subject?

  • Moe

    @Pyrrhus
    That is an interesting question. Has there been any civilization that didn't invent/adapt gods and or religions to answer questions they had no way of knowing and answering for themselves? Going from how I understand it, there wasn't. Wouldn't surprise me to learn that if there were possibilities of any, they were destroyed. Perhaps that plays a part as to why none of previous civilizations survived and died off like the gods they worshiped and the religions they practiced. A structure built on a poor foundation that doesn't allow change is destine to fail. But that is merely speculation on my part.

  • ?

    Why is this doco in the science section and not in history?

  • conscioussness

    What were they if you don't mind me asking? They seemed to depict themselves as a people with a darker pigment than most nations. They lived in Africa. They share similar features and customs with those in the Horn of Africa. They couldn't be Arabs seeing as how the Arabs invaded Egypt around 642AD (Ancient Egypt 3500BC-700BC). Africa has the greatest genetic diversity of any one continent meaning that Africans have a variety of features and not all the inhabitants look like the stereotypical images you're use to seeing. Genetic testing shows where man originated from and the migratory patterns they took. And it would be nice if once people would refer to this great civilization as Ancient Kemet and not Egypt. Egypt is the name the Greeks gave them. They didn't refer to themselves as Egyptian, but rather Kemites. I'm sure if I referred to the Ancient Greeks as a name other than the Greeks, I would be crucified for not providing the correct facts. So let it go, Africa has been plagued by invasions from Europeans and Arabs (Christianity and Islam), Slavery, Colonialism and constant interference from nations that look to exploit and rape the people of Africa for its natural resources. It's easy to look at Africa and see a primitive continent, but when you actually read up on it's history you'll have a better understanding of why it's behind so many other nations. And before you say Africans should have better defended themselves from such invaders, ask yourself why it is that a nation has to do so in the first place?

  • JustMe___1

    Having "darker pigment" and being black are different things.
    The thing is that black people wouldn't go over Saharan dessert at that time, South Africa and Mediterranean were divided by it. Mediterranean is not where black people were ever natives. I'm not a racist, I'm just pointing out that little trouble with travel.

    It is true that all humans originate from Africa, but they (homo sapiens, at least) moved to the north some 200,000 years ago, which is much before the Ancient Egypt, so they had time to change.

    What does the name have to do with this?
    Greeks are neither called Greeks, but Ellines (???????) or Hellenes. Yet, we rarely say Ancient Hellas/Ellada, we simply use the words accepted in our languages.

    I agree on everything you say about colonizations, slavery, pillaging and exploitation, but none of this has to do with what the Ancient Egyptians were (BTW, the Copts are considered 'native' Egyptians).

  • conscioussness

    I guess I will ask the question again... Who were they?

    My answer is they were indigenous Africans!

  • conscioussness

    They were indigenous Africans!

  • JustMe___1

    @conscioussness

    Indigenous Africans?
    Well, technically, we all are.
    But that doesn't exactly mean they were supposed to look like subsaharan Africans.

  • conscioussness

    I understand what you're saying, but you still haven't answered who you think they were? The consensus is from scholars is that the ancient Egyptian civilization was indigenous meaning they never migrated from outside of Africa, but rather established their society as a group of Africans that settled in that region and over time the region became a melting pot. I could be wrong here but the first contacts from the outside world to the ancient Egyptians didnt happen for over 2,000 years!

  • JustMe___1

    @conscioussness

    I didn't say they were not Africans, I just said they needn't be 'subsaharan' type of people.
    Notice the difference between Africa and Afro-centrism.

  • conscioussness

    That's what you are saying by using the term 'sub saharan' type of people, but obviously we won't agree and yet you still can't tell me what you believe them to be. I personally believe the descendants of the ancient Egyptians to be that of the people in the region of the horn of Africa such as Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and so forth!

  • JustMe___1

    @conscioussness

    I love speculations. Actually, that is what I am supposed to do. However, sometimes it can get out of the way.
    Anyway, to make it clear - the Afro-centrists claim that the Egyptians looked like, say, South Africans or so. They even have such claims for Ancient Greeks sometimes!
    Again, I really do not have problem with these people, but, still, I haven't found so far any scripture that speaks about Ancient Egyptians as much different from other parts of Mediterranean.
    Yeah, of course they are Africans, they are certainly not Europeans or whatever, there is just no way to claim they were the same "type" (what an inconvenient word) of people as the southerners are.
    Did you get the answer you were looking for? If not, I am really not sure what you're asking for.

  • conscioussness

    Good conversation I guess we'll just agree to disagree. But if you do get a chance read up on the land of punt and it's connection to Eritrea. Scientists were able to take DNA samples from a mummified baboon which was brought back from the land of punt by the ancient Egyptians. You may know that the ancient Egyptians consider the land of punt as the origin for their peoples. Just food for thought since you don't like to speculate!

  • JustMe___1

    @conscioussness

    Thanks, I will take it into consideration.
    Think I remember that about Egypt extending into Ethiopia and Eritrea.

    I love speculating (I do that a lot), but it is a complex thing and you need some strong arguments and logic (this is not related to our speculations).

    I'd like to add that I hate Euro-centrism, but Afrocentric 'everyone was black' way of explaining stuff is a bit annoying, as well. (Again, no racism involved, racism is for stupid people and I most certainly do not consider myself one of them!)

  • Ogun357

    I never could understand why caucasions had such a problem with Egypt /Kemet being a black civilization.

    I mean look at the intellectual gymnastics to prove otherwise despite the ovewhelming proof! I guess it's too much for them to fathom that we "lowly","ignorant","savage" Africans were building high civilizations while they were batting thier knees together in the caves of Europe during the Ice Age.

    But hey don't be disheartened.Look at all the accomplishments of Caucasion peoples since the era of the Rennaisance.Just because you started along a certain tangiential line does not mean you will continue on that line.As an example look at us; from pyramid builders to slaves.

    Every people have had their chance to shine in the sunlight of high acheivement.Ours was then yours is now.It will be somebody else's later.

    It's that simple.

  • Ogun357

    I never could understand why caucasions had such a problem with Egypt /Kemet being a black civilization.

    I mean look at the intellectual gymnastics to prove otherwise despite the ovewhelming proof! I guess it's too much for them to fathom that we "lowly","ignorant","savage" Africans were building high civilizations while they were batting thier knees together in the caves of Europe during the Ice Age.

    But hey don't be disheartened.Look at all the accomplishments of Caucasion peoples since the era of the Rennaisance.Just because you started along a certain tangiential line does not mean you will continue on that line.As an example look at us; from pyramid builders to slaves.

    Every people have had their chance to shine in the sunlight of high acheivement.Ours was then yours is now.It will be somebody else's later.

    It's that simple.

  • Ogun357

    I never could understand why caucasions had such a problem with Egypt /Kemet being a black civilization.

    I mean look at the intellectual gymnastics to prove otherwise despite the ovewhelming proof! I guess it's too much for them to fathom that we "lowly","ignorant","savage" Africans were building high civilizations while they were batting thier knees together in the caves of Europe during the Ice Age.

    But hey don't be disheartened.Look at all the accomplishments of Caucasion peoples since the era of the Rennaisance.Just because you started along a certain tangiential line does not mean you will continue on that line.As an example look at us; from pyramid builders to slaves.

    Every people have had their chance to shine in the sunlight of high acheivement.Ours was then yours is now.It will be somebody else's later.

    It's that simple.

  • Ogun357

    I never could understand why caucasions had such a problem with Egypt /Kemet being a black civilization.

    I mean look at the intellectual gymnastics to prove otherwise despite the ovewhelming proof! I guess it's too much for them to fathom that we "lowly","ignorant","savage" Africans were building high civilizations while they were batting thier knees together in the caves of Europe during the Ice Age.

    But hey don't be disheartened.Look at all the accomplishments of Caucasion peoples since the era of the Rennaisance.Just because you started along a certain tangiential line does not mean you will continue on that line.As an example look at us; from pyramid builders to slaves.

    Every people have had their chance to shine in the sunlight of high acheivement.Ours was then yours is now.It will be somebody else's later.

    It's that simple.

  • Brian Bjork

    your comment is the reason, you ape

  • ObamaATL

    Typical Neanderthal comment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R7TEN64PUKG3VXDFRTS66JH75U Steve

    Not really sure how to take the information in this documentary as some information seems to be in question. It starts off by misidentifying the great pyramid as a tomb yet no sarcophagus has ever been found there.
    In general it was entertaining and it does give you just enough of a taste for the culture to warrant further investigation. This in and of itself would justify watching it.
    There is lots of information that suggests some of the information coming to the public about many of the Egyptian past activities has been suppressed. You have to dig around various sites as the current curator of antiquities seems to have a less than desirable reputation.

  • Warmech

    That is a bullshit question and you know it. There has never been in recorded history a civilization that was atheistic. Until now, and that is in the last decade or so. And atheists are still the minority, sprouting up and triggering all of human civilization to a new way of thinking. It is a relatively old way of thought, but has recently gained a large following brought on by advances in technology, astronomy, and quite honestly, common sense. I would rather believe in, say, the mayans. At least I can look up into the nights sky and SEE their gods. Invisible best friends are starting to get very tiresome to people who acatually think.

  • Jane Doe

    Agreed. The Pyramid Code is the best documentary I've ever seen about ancient Egypt.

  • http://twitter.com/slimewowgrogga Slimewowgrogga

    there has always been people that believe in god or gods or question the fact or just don't believe. it will always be the same and will never change.

  • http://twitter.com/slimewowgrogga Slimewowgrogga

    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. - Seneca (ca. 4 BC –AD 65)

    The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. - Edward Gibbon (1776)(Chapter II: The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines.—Part I. Second Paragraph)

    All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher. - Lucretius (94 BC - 49 BC)

  • http://twitter.com/slimewowgrogga Slimewowgrogga

    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. - Seneca (ca. 4 BC –AD 65)

    The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. - Edward Gibbon (1776)(Chapter II: The Internal Prosperity In The Age Of The Antonines.—Part I. Second Paragraph)

    All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher. - Lucretius (94 BC - 49 BC)

  • Giac Belli

    that is definitely "very simple".....this is not a michael jackson video ok?

  • Giac Belli

    pyramid code was funny pseudo-science.

  • TonyIII

    Lot's of fun until the last 20 minutes when it veers off into political correctness.

  • ozlem_celebi

    23 years
    8395 days
    201480 hours
    12 088 800 minutes
    :
    2 000 000 stones

    1 stone in 6 minutes of a pyramid one stone was 50 ton
    they don't have technologie
    Wtf? People can't build it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003607639591 Joel Joseph

    what proves it was built in 20 years??

  • Taha Elkhalifa Taha

    Sudan contains a 150 pyramids, stone cutters are still doing their work nearly the same way as in the past specially in south Egypt and northern Sudan stones are cut by using heat produced from burning dry grass in the natural fracture lines ( rock cleavage lines), to get to know about horizontal lines you do not need to learn mathematics you only need to observe water surface in a cup and getting to know about vertical lines can be done by learning from fishing using spears as in South Sudan, if you these facts and know about angles from observing stars you will be able to build a pyramid. we believe our ancestors built their pyramids and statues , Europeans have no such old and magnificent structures in Europe so if its found outside Europe does have to be made by aliens? this is only racism not more. Its our land and our history we will not believe others when they deny the belonging of this achievement to its land and its people

  • southab403

    The last statement "If we decide to ignore them (the messages from ancient people) we may pay a terrible price"???

    Ok, If there was a huge climactic event caused by cycles of the universe and planetary movement (which I don't doubt) and ancient people were aware of it so forewarned us, what are we to do about it?

    We know that nature caused calamities to happen which almost wiped the human line out, numerous times in the past. We survived.

    If such an event caused an annihilation of ancient advanced cultures, how are we supposed to prepare ourselves?

    I'm a proponent of sustainable living through technology. I believe that all governments should be looking towards sustaining their country, looking firstly at building up independence in food, shelter and other necessities. Only THEN going to the international trade and global economy to acquire the luxuries in life.
    In this way (communities living close to self sustainability) if there becomes a time of global catastrophe, such as a plague or massive tidal wave or meter strike, humans can carry on.

  • southab403

    Hey Taha! You are very defensive. I for one, know that all humans came from Africa. We are all of African descendants.
    I do believe that all of the mathematical equations that were expounded in this film come from geometry and observation.
    That our understanding of mathematics happens to coincide with physics is not surprising as the natural world develops as it does due to the laws of physics. A sea shells curvature to building the pyramids is not a "coincidence" but a discovery of how physics/geometry/math/nature actually works.

  • mr.me

    Africa will never be civilized, it was for some time a little better, when the western world colonized it..but just look what happened when west left.

  • fender24

    Check out Christopher Dunn "The Giza Power Plant"