An apocryphal view on the pyramids, starting in awe at the amazing achievement of the Pharanoic architecture and sculpture, most specially at Gizeh, given Cheops's pyramid's size, weight, ... See full summary »
An apocryphal view on the pyramids, starting in awe at the amazing achievement of the Pharanoic architecture and sculpture, most specially at Gizeh, given Cheops's pyramid's size, weight, incredibly precise carving, four pairs of slightly shifted half sides, stunningly precisely measured shapes and symmetry. Then it questions and challenges conventional Egyptology beliefs, which it calls unproven or even impossible to verify, such as the absence of machines, a wharf duration of only 20 years or accidental equinox-orientation. Next it elaborates the theory that other major pyramid technology sites in Precolombian America, Easter Island and China can't coincidentally lie on two lines intersecting at Gizeh, even if not contemporaneous and without known contacts in their ages, and have several improbable things in common, like some of their cultures. Elaborate mathematical theories and measurements indicate the Egyptians must have known some astronomy, pi and the golden number, maybe even... Written by
I love anything Egyptian. I love historical documentaries. I love researchers who solve mysteries. So how could I possibly be unimpressed with this offering? It is because this show is presented with a load of unsubstantiated links and then wrapped up as a revelation and presented as possible scientific fact for us to consider.
I'm not sure whether the producers actually set out to see how many people would be pulled in by this rubbish, or whether they actually believed they have solved a cosmic insight that we should be grateful for receiving. I'm pretty positive it is the first option.
You will love it for some of the visuals, the number of global sites they link into the revelation, and the interesting facts they have uncovered. You will hate it if you have an inquiring mind that questions the relevance of the facts presented and the almost Von Danniken method of tying everything together with zero depth.
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