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What was the purpose of the Pyramids? What drove the ancient Egyptian to devote so much energy and manpower into building the pyramids?
While it is generally agreed that pyramids were burial monuments, there is continued disagreement on the particular theological principles that might have given rise to them. One suggestion is that they were designed as a type of "resurrection machine." The Egyptians believed the dark area of the night sky around which the stars appear to revolve was the physical gateway into the heavens. One of the narrow shafts that extends from the main burial chamber through the entire body of the Great Pyramid points directly towards the centre of this part of the sky. This suggests the pyramid may have been designed to serve as a means to magically launch the deceased pharaoh's soul directly into the abode of the gods.
Clip taken from the Naked Science documentary “Pyramids”.
Watch it here - http://youtu.be/FnMCIrKRkQM
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