Black People : Egyptian Tomb Find Pyramid Builders Weren’t Slaves

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    Egyptian Tomb Find Suggests Pyramid Builders Weren’t Slaves


    Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s discovery of a group of ancient tombs of workmen who built the Pyramids of Giza suggests that the workers who built the final resting place of the Pharaohs weren’t slaves, the Culture Ministry said today.
    The tombs which date back to the reigns of Pharaohs Khufu and Khafra are part of a complex of workers’ tombs that were first discovered when a horse stumbled upon the necropolis in 1990, the Cairo-based ministry said in an e-mailed statement. Khufu and Khafra ruled between 2609 B.C. and 2551 B.C., it said.
    “These tombs were built beside the king’s pyramid, which indicates that these people were not by any means slaves,” Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in the statement. “If they were slaves, they would not have been able to build their tombs beside the king’s.”
    The number of workers who built the pyramids probably didn’t exceed 10,000 whereas Greek historian Herodotus had estimated 100,000, Hawass said. It’s difficult to pinpoint when the pyramids were built exactly because previous assumptions that they were constructed during the flood season that lasted three months are incorrect, Hawass said.
    Evidence at the sight shows that families from the Delta region and Upper Egypt sent 21 buffalo and 23 sheep to the pyramid plateau in Giza every day to feed the workers, the statement said. That suggests the workers came from “top” familes, it said.
     
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    Slaves only exist in the minds of Hollywood historians w/ the Ten Commandments, you may have had prisoners of wars, but ALL cultures had that!
     
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    Thanks Oldsoul

    They couldn't even figure out how the Pyramids were built, yet they came to the conclusion that slaves built them.... hahaha


    If slaves built the Pyramids, where did they get their skills from, surely not from trial and error.

    Slave inventions are usually due to the idea of how to make ones menial burdens a little, if not a lot more easier.

    Example: African American slaves invented the wash tub, in order to make washing white folks clothes a lot easier. African Americans invented the stop light, in order to stop getting blamed and punished for crashing massas horse and carriage. African Americans invented the Ice box, in order to prevent from white folks food spoiling, leading to the extra effort of re aquireing the food. This list goes on but I will stop there. Back in those days, slaves were responsible for everything. Let white folks tell it, they invented all of those things, even though they didn't have a need to. Like slave masters really cared about making the jobs of their slaves easier.





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    Here is the thread Kemestry, so you didn't look to hard. Same article and everything. It's not really a big deal though.


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    I read where the workers were not defined as 'slave' but as 'work gangs'.
     
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    ...Evidence for pre-Exodus slavery

    Remaining Semites who stayed behind after the Hyksos were driven out were treated brutally by the next several kings (Thutmose I and Thutmose II), culminating in Thutmose III, who "...made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field..." (Exodus 1:14). Thutmose III was known as "the Napoleon of Egypt", and who set about conquering large swaths of territory once occupied by the Hyksos and their allies. He was also a great builder who used many slaves in his building projects; the population of slaves included large numbers of Semites, who were hated by Thutmose as a result of the Hyksos period. Archaeologist and historian W.F. Albright confirmed that the Hyksos invasion of Egypt was led by a Semetic people, not Hurrians or Indo-Aryans as some scholars contend; the fact that the remaining population was Semetic help fuel the hatred that many Egyptians felt for the Hebrew slaves remaining in Goshen. (Albright, pg. 44)

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    Rekhmire, the vizier to Thutmose III, left behind splended wall paintings in his tomb in which scenes of the making of bricks and other tasks are being carried out, similar to the scene in Exodus 5:6-19. Found among the figures in the paintings are Semitic foreigners engaged in brick-making, with the hyroglyphic text having them say "He supplies us with bread, beer, and every good thing," while they get a stern warning from the task-masters: "The rod is in my hand; be not idle! (Unger, pg. 333)....



    http://www.conservapedia.com/Date_of_the_Exodus
     
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