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Bunter
165706.  Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:16 am Reply with quote

This would have got me. It's from one of the new DVD elves.

Q: What kind of Egyptian built the pyramids?

F: Slaves

A: Normal folk like you and me


It has long been believed that the pyramids in Egypt were the fruit of extensive slave-labour, but recently excavations have shown that the builders were well cared for, living in special villages overseen by the Pharaoh’s advisers. Recent thought is that the pyramids could not have been built if the workers were slaves because there would not have been the required enthusiasm. Graffiti shows that groups of workers had team names and took great pride in their endeavour.

http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/070391.html
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/pyramids.html

 
eggshaped
165707.  Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:18 am Reply with quote

Hmm looks quite similar to this:

post 22091

 
Bunter
165711.  Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:22 am Reply with quote

Sorry for the oversight.

We should use it though. Everyone thinks it's the slaves what done it.

 
Flash
165718.  Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:29 am Reply with quote

You're probably right that it would catch lots of people, but I think the piecework theory is the one they put in children's books these days, and also in Egyptian travel guides etc. But I dare say adults won't have seen the kids' books unless they have children themselves, and I'm sure many people will not have clocked it.

 

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