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The Pyramids--Messed Up Since Civ 1

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by BasketCase, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Urederra

    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    That sounds political more than scientific. After all, the jews were the slaves and since there are some scientific thesis denying the holocaust, why not go further and deny the jew slavery?
     
  2. VirtualM

    VirtualM Chieftain

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    You probably already knew this: the pyramids aren't hollow. Most rooms were small rooms and are underneath.

    I thought that MOST workers weren't slaves. Because of the flood plains the farmers couldn't work the lands, so they were asked to build the pyramids (and you can't really refuse gods, now can you). There were still slaves from conquered lands.

    A good idea would be to have the pyramids divide the whipping cost by 2. Like the Kremlin does.
     
  3. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    in reality, did the pyramids really help Ancient Egypt at all? (except for the pharoahs!) surely they just lowered the egyptian morale. only real good thing is the architectural excellence or how long Giza has lasted
     
  4. Older than Dirt

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    Extensive research and computer modeling at MIT has conclusively shown that the pyramids were a works project designed to trim down the corpulence of the Egyptian populace which had become obese due to the lack of activity due to the use of slaves who took over all the mundane tasks such as farming and cleaning and cooking. The Egyptians were obviously anorexic; just look at their art. And, did you ever see a fat mummy? Eh? It was the first stair-stepper program and quite a success.
     
  5. Elmstr

    Elmstr Warlord

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    i liked the pyramids better in civ2 then now in cIV
     
  6. Chamaedrys

    Chamaedrys Emperor

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    maybe they should provide a health bonus. Or immunity against the unhealth swampland of the nile.
     
  7. Guerra

    Guerra Warlord

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    Most of the workers who build the Pyramids were actually skilled masons, carpenters and the like.

    Slaves wouldn't be able to pull it off.
     
  8. gdgrimm

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    LOL. That's good.
     
  9. Pantastic

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    Are you talking about the Sphinx's nose?
     
  10. Guerra

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    I'm talking about any of it, Pantastic.

    Slaves wouldn't have been able to make the Pyramids, its quite possible they used slaves to transport the raw materials, extract the raw materials, but the actual production of the Pyramids requires great skill, not just the engineers, but for the Masons, carpenters and the like.
     
  11. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    i think that's a joke: slaves weren't able to pull of the nose of the Sphinx
     
  12. Dan8816

    Dan8816 Chieftain

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    I think the Pyramids should be similar to the Crusades in Civ 2, they were a scientic, engineering and social achievement because the requirements to build them mandates new techniques in math, construction, transport etc etc. This should give the builder a temporary increase in production, trade and science because the building them likely drove the achievements in math, sci, social organization etc.

    The same can be said for the Great Wall, was never manned mile by mile by any dynasty and the military advantage is barely useful other than an incumbrance to a retreating force. The society obviously had the stability and organization to finish the construction and this should be worth something.
     
  13. me_Barb

    me_Barb Chieftain

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    Wasn't it was blown of by the Napoleon troops during their stay in Egypt.:confused:
     
  14. Pantastic

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    Actually the bit about Napoleon's troops breaking the nose isn't really true.

    From the Wiki article:
     

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