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Ben Carson: Egyptians used the pyramids to store grain, not bury the pharaohs
Business Insider ^ | 11/5/15 | Maxwell Tani

Posted on 11/05/2015 9:37:57 AM PST by jimbo123

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is not backing down from a belief that drew widespread attention on Wednesday - that the Egyptian pyramids were built as grain silos, not elaborate tombs.

In a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University unearthed by BuzzFeed, Carson pointed to hermetically sealed chambers as a sign the pyramids were used by Egyptians to store grain and food.

"My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said in the speech, referring to the biblical figure.

He added: "Now, all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big - when you stop and think about it, and I don't think it'd just disappear over the course of time - to store that much grain."

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TOPICS: Egypt; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2016election; amnesty; andrewsuniversity; bencarson; berriensprings; carson; egypt; election2016; giza; godsgravesglyphs; israel; kentucky; michigan; newyork; notreadyforprimetime; pyramidgate; pyramidiocy; pyramids; randpaul; seventhdayadventist; seventhdayadventists; trump
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1 posted on 11/05/2015 9:37:57 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Yeah....


2 posted on 11/05/2015 9:39:43 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: jimbo123

Most of them are hydraulic ram pumps used to get water from the Nile to the interior farm lands that were drying up due to climate change. That is why they are all along the river and have subsurface tunnels and burn marks at the top of the Kings Chamber. Very sophisticated.


3 posted on 11/05/2015 9:44:02 AM PST by Any Fate But Submission
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I think its a loony idea but I fail to see wat it has to do with anything.

Its the kind of question the left uses.


4 posted on 11/05/2015 9:45:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.)
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5 posted on 11/05/2015 9:45:10 AM PST by Red Badger (READ MY LIPS: NO MORE BUSHES!...............)
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To: jimbo123

It is a serious mistake to assume that anyone, especially of another age, thinks as we do.


6 posted on 11/05/2015 9:45:46 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: jimbo123

“Carson supporters, your witness.” This man is an empty suit.


7 posted on 11/05/2015 9:46:15 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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One was his born kin, the other was his corn bin. Johnny Carson photo: Johnny Carson as Carnac Carnac.jpg What was the difference between King Tut's half-brother Scott and his great pyramid at Cheops?
8 posted on 11/05/2015 9:46:58 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: jimbo123

LMAO

I loved that skit.


9 posted on 11/05/2015 9:47:04 AM PST by DoughtyOne (It's beginning to look like "Morning in America" again. (Comment on YouTube under Trump Free Ride.))
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10 posted on 11/05/2015 9:47:17 AM PST by Red Badger (READ MY LIPS: NO MORE BUSHES!...............)
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To: cripplecreek

Precisely the point. Put this in the general. He’s done.


11 posted on 11/05/2015 9:47:19 AM PST by jimbo807
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They might have put a few bags in the crevices, but how did they get them out?
12 posted on 11/05/2015 9:47:35 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: jimbo123

This is gaining traction. I was never a supporter of Carson, but I think the ground is starting to crumble under his feet. And this is a sad reason for it to happen.


13 posted on 11/05/2015 9:48:52 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Sign up for my new release e-mail and get my first novel for free)
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Sure and while we’re at it lets ask some questions about eminent domain seizures for private use or past donations to the Clintons.

They’re certainly far more relevant questions than what someone thinks the pyramids were used for.


14 posted on 11/05/2015 9:53:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.)
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To: cripplecreek

True. My problems with Carson runs deep and wide. This is fluff.


15 posted on 11/05/2015 9:53:29 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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What are the other strange beliefs held by Carson??


16 posted on 11/05/2015 9:55:51 AM PST by Gator113 (~~Cruz, OR LOSE~~ Ted Cruz REMAINS the only true Conservative in this race. ~~ just livin' life~~)
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I watched a clip of the OLD video today, on Morning Joe’s I think.

Dr. Ben Carson was asked about it by a reporter and he replied that he stands by his same belief today.


17 posted on 11/05/2015 9:56:04 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATION NOW - GO MONTHLY IF YOU POSSIBLY & RELIABLY CAN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Eminent domain? You get paid for the land they take. Usually pretty well.

Donated to the Clintons? OK. And that proves what exactly?

Trump’s biggest problem in the general will be the “war on women”. Megyn started it, Hillary is perfecting it and they will unleash the vagina blitzkrieg on him with full menopausal force.

How he handles that I don’t know, but I am pretty sure he has a plan for it. He seems to have the bases covered well.


18 posted on 11/05/2015 9:56:46 AM PST by jimbo807
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To: TomGuy

Turns out he is correct.
https://youtu.be/nRK6DTpX5Ts
The steps temple was built by Joseph and was primarily a grain storage facility.


19 posted on 11/05/2015 9:57:11 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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Were these found along with the grain?


20 posted on 11/05/2015 9:58:12 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Race Baiting...... "It's What's For Breakfast")
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