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Re: The Pyramids and Chronology Reloaded

PS...regarding the population stats.....I reviewed their info and find the estimated to be reasonable.....however, by neccesity they are based on many assumptions to arrive at any sort of estimate....the numbers could be wildly inaccurate....but the sensibility of the estimate is reasonable.

The population figure is important to me from the standpoint of economic feasibilites and probabilities....

At the beginning of the period with a "national" eqyptian economy of 1 Million people its about the size on modern day Tucson ....moreover if the average lifepan at the time was 30 (which is overstating) there was a very limited pool of workers to draw from (unlikely that children under 10 would be on the construction site...a third of the population were not eligible construction workers).....the population needed food and personal shelter...It is further evidence in my mind that the construction of the giza pyramids and the sphinx were not original construction of the Old Kingdom....