These set an unreal expectation for monuments everywhere! Real burial places have curves!
@Sterben, I guess we'll have to destroy the Washington monument.
Wasn't it proved that the pyramids weren't built by slave labor?
@AbelFive, not by Israelite slaves, if I remember correctly
@Nosam55, it was by aliens
@AbelFive, yeah I've had a few professors say they weren't built by slaves. Evidence of nearby camps and written logs suggest the builders weren't slaves, more like an organized paid military who took seasonal shifts working on things like this.
@HolyCatchphrase, My ancient history teacher was really qualified and actually had seen a lot of records and he says they were built by highly trained professionals who competed with each other on who could build fastest.
@MIster Wonderful, either way I think the theory that they were built by slaves has been disproven
@HolyCatchphrase, it was likely a mix of both. Obviously there had to be skilled laborers involved, but they also took a frock ton of people to build so there had to be some free labor in there just for cost effectiveness. They wanted to take their riches to the afterlife with them, not use it all to build their tombs.
@AbelFive, it was actually an open invitation to anyone in the country. Steady food, water, and a safe haven, in exchange for labor. It was a good deal
They have a point. Why haven't we destroyed white people too?
@Who ate my pig, I get you're joking but whites aren't the only people to enslave others throughout history and there have been plenty of white slaves as well.
@Who ate my pig, Or Africans for that matter! Hell, Mexico did it, too!
@Who ate my pig, destroy mankind. We are a symbol of bad things.
@The Puppet Man, well technically the recent slavery by the whites was on of the first times slavery was pasted off race. Normally it's spoils of war and prisoners
@ThePrinceofDarkness, yes, but there were even some white slaves during that time as well. Granted, not as many, but there were.
@The Puppet Man, oh yeah plenty, but they were taking during the wars with Europe. Europe came and enslaved Africans because they were "superior" and didn't really have anything to do with spoils. But yeah whites were slaves too
@ThePrinceofDarkness, true it was more of a racism thing but the picture refers to slavery itself. Not how that slavery came about. Idk I just don't like feeling like I'm part of some negative history just because I'm white. I always felt guilty in history class when learning about slavery.
@The Puppet Man, Solid point my man. And don't feel bad not your fault. The institution is still super racist but now a day most people don't like the institution anyway ha
@ThePrinceofDarkness, while it is in some cases true that whites with racial incentives took prisoners purposely for slavery, it was far more common for the chief of a tribe to sell his people into slavery. So there is that.... doesn't make slavery right by any stretch but we can't and shouldn't pretend that didn't happen. What's worse is in that part of the world it continues to happen
@Who ate my pig, haha point. I get it. Cause pyramids have a point...
@Who ate my pig, Just so everyone knows, my joke wasn't literal or anything. I just figure if you make things too literal, they become less funny.
@Who ate my pig, i ate you're pig it was delicious
@Who ate my pig, woah man don't give them any ideas
@The Puppet Man, like your mom. She was a white slave
@Who ate my pig, everyone's a professional historian in the comment section...
@ThePrinceofDarkness, there where white slave in the Americas aswell
@Gildarts Dragneel, I will eat your soul!
@Nick Cage Addict, yeah like 5-10% and it was either religious persecution or they owned someone money
@ThePrinceofDarkness, actually, going and enslaving people at random in Africa was illegal and viewed as pirating, legally, slaves were purchased from African warlords, so the slaves we brought from Africa were people that were by and large, already slaves. Doesn't men it's right, just that the only difference at the time was a change if owners and a relocation.
@Who ate my pig, dont. Tempt. Them.
@ThePrinceofDarkness, i was just pointing it it out because it seemed relevant
@Who ate my pig, you will have to fight stuckpixel for it then
@Who ate my pig, I think you just made an unintentional pun
@Boy Toy Named Troy, ;)
@Who ate my pig, this idea just keeps getting better and better
@The Puppet Man, you shouldn't feel guilty. First of all it wasn't you personally owning slaves and secondly, every race has f upped. You can't hold a whole race accountable for what some have done.
Because these were from am entirely different CIVILIZATION (not yelling, just cant use italics) which is really quite incredible if you think about it
Actually.... New research shows that the pyramids were most likely made by paid builders. Huts were excavated near the pyramids that had high quality products, such as rugs and painted vases, that were only available to mobility or high end working class. Evidence of "slave pens" have yet to be found.
Flame wars... Flame wars never change...
Remember when this app used to be funny?
@HelpfulPCMR, pepperidge farm remembers.
It's morally wrong to defile grave sites though.
They weren't build by slaves that's why.
Remember when this app wasn't pictures from over privileged people complaining about the triumphs of people who've been discriminated against for decades? But that's none of my business.
Just another example of how the patriarchy maintains its anti-semetic roots.
@EatMyAss, you're joking right? Please tell me you're joking.
@Master Alucard, of course
Not an American monument. Not relevant.
Its only oppression if they're black. Remember this kids.
@dategrape, tell that to the Irish, Chinese, Mexicans, Slavic nations, and the Jews. But you know, being racist is cool to.
Historically speaking the slaves who helped to build these tombs were promised an afterlife in paradise. So it wasn't as much as harsh slave labor because they wanted to do it.
Holy shjt! I love you, StuckPixel, but you guys really really REALLY need to work on optimization for this app! It constantly freezes up every 2 seconds and it stalls longer than it actually functions! This is really just shoddy - it took me at least 5 minutes to type this because it stalls for a few seconds literally every time I type a letter
I laughed so hard 😔
It's not wrong
Asking the tough questions
Sure, but do people flounce around with pyramids talking about the pharaoh rising again? I don't think so!
Because they weren't built by slavery.
I'm tired of seeing this.
Why is there a g*dmotherf*ckingd*amned philosophical debate on my g*dmotherf*ckingd*amed funnypics?
A new theory is they weren't slaves but well paid laborers.
Actually slaves didn't build them. The citizens did and it was a great honor. It was completely voluntary and they were very well compensated.
The difference is there is a large population of African Americans in America, doubt there is a large population of Hebrews in Egypt
For the record, I'm upvoting this picture for its satirical humor and not because I agree with it.
Haha slaves that were cared for had access to medical treatment and most recently discovered were buried in graves. They were ruled by the elite and mini pulsates there in tire lives.hmmmm sounds oddly similar to America
@JSLtheNerd, manipulated sorry
They weren't actually built by slaves...
Please tell me the person who made this is joking
If I could reply with images, it would be the puppy with the : | face.
Slaves didn't build them, aliens did.
Because it is ancient history. There's still much to be discovered about them. Let them fall apart on their own. Natural causes.
I don't think Egypt gives a sh!t about that sort of thing.
Slaves take down the slave monuments