Today I thought I'd share a few interesting excerpts from "ancient texts" that present a "fact," believed in antiquity, and demonstrably wrong, which calls into question alternative authors' desire to take the stories at face value. Today's odd claim is the demonstrably false notion that the pyramids of Egypt cast no shadow.
Now, let us prove that the pyramids cast shadows. Here is a NASA photograph of the three pyramids of Giza, with their shadows clearly visible on the lower side of each structure.
Thus, demonstrable observation once again shows why ancient texts need to be taken with a large grain of salt, a hint of common sense, and supporting evidence.
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