pyramidology

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pyramidology

(ˌpɪrəmɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
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(Alternative Belief Systems) a belief system based on the supposed occult significance of the Egyptian pyramids
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"Pyramidiots," occult believers attracted to Egyptian mysticism, rejected the achievements sought by translation in order to insist that hieroglyphs were a coded language deliberately devised to exclude common society; upon decipherment they clung to their beliefs by cultivating a reverse nostalgia for the romantic mystery of unintelligibility.
It is not fair to characterize them, as one author has done, as "Pyramidiots." (153) While the serious and scientific debate over "Pyramid measures" largely subsided in the mid-1880s as Proctor, Flinders Petrie, and Barnard effectively buried the theory, Great Pyramid metrology did not disappear.