Did those ancient people say, "Oh, what a wonderful thing that is! It will make all of us so much more important!" or was it merely something like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, there goes old Cheops trying to show off again!" I am aided in this speculation by a little bit of doggerel that I read somewhere that went sort of like this: "Who can doubt the secret hid under Cheops pyramid is that his contractor did Cheops out of several millions?" See? I'm not the only one with that sort of mind.