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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Arbitrageur
Thank-you for sharing the link to that fascinating information regarding the Pyramid builders, Arbitrageur. Their society was much different than I envisioned. Too much TV influence I suppose...
Next I'll try to find out why the Pyramid building stopped abruptly. Since the average life span was only 35 years, there had to be new Kings and Queens coming into power and dying with great regularity. You'd think that there would be a bigger pyramid built by each new King, just to best the previous King. Perhaps building Pyramids was just a "fad" at the time that was only popular for a few years?
originally posted by: mindseye1609
originally posted by: th3dudeabides
a reply to: daaskapital
This may work. I would love to it an example in action.
However it doesn't explain other megalithic stone movements by other cultures. Easter Island statues for example.
wally wallingtons methods could of been used in easter island. the long narrow heads would balance good on a teeter totter and with some simple rocking back and forth they could raise the center up to a height of the center itself and then tip the statue up. they could of even been stood up before carved for balance then carved uneven. might even explain the big hats on some of the statues to maybe compensate for the weight of the base? (Just thinking out loud here)
skip to about 2:30 or so for the teeter totter in action
i know they dug holes underneath some of them to tip the monoliths vertical but not all correct? i seem to remember a lot of them are sitting on their bases? been a while since I've read up on easter isle. what kind of wood do they have locally there anyone know? i know they burned most off and had massive die outs or whatever but was any of it good hard wood?
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: tsingtao
Did you watch his videos? He filmed them being lifted and moved.
originally posted by: pauljs75
Rolling the stones really is the way to do it. If not carved round, forms can be placed and secured around the stones to allow them to be moved in this manner. Romans documented it, and this was stuff passed on from the Greeks, and I'm sure some of them got their knowledge from elsewhere in the Mediterranean which includes Egypt.
The math also works out that a six man crew can take advantage of rolling resistance to move a stone that a modern crane can't, by putting some forms around it, and levering it at the top so it rolls. Bigger the diameter, the easier it is to get it rolling. Once rolling, even less force may be required to keep it moving.
Metagene's Machine at this link pretty much sums it up:
And in chapter two here:
penelope.uchicago.edu...*.html ("*" goes after 10 at end of link before .html, forum breaks it for some reason.)
Smaller items (relatively speaking) could be dragged on the flat sleds as in that one heiroglyph. But some of the round "sleds" are likely leftover parts of the forms that when secured over the sides allows a block to be rolled with minimal effort.
would take not only a very long time with modern technology but probably more money than anyone's willing to invest.