posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 10:29 AM
To some they are occult symbols created by the infamous illuminati. To others they are great temples built to hold ancient Egyptian kings and queens,
as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, gold, mummified cats and jars filled to the brim with human organs. (Mann 2) The great
pyramids are a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Almost everyone you ask will give you a different answer as to who they are built by. Aliens, men, huge
kites and other stories have been passed down since the year they were built. These theories explain almost everything but man himself. The pyramids
are possible to built, and the ancient Egyptians did have the technology they needed to build them. The great pyramids were built be man.
Egypt, Giza more specifically, is home to these giant monuments. A total of four pyramids spot the desert and can be seen from miles away. The most
commonly, accepted theory states that the pyramids were built by man, using nothing but brute force and simple pulley and lever type mechanisms. Many
scientists state that there are 2.3 million blocks of stone in just the pyramid of Khufu (Cheops). These stones weighed anywhere from 2.63 tons up to
60.59 tons. (Smyth)
Although this is the case there are some people that say that man-made pyramids of these proportions can not be true, that they are too easily
debunked. These ignorant people state that there are just too many stones, a number that science puts at 2.3 million, for the Egyptians to lift and
place, saying that is would take a ridicules amount of years to build. These people say that the highly intelligent Egyptian civilization did not have
the technology to build these amazing monuments. There are even more ridicules statements like this, mystic tales of aliens and UFO’s.
In the world of conspiracy nuts there are a few believers that stick out. These are the kind of people that will believe just about anything that is
thrown out in front of them. These are the people that believe that the ancient pyramids of Egypt were built by creative aliens in their highly
advanced UFO's that had nothing better to do than stack rocks in a pile over on some planet they call Earth. This theory states that very powerful
UFO's flew overhead and built the pyramids. The UFO's did not just throw the stones down, they made pathways and chambers inside the pyramids.
The ancient Egyptians recorded just about everything that happened in their civilization, from laws to inventory but there have been no found records
that explain the building of these great pyramids. (Payne) Maybe that is why some people believe that an extra-terrestrial built them. Being that it
is impossible to prove something wrong, the theory stands possible, but there are much more logical explanations as to how the great pyramids of Giza
Another theory that 'underground' scientists have put forward is the kites theory. This theory states that the great pyramids were built using man
assisted with kites. There is no historical record of the Egyptians using kites, ever, but these 'underground' scientists say that it is the case. A
Californian software engineer who saw a hieroglyphic showing men holding ropes apparently connected to a 'bird' wondered if it was actually a huge,
man-made kite capable of providing the lift to raise a heavy block off the ground. After raising a 180kg cement block off the ground with kites bought
in a shop, Maureen Clemmons took the idea to Morteza Gharib, a professor at the Californian Institute of Technology. He then lifted a 3.5 ton obelisk
by using a large sail. (Ananova)
Numbers come into play a lot when talking about the building of the great pyramids. The most widely accepted number is that the base of the pyramid is
754 feet and covers 13 acres. As already started, the most commonly accepted number of the amount of block that is in the great pyramid is 2.3
million. This number seems very high and may be a factor that leads many people to believe that the great pyramids were built by something other than
man himself. With the knowledge of math it is easy to see that this number can be much lower than the originally stated 2.3 million.
This figure is (2,300,000 - 590,712) = 1,709,288 blocks less than the often published 2.3 million value. The workload passes through three phases of
decreasing difficulty, which are determined by the weights of the heaviest blocks:
Steps 1 through 21 (60.59 to 27.24 tons)
Steps 22 through 136 (17.66 to 6.44 tons)
Steps 127 through 201 (3.05 to 2.63 tons) (World)
As those numbers prove that it is quite possible that the great pyramids were built by man, yet another question still stands, how. What many people
do not know is that the pyramids were once covered with a kind of solid stone called marble. The encasing marble which covered the outside of the
pyramid has eroded or been removed over time. With this casing off, the pyramid lost 33 feet (11m) of all of its dimensions. This was removed during
the building of a near-by city.
It is possible that the ancient Egyptian workers first created the kind of step pyramid that we see now starting from the bottom and working their way
up. As the pyramid rises there is less space for the crews to work in and fewer blocks to be placed. In other words, the number of workers that will
be needed depends on three factors of: weight of blocks, number of blocks to be placed, and the working space available.
They Egyptians builders could of then used the steps to mount their solid and smooth marble starting from the top and working their way down. It can
Coral Castle located in Miami, Florida is what seems to be a modern wonder. It is an excellent example of just exactly what man is able of
accomplishing. A 100lbs man named Ed has created a wonderful world out of stone, by himself without any machinery. Perched on top of a solid block of
coral is the First Rocking Chair Ed built. He was proud of this accomplishment and wanted to place the chair where it would be most prominent. Ed's
first Coral Rocking Chair weighed 1 ton; yes a child could rock it. A nine ton gate is also seen, which can be open by the push of a finger.
From aliens to kites they can all easily be debunked. The most commonly accepted theory still stands victorious, man built the great pyramids.
[edit on 16/1/05 by MacKiller]