Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
the four sided triangle is one of the most base of mathmatical understandings...
Pyramid building could have happened any of many ways, but the essential parts are
was there a "block" road, or a flagstone one? (or maybe neither)?
Marcs contention is that it was block, but we have evidence of flagstone used in others (from byrds link)
The road blocks are at the pyramids top.
All the words.
marcs method of leveling is only unique in the "intestional" method, and there were more reliable, and more dependable methods available (wax
lined wood tube for one) which is MY original theory... so dont steal it marc...
What is your problem?
wax was very common back then, and if wood was used, they would have surely sealed the joints with something... why not wax?
Now explain how these tubes were built. The shape, how they were joined, etc. I've thought of things like reeds and treated papyrus tubes, but I like
Steal you idea? I would have said great fresh oiginal out side he box thinking but instead I'll do a Byrd and say it's not in the official pyramid
building manual I keep heaing about.
as far as the leveling method...It seems that ramps (around the circumference) would be the most feasable,
How were they stablized? Explain how and when the casing sones were set. Explain how o get long heavy blocks around corners. Explain how to
move the blocks at all.
but from a common sense standpoint, it seems that a lot of reinforcement would have been neccessary to support the weight of a stone, along the edges
of the ramp...
I just recently had to load a forklift onto a flatbed, and the emmense effort that was required just to get it up the short ramp we had, was
amazing... and i was pushing it with another forklift...
and it had wheels...
I know fork lifts. Draw a picure of the situation and I'll tell you what you did wrong.
So I would enjoy trying to understand this raising method that marc speculates on more, but have yet to see a "method to the madness" that
would insure strong enough materials, to support the weight, while not crushing them from use...
(metal Lincoln logs might work, but would still misshape with use...)
but if they were merely shim thickness, then more could be used for the perfection required...
The logs will tear up. There were logs gettes, log cutters, log quality control, log foreman, log accounts payable, log boys, log haulers and on.
Joke coming. This is a joke. They went through logs faster than you do tissues when you have a new Hustler.
That was a joke. Now ban me and get it over with.
I am still puzzled though... I am going back to my original theory...
they built a big dam, taught a bunch of egyptians to swim, and scuba dive... flooded the valley, and built a huge barge to lift and float the blocks
into place (remember that underwater, everything is easier to move)
the divers could perfectly place the blocks with precision, since they were already bouyant by the barge lines, and once on target drop them...
once the pyramids were assembled under this temporary man made sea, they then knocked down the damn wall... and whala... the great pyramids...
No joking, sarcasm or any such nonsense will be tolerated on my thread.
Attempted to fix quotes Hope I got it right
[edit on 12-8-2006 by masqua]