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Originally posted by Marduk
A hole could have been dug, the sand extracted from said hole, could be used for the countering, and endup being placed back into the hole, effectively covering up.
ok so what youre suggesting is that instead of using the already proven method
dug a hole up to 450 feet deep in sand and bedrock
then they filled a bucket with 2 tonnes of sand and rigged up a pulley system going all the way to the top of the pyramid
and this in some way made things easier
With regards to the 'effect' generated by the Great Pyramid... it's widely documented.
Thus, after completing the lower levels, the counter-weight could have been rigged to drop down the center.
The new passageway leads straight across and joins in with the original passage, the descending passage. The descending passage led only to a subterranean chamber. This descending passage that leads down is set at a 26 degree angle that descends down 345 feet (105m) into the earth under the pyramid.
How the Great Pyramid was built is a question that may never be answered.
These stones were brought from Aswan and Tura and the water would have brought the stones right to the pyramid.
How the Great Pyramid was built is a question that may never be answered
Herodotus said that it would have taken 30 years and 100,000 slaves to have built it
Another theory is that it was built by peasants who were unable to work the land while the Nile flooded between July and November
. These stones were brought from Aswan and Tura and the water would have brought the stones right to the pyramid
It would have taken over 2,300,000 blocks of stone with an average weight of 2.5 tons each.
height of 482 feet
Our thinking on pyramids has evolved considerably over the years. Many of us who are a bit older were taught that the pyramids were built using Jewish slave labor, which is a fabrication of immense proportions. Most of the pyramids were built long before the Jews made their appearance historically and currently, many if not most scholars believe they were not built using slave labor at all (or perhaps a nominal number of slaves).
Otherwise, we can also dismiss offhand alternative theories related to aliens or some lost culture being responsible for pyramid building. There is just far too much evidence, including tools, drawings, evolutionary changes, and even worker villages that rule these farfetched ideas obsolete.
However, some mysteries remain, even in some of the best well known Pyramids. The most famous of them all, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, continues, year after year, to give up a few more secrets, and there doubtless remains much to learn from these Egyptian treasures. There may even be one or more pyramids yet to be discovered
Originally posted by Marduk
yes but what goes up must come down
and vice versa
to have say a 2 ton block counterweighted by 2 tonnes of sand someone first has to carry that two tonnes up to the top
so in essence you're doubling the work you need to do