This may have been discussed before, apologies if it has. Did aliens build the pyramids & other monuments? Or help in their creation? Is there any
evidence for this? Probably the most well known believer in this theory, and I think the one that started it all, is Erich von Däniken, who won
instant fame as a result of the television special "In Search of Ancient Astronauts," based upon his first book Chariots of the Gods. Has anyone
read any of von Däniken's books? Is there any evidence for his claims? Do we not give ancient man enough credit for these amazing works of art? What
do you think about this subject? I don't fully support this idea but it makes for great and interesting discussion. Picture below and afew
interesting facts about the biggest pyramid at Giza.
Pyramid at Giza, The exact number of stones was orginally estimated at 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing from 2-30 tons each with some weighing as much
as 70 tons. Computer calculations indicate 590,712 stone blocks were used in its construction. It area covers 13.6 acres with each side greater than 5
acres in area.
There are supposedly 144,000 casing stones, all highly polished and flat to an accuracy of 1/100th of an inch, about 100 inches thick and weighing
about 15 tons each with nearly perfect right angles for all six sides. Computer calculations indicated 40,745 casing stones were used averaging 40
tons each before the face angle was cut.
The average casing stone on the lowest level was 5 ft. long by 5 ft. high by 6 ft. deep and weighed 15 tons. The casing stones weighing as much as 20
tons were placed with an accuracy of 5/1000ths of an inch, and an intentional gap of about 2/100ths of an inch for mortar.
The casing stones for the Great Pyramid were cut in quarries from Tura and Masara located on the east bank of the Nile on outskirts of Cairo.
The mortar used is of an unknown origin. It has been analyzed and it's chemical composition is known but it can't be reproduced. It is stronger than
the stone and still holding up today. The cornerstone foundations of the pyramid have ball and socket construction capable of dealing with heat
expansion and earthquakes. The four corner sockets are at different heights. The vertical distance between the highest and lowest is 17 inches. The
reference point known as the "mean socket level", or base level, is generally used as the reference for height and perimeter measurements. The
"sidereal socket level" is the mean of just the SW and SE socket heights.
It was built in just 20 years and is lined up exactly with the North Pole, less than one tenth of a degree out. It is thirty times larger than the
Empire State Building(in mass), the Pyramid's features are so large they can be seen from the Moon. The oldest structure in existence, having been
started almost 5000 years ago, it is the sole remnant of the Seven Wonders of the World.
[edit on 17/8/07 by ProjectDreamland]