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That's a great one-side-of-the-argument article.
However, wouldn't it have been a much greater achievement to build something other than the world's biggest tomb? Maybe something useful to mankind considering it was a 20 year project?
Also, do you believe a group of people can build something this monstrous in 20 years with none of the math formulas we have today?
I think you may be looking at this with a twentieth century outlook. Try to think of the pyramids as an Egyptian would. To an Egyptian, what would be more wonderful that a giant tomb dedicated to their God king? What could be greater than a tomb for a man-god who was not only a deity in human form, but the physical representation of Egypt itself?
Did you catch that the 'settling rate' of the Great Pyramid is only 0.5" over 5,000 years. This is a 5-6 Million ton building!
The deviation from straight is only 0.25" or 1/4 inch. This is about 20 times smaller than a modern building (they allow 6").
Luck? Or lost technology. You decide.
agent violet talking about 'an instrument'
In the Vedic literature of India, there are many descriptions of flying machines that are generally called vimanas. These fall into two categories: (l) manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and (2) unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings. The machines in category (l) are described mainly in medieval, secular Sanskrit works dealing with architecture, automata, military siege engines, and other mechanical contrivances. Those in category (2) are described in ancient works such as the Rg Veda, the Maha-bha-rata, the Rama-yana, and the Pura-nas.
Surgeries, amputations, prescription medicine, fertility and contraception...all the things we associate with the practice of modern medicine were actually introduced by the ancient Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago.
Host Michael Guillen takes us to the temple of Kom Ombo where surgical instruments dating back to 2500 BC can be plainly seen, carved on the temple wall. He conducts an experiment comparing the sharpness of ancient obsidian scalpels to modern, surgical steel ones. Watch as we test the accuracy of an ancient Egyptian pregnancy test. The picture that emerges is one of amazing medical treatments being practiced by an ancient civilization without any knowledge of germs or bacteria.
Originally posted by Badge01
I don't think there's a 'problem' here. If someone wants to keep some aspects of information proprietary, then that's their business.
Originally posted by agent violet
kinda kurious, i basically revealed what the instrument that was used is. if you know anything about egyptology(word?) you will be able to figure it out. even if you dont know anything about egypt you still should. its in just about every picture, statue, tomb, artwork, everything. they valued it with their life and rightfully so. as i said i am not allowed to reveal the method of getting the instrument to work. at least not at this point in time.
the creator of the coral castle also used this method, which again i will not reveal.