posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 12:46 AM
reply to post by Scott Creighton
I'm only a year late with this but I just saw it today. For the record, I built replicas of one ancient Egyptian tool (called
"quarter-circles" or "rockers") and was able to move a 2-ton block over 15 feet in under 10 seconds---from a stationary start. I was 52 years old
and 135 pounds at the time (it was witnessed by the press and a video is available). Another tool is dubbed a "Mystery tool" by Dr. Mark Lehner
(the formost archaeological expert in pyramid construction). A forensic analysis shows that it is the key piece of a special type of lever that
allows three men to lift a pyramid block a full course (level) in 3 minutes.
While it is theoretically possible to build the great pyramid in under a year in terms of man-hours. A more practical time line, that matches
the evidence at Giza, is that about 4000 workers took about 4 to 6 years at a fairly leisurly pace.
Archaeologists are not engineers and are not able to fully appreciate the tools that they have uncovered. As an engineer I was faithful to the
evidence and let my investigation folow the clues left behind. My book is extremely detailed and provides a step-by-step process by which the Great
Pyramid could have been built. I know of no other book that provides this level of detail and is based on archaeological evidence.
By the way, I've received the "Outstanding Engineering Merit Award" for this work and have published, and am in the process of publishing,
peer-reviewed, academic papers.
It is nice to see some discussion on the subject. And, everyone has an opinion on how the Great Pyramid was built. However, useful scientific
conversation needs to be based upon evidence and logic. Unlike politics, public opinion has little credibility in science and engineering.
Thank you for this opportunity to clarify my position.
Gerard. C. A. Fonte