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thanks for this i found the sites interesting, but do you know if they have actually tried this?
i have actually been into ancient egypt since i was a kid but after they kept changing their stories about how the pyramids were built so many times i
just left it until a big news story came on with a definate theory.
For sure? They have tried at least most of the theories. Most of the reason these are submitted is because of the anecdotal evidence, in the form of
leftover material or unfinished working on rocks and stattues.
Then, in order to be a accepted theory the results must be able to be replicated.
I'm sorry, but unlike Byrd or Harte, my brain's a bit holy, and I can't pull up exact sources, most of what I get is from TV or from books I
haven't read for several years.
And yes, unless you are very much on top of Egyptology or any of the ancient studies you'll fall behind very quikly. Most of my books are from the
late eighties, and while being fairly accurate in a general sense, are very much out of date in a strict sense.
Mostly I enjoy the Discovery Channel and the History Channel, and since they are more brain candy than anything else, the facts tend to pool together
in the back of my head.
or even better - man carried a 50 tonne block of rock and carried it miles and pulled it all the way up a tower just for a tomb!
Now this is something that hasn't changes a great deal since I read up, except for some of the smaller details.
First, this tomb was for a God, and they built a few before they great pyramids.
A bit about the evolution of the pyramids:
A look through our basic history reveals we've done some fairly impressive things for our Gods, who've rarely seemed to take part or notice.
They had a living God, who could possibly get ticked off and decide your family will have a really bad day.
And, keep in mind, it also wasn't so much the Egyptians who did the construction, but the slaves.
If you'd like a rough analogy, think of the cotton fields of the South before the Civil War. Today, in order to be cost effective, you' have to
have a machine to harvest the cotton.
Of course, at the time they didn't have the machines needed to harvest and process the cotton. They had teams of slaves who had to do whatever their
masters ordered them to.
Today, it would cost a large amount of money, health care, ect. to higher people to tend the fields. Aside from that, if their boss tried to make
them work outside of required work laws, he'd get more than a bit hassled by Workers Comp and Fair Work Law Practices.
Now, aside from that.
The shape of the pyramid is actually a good idea. If you want to pile several stone on top of each other, the pyramid shape make s afair bit of
Think of it this way, when you let soil drift out of your hand, what shape does it take?
Usually a hill, though you can form a rough pyramid shape as well.
THe shape supports weight well, and is pretty easy to work out and plan on paper.