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Originally posted by Udo Hohnekamp Lux.
Harte, there is no need to bring in new figures into the discussion. The number of slabs and their weight have long been established and are easily verifiable.
I only have to measure a slab, use the specific weight for limestone, and I
would tell you the weight. Dividing the volume of the pyramid by the volume of a slab would even give a layman a close figure of the total number,
So when Mark Lehner calculated (roughly) that the volume of stone missing from "khufus quarry" was almost equal to the volume (in stones) of the GP, he was sorely mistaken and way off the mark....
To calculate the missing volume of stone in the quarry, we used a map from the Egyptian Ministry of Housing and Reconstruction (1977). This map has spot heights (measured elevations in meters above sea level) and contours at one-meter intervals.
Our calculation is an approximation because of the quarry’s irregular shape and the fact that centuries of blowing sand have refilled the southern extension of the quarry. A rough comparison with the Great Pyramid reveals a good match.
Khufu quarry measurements
230 meters X 400 meters X 30 meters
(754.5 feet X 1312.3 feet X 98.4 feet)
The estimated volumes for Khufu’s pyramid and the missing stone in his quarry are:
Volume cubic meters
Khufu pyramid 2,590,000
Khufu quarry 2,760,000
The quarry is not precisely rectangular and the floor of the quarry is uneven, appearing to slope up to the north. The quarry’s southern outlet disappears beneath the sand-filled wadi situated between the Mokkatam and Maadi geological formations. Therefore, we do not know the entire length of the quarry in that direction.
Originally posted by OnTheFelt
Some of the responses in this thread are absolutely comical.
The biggest problem we face in forum discussions like these is the absolute lack of holistic thinking that is present. So, your an engineer, great, but unless you built the pyramids, STFU......yes, have an opinion but stop ridiculing posters with alternative theories beside the Egyptians built it.
1. All four sides of the Pyramid are very slightly and evenly bowed in, or concave. This effect, which cannot be detected by looking at the Pyramid from the ground, was discovered around 1940 by a pilot taking aerial photos to check certain measurements. As measured by today's laser instruments, all of these perfectly cut and intentionally bowed stone blocks duplicate exactly the curvature of the earth. The radius of this bow is equal to the radius of the Earth. This radius of curvature is what Newton had long been seeking.
2. The average height of land above sea level (Miami being low and the Himalayas being high), as can be measured only by modern-day satellites and computers, happens to be 5,449 inches. That is the exact height of the Pyramid.
3. Other numbers are also repeated throughout. Each of the Pyramids four walls, when measured as a straight line, are 9,131 inches, for a total of 36,524 inches. At first glance, this number may not seem significant, but move the decimal point over and you get 365.24. Modern science has shown us that the exact length of the solar year is 365.24 days.
4. The height of the Pyramid's apex is 5,812.98 inches, and each side is 9,131 inches from corner to corner (in a straight line).
If the circumference of the Pyramid is divided by twice its height (the diameter of a circle is twice the radius), the result is 3.14159, which just happens to be pi. Incredibly, this calculation is accurate to six digits. So the Pyramid is a square circle, and thus pi was designed into it 4,600 years ago. Pi is demonstrated many times throughout the Pyramid.
5. Amazingly, the outside surface stones are cut within 0.01 (1/100th) inch of perfectly straight and at nearly perfect right angles for all six sides. And they were placed together with an intentional gap between them of 0.02 inch. Modern technology cannot place such 20-ton stones with greater accuracy than those in the Pyramid.
Even more amazing is that the 0.02-inch gap was designed to allow space for glue to seal and hold the stones together. A white cement that connected the casing stones and made them watertight is still intact and stronger than the blocks that it joins.
7. The Pyramid is located at the exact center of the Earth's land mass. That is, its East-West axis corresponds to the longest land parallel across the Earth, passing through Africa, Asia, and America. Similarly, the longest land meridian on Earth, through Asia, Africa, Europa, and Antarctica, also passes right through the Pyramid. Since the Earth has enough land area to provide 3 billion possible building sites for the Pyramid, the odds of it's having been built where it is are 1 in 3 billion.
8. Thirty times larger than the Empire State Building, the Pyramid's features are so large they can be seen from the Moon.
Many people will not even look at this video because Christopher Dunn was discussed on this forum 2 years before this video. For anyone wanting to know the true purpose of the Pyramids though Christopher Dunn did solve it despite what the people quoting their grade six textbooks say.
The best part for skeptics is that you don't even have to read a book to click on the above video. It is verified book free.
One example I like is the mono wing airplane model that was discovered in 1898. It was over 2000 years old and looks EXACTLY like a modern aircraft. In 1898 they labeled it a "BIRD MODEL" for the simple reason that the word Airplane wasnt even a word yet, and in 1898 the airplane wasn't even discovered.
We know they used drills we can see their marks in the work. We know the Giza Power plant theory holds out. We know 2+2=4. Wake up. Don't be a skeptic for skeptics sake. There is NOTHING to be skeptical about. The proof is here now. We just need to look at it.