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Theories on Constructing Pyramids with Simple Mechanics

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posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer

Hi Blackmarketeer,

Here's my two cents.

I do not often speculate as to HOW the pyramids of ancient Egypt were built, preferring to concentrate on discovering the truth of WHY they were built. But over the years I have had a suspicion that the AEs may have discovered the use of hot air balloons.

Fanciful? Perhaps – but before we dismiss it out of hand, let us consider some possible evidence to support this possibility.

First of all the Montgolfier balloon was made of linen and paper – two materials that were available to the ancient Egyptians, as were ropes and sails.

The average weight of a limestone block in the Great Pyramid is often quoted as being around 2.5 tons. A hot air balloon (at sea level) with a diameter of around 125 feet can lift 6.39 tons, less the weight of the materials. A linen balloon of 125 foot diameter would weigh somewhere between 750 and 1,000 lbs. Lifting at night or in the winter months when it is much cooler would ensure better lift than during the day when the ambient temperature was only slightly less than the air in the balloon.

Thus we can see that the AEs certainly had the materials to build hot air balloons and we can calculate that such a balloon of around 125 foot diameter could feasibly lift two average GP blocks, or at least render them weightless.

But did the AEs in fcat discover such a lifting technique? There are some tantalising clues hinting that they just might have done so.

Is this really a mirror being depicted in AE art? Why then does a 'mirror' have wings? Why does a 'mirror' carry two people in a barque? Is it plausible that we are actually being presented with something else here other than a 'mirror'?

And then there is this (in)famous image from the Temple of Hathor at Dendera:

The goddess sitting on the stone block to the far right of the image (upper left) is the AE Goddess, Amaunet - the Goddess of Air. This goddess is also depicted as a snake (or serpent) which we also see in the centre of the various 'balloons'(?).

Notice how the balloon shape in the upper left image lies on its side and is similar to a hot air balloon being laid out and filled with hot air. Notice also how the other images from Dendera depict the balloon shapes in a vertical alignment (again with the snakes of the air goddess Amaunet depicted within the balloon shape) as though the balloons are now flying.

Are we perhaps witnessing in these images a linen balloon being filled with hot air for the lifting of heavy stone blocks? Or does the conventional explanation (theory) of this image that it is Horus being born inside a lotus bulb make more sense?

Have fun!


Scott Creighton

posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Scott Creighton

You have some interesting thoughts there and, as far as I know, new as well.

I will have to look into this more, it is a very unusual theory.

posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 03:41 PM
I think Gordon Michael Scallion, the psychic also saw hot air balloons in his visions about Ancient Egypt, recorded in a chapter of his book "Notes From the Cosmos". Nice work Scott.

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posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 04:53 PM
What I do not understand is why they used these unpractical huge stones to built the pyramids....What would be against using smaller blocks other than maybe taking more time to built it?

On second thought: Unpractical....that is from our point of view seems that for the builders it was no problem at all to use these 'unpractical' big building blocks.

edit on 2-10-2010 by zatara because: second thought

posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by Scott Creighton

Its a very nice idea, the question would be why on earth they would come up with it? The Egyptians had the skills to move stones without balloons and they had the manpower too. Using balloons is merely a question of effeciency that I do not think ever would occur to the ancient Egyptians - they just didnt need it.

Originally posted by zatara
What I do not understand is why they used these unpractical huge stones to built the pyramids....What would be against using smaller blocks other than maybe taking more time to built it?

Funny thing, the Egyptians thought that too. Thats why a majority of the Great Pyramid stones are not unpractical huge stones and they also get smaller the higher up you go.

edit on 2-10-2010 by merka because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 5 2010 @ 04:42 PM
I found some good Inventory Stele info.

posted on Oct, 5 2010 @ 05:04 PM
At last a decent, simple thread about pyramid building.
Good basic ideas, that although they may not have been used, show really how the more exotic explanations are not really required.


posted on Oct, 5 2010 @ 05:57 PM
The riddle of the transportation of the big blocks around the gallery in Giza
has - in my opinion - been solved. The solution is simple and fits with the
traces of abrasion and indents in the gallery. I have seen a computerized
video on German TV by a team of ten in France studying the riddle as
proposed by a scientist, whose name I have forgotten. They were using
a long ramp with a counterweight and the blocks both on rails.
Too late tonight to find that video.

Many of the depictions of the mechanical devices are plain stupid and
defy our present standard of knowledge aboute leverage.

What would you gain by using a seesaw to hoist stones to a higher
level ? It would take a weight that of the stone to just keep it in balance.
Leverage by Archimedes would mean using less force over a longer way.

The transportation was less a feat than the cutting and honing of the blocks.

The assumed pulling of the blocks on sledges is a stupid approach, too,
as it takes more force than pulling the stones on their whole surface.
I made those tests myself. So it must have definitely been another mode
of transportation.

posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 10:02 PM

posted on Jul, 10 2011 @ 12:38 PM
edit on 10-7-2011 by MaxwellSmahht because: I want to develop this idea further before I post it.

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