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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
This is a great thread !... Again...
This is for me the best explanation as of yet. The pulley system I mean.
The South American people were also geniuses when it came on rope use and there is no reason to assume the Egyptians weren't capable of an equal or even better use...
Very thought provoking. Thank you
Originally posted by randyvs
I would need to ask you about the complexity,
of this puzzle and the principle, of form follows function,
in relation to the fact most mainsteam academics claim
ancient man didn,t even have a wheel. Yet, how far back
does the chariot go? I'm positive it goes back, well before
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Fine, Since everybody wants an Alien ok here is an Egyptian Alien
edit on 19-3-2011 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Does one need to have the wheel in order to use a pulley system?
The first thing we need to do away with is the myth that Egyptians couldn't have done it themselves or that they didn't have rope. I laughed the first time I read that somewhere in a more speculative forum. They showed us how they did things. Not only were they capable of building such awesome creations they excelled at them. Many of their creations are still here to this day. Admittedly all have seen better days. These are the people who built two of the seven wonders of the ancient world
The Great pyramid and the Alexandria lighthouse. Which is no longer with us. They used simple tools combined with basic math skills. Seems reasonable to me. Have we found examples of their basic mathematical skills? I may have found an interesting correlation between their known mathematical writing and a possible practical applications. I'll delve into that possibility a bit later.