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How they Built the Great Pyramid of Egypt

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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There are many theories here that make good sense and some that insult the greatness of man. I believe the use of pulleys and some sort of counterweight make the best argument. How do you get the counterweight above your material? If you use water contained in a vessel you could pump it through a pipe. If you don't have a pump and a pipe you would have to use buckets. It could explain the tall chamber.




posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 05:18 AM
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wow, thats a very well put thread. i have read alot about the pyrimids and how they may or my not have been built. i always thought that the idea of the bottom half of the pyrimid was for a telescope was a good theroy but the way you show the internal ramp and pully system really makes sense. one of the best explanations for the grand gallery for me. got to love the ancients.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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I was under the impression that the ancient Egyptians didn't have the pulley and that it wasn't in used till like 200 BC in Greece credited to Achimedes.

Without the use of pulleys it would make some of the therories incredibly hard to do .



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 08:02 AM
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Lot of food for thought here. However much about the "Great Pryamid" is still debated..not all Egyptologist accept Khufu as the builder, and not all archeologist agree that it was used as a death monument. There was a response posted once here concerning the Great Pryamid, there was an estimated length of time that it would requre for all the stones to be placed. Something like one stone every 5 seconds would have to be placed for something like a hunderd years (I dont recall exactly) but it was well beyone the reign of Khufu. No doubt Egyptians were intelligent and great builders, I feel that the source of their culture (science and literature) are still a mystery, and they were undoubtly aided by some (non-homo sapien) source. Its an opinion take it at face value.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Supposedly the "Counter weight sled" had smaller stones in it that could be removed by hand making the "Sled" much lighter and easy to recall to it's starting height for the next job.

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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Do you have a link or video to post regarding hat possibility?



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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I was just reading this article and it is really cool. I wanted to share a couple paragraphs on this thread that really struck me. Check out how people lay down in the granite coffer in the enormous King's Chamber for a difficult to describe experience. How odd would that be?

To lay down there staring straight up and knowing how old it is and wonder what in the world they created this thing for and who else had been laying here in its distant past. Just thinking about it is strange.


EXPLORING THE GREAT PYRAMID - At one end of the King’s Chamber sits a huge, lidless, solid granite “sarcophagus” or “coffer” - - so this proves, many a traditional Egyptologist has claimed, that this is where the pharaoh was interred. Problem is, no riches or funeral trappings were ever found in the Great Pyramid. Tourists meditate and chant in the King’s Chamber, and given the opportunity, will take turns lying in the granite coffer. It is an experience that is difficult to describe. I felt this was more a place of rebirth than death, and the granite box was more closely related to a baptismal font than a sarcophagus.



On the north and south walls of the King’s Chamber are small openings that lead to narrow channels that run up and out to the exterior of the pyramid. Sometimes referred to as airshafts or ventilation shafts, it was long thought that they were simply functional, bringing fresh air to the chamber. But if it was a tomb, why would the deceased need all this fresh air? Was this room actually used by living persons - - perhaps for initiation or religious rituals? But what of the exactness and perfection of the shafts, pointing directly into the northern and southern sky? Four thousand five hundred years ago the northern shaft pointed to the star Thuban in the constellation Draco while the southern shaft pointed to the belt of Orion (associated with Osiris by the ancient Egyptians).


www.robertschoch.net...



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Thanks for posting the links.


Sometimes referred to as airshafts or ventilation shafts, it was long thought that they were simply functional, bringing fresh air to the chamber. But if it was a tomb, why would the deceased need all this fresh air?


That part there I kind of pointed out in the OP

This brings us to the supposed "Air Shafts" I highly doubt that's what their main or original purpose was for or the other purpose as channels for the pharaohs soul. Being plugged seems like a lousy way to provide "Air or a smooth passage for a soul"


Also why did they need air anyway? The tomb was covered and construction had moved on. The "Supposed Tomb" was finished and there were no hieroglyphs, so why the need for air?



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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I want proof of the Egyptians building the pyramids all by themselves. Oh wait you don't have that! I do think they built the pyramids, but I also think that some kind of other worldy help was at play here. Too bad I don't have proof of that either because I didn't watch them build the pyramids! Guess we'll never know until they come back and tell us they helped us build it.
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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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I show proof and you denied it then you state it was other wordly and have no proof.

So it goes.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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The tomb was covered and construction had moved on. The "Supposed Tomb" was finished and there were no hieroglyphs, so why the need for air?


How else were the aliens going to keep there construction weapons cool? I'll tell you Slayer, you have been slipping on this thread. If I didn't know any better I'd swear you didn't know that Jimi Hendrix is alive and well under the right paw of the Sphinx. Seems he accidentally entombed himself as he was building it.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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We all know Elvis and Jimi Hendrix are alive and well living at the North Pole with Santa Claus and his Old lady commune!



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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I've considered that possibility.
It would be amazing if true. [However unlikely]



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Nice thread. Im sure it took alot of time to compile all of that info. S&F. There have been some relatively good arguments regarding construction. I do have a few issues though.

1. What would have caused man to quarry,cut and shape stone in the first place? (necessity being the mother of invention and all)
2.How did they do it? tools? what led to the invention of said tools? How did they figure out how to create metals for the purpose of the tools?
3.How were they able to precisely align the pyramids with orion and the four cardinal directions? (this is a divine math)
4. HECK,,,,What led to math in such a complex fashion? (extremely complicated algorithyms)

It all just seems a little too fantastic, givin how long ago they were created,,, not to mention that they were created at all. I do not accept any of the traditional theories surrounding the construction,,,,though i have none of my own



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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There is a long prehistory of Pyramid building going on before they built the Great pyramid. Supposedly they simply applied the same principle to it's construction on a grander scale. As far as alignments. This could simply demonstrate that they were more advanced in their understanding than many give them credit for presently.

It is still a wonderful mystery.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Agreed
still an awesome thought provoking thread. And great subject matter. I wonder how Ed Leedskalnin did it too.
en.wikipedia.org...

Edward spent over 28 years building the Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. A few teenagers claimed to have witnessed his work, reporting that he had caused the blocks of coral to move like hydrogen balloons. The only tool that Leedskalnin spoke of using was a "perpetual motion holder."



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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The coral castle is an amazing location. I went there as a child (too young at the time) to appreciate it.

I'd love to go there again as an adult.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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wow. you put some serious time/effort into this post. i saw the tv special w/bob briar about Jean-Pierre Houdin and his internal ramp theory. my thought was "wow, that actually makes sense". i managed to get a copy of houdin's book. i had to order it from the university of cairo. i haven't had time to read it yet. it's pretty heavy reading. lol. i don't have bob briers book about houdin yet. thanks for posting this.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Also posted here at ATS and even more amazing is the base that the Great Pryamid is built. If I remember its is one solid piece of granite that supports the base of the pryamid. It purported to be man made and not natural accurring (i.e. the base was quarried and brought to the site) that would be truely amazing..! It has been noted that there is another such large granite base plate at the location of Baalbek some where in desert of Lebanon.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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"It all just seems a little too fantastic", well to add a believe it or not factor to this thread.. Lets not forget ole Ed Skalein (forget the spelling) who build Coral Cables in Florida (alone with minimal tools and No slaves) in the early 1900's!







 
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