Originally posted by samlf3rd
Who had the brilliant idea to build a pyramid? It wasn't Snefru-Khufu's Father-ya know the guy who supposedly built the Great Pyramid-even though
this claim holds up as well as you can breathe water.
Snefru built at least 3 pyramids, actually, and you are right that he wasn't the first. Unas (actually, the architect Imhotep) came up with the
original design plus the enclosing landscaping.
If you look into Ancient Egypt you would find that their greatest skills were "tunneling" and not building pyramids.
I don't know of any tunnels they built. Could you link to some? Their temples and statuary really were more impressive, though.
I have done a ton of reading and analyzing of the Ancient World, especially on Ancient Egypt. I wrote many letters to Dr. Zahi Hawass asking
him to accept donations to begin "resurfacing the Great Pyramid" with a similar limestone casing that once gave the valley it's moon lit
Well, they haven't finished investigating the place so they're hardly likely to cover it up. And limestone (evey highly polished limestone) doesn't
glow or enhance the starlight more than a modern building would. However, you can test it easily... get a white tile, wax the heck out of it, and
take it outside where there's a very dark sky (or even take it into the moonlight.) While it does make a nice white shape, you'll be disappointed --
you can't read a book by its light (but you can read a book by the light of the moon.)
Ancient Egyptians also had a technique of building pyramids where the King's ceiling is gabled which is not typical of Egyptian
Err... huh? They had a technique which they didn't have?
Some of them have been so badly ruined by looters that we don't know what the inner chambers looked like.
Many, many unique features area attributed to the pyramid which are very abnormal to "normal" Egyptian Pyramids.
Actually, each one seems to have its own unique features.
For starters there are "holes" in the ground surrounding the pyramid. One might claim that they were for the builders to use as guides.
One might. There's no convincing pattern about where they are. Now, if you have a machine that is using ropes and pulleys you really can't operate
it from any place you like. The lever and pulley system HAVE to be in a straight line and at a precise distance otherwise it doesn't work.
The anti-chamber which was a series of 3 large pieces of granite that act like a seal. Now 2 areas of the pyramid area also a working mechanism
in this process: Salt deposits on the walls-not from the recent tourist's breath-
Correct. Those are old limestone and the salts leech out from inside the limestone. Tourists didn't bring salt in. It was already in the stone.
Then, we find two rooms which seem to be set ablaze for some reason.
I think if you re-read the Catchpenny site you referenced, you will see that the ENDS of the shafts seemed to be "sooty" but the rooms weren't. A
fire in a room would have made the whole smoke chimney sooty. So they weren't set ablaze. (the soot may be from earlier attempts, described on that
same page, of using smoke to try and find the air flow in the pyramid.
Inside, when the Great Pyramid was first opened, there were thick salt deposits along the walls to about halfway up. Though some of this salt
is attributable to natural weeping by the rocks, some is also consistent chemically with sea salt - another strong piece of evidence for the Pyramids
being in existence before the Great Flood.
* it was opened well before 900 AD and there's no record of what they found.
* there was no "great flood."
* the rocks are Cretaceous limestone and the salt (limestone forms in oceans) was in the rock when it formed. So, yes, it's sea salt. It's around 80
million years old.
* the rocks and the pyramid are not the same age. Rocks are very very very old. The Llano, Texas courthouse is made out of a rock called llanite.
The llanite is around 500 million years old. The Llano courthouse isn't.
Indeed, modern studies indicate that 10,000 B.C. was a time of massive geomagnetic, climatic and geologic changes,
Uhm... yes and no. The changes were thousands of years in the making. Not an overnight change. And it started around 20,000 years ago when the
Earth started warming up The last geomagnetic reversal wasn't at the end of the ice age but rather 70,000 years ago.
The Egyptians were also very knowledgeable with metallurgy and could create small doses of electricity to plate and object to which we
consider common jewelry.
Not until the time of the Greeks, however. They weren't working bronze until around the time of King Tut and they didn't have acid that would
dissolve gold (so no gold electroplating.) You can electroplate copper with low voltage and salt and vinegar, but it's not very efficient:
So I believe that the Causeway allowed water from the Nile to flow into the pyramid, then after a fire was created the water would be drawn far
enough up the Gallery to mix with some type of chemical from anti-chamber's manual pulley system. Being pretty well sealed (with granite plugs) the
Egyptian's created the world's largest battery.
Except... that's not how batteries work. Batteries require two different types of metal plus a medium for electron exchange... and that's only the
Laptop batteries require lithium (a metal they didn't have) and pure carbon and other very pure chemicals that they didn't have:
What you're describing as a "pyramid battery" is essentially a very huge "potato battery"...and they just don't generate much electricity, no matter
how big the potato is. If you use a bigger potato, you don't get more voltage but what you get lasts longer (and it's not enough to light a modern
...and you also need Zinc, by the way.
In addition, a charge storage device is needed ... and they simply didn't have the materials to store electricity (look up Leyden jar and then try to
make one: en.wikipedia.org...
So, did the Egyptian Pyramids light up the valley and supply power to buildings and other structures that have no sign of any carbon or soot on
the ceilings-which would indicate torches as lights?
Not with gigantic potato batteries, I assure you.
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