posted on Oct, 29 2002 @ 12:04 AM
Yeah I'd like to add on to what Ezekiel said...
...my dad used to be a surveyor and his friend still is for BLM and his friend and I were talking once and the pyramids came up.
He loves discussing the pyramids because as he'll tell you, any self-respecting surveyor and engineer should see how incredibly easy it actually is
in concept to build the pyramids in egpyt.
He then went on to discuss how sand (very common in a desert ^.^) adheres naturally to a certain degree, that is why when you pour sand on sand it
will rise with a slope of something like 30 degrees or such, I forget that bit.
However as he points out the pyramids' walls are at the same slope as this natural retention for sand, so as he and much of his colleagues theorize,
they simply would set the huge blocks of stone using sand. You'd raise a mound of sand on top of what you've already laid, then you'd flatten the
areas to place the stones, place the stones on the sand, and you could remove the sand and thusly lower the blocks into place, VERY accurately, since
it would be a slow process, you could make minor corrections along the way of the placement.
Getting them up there of course is not too confusing an idea, either a long rampart or a sprialing rampart, and skids will ride on sand or mud fairly
Also much of the pyramids were filled with sand and had to be excavated to reach the inner chambers, which could help explain the systematic sealment
of the tombs, such as those strange shafts that seemingly lead to know where, and they sent the robots up them and found only blocks blocking the way,
well if that shaft led to a vault of sand that held up some form of door, as the sand poured into another space I.E. burial chamber, then a sealing
block could fall into place behind the sand and the door fall into place as the sand drained from the one chamber to the other and so on...