Originally posted by Ookie
Once again, I own a chunk off this pyramid. It is sitting before me. It has tons of delicate fossils in it. Sea creatures. These could not be in there if the rock had been ground up and then poured like concrete. It is limestone. Concrete is a form of limestone. But it is limestone that has first been heated then crushed to powder.
It is utterly impossible for this rock to have been man made. Period.
I do not understand why people wonder about how they built the pyramids. That was proven 30 years ago. There is no mystery there. At all. None.
You want a mystery? How did they move those stones at the temple of Baalbek? Those suckers were enormous and they stacked them like bricks. WTF?
Originally posted by strafgod
I think its quite funny if true, I once thought that thats how they may have done it (probably everyone has). then I thought maybe the 'professionals' would know better since they never mentioned this theory lol.
I feel like going through the old pyramid threads just to laugh at the arguments, ill wait to make sure this isn't a made up story lol
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by LUXUS
So basically... they didn't move huge blocks of limestone, they moved crushed up limestone powder and then used molds to reform the blocks? Very clever indeed... but was the limestone powder from nearby?
Advanced technology plays no part in the production of geopolymers. This is the most basic prerequisite if the theory is to be feasible. An individual of the Stone Age could produce geopolymers if he or she astutely applied the knowledge that comes from intelligent, repeated observation and experimentation with substances found in the environment.
... suitable ingrediants were available in quantites of millions of tons. Mud from the Nile River contains alumina and is well suited for low-temperature mineral synthesis. The natron salt is extraordinarily abundant in the deserts and lakes. Natron reacts with lime and water to produce casustic soda, the main ingreient for alchemically making stone. An abundance of lime would have been available by calcining limestone in simple hearths. In ancient times, the Sinai mines were rich in deposits of turquoise and chrysocolla, needed for the production of synthetic zeolites. The mines also contained the arsenic minerals of olivenite and scorodite, needed to produce rapid hydraulic setting in large concrete blocks.
Source: "The Pyramids - An Enigma Solved" - Davidavits - pp69-70
Originally posted by yakuzakid
JAW completely dismantles Davidovit's theory in the most recent Joe Rogan Podcast. I can't remember what he said exactly as I was drifting off to sleep as I listened, but it is an essential listen for anyone interested in Egyptology.
Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida, is one of the most amazing structures ever built. In terms of accomplishment, it's been compared to Stonehenge, ancient Greek temples, and even the great pyramids of Egypt. It is amazing - some even say miraculous - because it was quarried, fashioned, transported, and constructed by one man: Edward Leedskalnin, a 5-ft. tall, 100-lb. Latvian immigrant.
•An obelisk he raised weighs 28 tons.
•The wall surrounding Coral Castle stands 8 ft. tall and consists of large blocks each weighing several tons.
•Large stone crescents are perched atop 20-ft.-high walls.
•A 9-ton swinging gate that moves at the touch of a finger guards the eastern wall.
•The largest rock on the property weighs an estimated 35 tons.
•Some stones are twice the weight of the largest blocks in the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Originally posted by LUXUS
reply to post by ZakOlongapo
I know from experience that even a chisel made from modern steels will blunt in no time cutting oak wood so there is no way in hell you could use a copper chisel to shape a granite block. Try it get a modern steel chisel and a block of oak wood!
The mysterious melting of granite
t’s been saisd that the word ”pyramid” might came from the Greek word ”pyr” witch means glow. ”Mid” = the middle of, and ”Pyra” = glow oven. The result is that the word ”pyramid” can be translated to ”thing with a glowing oven inside”. According to the same source, the hieroglyph word ”Her-sam-ta-ai”, which we can see in the temple of Dendera, have the same meaning. The text in the books of Moses for example ”he took out dust from melting oven” ( sec. book 9:8) cud in that case pointing at the pyramid of Cheops.Inside the pyramid of Cheops in the king camber according to witnesses there had for many years ago been a granite melting spread out on the floor (see picture)! It covers an area of maybe one squaremeter in front of the box. What was the origin of that? How could anyone melting granite on that time? Today this melted granite is gone from tourists who have picket it up piece for piece under many years!! It is in my opinion extremely hard to understand how this could be done with the authorities just watching! The question is, was the pyramid built to produce something? A thing that supports that feeling is that we can see some examples of injury in the stone of the type that leads us to the conclusion that there had been some activity inside the pyramid for many years. In the big picture - some people even suggest that some stones have changed after the pyramid was finished! My own feeling about this is that it seems that these people in that time, thousand of years ago, in some way had stumbled on some remains of an earlier very technical society and didn’t really know how to used it! And didn’t have the technique to reproduce it.
Originally posted by Lazarus Short
He is vindicated - good! I read Davidovits' book years ago, and was convinced even without the electron microscopy. Davidovits quotes Herodotus, who mentioned pyramid construction using "...machines made of short planks of wood..." Concrete forms? I think so, and that explains why the blocks fit so closely - one block served as the back or side form for the next block, as it was poured.
edit on 11-6-2012 by Lazarus Short because: lah-de-dahedit on 11-6-2012 by Lazarus Short because: mmmmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmm-good
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by LUXUS
This wouldn't be surprising to me.
Just because Hawas says it's so doesn't mean it's true.
Much of Egyption history probably needs to be rewritten.edit on 11-6-2012 by grey580 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by buster2010
But wouldn't this greatly extend the time in which they said they built pyramids? Seeing how they had to let the stones cure before using them for building. You don't just pour it and then you can just take the form away.