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You completely missed the point of the analogy.
I prefer not to judge for myself from photos as it would have little bearing on what actually happened during the construction, but I would guess that over time masons would come to similar, independent conclusions about what works best when it comes to stacking stone blocks in a particular manner. Physics is the "information cloud" which connects them all ... no direct contact required.
Point being I have the same issue and could invert your statement coming to the same conclusion as to the Egyptians of the era - Where is the construction equipment they used? I will not buy a chisel, a bunch of logs and some make shift rigging as being capable of the construction involved. Even if it is possible as some books and documentaries have tried to demonstrate, I still say it is not probable. And the logic of either another civilization and/or alien involvement is more acceptable to me and apparently to others who have made comments agreeing with my view and I have been impressed by the evidence they have presented. Proof as to who is correct however is lacking and we will have to wait for the day when time travel [if ever possible] becomes available so we can go back and see it for ourselves.
This was said perfectly Alien view. There is indeed no clear evidence that the Egyptians built it. And if they did build it they would have surely sung and danced about it for many years after. Why did we not see any evidence of this apart from Pharaoh Khufu having a " I was here" on the Great pyramid. Absolute nothing else??? Don't you find that odd? From my research even the Egyptians of the time said they did not built it!. I think if they did build it, they were either helped by other more sophisticated people in terms of technology, Aliens or another civilisation. That for me is more plausibly that the theory that the the people living a few thousand years ago built the still to this day wonder of the world.
I tend to be in agreement with both of you. Interesting that there has been no discussion anywhere in this thread to this point about the world-wide nature of pyramid building. How do folks account for the fact that there are pyramids in China, in Bosnia, in America, in the Phillipines, etc.?
Who said the construction methods were the same?
And ever try stacking cannonballs? It's very easy to achieve similar results to others without any communication whatsoever.
You'll have to judge for yourself ... but that's not really like stacking cannonballs and the similarities go far beyond the principle of basic dry stone walling IMO:
edit on 25-12-2013 by jeep3r because: text
I remember reading somewhere that the Incas didn't take credit for building those walls at Sacsayhuaman; they told the Spanish that giants had built them. Does anyone know the source of that claim?
Now let us return to the Great Pyramid at Giza. For the sake of this hypothesis I happen to be a multi-billionaire with money to rival that of Warren Buffets. And like Warren, who recently offered a billion dollars to someone who could correctly predict a series of wins in basketball, I too like to gamble. I will offer a billion dollars to any group who can build, using the technology available at the time of its supposed construction, a pyramid coming even close to the architectural quality of the Great Pyramid. I will even allow the group to event tools as they work on this construction - but of course no modern cutting tools or cranes, etc. Hell, I'll do even better, I'll make it 10 billion dollars. And like any smart gambler/businessman I'm going to make some money on this bet as i will set up betting pools and take odds. And you know what? I will become richer than ever - because even if I allow the supposed 20 years for its construction and they say it took 20 years, it will never happen - your humans of today will not be able to complete the project. And unless you want to assume the Egyptians of five thousand years ago had some magic powers lost to us today - I will continue to believe that a race of beings unknown, and therefor alien, were involved in the construction of the Great Pyramid, and possibly others. You can bet on it!
[NOTE: Bet is hypothetical as it may not be legal to propose an open wager on the internet and I currently can not spare the 10 billion dollars necessary to fund the wager]edit on 25-3-2014 by AlienView because: (no reason given)
At first glance, the sides of the Giza Pyramids, stripped of most of their smooth outer casing during the Middle Ages, look like regular steps. These are actually the courses of backing stones, so called because they once filled in the space between the pyramid core and outer casing. However, a closer examination reveals that the steps are not at all regular. In fact, rather than regular, modular, squared blocks of stone neatly stocked, there is considerable "slop factor", even in the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
Howard Vyse blasted a hole in the center of the south side of Khufu's's Pyramid while looking for another entrance. This wound in the pyramid can still be seen today, and in it, we can see how the builders dumped great globs of mortar and stone rubble in wide spaces between the stones.
The Egyptians as a race no longer exist
In 2013, Nature announced the publication of the first genetic study utilizing next-generation sequencing to ascertain the ancestral lineage of an Ancient Egyptian individual. The research was led by Carsten Pusch of the University of Tübingen in Germany and Rabab Khairat, who released their findings in the Journal of Applied Genetics. DNA was extracted from the heads of five Egyptian mummies that were housed at the institution. All the specimens were dated between 806 BC and 124 AD, a timeframe corresponding with the late Dynastic period. The researchers observed that one of the mummified individuals likely belonged to the mtDNA haplogroup I2, a maternal clade that is believed to have originated in Western Asia.
The pyramids were made by humans,yep human hands
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Ancient people had nothing to do.
They built stuff like this and spent endless nights watching stars in a gloriously dark and clear earth night. They did not sit at computers, play X box or watch TV all day. They instead spent every waking moment helping each other build massive monuments like the Pyramids or meticulously carving perfect statues or observing and documenting what they see in the sky.
It did not require aliens to do these things. What it required was boredom. They did it all just because there was nothing left to do once farming solved their need to gather food.
Yep you heard it here first, ancient achievements and advanced knowledge of astronomy was born out of boredom.
Imagine yourself living back then. What would you do with your days?
Lastly, don't discount the possibility of a previous advanced human civilisation. It doesn't always have to be aliens.
The Anunnaki (also transcribed as: Anunaki, Anunna, Anunnaku, Ananaki and other variations) are a group of deities in ancient Mesopotamian cultures (i.e. Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian). The name is variously written "da-nuna", "da-nuna-ke4-ne", or "da-nun-na", meaning something to the effect of "those of royal blood" or "princely offspring". According to The Oxford Companion to World Mythology, the Anunnaki "are the Sumerian deities of the old primordial line; they are chthonic deities of fertility, associated eventually with the underworld, where they became judges. They take their name from the old sky god An (Anu).
Actually ancient Egyptian writings very often talk of beings from the sky, the sky opening and bright lights coming down to teach them technology and give them wisdom. Many pictures and symbols resemble UFOs and aliens. POSSIBLY aliens built the Great Pyramid. And these solid long lasting construction techniques were adopted by the Egyptians.
Ancient Egyptian legends tell of Tep Zepi, or the “first time”. This is described as an age when “sky gods” came down to Earth and raised the land from mud and water.
They supposedly flew through the air in flying “boats” and brought laws and wisdom to man through a royal line of Pharaohs. And of course, this was all thrown out the window when Christianity came along. Keep in mind that the Gods were the one and only ‘religion’ that there was. No other conflicting beliefs? Why? Well because it was fact, not faith.
The modern church would have you believe that’s it’s just a myth. But you have to ask yourself on the edge of Occam razor, what truly indeed is more likely?
Down below is 90's The Secret KGB UFO Files documentary, that's deals with the fact that Russian had already discovered the tomb of Alien Humanoid in Egypt and something is beneath the pyramid. The Secret KGB UFO Files documentary interestingly supporting the head of the Cairo University Archaeology Department, Dr Ala Shaheen claim as well.