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reply to post by BobAthome
How do you arrive at 2.3 million hours? My math does not add up to that at all.
I arrive at about 100,000 hours, and 10-20 years to complete the pyramid.edit on 8-12-2013 by OccamsRazor04 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by DazDaKing
I'm no engineer...but as a layman...I'm having a difficult time accepting they did it somehow. If for nothing else...than time. No Pharaoh could have completed the great pyramid within his own lifetime. Not even 2 lifetimes...
the sheer number of blocks and weight of each one....I'm willing to bet...that 2-3 stones of that weight...over a period of one week...maybe possible...with a large workforce...and copper chisels
Also, imagine how many master craftsmen would have to be employed...
I think most people are not aware what it means to chisel a stone of that size. Even if they somehow cut the large parts of the bedrock quickly...using wedges...you still could not just take that part of the bedrock and just place it on the pyramid. Blocks needed to be sized up correctly...polished to fit...