posted on Dec, 23 2013 @ 03:50 PM
Pounding stone blocks into shape by hand must have been a tiring job imagine the physical toll
the ancient Egyptian stone masons must have suffered pounding away all day with heavy dolerite pounders.
Now I got to thinking if I had to do that job all day dressing stone blocks for the pyramids how would I make it easier on myself?. Well after a bit
of thought I decided on a simple counterweight method using only a piece of rope a plank and a piece of cloth which would save me lots of effort.
Simply tie the pounder to a length of rope with an equal weight on the other end and drape it over the stone block the plank is just to stop the rope
fraying on the stone. Easy to do fully moveable and a lot less effort this also greatly boosts productivity the Egyptians understood counterweights
and all the materials for this method were available and I’m sure the workers would have utilised this trick with all the effort that it would save
if they knew of it.
I’m not saying they did use this method but they certainly used a lot of tricks we don’t yet know about which gave them the ability to be so
prolific in their monument building. What do you think? is this a likely productivity boosting trick they used and is there any evidence that points