> The water all fell in the funicular from 80'.
> They simply used the work at higher levels using
> long ropes draped across the pyramid.
How do you get the water up 80' so that it falls down?
> 50 tons of water falls from 80' to lift the stone
> to 80'. The pyramid is built in steps so the
> stone is now sitting on the top of the first step.
> You simply drape the rope across the second step
> and lift the stone from 80' to 160' as the
> counterweight again falls from 80' to 0'. All the
> stones had to be lifted one step at a time.
> Funiculars are virtually 100% efficient and
> require no extensive infrastructure.
How do you get the water 80' up?
Are you saying the funicular went up to 80' or 160' and even to the top of the pyramid?
Is Clayton saying that?
So far as I can tell, the funicular would only deliver stones from boat to foot of pyramid. It's delivering materials, it's not building the pyramid.
> There is no solid evidence that any of the
> causeways on any great pyramid was enclosed.
> These causeways are in utter ruin. If they were
> enclosed as is a possibility then there was
> probably no funicular operating on the causeways.
Have you examined the reasons Egyptologists say the causeways were enclosed?
Or are you guys just ready to sweep it under the carpet to make way for a funicular?
> I believe dm-sceptres were 200lb bronze pulleys.
You guys are ignoring my point. If they had pulleys, they surely had the wheel. Don't know how you can bypass that.
> G1 required about 45 times as much lifting as
> Djoser's Pyramid (the first great pyramid). Think
> about this a moment. Obviously they made stunning
> improvements in their building techniques and
> efficiency in less than a couple centuries.
Obvious to you if you accept the traditional timeline.
> They didn't require a wheel for pyramid
> construction. There is almost no friction on a
> greased skid going up a 70 degree angle so no
> wheel was necessary. They had ample water to drag
> stones to the pyramid site so no wheel necessary.
I didn't say the wheel was necessary.
I tried to say that the pulley is a wheel, it's a round object that turns freely. If they had pulleys, they also had the wheel. But no wheels are found in monument or text.
I hate to tell you guys this, but an "angle" and an "incline" are ramps.
You're promoting a 70 degree ramp.
Clayton is promoting a series of short ramps.
Whether it spirals inside or lays against the outer stones, it's a RAMP.