>Logic says that on a gargantuan project that a highly efficient means must be used.
OK Cladking, you have been telling me they lifted the stones one step at a time for years. Herodotus said they used levers, one step at a time. I have tried many different designs how that could be done. None of them worked, until now. My latest Sketchup design is quick and fool prof. No water involved. Before I exhibit this design for scrutiny, do you have the passage where Herodotus mentioned levers. I have read that here on the blog, though I do not know how accurate the word lever is.
I have a little more to clean up in my model. If you have something, please let me know. I am excited to show this off. No ramps. For once, it musta been done this way... will have some meaning.