> If your idea of a Geyser, was in the center of the
> Pyramid, a chamber could be constructed to enclose
> it's pool. Doing so would cause the water lever to
> rise. How high it could rise is determined by how
> much pressure the Geyser excerts.
The nature of CO2 geysers is such that any pool would leak down into the carbonated water below and dilute it. As soon as an eruption stopped the water would flow down the well and it couldn't erupt again until the spent water had dissipated under the earth. It could be hours or even days.
> So, if these things took place, I have no problem
> seeing it work. One issue, there are more than one
> Pyramid. Was there a Geyser for each Pyramid on
> the Giza Plateau?
As a rule it's probably best to think each great pyramid had its own geyser. G2 might be an exception.
> If you are not attempting to
> lift stones using water "pressure", then a Geyser
> could be anywhere on the Giza Plateau, as long as,
> water could flow downhill to the top of the
Yes. A geyser could have been the source of the water for any of the hydraulic theories about the pyramid. However my contention is the rituals in the Pyramid Texts are consistent with using a "linear funicular" to lift stones and the gravimetric scan says stones were lifted straight up the sides of five step pyramids.
Based on your work it would not be in the least surprising if they used a funicular of the modern type to pull stones up from the valley port or so-called "valley temple".
> In estimating the water weight vs. stone weight
> needed, both the incline of the Pyramid and the
> Causeway must be taken into account. Of the
> current two water canals/flumes possible
> locations, I prefer the one that runs along side
> the Plateau. Khafre's Pyramid stands on ground
> slightly higher than Kufu's Pyramid. There are
> some older buildings along the Plateau cliffs.
> They could have been used as a method of water
It's possible, of course, there were no geysers and they used water from other sources. But based on the fact they said osiris was an effervescent column of water that stood on the Giza Plateau and built pyramids I'm figuring there were geysers.
> It's all good... I have always enjoyed our
I may not always agree with you but I've always found your posts interesting and your drawings excellent.