> That topographical
> map shows clearly, even today, if you followed the
> blue terrain, and sealed the bottom / sides of the
> canal, you would be able to deliver water to the
> backside of Khafrey's Pyramid. There is plenty of
> evidence The Giza Plateau experienced water
> erosion. They also built those enclosures for a
> reason. To hold water. To operate a Funicular, you
> need water.
There should be various sorts of evidence of water no matter what it's source was. There's no question there was water but the nature of its source is unknown. The nice thing about your proposal here is that it would rain every year and the pyramid enclosure could impound a huge amount of water.
> Once you understand the enclosures held water, the
> rest falls into place. You now have all the
> mechanical weight to operate the Causeway, which
> was used as a simple Funicular system. Instead of
> men pulling ropes and stones, you have a water
> vessels on a 4.6 incline (causeway) performing the
> labor, Gravity. Using ropes to lift the stones can
> be done in one of two ways. Running the ropes
> internally, or on the casing stones externally.
> You would need to be able to attach and detach
> each vessel/sled which have stones on top of 50%
> of the empty vessels. It's like a ski run.
Of course I like your idea of a funicular but I'm a little concerned about their ability to produce the materials that would be required to operate such massive equipment. The pulleys alone would require more copper than they could reheat in a single furnace so would need multiple heats or furnaces or assembly. They'd have to be designed to accommodate joined ropes.
> If the Pyramid enclosures held water. Gravity, a
> long causeway (incline plain), and a revolving
> towline, built the Pyramids. They floated
> vessels/barges with stones down the Nile, and
> entered the sloop, where they then attached rope
> to the vessels. This vessel carried the stones up
> the Causeway until reaching the Pyramids base.
> Here, the vessel was unattached and reattached on
> the opposite rope line. That vessel, which
> contains no water, is now pushed over to the other
> line, and reattached heading downward. Once it is
> in position at the top of the causeway, it is
> filled with water until the entire line begins to
> move again. The skid of stones, is attached and
> now travels upward. The vessels can be drained and
> refilled of water. The system is in and out of
> equilibrium, each time a vessel reaches the base
> of the Pyramid. The Towline stops and starts while
> progressing approx. 60 - 80 ft.
> In this picture, they are making rope slings.
I'm impressed you found an image that appears to depict the production of slings. I've long believed they used slings based on writing in the PT but had never seen substantiation.
Interesting post. Thanks.