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The amount of work necessary to quarry, cut, shape, transport, and haul the stones was precisely how the twenty year estimate was arrived at. Might I suggest that you read the scholarly works of Egyptologists such Mark Kenner and Miroslav Verner, as well as Houdin's monograph itself if you want to know just how very capable it is to build Egypt's many pyramids using copper and wooden implements, manpower, and ramps. There is even some evidence in the form of ox bones which suggests draught animals may have played some role in hauling the stones, which would have reduced the work load significantly as one ox is the equivalent of ten men in strength. Though admittedly, the use of large draught animals would only have been feasible for the construction of the lower third of the Great Pyramid which used four external ramps. The corridor for the internal ramp would have been too narrow for oxen.

Regardless, the construction of the Great Pyramid within a mere twenty years was more than possible for the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom. Some scholars have even reduced the amount of time and manpower to 10 years and 10,000 men respectively. Though this would admittedly seem too low an estimate to me personally.

Now let me ask you a question. Has any fringe writer with advanced knowledge of the tools and construction techniques of antiquity ever investigated if it would have been possible to build the Great Pyramid using Bronze Age technology? Because the only fringe theorists of whom I am aware that have delved into these matters, are amateurs, authors, and men with philosophy degrees.



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