Mysteries :  The Official forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Merrell Wrote:

> It's explained
> in detail here.
> One version was by Ibrahim ibn Wasif Shah, writing
> ca. 1200.
> The second comes from the mediaeval Book of
> Marvels, the Akhbār al-zamān.

Thank you.


“In carrying on the work, leaves of papyrus, or paper, inscribed with certain characters, were placed under the stones prepared in the quarries; and upon being struck, the blocks were moved at each time the distance of a bowshot (about one hundred and fifty cubits), and so by degrees arrived at the Pyramids!

I believe I saw yet another very similar account that used the word "flew". In any case the PT implied this word;

1130a. When thou sayest, "statues", in respect to these stones,
1130b. which are like fledglings of swallows under the river-bank;

Swallow fledglings hug the contour of the ground and appear to be being pulled through the air.

Both statements can be literally true at the same time. The blocks were moved at each time the distance of a bowshot and they did fly like the fledglings of swallows.

Alternatively the modern conceit that ancient people didn't make sense might be the reality. I doubt that people who made no sense could write Merrer's Diary or build huge pyramids. I doubt that the human race would have survived long enough to even try to build a pyramid if we were superstitious and moribund as we are told.

There are far simpler explanations for how humans survived and built pyramids than the use of brute force and ramps. These simpler explanations just happen to better fit the evidence.

Man fears the pyramid, time fears man.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 17-Dec-18 18:25 by cladking.

Options: ReplyQuote

Subject Views Written By Posted
Constructing Khufu Video 827 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 23:09
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 233 Merrell 15-Dec-18 10:14
Re: Constructing Khufu 235 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 12:51
Re: Constructing Khufu 213 Merrell 15-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Constructing Khufu 223 Thanos5150 15-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Constructing Khufu 219 Merrell 15-Dec-18 16:10
Re: Constructing Khufu 212 cladking 15-Dec-18 18:37
Re: Constructing Khufu 194 Merrell 15-Dec-18 20:06
Re: Constructing Khufu 292 Thanos5150 16-Dec-18 06:45
Re: Constructing Khufu 213 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Dec-18 19:06
Re: general 226 hendrik dirker 16-Dec-18 07:06
Specific 166 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Dec-18 18:27
Re: Specific 150 Thanos5150 17-Dec-18 02:26
Re: Specific 182 cladking 17-Dec-18 03:02
Re: Specific 148 Martin Stower 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: Specific 136 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Specific 144 cladking 17-Dec-18 17:42
Re: Specific 140 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:50
Re: Specific 167 Merrell 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 140 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:24
Re: Specific 203 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 02:48
Re: Specific 135 cladking 18-Dec-18 15:18
Re: Specific 231 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Specific 134 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:38
Re: Specific 132 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 129 Warwick 17-Dec-18 19:37
Re: general 143 Martin Stower 16-Dec-18 21:10
A drive thru the Memphite Necropolis 144 Warwick 16-Dec-18 21:20
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 203 cladking 15-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 180 cladking 15-Dec-18 22:41

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.