Please go back and read. I rarely make derogative remarks, such as... "You really are too much", and/or you must be smoking dope.
My answer to your question was positive, ie. "Yes they could.
They may have a big issue, if you are thinking of Houdin's interior spiral."
first, my bad. A good too much is better than a bad too much is bad.
He thought to prove the overall employment of Inclined plane technology by Solving the problem completely. By doing so he has brought unfounded doubt onto the plausibility of employing it at all.
third. my thinking is based on everything I have learned in 69 years. By reading, by learning, by looking and by doing.
as an asie….The only major Pyramid theorist I cite is Mendelssohn. Not because I believe he is totally correct or even partially correct but because he based his argument of the entire culture, not just the Designers, The believers, and the Doers.