> So how was that funicular which plunged down the
> side of the cliff near the Nile brought back up?
> Remember it has to be strong enough to survive the
> plunge and carry 16-32 TONS of water.
I find it remarkable that you can't see what I post.
I keep saying how I believe the funiculars worked and people don't see it;
Only seven people even opened the post!!!
As far as the rest of your post here we've been over it many times. "Funiculars" don't "plunge" down hillsides because they are in perfect balance with their loads. You simply fill a funicular until it's heavier than the load and then the load assures a steady controlled descent down the cliff face. If you don't get a steady controlled lift then you redesign the thing until you do. This is a remarkably simple tool that is far less complex than a wheel or a ramp. It is comparable to a teetertotter and even the youngest children can quickly master a teeter totter. It is like a balance scale where you match the weight on the pan with water rather than standard weights.
Why do you insist on making a funicular into something complex? These were simply primitive tools made with primitive materials. They are explained and pictured in the literature but we can'tr see them because we believe in bumpkins, religion, and ramps. They called the "funicular" the "bull of heaven" and the object which collected the water was the "mehet weret". They used numerous funiculars and some were not on the pyramid itself. They used a highly simple and efficient means to build them and the evidence is EVERYWHERE. What doesn't exist is any evidence whatsoever that they used ramps or mustta used ramps.