>There are no 'believers in ramps' that is a straw man YOU invented. I've explained my own theory's to you many >times....try to remain in reality. However there are no believers in geyser powered funiculars.
>Yet many believe a counter-weight was used.
Yes, a Funicular counter-weight. Made possible by the water (weight) being sourced (stream/ditch) from a higher elevation. The walls around the Pyramids served a purpose, otherwise why build them? Many ancient societies harvested water. They were no different. Attempting to use one stone to act as part of a "counter balance" is foolish, as you have to lift it back up each time. It's more work. Houldin would show that ridicules concept in one of his movies, which now appears to have been removed. As if it provided free energy. LOL.
Cladking's geysers, may be remote, though not an impossibility. The Nile being close, would have exerted hydraulic pressure on the surrounding bedrock fissures, causing water to move upward. whether or not, it moved under enough pressure to cause a "geyser", is anyones guess. The entire region is pot marked with many depressions. Some of which are being mined today, as water often dissolves and carries minerals. Some depressions contain minerals, while others contain salt. Many others would contain clear water. Possibly drinking water.
Where I take objection is when you conflate Geysers with Funiculars. They are two separate things. Funiculars are not dependant on Geysers. Funiculars only require a higher replenishing water source, as in a water ditch, and/or water harvested from rain runoff.
There are two big wadi's running through the Giza Plateau. Flooding was a problem, and the Wall of the Crow, may have been used to protect an encampment. Additionally, there are several other walls, out beyond the Pyramids.
I know you have wished me well in my endeavor, and I usually only chime in after missing for some time, when I see the Funicular concept, being tour down in some manner. The Funicular is a viable concept, and can be shown to work, using science and mathematics. As a matter of fact, it is the only concept to fit the requirements presented with the limited (encampment) men, and be able to deliver 1 stone every 3 minutes. If anyone disagrees with me, show me your numbers, as I have never been able to make ramps work. They fail for many reasons.
Whereas, a Funicular works. It is just going to take time before people realize this. If only someone would step up to the plate, and show me otherwise. But, no one does.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30-May-20 15:33 by Steve Clayton.