>Archae Solenhofen wrote:
>> And if it's over a level surface or
>>up hill it didn't stop the 4th dynasty ancient Egyptians for
>>moving greater than 50 ton granite roofing beams into the
>>King's Chamber over and over and over again, oh and transport
>>them 100s of km from Aswan as well.
>If we knew how they did this it would answer most of my
>questions about how theybuilt the pyramids. Instead the answer
>was simply assumed and everyone forgot it was mere speculation.
> 150 years of contradictory evidence hasn't shaken anyone's
Well, there is nothing stopping them from using the simplest methods to get the roofing beams and other ;large granite blocks to the King's Chamber. For example, they could just ramp the granite onto one of the lower courses and then ramp or lever them to the next course of core masonry (not that high, a meter or so) as they are being constructed... lots of storage space on the top surface of an unfinished pyramid as well as room to continue to work fine dressing on them while the pyramid is being constructed. If they planned it right the heavy blocks would end up close to where they needed them.
>Certainly their quarrying and rock working techniques are
>probably notable as well but this doesn't confound me as
>assembling 6 1/2 million tons of stone into a huge pile and
>leaving no trace of ramps does.
Yes, just about no trace.... except for the actual traces they left behind. There is nothing preventing the ancient Egyptians from lifting the 50++= ton granite roofing beams to the Kings Chamber so there really should not be anything preventing much smaller blocks from being deposited even higher using the same level of technology.
Archae Solenhofen (firstname.lastname@example.org)