> I realized this as well, but the scans are far from perfectly
> outlining anything. They are very fuzzy at best. I know our
> imaginations like to suit our thinking and manipulate things
> that may not be real to fit your own logic, but I think it's
> still within the realm of possibility.
> Also, what if they didn't leave the tunnels open upon
> completion? What if they filled each tunnel completely with
> stone thinking that the pyramid wouldn't be strong enough to
> support the weight of the entire pyramid...?
> Just a thought. I don't think this is a flawless theory by any
> means, but so far it fits best with the evidence known at the
> moment, in my opinion.
I agree it's the best fit ramp theory but I just don't see it as a good fit for many reasons. I doubt that if they were built this way it never would have been forgotten. Filling the tunnels would be exceedingly difficult since it would involve lifting stones in a very enclosed, hot, and airless area. They'd have been forced to fill them with small stones. Since some obviously have to be very close to the surface if the gravimetric scans are correct than surely at least one small section somewhere would have collapsed in an earthquake. Frankly even internal ramps would probably result in a "God of Ramps" rather than only the "Lady of Builders" (a Goddess) who did exist.
Then there's always the simple problem that a stone has to go around every single corner of the pyramid every minute and a half or so.
Internal ramps are consistent with the horizontal lines visible on the pyramids but they are contradicted by the vertical lines.
I believe the only reasonable explanation for the vertical lines is the movement of stones straight up the side and that if stones moved straight up the sides there was just no need for internal ramps or any sort of ramp. That these vertical lines tend to appear in pairs on opposite sides of the pyramid the implication is that counterweights were used.
What sort of ballast was used seems to be the real question.
By the way for those who are familiar with my theory on the subject; I am coming to believe there was a lot of lifting involved with the ballast. It wasn't all natural.