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Steve Clayton wrote:

> New on Netflix...
>
> Here we go again... Hollywood telling us how the Pyramids were
> built. 35,000 labor force, moving 2 million blocks, 200 feet
> above ground. Setting one stone every 2-3 minutes in an 10 hour
> work day, all done in 20 years.
>
> OK...let's see if it adds up. Say 6 men per work gang, pulling
> a single block. In the picture below they show each side of the
> Pyramid as having approximately 3 ramps on each side.
>
> Here is your task. Show me how you fit 5,833 (35,000 men div.
> by 6 men) work gangs of men up on those ramps. They are hauling
> uphill with ropes stones that are on average 127cm long (4.6
> feet) with another 4 feet per man (so they don't step on each
> other) you have approx. 16-18 feet per stone.
>
> Say 20 feet space between each party. 20ft. X 5,833 (gangs of
> men) = 116,660 ft.
>
> Are you following me? Khufu's pyramid at it widest point (the
> base) is only approx. 765 ft. 4 sides X 765 = 3,060 ft. As you
> progress up the pyramid shape that measurement diminishes. I
> see at best, maybe 6000 - 8,000 running feet. Not 116,660!
> HELLO... one stone every 2-3 minutes.
>
> Wouldn't they need to be pulling stones in 16 teams high, over
> each other heads, to make it work? 116,660 div. 7,000 = 16.66
> teams.
>
> Please help show me where I am wrong.
>

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us 406 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 20:34
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 224 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 21:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 132 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 156 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:29
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Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 142 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:57
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 172 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 226 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 134 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 04:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 156 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 241 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 23:21
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 173 cladking 29-Jan-15 02:28
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 182 Corpuscles 29-Jan-15 03:04
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 139 Eddie Larry 29-Jan-15 03:17
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 184 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 15:41
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 147 cladking 29-Jan-15 16:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 167 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 17:45
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 193 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 19:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 166 cladking 29-Jan-15 20:01
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 172 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 20:44
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Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 169 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:22
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 194 Sandru 30-Jan-15 16:32
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 136 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 17:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 202 Sandru 31-Jan-15 05:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 158 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 11:19
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Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 155 Steve Clayton 01-Feb-15 22:07
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Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 162 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 18:14
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 116 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 138 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:33
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Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 144 Steve Clayton 07-Feb-15 01:23
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