> 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
> Please help show me where I am wrong.
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