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Dr. Troglodyte wrote:


> Dr. Smith writes (page 230):
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”Summarizing, in the
> early start, late start, or optimal scenarios, the total labor
> expended on the project is 33.7 million labor-days. These
> scenarios imply that a maximum labor force was probably
> in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 workers. It could have been
> as low as 26,000 and most likely did not exceed
> 43,000.”
> [Emphasis mine]
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> Chart Copyright Credits: Craig B. Smith and Stuart Ockman
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> Dr. Troglodyte

Hi Dr. Troglodyte,

Yes, mainstream Hollywood has toned down their ridiculous 100,000 men to 26,000 - 30,000 labors, which fits within Dr. Mark Lehner archaeological findings. Dr. Lehner also tried to explain the building process, as they attempted to build a small pyramid on NOVA. I find NOVA far more trustworthy, as to data checking.

That being said, the chart shows the work force required, and not the logistics involved. Of all the people here on the message board, you have a broad command of knowledge. Can you show me how you put 20,000 men pulling stones up a spiral ramp on Khufu's pyramid? As I pointed out in the introduction, it requires a minimum of 16-20 feet per in-line
stone pulling.

If you like the spiral ramp theory, I will calculate it into Sketchup and post it.
Personally, I don't believe 6 men can even pull a 2.5 ton stone up a grade. Additionally, the more shallow grades/levels you design, the longer the distance becomes. If one team stops...the whole operation stops.

I have never been able to get the math to work.

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