> Dear Dr.
Dr. Smith addresses many of your concerns and questions
> in his book.
> While this Work does not contain all of the answers one
> might desire , it does offer
> a professionally recognized approach to achieve real-world
> plausible solutions
> from a seasoned expert in large scale project management. Dr.
> Smith’s exercise
> is for the serious student, and he ’does the math’.
> It has been quite a while since I read this "experts" work for
> the "serious".
> However, as a tip to all interested GHMB readers (especially
> Steve )I suggest you get hold of a copy (they even
> have one in my poor local public library !)
> Guaranteed to give you a huge belly laugh , out loud!!!
> (Particularly take note of amount of time he allocates, as a
> wild guess, to excavating and finishing
> Maybe Dr. you could show /post a section where he factors in
> the building work of these
> massive ramps, or the support workers for food, the
> constructors of the city needed to house these
> workers, where he factors in the boat builders, the copper
> miners, the lumber cutters, medical staff,
> the tool makers and such ....and so on!?
> Thanks for that! ;-)
I will pick up a copy and read it. I asked Dr. Troglodyte for his best source of knowledge concerning this topic, and he delivered. For this I am grateful. Obviously, being a man who believes in Funiculars, I will be reading it with a skeptical view. All of the points you make above are viable considerations.
Considerations that only lend more prof that 100,000 of men were not employed to build the Pyramids, as Dr. Mark Lehner uncovered.
I am sure the book will deal with "what" was required. I highly doubt the book will explain "how" those requirements were employed. To the best of my knowledge, no one ever has. The reason for this, is simpler than you may think. They all base their calculations, on moving one stone at a time.
Only Funiculars and floating barges, deliver multiple stones. Until Funiculars, no one proposed they moved more than one stone at a time. A Funicular in essence is a Barge. Funiculars could have been designed to accomplish both tasks. They could have even been one in the same. Float the Funicular carrying stones, and attach it at the Harbor. Another consideration...?
Once you start lining men up, pulling stones in an organized march to the top, the math fails. Need I say that again? The linear space required negates the ability of this being done, placing a stone every 2-3 minutes. It's DOD! You cannot even find the space in the quarry or on the Pyramid to do this. Once you start lining men up, pulling that many stones, the whole process collapses.
There is not enough room.