> 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...?
I believe it's nearly obvious they delivered more than one stone at a time. Look at the immense size of even the smallest stones and compare these to the size of the largest stones which are ten or twenty times larger. If they could lift a ten ton stone then the same means coiuld be used to lift two five ton stones or five two ton stones. They wouldn't have made these stones so large unless it saved work and obviously it did save work in the quarry. A 27 ton stone requires only about three times as much work to quarry as a one ton stone and it generates 90% less waste per unit volume to cart off than little stones.
It's really quite apparent from the sizes of the stones alone that they moved them in loads of around 18 to 20 tons and this tapered off to around 15 tons as they approached the top. If they had used ramps the largest stones would have required far longer teams to drag them and they'd have never have gotten around corners. If they built larger corners to accomodate larger stones then why drag tiny stones around sweeping corners? The whole ramp concept makes no sense at all even with a cursory glance. The deeper you delve into it the more you see there is only contradictory evidence which is why ramps are debunked. They pulled the stones up one step at a time and probably used funiculars to do it in loads of 15 to 20 tons.
It's probably not even possible to use ramps to do the work but we'll never know because it's never been done and no one is nuts enough to try it in the future. We'd know how it was built if Egyptologists would run some simple tests. Egyptologists don't really want to know how it was built unless it was ramps so they aren't going to run the tests.
Hollywood has never shown any signs of common sense and you'll be disappointed if you wait for it.