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Steve Clayton wrote:

> 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.



Man fears the pyramid, time fears man.

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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 225 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
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 143 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:42
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
Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 176 cladking 29-Jan-15 22:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 179 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 14:36
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Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 140 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 16:52
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 242 cladking 30-Jan-15 18:51
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 150 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 19:00
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 187 cladking 30-Jan-15 19:21
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 176 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 19:25
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 185 cladking 30-Jan-15 19:11
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 165 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 21:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 161 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 23:06
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 159 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 11:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 146 Sandru 01-Feb-15 16:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 155 Steve Clayton 01-Feb-15 22:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 133 Sandru 02-Feb-15 16:52
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
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 170 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:36
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 218 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:51
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 259 Sandru 07-Feb-15 00:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 144 Steve Clayton 07-Feb-15 01:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 126 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:40
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 149 cladking 30-Jan-15 23:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 166 k_mand 31-Jan-15 13:06
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 178 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 13:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 106 cladking 31-Jan-15 14:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 189 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 226 cladking 31-Jan-15 15:19
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Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 152 cladking 31-Jan-15 16:11


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