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Steve Clayton wrote:

> I agree. As long as there was pre-planning involved, why not
> use gravity to always assist your efforts, verses working
> against you. You would always want to slid down a stone down
> into place, and use levers to snug it tight. That would require
> we build to a slightly higher staging area, unload the cargo,
> and slide as much as possible, down into place.
>
> Now that is a design challenge. If the stones arrive by
> Funicular power, and you simply unload them, by sliding them
> off and down into position, what construction method, would
> that look like?
>
> It would not be one large level floor.

Maybe something like a basalt pad. ;)

I believe they used several means to move stones on low friction horizontal surfaces. The so-called "boat pits" were probably actually pits for boats... ...actual boats with sails unfurled to catch the wind and ropes to transfer their motion to stones in the "Great Saw Palace" which we mistakingly call the mortuary temple. Of course, this might not prove to be true but if it isn't there's a good chance they used other means for these light duty moves and were powered by wind or water. There's a lot of infrastructure around here and I'm hardly certain I've identified the function of all of it and I am certain I don't know exactly how it all went together. These are all questions that could be answered with modern science and data, I believe. We may not be smarter than the builders but, by God, we sure have a lot more technology. We really oughtta use it.



Man fears the pyramid, time fears man.

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us 402 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 20:34
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 223 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 21:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 131 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 155 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 142 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:42
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 141 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:57
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 171 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 224 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 132 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 04:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 154 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 235 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 23:21
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 171 cladking 29-Jan-15 02:28
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 179 Corpuscles 29-Jan-15 03:04
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 137 Eddie Larry 29-Jan-15 03:17
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 182 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 15:41
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 146 cladking 29-Jan-15 16:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 166 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 17:45
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 192 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 19:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 164 cladking 29-Jan-15 20:01
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 170 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 20:44
Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 174 cladking 29-Jan-15 22:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 178 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 14:36
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 224 cladking 30-Jan-15 15:21
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 139 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 16:52
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 240 cladking 30-Jan-15 18:51
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 149 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 19:00
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 186 cladking 30-Jan-15 19:21
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 175 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 19:25
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 184 cladking 30-Jan-15 19:11
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 164 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 21:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 159 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 23:06
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 167 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:22
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 193 Sandru 30-Jan-15 16:32
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 135 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 17:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 200 Sandru 31-Jan-15 05:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 157 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 11:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 144 Sandru 01-Feb-15 16:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 153 Steve Clayton 01-Feb-15 22:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 131 Sandru 02-Feb-15 16:52
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 160 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 18:14
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 113 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 136 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 168 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:36
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 216 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:51
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 257 Sandru 07-Feb-15 00:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 143 Steve Clayton 07-Feb-15 01:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 125 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:40
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 147 cladking 30-Jan-15 23:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 163 k_mand 31-Jan-15 13:06
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 176 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 13:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 105 cladking 31-Jan-15 14:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 188 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 225 cladking 31-Jan-15 15:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 209 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:37
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 150 cladking 31-Jan-15 16:11


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