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cladking wrote:

> 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.
>

Reaching the top work surface of the Pyramid, is no different than reaching the base, where the mortuary temple is. They both require enough power to pull weight along an incline surfaces. The Causeway incline is approx. 4.6 degrees, and the Pyramids incline surface is approx. 62 degrees. It makes no difference to the system, as long as, it has sufficient (water weight) power to overcome both inclines and the (stones) weights involved. For me this concept is easy. Maybe for others it is not. The Funicular system will overcome a 90 degree angle, ie. straight up into the air. As long as the Counterbalance Funicular System has sufficient water weight, it doesn't care if there is 4.6, 58, 62, or 90 degree angle. It will overcome a them all. It is only limited by the size of the vessel holding the water, the causeway strength to endure the weight, and the strength of the ropes. Gravity does the rest.

We are much smarter now, than generally anyone in the past. They just worked with the (art) process, and we do not today. It only required (1) one individual to show and convince others the Funicular system would work. The entire society did not need to be informed, as they were not important to the process.

I'll bet the majority of Egyptians when viewing the Funicular thought is was magic, just as people who once viewed Thomas Edison's electric lights and electricity did.

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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 133 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 148 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
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 226 cladking 30-Jan-15 15:21
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 195 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 260 Sandru 07-Feb-15 00:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 145 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 167 k_mand 31-Jan-15 13:06
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 179 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 13:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 107 cladking 31-Jan-15 14:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 190 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 226 cladking 31-Jan-15 15:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 210 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:37
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 152 cladking 31-Jan-15 16:11


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