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How the pyramid builders were able to lift millions and millions of multi-ton stones hundreds of feet in the air with seeming ease is an enigma that has plagued the minds of all who have pondered the question. Various methods have been proposed ranging from all forms of ramp systems, water floatation schemes, and even levitation devices. The problem with these methods, among other reasons, is that they are only applied to pyramids, namely the Great Pyramid, when in reality to be viable they must be applicable to all megalithic construction of the ancient world.

The moving and lifting of large multi-ton stones is obviously not unique in history and is a practice found on nearly every continent going back at least 11,000yrs. What is required for any megalithic block theory is a method that is simple and repeatable by any culture using materials known to the ancient world.

Represented below is a sampling of over 4,000yrs of megalithic construction:

Ireland:
Korea:
France:
Giza:
Abydos:
Stonehenge:
Luxor:
Karnak:
Greek:
Roman:
Malta:
Mycenae:
Tonga:


On and on it goes. Notice something in common? They all have multi-ton beams each lifted to a height of at least twice that of two courses of any Egyptian pyramid. This is known as "post and lintel" construction. The question is how did they do it? Funiculars? No. Water systems? No. Levitation rays? As cool as that would be, probably not. As this pertains to pyramids, whatever methods were used would be no different than those utilized for post and lintel construction as each course, or "deck", is just a height to be overcome no different than the post is for the lintel. There is no need to invent some magical system as the physics and methods of lifting one beam on to two posts is the same as moving blocks from one pyramid course to the next.

The Greeks and Romans, of whose methods we can mostly attest to, used a various series of levers, pulleys, cranes, winches, and capstans sometimes augmented by the use of ramps to lessen the distance to be lifted. It is interesting to note Greek megalithic architecture did not begin until the 7th century BC, a time known as the "Orientalization Period", marked specifically by a renewed relationship with Egypt.

Regardless, what we know of these methods by way of the Greeks and Romans is that these feats were accomplished using some form of mechanical advantage utilizing leverage and fulcrums, physics no different in 4,000BC as they are today. There is no reason to believe the pyramids were not constructed using the same methods and principles and whatever system devised must be applicable to all megalithic construction.

As Archimedes once said:
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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.



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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 410 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 17:26
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 444 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 10:31
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 475 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 17:31
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 497 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 18:12
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 401 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 18:21
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 479 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 20:12
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 538 Brian Patterson 13-Feb-15 20:50
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 464 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 21:26
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 462 Brian Patterson 13-Feb-15 21:40
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 398 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:24
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 431 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 23:32
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 458 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:45
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 374 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 23:59
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 399 Ratcho 14-Feb-15 00:20
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 155 Steve Clayton 14-Feb-15 00:27
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 411 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 22:34
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 330 Steve Clayton 14-Feb-15 18:35
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 415 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 20:06
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 436 cladking 13-Feb-15 14:55
I wouldn't want to be one of the men under the lintel... 353 Ratcho 13-Feb-15 16:10
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 414 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 18:02
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 378 cladking 13-Feb-15 18:40
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 388 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 18:28
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 379 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 18:48
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 454 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 22:54
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 449 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:21
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 398 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 18:50
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 408 randompHactor 13-Feb-15 18:57
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 452 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 19:01
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 507 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 20:29
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 458 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 20:58
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 404 DUNE 13-Feb-15 21:06
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 392 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 21:34
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 423 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:35
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 369 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 23:09
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 441 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 22:21
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1,200 unplaced stones 391 Steve Clayton 20-Feb-15 16:50
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Transitioning Scales to Cranes 317 Brian Patterson 20-Feb-15 19:44
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Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 364 Origyptian 21-Feb-15 15:55
Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 357 Origyptian 21-Feb-15 16:55
Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 257 Jon Ellison 21-Feb-15 18:07
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 310 Jarocal 18-Feb-15 11:27
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 323 molder 17-Feb-15 11:23
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 350 molder 20-Feb-15 12:42
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 341 Sirfiroth 20-Feb-15 15:31
Conceptual Cross Section 365 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Feb-15 17:39
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Re: Materials 365 Brian Patterson 14-Feb-15 17:30
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 379 pennylane 14-Feb-15 21:24
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 129 DUNE 22-Feb-15 19:16
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