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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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Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 2466 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 05:32
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 470 Ratcho 13-Feb-15 05:55
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 471 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 17:18
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 454 molder 13-Feb-15 09:02
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 445 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 17:26
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 479 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 10:31
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 492 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 17:31
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 528 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 18:12
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 415 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 18:21
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 497 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 20:12
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 573 Brian Patterson 13-Feb-15 20:50
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 489 Eddie Larry 13-Feb-15 21:07
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 483 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 21:26
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 476 Brian Patterson 13-Feb-15 21:40
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 413 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:24
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 448 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 23:32
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 475 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:45
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 389 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 23:59
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 413 Ratcho 14-Feb-15 00:20
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 171 Steve Clayton 14-Feb-15 00:27
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 428 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 22:34
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 394 cladking 14-Feb-15 00:35
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 411 Steve Clayton 14-Feb-15 05:51
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 344 Steve Clayton 14-Feb-15 18:35
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 439 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 20:06
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 469 cladking 13-Feb-15 14:55
I wouldn't want to be one of the men under the lintel... 378 Ratcho 13-Feb-15 16:10
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 440 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 18:02
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 398 cladking 13-Feb-15 18:40
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 411 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 15:40
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 401 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 18:28
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 392 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 18:48
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 476 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 22:54
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 471 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:21
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 411 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 18:50
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 441 randompHactor 13-Feb-15 18:57
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 473 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 19:01
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 461 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 19:42
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 538 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 20:29
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 479 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 20:58
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 418 DUNE 13-Feb-15 21:06
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 405 Jon Ellison 13-Feb-15 21:34
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 443 Steve Clayton 13-Feb-15 23:35
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 384 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 23:09
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 456 Thanos5150 13-Feb-15 22:21
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Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 469 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Feb-15 01:43
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 436 Thanos5150 16-Feb-15 22:33
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 520 cladking 16-Feb-15 23:21
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 372 Jon Ellison 16-Feb-15 23:53
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 436 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 03:06
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 412 Corpuscles 17-Feb-15 16:04
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 472 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 18:24
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 429 Jon Ellison 17-Feb-15 18:39
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 434 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 19:21
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 389 Corpuscles 17-Feb-15 19:32
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 389 Jon Ellison 17-Feb-15 20:00
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 447 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 20:53
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 423 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 20:48
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 429 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 21:17
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 438 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 22:33
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 436 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 22:29
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 466 Thanos5150 17-Feb-15 03:03
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 366 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Feb-15 19:08
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 437 Thanos5150 16-Feb-15 21:42
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 381 Steve Clayton 16-Feb-15 19:49
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 455 Thanos5150 16-Feb-15 22:47
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 394 Steve Clayton 18-Feb-15 18:45
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 310 Steve Clayton 19-Feb-15 17:39
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1,200 unplaced stones 405 Steve Clayton 20-Feb-15 16:50
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Transitioning Scales to Cranes 332 Brian Patterson 20-Feb-15 19:44
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Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 467 Brian Patterson 20-Feb-15 22:43
Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 350 Jon Ellison 21-Feb-15 06:16
Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 378 Origyptian 21-Feb-15 15:55
Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 370 Origyptian 21-Feb-15 16:55
Re: Transitioning Scales to Cranes 270 Jon Ellison 21-Feb-15 18:07
Re: 1,200 unplaced stones 411 Steve Clayton 20-Feb-15 20:53
Re: 1,200 unplaced stones 321 cladking 20-Feb-15 22:49
Re: 1,200 unplaced stones 381 Thanos5150 21-Feb-15 01:23
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 323 Jarocal 18-Feb-15 11:27
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 386 Steve Clayton 17-Feb-15 01:31
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 338 molder 17-Feb-15 11:23
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Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 368 molder 20-Feb-15 12:42
Re: Arris Lines vs. Face Slope Lines 370 Sirfiroth 20-Feb-15 15:31
Conceptual Cross Section 379 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Feb-15 17:39
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Re: Materials 385 Brian Patterson 14-Feb-15 17:30
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 397 pennylane 14-Feb-15 21:24
Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 379 Polyfreak 17-Feb-15 22:55
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 417 finaltom 19-Feb-15 18:00
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Egyptian Math 446 Thanos5150 21-Feb-15 22:43
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Re: Moving Megalithic Stones-the Search for a Unified Theory 142 DUNE 22-Feb-15 19:16
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