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2 days ago
Thanos5150
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Are you using the older discredited 2.3 million > number of one of the modern accepted number of > around 590,000 stones? You are woefully misinformed Hanslune. This is not the "modern accepted number" and is a number otherwise summarily ignored by Egyptologists. But by all means provide the source
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22 days ago
Thanos5150
The rise Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The end of the rains and return of desert conditions throughout the Sahara after 5,500 coincides with population > return to the Nile Valley and the beginning of pharaonic and Kerma society” > This what the source you are "quoting "actually says: "The end of the rains and return of dese
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22 days ago
Thanos5150
Chiginn Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Can anyone enlighten me as to what the object is > that is located at the front in the bottom left > corner of this artwork "The Death of the > Firstborn” by Charles Foster, 1897? Charles Foster is the writer of the book this art was published in. The original is an 1872 painting by Sir Lawrence Alma
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4 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To review: > > The exterior of the tower core is finely finished, > including the tops of the steps, in the same > manner as were casing stones. There is no point in > doing this if it were not meant to be a finished > product independent of the outer pyramid layer. > > > The
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The question is what is the purpose of this tower > core. What is the purpose of the steps? Then why not just skip all the rest and ask these questions then? > There isn't only a single means to build a pyramid > and there isn't a single reason to build a > monument, mnemonic, or monolith in the
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Egyptologists place great weight on the "evolution > of tomb technology". Indeed they cite the fact > that the first great pyramid was stacked mastabas > as prime facie evidence that pyramids are tombs. > Following this logic would seem to suggest that > mastabas have a tower core like
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No text. ...?
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You may have an original and publication-worthy > theory in the making. Look at the pattern of the > micro-gravimetry. I trust you will recognize what > you've been looking for. Thank you. Never thought about it. A follow up to the OP later in the tread: QuoteWhile these blocks do have the appearance of
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That's because you are glued to the wrong block. > Look, I posted this for you. You don't remember. > This is the closest to evidence I can take you. I > was inches away from that spot. You....have never > been in Egypt. Take that in for a moment. Even adamantium cannot penetrate Cladking's skull. G1
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm hardly surprised you forgot the most important > reasons it's unlikely the tower was built first. And I am hardly surprised you are a dishonest idiot. I did not "forget" jack shit. > It's not only the evidence of your own eyes; look > at the picture of the surviving tower! It is not &
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So, the average block in the top 100 courses of > the Great Pyramid weighed 3.0 tons. If the average block for the entire pyramid is calculated at 2.5 tons how is it you calculate the top 100 courses at 3 tons when they comprise the overwhelming majority of the smallest blocks? The average block height of the upper
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Hello Steve. Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am not sure what your point or question is > exactly. Please elaborate if I have missed it > (misunderstood) The point is Steve is a moron and beating up on the fringe all the time instead of discussing things of value is boring so I offer an alternative, right or wrong, for discussion
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As a visual reference, most US residents (and many > others) are familiar with the typical ADA Ramp; it > is notable that the Anastasi I Ramp is gentler by > 0.1141% of those designed for individuals with > mobility challenges. It is evident that the > scribe’s ramp account outlines a suitabl
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I see considerable value in your crane (lever) BUT > your depictions of it have the rope rigging > completely wrong and it does not add ANY practical > mechanical advantage. Maybe you are not up to that > stage yet? (ie just making pretty but vague > concept pictures) > > Houdin envis
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
seasmith Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > > E1E2 > > E1 looks more like the actual casing foundation > for the central temple casing, while E2 is lower > but larger and can be foundation and curb. One > photo can be deceiving. By comparison the E2 casing is very rough and unfinished. The E1 would be the tower core ca
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > At Meidum, as I argue, its "function" is as a > > structure unto itself and was not originally > > intended to be a pyrmaid. > I seriously doubt this for reasons already stated. These would be your "already stated reasons": Theyt would not have built a tower if it h
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > "Ramps" are nonsensical twaddle that lack any sort > of substantiation. Once in a great while I am bored enough to think there is something salvageable in you but there is not. You are just bat shit crazy, plain and simple.
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This, in a nutshell, explains Herodotus' account. > The builders needed to bridge this escarpment, > which they did not need to do with the "Causeway > of Khafre" Don't be a tease Manu. Who do you think did and why?
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And that 50% would include none of the hard > stones; the stones that had to be lifted over 80'. > A stone lifted to the top of the pyramid was six > times harder than one lifted to 80' and if they > used a straight ramp then it was SIXTY times more > work to lift because they had to build a ramp
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For all practical purposes it IS IN FACT a > "physical impossibility", at Khafre's causeway. I was not following the conversation and the comment I was responding to did not specify where this was to happen so I was speaking in general. If one were to do these they would need locks and if locks are n
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yeah, and where did they demonstrate they had lock > and pump technology? Not saying they did and pointing out the fact it is not a "physical impossibility" is not an endorsement of these nonsensical water schemes. But in fairness, if one were to want a canal to go uphill it stands to reason it would
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The first few courses are irrelevant. Even > building 80' tall ramps is quite easy so the first > 80' is irrelevant. But 80' defines a mastaba NOT > A 480' PYRAMID. A ramp 80ft tall, in G1's case for example, would get you 50% of the total volume of the pyramid and also bring you to the floor of the
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Since this is an important topic, I will donate a > few more photos which can be used as evidence. Snip for brevity, but thank you Manu.
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6 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You keep telling me what an corbel arch is. No one > needs you to tell us what an arch is,   You'd think that wouldn't you.... You asked: Humm..., so I must of missed it... so why did they go through all that trouble, building those arched galleries? What purpose did they serve? Which this all start
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7 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello Thanos5150; you wrote: ”It is > describing a ramp approximately 1254ft long, 95ft > wide, and 104ft tall with a slope of roughly 8 > degrees.” > > One minor correction: A ramp 730 cubits long and > 60 cubits high has an angular rise of 4.699° (4° > 41’ 55”); however, the ramp’s
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7 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Hello Robert. thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, Thanos > > Not disagreeing with your premise, but I'm > wondering how seriously we are supposed to take > this account. > > It's not the first time I've seen what's > purportedly a historical account turn out to > resemble a math puzzle of some kind. > &
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7 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Thanos5150, > > Yes, you did a good job showing other arches. But, > your not telling me what purpose did they serve? Steve. You need me to explain the purpose of arches? A corbelled arch is no different. I suggest reading the links too: A corbel arch (or corbeled / corbelled arch) is an arch
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7 weeks ago
Thanos5150
The Anastasi I Papyrus is a NK document which among other things contains calculations for building a massive ramp. QuoteThere is to be constructed a ramp of 730 cubits in length with a width of 55 cubits, containing 120 compartments provided with rushes and beams, having a height of 60 cubits at its summit and 30 cubits at its middle, with a batter of 15 cubits, while its base is of 5 cubits. T
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7 weeks ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Thanos5150, > > They would not leave those galleries open ended, > as that would subject them to collapsing. > > Humm..., so I must of missed it...  so why did > they go through all that trouble, building those > arched galleries? What purpose did they serve? ....They are a corb
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7 weeks ago
Thanos5150
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There's one more thing that complicates this, > which is that I haven't been able to find some of > the material cited. Robert E. Womack wrote > something for KMT that I can't get a look at > on-line. It sounds like he was thinking along the > same lines as you about this (so was Verner > app
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