Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Go to: Forum HomeBoardNew Topic

Pages: 12345...LastNext
Current Page: 1 of 171
Results 1 - 30 of 5103
Today
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
Forum: Mysteries
Today
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. > &
Forum: Mysteries
Today
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
Forum: Mysteries
Today
Thanos5150
The Anastasi I Papyrus in 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
Forum: Mysteries
Yesterday
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
Forum: Mysteries
Yesterday
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
Forum: Mysteries
Yesterday
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The lever crane was a product of my Grand Gallery > explanation. You do not need > a corbelled arch,  for pulling stones up the > ramp. You do need it, if you intend to place a > lever crane inside, as you work your way > higher.  Meidum: BP: BP satellite pyramid: RP: N
Forum: Mysteries
Yesterday
Thanos5150
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Warwick Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > " a canal leading up" > > > > A physical impossibility. > > > > > > Warwick > Well yeah: > They are called "locks".
Forum: Mysteries
4 days ago
Thanos5150
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- Which addresses not one word of what I said. Come on Ray.
Forum: Global Village
4 days ago
Thanos5150
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Audrey, > > It's embarrassing to see you fall for this crap. Explain how two thousand bed medical ships being deployed to help in an emergency is "crap"? The only thing "embarrassing" is such blind hate for something that is otherwise nothing but positive for no other reason than Trump
Forum: Global Village
5 days ago
Thanos5150
Case in point (March 20).
Forum: Global Village
5 days ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That is all good work, I have never seen the > pivot stones. Did they mention where in the OK? The one I pictured is from Meidum.
Forum: Mysteries
5 days ago
Thanos5150
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, Thanos > > Many thanks for the links. Indeed, there appears > to be data on the interior of M17 in Petrie's > Meydum and Memphis III, in Chapter 5 by > Gerald Wainwright. > > A bit soon to break out the champagne as this is > still very new to me and I could be wrong, but >
Forum: Mysteries
5 days ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think though you have made a very solid argument > that all or most of the great pyramids, including > many smaller ones, are tower core and this could > have important consequences or implications about > how they were built. Indeed. What we need to acknowledge is that while we ponder how they
Forum: Mysteries
6 days ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For the reader, it is unlikely these sled examples were used for transporting blocks up ramps, but rather statues or the like across flat terrain: Obviously sleds could be modified for the use and rigors of stone block transport, up ramps included, but this is not the issue. The problem is not us
Forum: Mysteries
6 days ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Do you believe this applies to other great > pyramids and do you believe there are any > implications about the way pyramids were > constructed? This is the stated point of the OP and many of my subsequent posts hence why I keep posting pictures of pyramids that support this idea. Given that every expose
Forum: Mysteries
7 days ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nice photo of G1b showing tower core and outer > pyramid layer: > As an aside, we can see the Tura limestone casing in situ:
Forum: Mysteries
8 days ago
Thanos5150
Hello Robert. thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, Thanos > > Do you know of archaeological data being available > for M17? Measurements, I mean, preferrably good > ones. That sarcophagus chamber is truly striking. If so they would be found in one of Petrie's books on Meidum: Medum. Meydum and Memphis (III). > T
Forum: Mysteries
8 days ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As an aside I would note of all the pyramids el > Kula is the only one built with its corners, not > sides, aligned to the cardinal points. This is the > Mesopotamian way which also given its close > proximity to Hierakonpolis, noted for its strong > evidence of predynastic Mesopotamian influence,
Forum: Mysteries
10 days ago
Thanos5150
engbren Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would argue that the bigger question is what is > the generally accepted age of the great pyramids? > It brings together a picture that the generally > accepted Old Kingdom dates are likely two > centuries out. ....I give up.
Forum: Mysteries
10 days ago
Thanos5150
Hi Jacob. Sirfiroth Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That is an easy question to answer. Their ability > to speculate is more important to them than actual > fact finding. It's certainly a lot easier. > Speculation is heavily invested in > not knowing or ignoring facts that do not support > their bias. Well said.
Forum: Mysteries
11 days ago
Thanos5150
Another oddity of M17 is though it is so unusually close as to intrude into the pyramid complex itself, it lies quite some distance from the other substantial mastabas that are far off in their own field: Much to consider regarding why this would be. On a side note, it is bizarre to me how many believe the great pyramids, for example, are older than accepted yet these same people as a r
Forum: Mysteries
11 days ago
Thanos5150
seasmith Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The image you posted of the handle has black > numbers on different areas of the carving, You may > have to zoom the image a bit. They are on the side > with the protrusion. > > He's biting the butt of another animal: Delicious.
Forum: Mysteries
11 days ago
Thanos5150
3rd Dynasty (or earlier) Pyramid of el Kula: Reconstructions show it was built as a tower core (The Pyramids, Verner p171), like Meidum, with the two steps added as accretion layers: As an aside I would note of all the pyramids el Kula is the only one built with its corners, not sides, aligned to the cardinal points. This is the Mesopotamian way which also given its close proximity
Forum: Mysteries
11 days ago
Thanos5150
Hello seasmith. seasmith Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanos, > Why start only back 3500 BC ? I cut off the rest of the post for brevity but am first quoting from this post from this thread: A Brief History of Predynastic Egypt. I give a synopsis from 6,000BC up until 3500BC which is where I begin on this latest post. > It's quite li
Forum: Mysteries
12 days ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > We have now arrived at Naqada II (Gerzean culture) > c.3500BC which it is here shit begins to hit the > proverbial fan. Pottery as expected becomes more > sophisticated, not just in production techniques > like the inclusion of spouts and lug handles > (imported from the Levant mind you) and vol
Forum: Mysteries
12 days ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > M17: Mastaba of unknown: > > > > > M17 is made of rough cut stones and rubble with a > mud brick exterior. The subterranean chamber is > well cut limestone and contains a large granite > sarcophagus. Given its immense size, the largest > of the mastabas at Meidum, and the fact
Forum: Mysteries
13 days ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanos wrote: > > This is the method anyone would use Laird, but > this is not what you are doing. Instead of looking > to relevant linear neighboring cultures of the > Neolithic, specifically the Chalcolithic, of > Anatolia, the Danube region, the Levant, and > Mesopotamia you leap f
Forum: Mysteries
13 days ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here are some more directly comparative images > (Gobekli Tepe and Dogon) for you: You are being deceptive. These Dogon images are modern and goes without saying have no relevance, as neither do the Dogon who were not even a culturally distinct group until at best the 11th century AD, to symbolism found 10
Forum: Mysteries
13 days ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To my way of thinking, a > coherent way to do that is to begin with later > traditions who preserve matching elements, compare > how those cultures understood them, and arrive at > a common denominator. This is the method anyone would use Laird, but this is not what you are doing. Instead of lo
Forum: Mysteries
Pages: 12345...LastNext
Current Page: 1 of 171