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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > I intend to get back to all your other points eventually. Sorry. I've been really sick of working and the weather sucks and am spending way too much time babbling. > No amount of civic pride, religious fervor, or blood sweat and > tears can lead people to just suddenly out of the clear blue > sky decide to build a 200' tall great pyramid. It is ludicrous &
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
5012. Re: Huh?
Warwick wrote: > "Mark Lehner apparently agrees because he has also said no body > of a pharaoh has ever been found in a pyramid." > Mark Lehner CEDES that no body has been found in an OK or MK > pyramid. Nowhere has he ever stated that.." not a single > pharaoh was buried in a pyramid which he had constructed for > himself" No ! Sherlock. I sai
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > Thanks for the post and effort. Thanks. > Switch back ramps are appealing but I believe they are not > consistent with the evidence. One of te most appealing things > about such ramps is they wouldn't be expected to leave as much > evidence so they are consistent with the lack of evidence for > ramps. There is even some "roughness" on
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
One long ramp or a spiral ramp, internal or external, is out of the question. This is basically what you keep referring to and have argued so well against. I believe I made good points in another thread regarding the implausibility of Houdin's theory. There is no evidence of massive ramp material or an internal ramp and the effort required to build them is too great. As I outlined above, I believ
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
I started another thread "How the Pyramids Were Built?" if you want to continue over there. I have proposed a possible method and linked to another that coincides with my own which would be great if you could review it. I think you are selling yourself short. Who cares about amateur or not-if your idea has merit and you present it here it will find its way out to the intertubes. I use
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
As we know, many competing theories of pyramid building have been proposed, but when scrutinized most are found lacking for various reasons. I had revisited my own model after discussions on another thread and was surfing the net for information and found this:. Kind of weird because it is eerily similar to the basics of my system. I am no engineer by any means and can't speak to the nuts and bol
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
Thanks. I will look at it in detail. Cladking said in that post:"They built a smooth path from one step to the next". This is called a "ramp":) Post Edited (02-Nov-12 04:23)
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
You make excellent arguments against the use of ramps so I look forward to a thread devoted to your theory. I badger you because I am genuinely interested and if you have explained it in greater detail in another thread please point me to it. In testing your hypothesis you might look to other megalithic sites around the world, like Baalbek in particular, and test if what you see at Giza is ther
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > It isn't really. I believe the superficial differences can be > explained by the simple fact that the earlier site was used for > many centuries as a source for water before anyone thought of > building a great pyramid with the water. Interesting. > I believe the water was "the inundation that tosses at Rosteau > when the flood came to
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > Stones comprising this water collection device are underneath > the pyramid so it had to have been built first. This isn't to > say it had to be built in toto before the pyramid so it's > another proof ramps couldn't have been used but parts are under > the pyramid. The catchment at Saqqurra is more interesting and > even has an overflow to protect th
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
eyeofhorus33 wrote: > I've been reading these posts with interest but I'm curious to > know why you both consider that the volume of stone moved to a > height of 120' could not be achieved by "primitive technology" > and "brute strength" alone. I don't think the total volume of stone itself is the problem, the Great Pyramid of Cholula in Mexico is the larg
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > I should have phrased it better. An intentional master plan is > certainly possible and can't be ruled out. But this site is > likely very complicated when seen over time and all aspects > might not have been an intentional plan from the beginning. > The plan might have been repeatedly modified. There seems to be several phases of construction and no doubt
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
> QuoteThe next pyramid for which there is direct physical > evidence of primary interment is the Red Pyramid, constructed > by Snefru, the founder of the 4th dynasty. Again in 1950 badly > damaged and burnt mummified human remains were found in the Red > Pyramid. These remains were examined by Dr. Ahmed Mahmud el > Batrawi who concluded that these were indeed the physica
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > It was not my intention to deny the possibility of a "master > plan" at Giza. Indeed, I "know" there was a master plan though > it might have been largely inadvertant and unintentional. > There were earlier structures here and are now under the > pyramids. Some might have been removed and cannibalized for > their materials. I
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
Thanks MJ. I haven't been around in a while, but how is your thesis coming? Any progress? Post Edited (27-Oct-12 22:25)
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
LonelyAngel wrote: > That's a very good point actually. My wife would disagree, but it happens from time to time. > My signature Upton Sinclair quote has - for me -always said it > all. I agree. That is my favorite user quote by the way. When you put a recurring quote on your posts does this have a name? Post Edited (27-Oct-12 20:25)
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
cladking wrote: > I suppose when the water failed after building G2 that people > sat around discussing whether it was even possible to still > erect great pyramids. I can imagine they'd agree it was > possible but that there was no national will to do so. Perhaps > G3 was a last attempt using the little water that was left but > they abandoned the idea of ever trying
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
An interesting thought, but for crustal displacement to have occurred in the megalithic age the structures after the fact would soon be so far off the mark astronomically their original alignment would be unrecognizable, which is not the case, not to mention geographically worthless. There is no evidence they were violently removed from their original astronomical alignment and later significantl
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
LonelyAngel wrote: > I'll declare a stinginess on my part here, Cladking, in as much > as I'll rarely buy a book these days unless I can get it for a > penny + p&p on Amazon, so Scott, Graham and anyone else on here > selling a book is unlikely to profit from my support. I can certainly appreciate wanting to save a buck, but I think you are looking at it the wrong way. Graham do
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
Chris Jordan wrote: > I think Donelly's map is valid tho far from extensive enough. > Many many more sites have come to light since his time. > Churchward is fine as long as you ignore the absurd landmass in > the middle of the Atlantic. Both collect together an amazing > array of artifacts with common features. The sun symbol is very > prominent hence my interest in their work
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
Chris Jordan wrote: > Thanos > > that is the right Donelly. I did not want to mention the A word > for obvious reasons. Let's just say it was a prehistoric group > of people who sailed the world building similar types of > structures and leaving behind the same symbols and relics. Thanks. Figured as much. How credible do you find Donelly in general especially regarding these
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
charly wrote: > All of them, including al OK and MK pyramids? Remains of > mummies and grave goods (of the original burial, contemporary > with the structure) have been found in some of those > pyramids... Really? Which ones? > > Djoser's > > pyramid wasn't built as a tomb, it was built on one. > > Your belief, not a fact... No, it is a fact the
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
Chris Jordan wrote: > I gotta say that is a really great find. This is yet another > confirm for Donnelly's mapping of an ancient maritime empire > that built this type of structure. Sorry for my ignorance, but do you mean Ignatius Donnelly? Are the maps found in Atlantis: The Antediluvian World? Thanks
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
MJT wrote: > I’m taking your advice, Thanos5150 – so bye-bye… I meant it with all sincerity MJT and am only trying to encourage you so please take what I said with the best of intentions. If you believe you have something unique to offer you should go for it and get it done. My words were not meant to chide you, but to motivate you. I only hope I will take my own advice and do the same some
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
MJT wrote: > It's an idea I have been working on off and on for more than 30 > years (I started the project in Jan 1979 – and I’m now starting > to get bored with it). > According to my almost-but-not-quite finished highly detailed > hypothesis (currently just over 200 A4 pages long and growing) > on how the Great Pyramid was planned, the King’s Chamber was > not the
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
MJT wrote: > In which case, are you arguing that no mastabas were used for > the burial of a king because they were conspicuous? > If one is a tomb-robber, then surely the physical size of the > mastaba/pyramid tomb is largely immaterial beyond the work > needed to reach the burial chamber? Sigh. If you recall MJT, I previously agreed on the point size in and of itself
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
charly wrote: > To the contrary Thanos5150, I throw facts at the "poo" ;-) What facts? The fact that everything that does not agree with the pyramids as tombs theory is a "feeling"? Smells like poo to me. It's wonderful you don't agree, but I want to hear a sober contradictory argument not the constant sound of poo whizzing by. I am of the belief that the only wa
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
The Ben-Ben stone is a pyramidion which comes to a point and is smooth on the sides which by mainstream dating well predates the pyramids. One has to wonder if this was the inspiration to smooth the sides of step pyramids in an effort to, if not emulate the Ben-Ben, make the whole structure congruous to it (seamless) when it was placed on top. Some suggest the Ben-Ben originates from the Sumeria
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
Hi John, The sudden explosion of Egyptian culture and technology which you and others have previously documented appears to coincide if not be the direct result of the arrival of the so called "Dynastic Race" of Mesopotamians in Egypt circa 3,200BC. Their period of influence seems to abruptly end at Sakkara and other than the curiously out of place palace facade architecture found in
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7 years ago
Thanos5150
If we take ancient cultures of the world at face value, it is unanimous they believed beings from the stars came to Earth from the heavens and created man playing a significant role in his development including the diffusing of culture and technology. These were not superstitious humanistic representations of nature from some magical nether realm, but actual flesh and blood beings from the stars.
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