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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months ago
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
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Warwick Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > " a canal leading up" > > > > A physical impossibility. > > > > > > Warwick > Well yeah: > They are called "locks".
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- Which addresses not one word of what I said. Come on Ray.
Forum: Global Village
4 months 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
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Case in point (March 20).
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4 months 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.
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4 months 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 >
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4 months 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
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4 months 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
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4 months 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
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4 months 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:
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4 months 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
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4 months 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,
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4 months 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.
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