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3 months ago
cladking
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Again, no one doubts the tower core of Meidum was > built first independently of the collapsed outer > pyramid layer. I'm hardly surprised you forgot the most important reasons it's unlikely the tower was built first. It's not only the evidence of your own eyes; look at the picture of the surviving towe
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Thanks for all this work. It is hugely interesting. THIS is the route that will get real answers and real data for understanding how these stones were lifted.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
"The counterweights, by themselves, do not provide enough force to raise the largest beams. The system would have required an additional eighty men pulling, in addition to those reloading the trolley and so on, but still, this is a tremendous savings from the 630 or so men that would have been needed without the counterweight system." This statement is misleading. ALL mechanical adv
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
The drawing is not to scale and the math is off. The numbers describe a 1 1/2 ton ton and the drawing is of a one ton stone. Internal ramps would have shown up on the infrared data.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
shemp99 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is it the case that the numerous extraordinarily > advanced civilizations around the globe who > constructed megaliths and had almost unbelievable > knowledge of engineering, mathematics, > astronomy...simply acquired their knowledge over a > long period of "natural progression of homo sapien
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am not so sure a Battleship can float in a > teaspoon of water? You would need to explain that > a little clearer for me to understand. In real life you'd need a few hundred gallons of water to float a battleship in order to overcome surface tension and the like. But the concept is sound enough.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 1.5 meters (5 feet) would > be more than adequate, to float a barge with > stones. A battleship can float in a tablespoon of water. You'd think those ramp believers who imagine a pyramid shaped mountain under G1 would understand the concept.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Not speaking at you, thou through you... > > The reason I don't believe in ramps, as the math > doesn't add up. I can't read Egyptian. I look at > it purely as an engineering issue. > > I find the bulk of individuals who contend ramps > as the solution, cannot even do math, as they
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
eyeofhorus33 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Trying to reason with Cladking is futile: 'homo > sapiens non urinatum in ventum' some might say. > > He will never accept that the word "ramp" is > indeed unequivocally attested. > > You can show him the glyph, explain its meaning > and even suggest that "Horus"
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No amount of > expertise will ever allow anyone to just look and > see. "Looking" and "seeing" are different in > nature. We engage only our eyes when we look and > only our brains when we "see". Looking will never lead to seeing without first passing through "e
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
I'd suggest you consult a dictionary but I'm sure the entire English language lies within your omniscience so it would be a waste of time. Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Petrie's interesting litle channel would barely > be a roadside drain, given its dimensions. Really! A vertical 3" wide opening of unknown height (potentially
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why do you chop out the rest of that sentence > which says: > > ...and also bring you to the floor of the QC > and its passage which was most certainly the > beginning of a change in work flow and > methods. Because you are imagining a change that doesn't exist and is irrelevant to how
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A ramp 80ft tall, in G1's case for example, would > get you 50% of the total volume of the pyramid... 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 straig
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
You might want to consult a pre-1950 unabridged dictionary for the definition of "canal". Before the language was butchered most canals went both "uphill" and "downhill" and some did neither.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For all practical purposes it IS IN FACT a > "physical impossibility", at Khafre's causeway. So when Herodotus said they dug a canal to the pyramid it merely meant he was sun addled or didn't understand modern physics? > What Steve and Cladking are proposing (LOL! > fantasizing ) it se
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This image was posted just a few days > ago. It shows the logogram for ramp, st3w. > The word is written on an incline surface on which > a load is also seen and the symbol itself is > written here with a slash at an incline. It could > not be more obvious. The word Ro-stau has the word > ramp embed
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Finally, the Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts do in fact > mention the word "ramp" in its verbal form and I > have posted this before. The same word is > mentioned in pAnastasi, which I also posted in the > past. In Hieroglyphic the word is st3w and > in fact in the example from PT 390, you can get
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > However, it is probable that the builders of the > Great Pyramid did not need to wait for the > causeway in order to deliver stone to the > construction site because there was another > access, perhaps even two. One on the northwest > corner, where you enter the complex as a tourist > today, and a
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
SandyJesse Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > and,..I find it amusing that the experts use the > Herodotus build time(which appears to be > non-negotiable) but completely disregard the > 100,000 slave manpower. > > Because even they know that Egypt would collapse. > The strain would be like cutting the Carotid > artery. Don't
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
You might also note all the alabaster mines and how they lay out. Alabaster and travertine are products of geysers and warm springs just like vaterite.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And, the notches? What are they all about? Are you referring to the "notches" along the sides? These probably supported wooden infrastructure of some sort, perhaps shadufs. There are also long notches along the entire GG. I believe these supported a gangplank that allowed relief workers access.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Grease which has been found on the ledges, along > with surface deterioration, running with the > length of the ledge. > > Most people can deduce from those clues, they were > moving stone up through the Gallery.  Someone made up grease in it unless it's a very ancient report.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Manu Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And I think you will appreciate this to > incorporate into your great graphic designs > That's way cool. Do you know what it's believed to be or its era?
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Just so you know; I've never seen two maps of the quarries at Giza that were in any way the same. They show different quarries in different places of different shapes. The most agreement I've seen is that the largest quarry was due south of G1 and sloped up (in a horseshoe fashion) toward the pyramid. They also tend to agree there was a smaller quarry behind the Sphinx of indeterminate shape.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > All of the ramp talk is quite stupid. The DE used > ramps, they had a word for ramp, and as noted many > times before there are not only several > contemporary examples of ramps found in the OK, > including Giza, but also after the fact. The > question is did they use ramps to build pyramids &g
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Can anyone reading this tell us, why the > complicated corbelled ceiling(s) was required. The corbelled arch is really quite simple and one of the first ways the blocks can be stacked to leave a void. The Grand gallery is complex in its entirety and had an unknown purpose.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
SandyJesse Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Don't get me wrong, I commend you on your work. > Yes, all that water and they were too dumb-ass to > use it. Maybe they were just a bunch of hillbilly > recknecks. But tell you what,..put one of those > rednecks on a hard job, and I guarantee they will > find a better, easier and faster(mos
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > This was a survey estimating the lay of the land > underneath the 2 Pyramids, which would reduce the > amount of stones asserted. There's no evidence of a massive hill under G1 or G2. If there were a hill it would have almost no effect whatsoever on the total amount of lifting to constr
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
Warwick Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > the core of my post > > "> The question becomes as much a question of > > organisation and infrastructure, as one of > > technology. " > > > I did not venture an opinion re technology You can't imagine my surprise that you and every believer in ramps failed to a
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
cladking
I remember your grand gallery crane. I didn't like it in the grand gallery because the area is too restrictive. With any significant movement forward the operation has to stop because the crane is lifting instead of pulling the load forward and the operation must stop and the crane repositioned. On the pyramid top it can be far more effective since it can be turned on its side and the stones t
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