> Since we are on this topic, and there is no
> evidence of a Funicular system, I would like to
> draw your attention to the similarity of a Barge
> designed for the Causeway.
> 1. It would be flat bottomed, and rectangular.
> 2. It would need (for lack of a better word) a
> keel. The keel keys into the causeway so it stays
> on track, and centered. It also reduces friction,
> as the entire barge does not need to come into
> contact with the Causeway. The weight would be
> centered over it.
> 3. The barge would require a bottom at a 4.6
> degree slant in relationship the the top being
> level. In this pit it appears to be deeper on one
> end, than the other. Would like someone to take
> those two measurements, so I can calculate the
> angle between the two, and see if it is approx.
> 4.6 degrees. It would be a simple matter, as there
> are inexpensive laser which measure distance. I
> own one for playing Golf.
> 4. No wider than the 10 ft. section of one side of
> Khafery's Causeway, though I am told Kufu's
> Causeway was much wider. Twice as large?
> So why is there this centered middle section
> cleared out, on what appears to be in the deep
> end, and at a slant angle which feathers out. Are
> stones just missing, or is it cut?
> *Additionally, what kind of a boat is shallow on
> one end, and not the other?
> Do any of the other pits have these feature, and
> does anyone have measurements?
Yes, Steve, that's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the recesses on the floor of the pit!
And don't cut yourself short - there is plenty of evidence for a funicular system, not the least of which is the design of the causeways, including their very convenient and consistent angle of incline. The pits only support it further. But why do you suppose they would want to keep the barges in pits?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?