Date: January 06, 2017 08:45PM
> As piers are usually over water, I wonder is that
> a lake of "it must have been" fire your peers jump
> into with both feet?
I confess that to a certain extent this is how I first got my stinky feet wet.
I knew by the immense size of the structure they "mustta had" a renewable counterweight for lifting all that weight. The "only" possible renewable ballast is water. I didn't know how it got there but I went looking for it.
But I sure as hell wasn't looking for geysers in the PT. No one was more surprised than I as it started making sense. I suppose I'll be one of the least flabbergasted people as the proof falls into line. Speaking of proof and lines I wonder why they haven't announced the mn-canal recently found under the gables extends all the way into the pyramid. I'm sure they know it by now.
Why you are so sure the AE never harvested rainwater is beyond me. There is plenty of evidence of erosion around the Sphinx. There is evidence of a grave yard being moved to higher ground, due to flooding. There are walls around the Pyramids. They had to level the Pyramid base using water, and also would need to do so, as the build progressed in height.
A counterbalance only works after you have provided enough force to employ the counter weight. It is not a repetitive working machine, without a counter force being employed each time you use it. It does not give you a "mechanical advantage" as "simple machines" do. You can't just say, a counter balance was used, as if it did all the lifting and changed the amount of energy used. A Shaduf is not a crane. They likely used other "simple machines", ie. levers and movable pulleys for mechanical gain. The face of the Pyramid is a ramp, and is refereed to as a "simple machine", which again will impart a "mechanical advantage". If it did rain, why would you not use it, as the force in a counter balance system, when the only other option would be men and ropes.