Date: January 07, 2017 01:42AM
Steve Clayton Wrote:
> Why you are so sure the AE never harvested
> rainwater is beyond me. There is plenty of
> evidence of erosion around the Sphinx.
I'm really not sure of anything. I simply make declarative sentences to try to communicate my ideas. I use tautologies a lot to further this.
I doubt they harvested rainwater for two reasons. Secondarily because this was an arid land that received only some 4" annually in the great pyramid building age. But primarily because lifting water to use as ballast wouldn't save all that much effort; they may as well build ramps than lift 2 1/2 million tons of water. I looked extensively in satellite picture for catchment areas and canals but never found anything. The odds that it was rainwater seem less than 3 in 100 to me. Certainly rain augmented whatever source they used but it was incidental rather than causative.
> 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.
The PT even describes a graveyard that was flooded and how it occurred but of course, it's invisible to Egyptologists. There are "inundations that toss on high ground" in the PT and this is equally invisible.
> You can't just
> say, a counter balance was used, as if it did all
> the lifting and changed the amount of energy used.
Water appeared "magically" at 81' 3" and it was this magic manifested as the mehet weret cow that did the lifting. People didn't do the lifting, the "celestial kine" (mehet weret and bull of heaven) did all the lifting. People sat back and watched as the pyramid built itself. In very real ways you could almost say the stones did grow wings. All you have to do is look for that perspective.
OK, then explain to me how 4" annually caused all the erosion around the Sphinx.
Also, FYI it was Egyptologists who uncovered the graveyard.
>primarily because lifting water to use as ballast wouldn't save all that much effort; they may as well build ramps than lift 2 1/2 million tons of water.
I doubt very much, you have ever followed my math examples. I am in the process of upping the amount of water lifted up the face of the Pyramid. If they used those lifting (Shadufs in principle) and they were sized as a lever with a counterbalance weight, my estimates of 3 cubic feet of water goes up significantly. Currently, I show one cavity of one missing stone, and as the Pyramid is 52-53 degrees, that leaves a water well space of 4.167' x 1.632' x 2.367 deep. I am sure you turn a deaf ear to this, as it is somewhat boooring. Though consider that space is capable of holding 16 cubic feet of water, and that a basket can be sunk, collect water, and lifted a mere 3.5' and dumped into the next higher water well.
Even more boooring, is 16 cubic feet = 998 lbs. As the average stone was 5,000lbs, that would only require approx. 5 buckets, as you are on an Incline Plain. I am sure, each man could lift enough water in 3 minutes to meet the stone placement schedule, and oh yes there was a lift station on every side. That's 5 bucket in 12 minutes. Not a problem. In reality, it should only take 1-2 minutes.
There are 20 steps at this build stage, requiring 20 lifts. You would have us believe, that 20-25 men can pull a 5,000lb stone up a ? ramp, in under 3 minutes.
>primarily because lifting water to use as ballast wouldn't save all that much effort;
Pardon the pun, but that comment doesn't hold much water.