Date: January 09, 2017 04:38AM
Steve Clayton Wrote:
> Your a pair of geniuses... How do you think they
> moved their obelisks down the Nile?
Ok Einstein, show us a boat buried or painted or inscribed that could float at least 30 tons. Even though the relieving chambers boast 50+ tons, you should be able to find something to handle 30. You'll not find one from the 4th dyn, so at least show us one depicted centuries later that could handle the task. And then explain how the boat that came centuries later, is proof that's what they had in the 4th dyn.
And then maybe you could estimate the height of the Nile at the time the pyramids were built. You brag of having an open mind, how do you know a causeway was needed to float stones? Wouldn't that all hinge on the height of the Nile at the time?
>Ok Einstein, show us a boat buried or painted or inscribed that could float at least 30 tons.
These boats are estimated to be between 60 and 80 feet long. That's plenty large for 30+tons.
Archimedes’ principle: A submerged object displaces a volume of liquid equal to the volume of the object. Do you even know how to figure out water displacement? A barge which can float 30 tons, is not an aircraft carrier. [www.britannica.com]
Boats sink, do they not? At one time, the Nile was 50 feet higher than now, and there is evidence to prove it.
>"Show us a boat buried or painted" ? The lack of evidence, is not evidence. It is simply, the lack of evidence. If you believe in the great flood, show me the boat. I can show you plenty of paintings and inscriptions. Does that make it real?
Most of Kufu's boat pits are plenty large enough to float a 60 ton stone. , though there are no boat/barges to be found. No painting or inscriptions. Several of those pits are rectangular, and not shaped of a boats. One of the pits is huge, if it did contain a barge, and you do the math, it would float several 60 ton stones. That's the capacity, though no prof or evidence. You seem to think it requires something extremely large to float 30 tons. Here are a few barges made out of steel, that floats 75,000lbs. which will handle 37.5 tons. Their size is 40' x 10" (causeway width) x 5 ' deep, and will still have 1 foot of freeboard. This barge will fit into a few of those Kufu pits. Additionally, the Abydos boats are 60 - 80 feet long. A boat 80 feet long may float 75 tons depending on how deep they were.
>how do you know a causeway was needed to float stones? FYI. The causeway(s) do not float stones :) The Causeways are Incline Plains, which transfer a portion of the weight being moved, down into the Earth. How much is transferred, is dependent on the angle of the Incline , and the amount of friction (cof) encountered. Why don't you open your eyes, ears, and mind and make an effort to learn: [www.youtube.com]
Coincidentally, notice the center section on the end closest to us. A barge on a causeway would require this area too fit into the causeway surface. Otherwise, there would be no way to guide a Barge/Funicular. It would additionally, reduce the amount of friction encountered, when being moved.
OK Audrey, your turn. If the AE didn't use barges on the Nile, please tell us how all those 30+ton stones in the Kings chamber were transported?