> I will take a look. I have spent days going back
> through past posts, and pulling data and pictures
> out. I found this, and thought It would make you
> feel better.
I'm curious what the link was about.
> I have been struggling with writing a book or not.
> Have said no, many times... My wife is leaning on
> me to complete a short book, and place it up on
> Amazon. I now have retrieved enough photo's and
> have a clearer idea, after 3 years on GH.
Good luck if you do. Maybe you'll even inspire me to write a book fixing our interpretation of the Pyramid Texts. I could write it in a few days.
> If there was a geyser, they could have built
> around it, and created a chimney, which would
> drive the water upwards to the highest level.
Most of how I envision this comes from the Pyramid Texts. They paint a picture of their thoughts in words. It's hard to see much of the means to capture water at 81' 3" because this isn't the actual subject of the PT. The subject is just the rituals read at the ascension ceremonies. This means I'm trying to see a blurry picture caused by a lack of shared perspective and context and then picking out tiny details like the nature of the upper eye of horus. A great deal of my picture of this "mehet weret cow" necessarily is from deduction or specifically, how would these things appear if the words were all meant literally.
It appears that they simply started building a structure near the geyser. It in no place actually came in contact with the spraying water. But as it grew higher they attempted to build structure UNDER the water that was actually FALLING such that this water could be collected and channeled to the counterweights. They used these water filled counterweights to complete this structure.
When the structure (mehet weret) reach full height (3b3w also known as "heaven" or 81' 3") there was a small hole in the bottom at 81' 3" called the "upper eye of horus". There was an area around it that was lower and collected the fallen water directed away from the rising column by "shm-sceptres". This water spraying up looked like the head of a jackal when everything was running at high efficiency. The water was channeled from here onto the top of the first step of the pyramid to the "lake of the jackal" overseen by "Anubis" on his chest (which contained the mks-sceptre). There was a large box around the upper eye with a floating lid that contained a mixture of grease, mucilaginous myrrh, and natron. This mixture was used to degas the water and give it a scent to make it safe to handle.
There was a lot of equipment in this area and it's where the rubber met the road in ancient technology. There was a rainbow in the full moon and a floating oil lamp (mks-scepter) that burned at night so they knew if the water was running. During the day the Nbht-sceptre waved brightly painted boards for this purpose. The renenutet channeled water to the mks right from the upper eye implying this stone was heavily worked and had a groove near the bottom to collect the expanding gasses. The height of the water in this canal (mn-canal) was called kebehwet which we would call "water pressure" and express in "lbs/ in ^ 2" and they knew directly as "fingers of water". A weir was used to both save the fuel for the mks and to measure water into counterweights.
Under the upper eye was the "eye of horus" or the original eye. This was the eye through which nun was said to have seen zep tepi (the first eruption). This whole region was quite dangerous and employed only two men in operation; the blessed dead. I'm sure they lost a man once in a while. One was the shm-sceptre operator (unattested) and the other was the w3s-sceptre operator (drawings only). The water was quite good after it had run a while (purification). It was cool and effervescent and was like wine. The well was drilled by those who bring forth the gods with long claws and sharp teeth. It was the arm of nut (the great sieve) who must be open to all things so that the well could erupt.
There's really quite a bit more but confidence is lower if I go much beyond what they said or directly implied.
> Do you want me to include this in the book, and
> give you credit? Maybe another description/method.
I didn't invent geysers. I merely rediscovered them if I am correct.
I steal ideas freely and am in no position to stop anyone else from stealing my ideas. If you want to suggest that the water came from geysers then you won't be the first (or second).
> I plan to list several methods , and let the
> readers decide. Do I have to mention "stinky
> footed bumpkins"? I plan on giving others credit
I use the term "stinky footed bumpkins" just to remind people how demeaning it is to suggest they must have used ramps. There are many ways they might have built the pyramids but ramps aren't really one of them. The pyramids are a work of genius and scientific knowledge not an accumulation of stinky feet. They minimize the huge accomplishment of ancient people, ancient science, and ancient language when they say it mustta been ramps.