> I think Mr Barbelo is entitled to be very
> disappointed at the lack of any diagrams or
> representation or clear explanation of how your
> Geyser powered, "funicular" counterweight system,
> is imagined to work. However, I am not surprised
> Mr Snape was not contacted to assist the drawing,
> as it seems you have difficulty describing the
> imagined system in any significant detail in one
> clear narrative.
I'd be very happy to have anyone take up making the drawings and Jon Ellison or Steve Clayton would certainly be among the very finest for the work. I certainly wouldn't do anything to stop anyone from taking it on.
But, to a large extent this is extremely difficult to draw and it's not entirely necessary. If you can't envision it without a drawing then a drawing might not help much.
> I gather you are suggesting some form of a natural
> geyser occurred rather centrally to G1 at grotto
> but this was sealed and then later an alternative
> outlet was "drilled" at the location mentioned
> above, which would place it within the G1
> enclosure walls. Can you confirm this is your
Very good. Yes.
> How was such a well "drilled"? Do you imagine AE
> or builders had the equivalent of modern well
> drilling rigs or do you suppose they had copper
> tubes that they rotated somehow to drill 100's of
> metres deep? What was the mechanism used for such
> drill rotation (eg a windlass turned by cattle
They drilled bore holes in solid granite so limestone should have been easy.
Yes, they used tubes. The drillers were those of "long claw and sharp teeth who brought the god forth by his hand". I imagine they drilled down leaving a solid core and then removed sections of the core as they went down. I doubt they ever had to drill deeper than 60 or 80 feet.
> Important: How high from ground level (to
> what height) did this geyser project this water?
This height was called "3b3w" which we should translate as "the height". It is often translated as 'heaven".
This height was variable but it defined the height of the pyramid built by it (the pyramids was ~ 6x "3b3w"). The "3b3w" at Giza was 81' 3". It was defined as the point at which the average water velocity became negative. For practical purposes the geyser sprayed up to exactly 81' 3" at G1. Of course there was some variability and the djed was designed to correct any variability. The djed made the water stable and enduring.
> Why do you consider it smaller? How much smaller?
I don't have enough data to determine the configuration of G2. I believe it was either a three step pyramid with numerous partial steps or possibly a (~)11 step pyramid. If it is the latter there is an implication that the 3b3w at G2 was only ~40'.
> How did the original "drilled geyser" at specified
> location provide water to G2 and or ...?
If it were used at G2 then it was probably connected to the G1 mehet weret through a natural underground conduit.
> You mean big pyramids? So does that include
> Djoser, Meidum, Bent, Red, G1, G2, G3 (any more?)
> Do you mean they drilled for one or natural
I believe they used water from a carbonated aquifer to build all the great pyramids. Indeed, the amount of water delivered to Djoser's Pyramid is what's recorded on the Palermo Stone. The water was caught in a 45 acre enclosure and at the end of the season this water was calculated and recorded as the "measure of the year". Just multiply the name of the year by 45 and you get the total output of water at 3b3w (32'). This is a phenomenal amount of work (potential energy). These early pyramids were built at a very low efficiency.
> Also I gather you claim that G1 was originally
> built as a 6 step pyramid of tiers being 81' 3".
No. It is five steps. There is a perfect 79' pyramid perched on the top of the 5th step.
> Could you elaborate on whether the sides of these
> original tiers were vertical or near vertical?
They are 70 to 72 degrees.
> Also could you confirm whether the cladding was
> done after the 6 step was achieved from bottom
> up? Or was each tier cladded and completed as it
Except for numerous out of the way sections which were cladded early all the cladding was done from the top down. First a row of cladding was laid at the base of the 79' pyramid on top and then it was cladded going up. Then a row of cladding was installed around the bottom of the 4th step and it was cladded going up. Next they did the third step and finally the first step. The mehet werets were cannibalized for cladding stones. Even the ssm.t and sometimes the pavement would be used for cladding.
> Are you suggesting that somehow this geyser was
> directed so that it filled a pool or "lake" on top
> of the 81' 3" step?
On the early pyramids and mastabas they simply had a platform that caught the spraying water. This was inefficient and a lot of water was lost. These were overseen by khenty n irty which was the phenomenon of catching things in mid-air with one eye. Later khenty irty employed two eyes with one "in the midst of the field and the upper eye in the mehet weret. This was a large stone structure build around the spraying water. When it got to the top of the water an "eye" was built around the crown and shm sceptres directed the water into the mn canal on top. The canal took it to the Lakes of the Jackal which got smaller with altitude; queens chamber. This water was then funneled into the 3nw (henu) boat overseen by isis.
> Can you explain: how 1 lb of water, can lift 5 lb
> of stone?
Just mechanical advantage. The incline for the stone is less than the incline for the counterweight.
> Do you possess a set of colouring in pencils and a
> 12" schoolboy rule?
> I have provided the required attention to your
> post. Please answer all questions.
> btw you didn't answer what they "gave up on" after
> G2 from previous request???.
I suppose on trying to build any great pyramids. Without water G3 was an extraordinary amount of work.