> Yes. Apparently for a decade yet you obviously
> have not even managed to think through your own
> hypothesis thoroughly or properly draw it.
It can't really be drawn in modern perspective!
It can't be drawn because all the component parts can't be seen except from above and from significant altitude. I have to draw it in parts despite my ability to picture it in my mind. It is not in the least bit complicated. Just picture a boat full of water on one side and a load of stone on the other. These are connected by rope and chain right across the top. Now change your picture a little and put the boat full of water hanging over the side of the first step. Now just release this boat full of water (henu boat) and it lifts the stones.
Everything else is just bells and whistled they put on this very very simple process.
It's merely to show the step pyramid underneath and depicted in the gravimetric scan.
> The entire base of the Great pyramid covers 13
> acres. To claim 8 acres of work room being 61.5%
> of the area is impossible and ridiculous! There is
> no overlap.
Actually they had 12 acres when they started but it got whittled down to eight as they added more steps. It is the entire 13 acres minus the sloped sides of the steps.
> The top corner of each step that you propose of
> 81'3" has to be within a maximum of 1 metre or say
> 3' and more practically even .5metre or 18" from
> the desired final cladded casing exterior line.
I neither see that this is true or that it's relevant. The gravimetric scan suggests the step tops are actually buried back inside about 12' from the nearest point on the cladding. This is based on the fact that step tops are more poorly imaged toward the top where the scan saw only about 10' inside at the top. They are clearly imaged at the bottom where the scan saw about 35' inside. It appears most of the so called "backing stones" lay outside the step tops.
> This is because to place the shaped tura casing
> stone (say the base of tier 5 being top of tier 4,
> then it has to have something to support it with
> the centre of gravity over the existing tier to
> stop it from tumbling down the face. I suggest if
> the original step tiers are 18" then the base of
> the casing could be say 4' wide meaning given
> angle say 52deg then would have to be circa 5.1
> feet high and hypotenuse 6.5 feet. This would make
> the top level casing roughly a manageable 3-4 tons
> any bigger than that ,difficult at height but
> lower ones could be bigger.
I take your point but don't see a problem with planning a course outside the step top to support a course of casing stones. There would simply be a short segment of vertical stone near the stop tops.
> You cannot indent the tiers to create extra
> workplace as then you have nothing to rest your
> "finished" 74' completed top level pyramid on. The
> edges will have nothing to support it.
All the teirs would seem to be indented by definition. Of course the smaller pyramid on top was significantly more difficult to construct because of limited work room. But they would simply have lifted smaller loads up here so they could "thread the needle" so long as they could stop the dndndr-boat on top rather than flying over it they were fine. The last few stones were probably just counterweight assisted and men provided the work to actually move the stones and overcome friction. .
> ... requiring many
> ropes nearly 900 feet long!!!
It appears they made ropes in 100' long slings (a loop on each end) that could be easily connected and unconnected with their two chief types of belaying loops; the so-called "cartouche" and the so-called "tie of isis'. The latter was on the henu boat and the former were used elsewhere.
> It is not
> clear whether you want to build the retaining or
> enclosure wall around it soon after commencement
> but that would be a disaster as workers and stone
> would have to tread water in a big swimming pool
> or build a ramp over the pool!
The pavement (ssm.t or "integrated apron") was always the first thing made. This is proven because it's under the pyramid. It collected the water and held it away from the well so that it would not dilute the ground water. The men simply worked above the water by some means. It would have been uncomfortable to work in the water.
> All workers exposed
> to the risk of constant spray of carbonic acid and
> other stinky sulphur compounds common to cold
> water geysers as per the youtube vid you
> posted earlier.
There was no risk to speak of. The geyser was contained within walls under the mehet weret. The operator of the djed was exposed to risk but the djed could be operated by "four strings" from a distance most of the time. The air was changed in here by the "billows of the winding watercourse" so wouldn't always have high levels of dangerous gasses.
> The "henu" boats which you think were the
> containers for the counterweight water need to
> hold the equivalent of at least 3 tons of water.
> Average size of G1 block is 2.5 tons so some ARE
> much bigger.
They actually operated with about 17 tons and had a capacity of 20 tons. Indeed they could add weight to these and use them in tandem for very heavy loads.
> What are you going to make them out of .....wood?
Yes. Short pieces of wood. These were shaped like a grasshopper and were simply specially designed boats with the ribbing on the outside rather than inside. Wood planks joined the ribbing.
> You are suggesting that the counterweights raise
> the stones like swallows flying (Barbelo's
> favourite of your BS!) From 81 feet even allowing
> for the friction on the ropes and some form of
> braking mechanism the wooden boats have to
> withstand constant crashing to ground from height,
> loaded with at least 2.5 tons.
Nothing "crashes". The PT say that the boat flew up and alit.
They'd try to make virtually identical lifts as long as they could so they could land the boat on exactly the right spot. They'd plan on overshooting a little most of the time.
> You are unable to describe how water can get any
> higher than 81' So they had to carry all water the
> equivalent of 4 million tons of it up the steep
> step pyramid to keep your fantasy alive. No
> advantage there at all.
The counterweight fell from 81' 3". Forget about getting water any higher.
> Constantly replacing and
> re-adjusting ropes and smashed water containers at
> great height.
The "tie of isis" connected the counterweight so it could quickly be swapped out for minor repairs. The ropes were inspected regularly and swapped out when they wore or were damaged.
> The project lifting all stone by water requires
> 6.5 billion litres of water or 325 million litres
> per year.
You're forgetting the cliff face counterweights which could get another 1600 ft lbs of work out of each gallon.
> You highlight the absurdity of carrying a
> counterweight up to drop down. Same work effort
> required just in more manageable chunks and many
> more trips.
They let the water out before it's relifted.
> You think or suggest the whole reason AE went to
> all this trouble to build a pyramid was to have
> some weird ascension ceremony and cremation on
> just the first tier!
This is EXACTLY the point; the pyramids weren't much trouble. They consumed few resources and the water at 81' 3" wasn't going to do much other work anyway.
> Years and years of ranting about ramps and here
> you are claiming that apart from some (one pyramid
> or a few) of the hundred or so in Egypt they used
There are only a few real pyramids in Egypt. The rest are tiny little piles of rubble that Egyptologists euphemistically call "pyramids" in order to hide the fact that real pyramids are orders of magnitude harder to build.