Date: February 22, 2018 09:59PM
Steve Clayton Wrote:
> I should make a new illustration...
I know how much you enjoy and how excellent you are at, drawing with sketch up CAD.
PLEASE would you draw up and post an elevation and plan view of Cladkings imaginings. (maybe a 3D birds eye view too?)
I believe it will be a great service to this forum.
Note he claims a completed pyramid (cased) 79 feet on top of 5 layers of 81' tiers.
Note you have to arrange the tiers so that casing blocks on the top layer have some support so that has a cascading effect downwards restricting workspace.
Cladking imaginings are mostly verbal. Nothing wrong with that, other than it leaves allot to the imagination. I know very little about Egyptian writings, while Cladking uses them to guide his thinking. Again, nothing wrong with that. So, for me to try and understand enough to a actually illustrate that, is beyond my abilities. We share the concept, that moving blocks of stone, can be achieved by using water to offset it's weight. I have tried many scenarios, how this might have been achieved. In the past, I provided math in an attempt to authenticate these different scenarios.
After a lengthy departure from the board, all my illustration are now governed by simplicity. They would have built their Pyramid(s) as cost effective as possible. The illustration below shows that even today, if you built a flume, you could deliver water over the Pyramids outer walls. Those walls were approximately 30 ft. tall. That would hold allot of water for stone lifting. I work on Khafre's Pyramid, as his causeway is still intact, compared to Kufu. This topographical map, produced by using a high rez
space camera, shows within 5 ft, a consistent ground level. It's natural, and if you dug a ditch, water would be able to flow from the mountains behind the Giza Plateau.
Khafery's Pyramid is in the upper right hand corner.
Once you get past the idea, that water was delivered to the Pyramids, everything else begins to fall into place. The idea that men pulled stones around and up an incline, is short sighted.
I will begin to finalize my drawings. Cladking, if yow wish, I will attempt to show your concept(s) and submit it to you, before posting. I am happy to just give them to you.
Corpuscles, it is nice to hear from you, as always. I have a new drawing and will post it soon.