> For now, I want to keep it in line with the
Most of the stone that came up the causeway from the valley port were turah casing stone and granite. There were lots of supplies and other materiel but less than about 5% of the total weight of the pyramid came up this funicular.
Most of the stone came up from the quarry to the south and this quarry was U-shaped and pointing right at the corners rather than the center. The building on the east side was probably the mason's shop that they called the "Great Saw Palace" and stones went straight into it and then straight up the middle of the side but this was a small percentage of total work. Only about 1.4% of the weight was casing and the granite was much less (probably).
627a. Carry thou (him who is) greater than thou, said they to him, in thy name of "He of the Great Saw Palace."
Set drove the saw palace.
I believe many stones were moved laterally along the step tops to be lifted near the corners to the step tops above. Of course no work is involved moving stones on a flat surface other than required to overcome kinetic friction. The step being worked probably received most of its stones at the centers of the sides rather than the edges. I propose the main lifters were in the centers and only auxiliary lifting was done from the corners for the bulk of the lifting.
> If you are willing to have the stones arrive on
> barges and pulled up the Funicular Causeway, then
> it is not an issue.
> Having them float to the corner would be best.
> Thou, that is taking me away from trying to keep
> this simple. I wanted to establish some basic
> ground work, before I become Funicular. :)
> Are you testing me?
I like any idea that makes it easier. The fact this is huge essentially proves they always used a means that was as simple and easy as possible. Funicular is simple and fun, and lifting them from the corners is easy. ;)
I don't think any stones did any floating once they were removed from the barges by tug boats (like Merer's). The "min" used buoyancy to assist loading the ascenders but the stones didn't float on water, the "min" did.