> Cladking's geysers, may be remote, though not an
It does seem highly improbable but a literal interpretation of the builders' words solved in context leads only in this direction.
It's doesn't seem quite so improbable when the geology of the region is factored in.
> The Nile being close, would have
> exerted hydraulic pressure on the surrounding
> bedrock fissures, causing water to move
I believe this would be counter to known "laws" of physics. Water never moves uphill. An artesian well from higher elevations can't be ruled out but would not be as consistent with the actual cultural context.
What people don't seem to get is the means to build pyramids has been solved and the only thing left is to determine the source of the water for the funiculars. Egyptology is becoming increasingly irrelevant as they refuse to use science to address the study of the pyramids or their builders.
> whether or not, it moved under enough
> pressure to cause a "geyser", is anyones guess.
Cold water geysers are powered by a high CO2 concentration in the ground water. It is so high that as the ground pressure is relieved under the surface that it begins fizzing in a cascade event that can shoot water as high as 200'. The Egyptian geysers in the Land of Horus only sprayed water to 1/ 6th the height of the pyramid that was built by means of it. G1 sprayed to 81' 3". ie. the altitude at which the "crown" sat was 81' 3" above the pavement.
> The entire region is pot marked with many
There is also an enormous karst sinkhole just north of the Fayuum. It was one of those things I found looking for canals, aqueducts, and the like.
> Some depressions contain minerals, while others
> contain salt. Many others would contain clear
> water. Possibly drinking water.
Half way down the G2 causeway (where your ditch starts) is a deep excavation with carbonated water at the bottom .
It's interesting that there are also travertine deposits all over the region. Travertine is deposited by geysers.
There are even geyser deposits in the walls of the horizontal passage but this isn't spoken of in polite company.
> Where I take objection is when you conflate
> Geysers with Funiculars. They are two separate
> things. Funiculars are not dependant on Geysers.
Exactly. Geysers are hardly dependent on funiculars as well.
One thing certain is if we ever discover geysers it will prove the water source.
> There are two big wadi's running through the Giza
> Plateau. Flooding was a problem, and the Wall of
> the Crow, may have been used to protect an
> encampment. Additionally, there are several other
> walls, out beyond the Pyramids.
I believe the wadi just to the north may have carried the "Ur Nile" and it even flowed seasonally during the era of pyramid construction. The Wall of the Crow diverted the flow of CO2 coming down the wadi from the workers village. During temperature inversions this flow was exceedingly dangerous.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 31-May-20 15:20 by cladking.