> Don't fixate on what these "holy walkways" look
> like now or a century ago.
> They were almost positively rebuilt after the
> pyramid was built. remember too, that they needed
> to keep production at the Turah Mines steady for
> half a century in order to build G1 and G2. They
> almost certainly would have had a large number of
> blocks strung out as the causeway and as things
> were wrapping up they "harvested" these stones
> from the valley port to the Great Saw Palace and
> then turned the causeway ramp into a covered
> walkway. It's even possible it was covered during
> They needed to have a very large number of casing
> stones because there was no better place to store
> them. It's just this simple. I believe there were
> also a lot of stones in the mehet weret and the
> ssm.t. They started installing then on the first
> step of the pyramid near the SE corner by about
> the third year of construction. From this point
> they could clad any isolated area that was out of
> the way of stone movement.
> There are simple common sense processes that
> necessarily apply to all enormous tasks. The
> Turah Mines couldn't produce 100,000 tons of
> cladding stones in the 27th year of Khufu's 20
> year reign and a million Merer's couldn't have
> gotten them across the river. Reality trumps
> everything and every idea. Orthodox beliefs about
> construction are ridiculous even without the
> extensive evidence stones were pulled straight up
> the sides and a lot of material mustta come up the
> "holy walkway".
I know nothing about their language.
OK, so then where the 100,000 tons come from & a million Merer's couldn't get them across the the Nile, how did they do it?
I'm not concerned about Orthodox beliefs. I am focused on how they might have built the Pyramids, and therefore look for ways to simplify their work, as I do not
believe in the stone puller using ramps uphill theory. And, that is all it is, just a theory. Anyone who runs the numbers, and few do, they would realize how impractical
that would be.