> 40 tons? Those would be some mighty big ropes.
Of course there's only 30 tons on the ropes since 10 tons is sitting on the cliff face. It's a nice gentle 35 degree bend at the top so there's little stress on the rope in the pulley or turning stone. I think a 4 1/2" rope would be more than adequate but suspect they used larger than needed.
> Grand Gallery has an Incline of about 26.2
> degrees. The Kings Chamber has 8 estimated 40 ton
> stones, along with many others of lesser weight. I
> do not believe they lifted those stones into
> place. Better, if they slide them into place, as
> they built the Pyramid higher. Which, bears the
> question, if they slid them, how did they do that?
They could have lifted them course by course as they built but my guess is they used two funiculars in tandem and might have augmented this with a little elbow grease. But, yes, they would slid laterally into place.
> I realize this is off subject, though I think I
> can safely say, the Kings Chamber is a fraud. Made
> to appear already busted into? By working it out
> in 3D, some interesting options come into play. I
> should probably start a different thread. Need
> to spend time on a new illustration, how to
> accomplish that.
There was never any "booty" in G1 other than the time capsule under the NE corner.
I believe almost everything we see is infrastructure. The king's chamber is actually the "Lake of the Jackal". It grew smaller with altitude and the water was used to power linear funiculars.
> Those AE were very cleaver.
In most practical ways they were more clever than modern people. They simply lacked sufficient knowledge to do more than they did but we couldn't even survive in their environment with all of our knowledge. They built pyramids before they filled up the cemeteries, we'd just fill the cemeteries and be no more.