> Thanos5150 Wrote:
> > ...?
> "Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core."
> Egyptologists place great weight on the "evolution
> of tomb technology". Indeed they cite the fact
> that the first great pyramid was stacked mastabas
> as prime facie evidence that pyramids are tombs.
> Following this logic would seem to suggest that
> mastabas have a tower core like pyramids.
> More likely we each see what we expect. People
> think pyramids were incredibly difficult to build
> so so what if a tower core is even harder. So
> instead of seeing steps we see spiral ramps, ramps
> on accretion layers, internal ramps, pyramid
> shaped mountains, and tiny stones at the tops.
> Maybe pyramids weren't so hard to make at all and
> THIS is why they are so huge and are constructed
> out of huge stones. Maybe free standing tower
> cores would have been impossible to build.
I'm still not sure I even belong in this debate, I'm mostly concerned with what was built rather than how it was built, so I really haven't researched the subject properly and therefore something ignorant is due to pop out of my mouth at any second, but...
Yes, I certainly think some thought needs to be given to whether stepped cores could have been built concurrent with the outer layers, or just slightly ahead of them, and perhaps more importantly, why they would have been constructed that and what might be advantageous about stepped cores or accretion layers from a structural point of view.
I haven't read every post on in this thread let alone every post here on the subject, but you might be the only one I've seen talk about weight distribution and so forth concerning stepped cores.
I'm not sure I see any reason why the history of the Meidum pyramid can't be as Thanos suggests, but if we're talking about any pyramids that weren't converted from step pyramids to regular pyramids at a later date, it seems to me like the whole idea of stepped cores might contraindicate the ramp concept.
All I can picture so far is you build a ramp that's eventually as high as the stepped core so you don't have to drag blocks straight up a 70* slope, then you tear it down so it isn't in the way of adding the outer layers, and then you build another one so you can get the outer blocks where they belong.
If the challenge of it makes the use of ramps seem implausible (and it certainly does to me), perhaps the challenge of constructing a stepped core first makes them generally seem even more implausible.
Maybe I'm just having a hard time picturing it all in general, but it really tries to seem to me like some important things might be mostly missing from the debate?
Thank you for pointing in the right direction, at the very least.
rodz and DavidK Ancient Measures - Jim Alison on the Remen [grahamhancock.com] - Jim Wakefield From The Rollrights to Stonehenge
Peter Harris Visions of Time - Megalithic Foot - Megalithic Portal - Geoff Bath An Alternative Route to the Megalithic Yard
Mercurial Mercurial Pathways - Glanymor1948 Skhane.org - Jiri Mruzek Prehistoric Science
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