I thought you might like to know, you were right. There was no dropped down middle section, pertaining to the Causeways. I will reveal the reason why, after I have finished a new illustration.
Not all of the men were stone pullers, some were stone pushers. I found a Double Incline Plain Calculator, which is reveling. It is in Kg. with COF and Rope Tensions.
Can 2 average size stones be moved up the face of the Pyramid, using the Causeway as a Water Funicular? Apparently yes, as long as the COF is .05 or better. Use a lubricant like Algae in water, and the COF can go as low as .015. The Calculator also has, meters per seconds. The Causeway would be partially covered as well, as Algae does not like direct sunlight.
I have all the links for conversions, and statements to the facts. I wish I had this Calculator several years ago. Play with the two 5 degree for both platforms on the Causeway. The example is what one Barge can hold in water, ie. 60996kg.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 15-Apr-20 04:09 by Steve Clayton.