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Before I had to work today I found a National Geographic program that featured an American Egyptologist (forget the name) looking at a theory of a French guy who was trying to solve the building of the Great Pyramid.

The French man devoted his life to figuring out how the Great Pyramid was built...quit his job and everything. He was almost out of money, but had a revolutionary idea when a French software (if you want to call it that) funded him.

His idea was that the pyramid was built using an internal ramp.

The base of the pyramid was build using the common single ramp idea. Once the base was complete, the rest of the pyramid would be completed using a large tunnel that spiral within the pyramid itself. Stones used to build the initial outside ramp were then used for the rest of the pyramid. Using a 7 degree slope, he graphically put his idea to test. He wanted to see if the ramp inside would intersect with any known chambers or tunnels and found that it didn't.

Also, the King's Chamber has a flat ceiling, made with multiple layers of granite. The large vaulted grand gallery was actually used as a counter-weight slope. Using this counter weight system, a large weight (on many rolling logs) would help with the pulling of stones up the outside single ramp. He found a lot of evidence to support this. There is scarring in the way of lines from massive stones inside the grand gallery, as well as an old stone (now repaired to look square) that had a v-shaped groove in it where the rope would have been. The ceiling itself in the Grand Gallery was also very high for room for other ropes and things of that nature that helped in moving these granite ceiling stones.

Now, there are some questions that came up with this idea.

1) How did the pullers manage to make 90 degree turns in the spiral tunnel ramp? His idea was that they didn't initially complete the corners of the pyramid, and that they actually were open. These open corners also provided air and light to the inside. Also, cranes were used to turn the stones for the new direction.

2) How come no "sonar" evidence showed the existing tunnels? Well, in the 1970s (?), a group did testing to try and find more hidden chambers and passageways, with success, but never found this so called tunnel. However, all these years later, a man from that group came to this French guy and wanted to show him something. It turns out that they did find something that perfectly overlapped where the tunnels should be, but because of their location and spiral shape, the group thought it was an anomoly.

When the sun is shining right, you can actually see diagonal lines at perfect 7* slopes on the outside of one side of the pyramid, exactly where the tunnels should be.

I have a bit more on this, but my computer is going to die. I also can't remember all the details off the top of my head, but the show is interesting, and if you have On-Demand for your TV, see if you have it under the NatGeo section.

Anyone hear this theory before? Is this flawed? Any other comments or questions?

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NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 304 PKMx 22-Nov-09 10:12
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 195 PKMx 22-Nov-09 10:14
Wrong pyramid 193 Jon B 22-Nov-09 10:18
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 260 cladking 23-Nov-09 04:57
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 191 Raja 22-Nov-09 12:21
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 167 Karen H Taylor 22-Nov-09 13:21
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 190 PKMx 23-Nov-09 02:11
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 216 cladking 23-Nov-09 05:05
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 154 brucenyc1 24-Nov-09 00:27
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 162 papalou 24-Nov-09 01:06
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 207 poster72 24-Nov-09 16:27
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 171 drew 24-Nov-09 20:25
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 235 cladking 23-Nov-09 04:52
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 173 PKMx 23-Nov-09 05:55
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 210 cladking 23-Nov-09 06:40
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 144 PKMx 23-Nov-09 21:54
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 208 cladking 23-Nov-09 22:58
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 183 Warwick 25-Nov-09 18:13
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 182 cladking 25-Nov-09 23:03
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 175 Warwick 26-Nov-09 18:32
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 159 NetWorkAngel 24-Nov-09 14:54
APOLOGIES TO ROB MILLER 193 drew 25-Nov-09 00:42
Re: NatGeo program on how the Great Pyramid was built 246 cladking 28-Nov-09 21:58


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