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I know one that was left in place. I can clearly see that there are two type of ramp systems. One we can name the outer ramp system that was used to haul up the escarpment the megalith granite blocks, black basalt, and the white Tura facing stones that was transported down the nile from Fayoum, Aswan, and Tura. The second type of ramp or ramps we can name the inner ramp system that was used for hauling or even pushing the limestone blocks that were quarried in the Necropolis itself.

I do greatly believe that the central quarry field that is located south of the Khafra causeway,..was not the qurry that was used for extracting the stones to build the Great Pyramid. Reason: it is very stupid to expand ones energy to haul up 5 to 2 ton blocks up the quarry then up the pyramids. I do believe that the main quarry used for extracting the limestone core blocks and the limestone building blocks were quarried at a higher level such as from the higher grounds west of the Khafra pyramid. You may need half the energy to push stones down then haulling them up. I am sure that is how the project managers saw it. Decreasing the energy needed,..means decreasing the size of the labor force,..means decreasing the cost,..means the abiity to succeed in accomplishing the task. One would use gravity as a tool to help,..other then struggle against it. This western quarry must exist ,..but covered by sand.

regards,
Sher

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Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 354 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 12:31
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 273 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 15:41
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 246 cladking 05-Feb-10 17:01
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 204 sher 05-Feb-10 17:37
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 227 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 18:27
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 273 papalou 05-Feb-10 18:36
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 294 sher 05-Feb-10 19:23
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 286 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:16
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 242 sher 05-Feb-10 21:44
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 243 cladking 05-Feb-10 21:59
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 218 sher 05-Feb-10 22:22
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 258 cladking 05-Feb-10 22:57
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 228 sher 05-Feb-10 23:20
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 272 cladking 05-Feb-10 23:34
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 272 sher 05-Feb-10 23:55
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 282 papalou 06-Feb-10 02:09
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 240 cladking 06-Feb-10 02:48
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 223 sher 06-Feb-10 06:47
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 265 David L 06-Feb-10 20:26
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 225 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:09
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 286 Warwick 05-Feb-10 20:11
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 206 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:20
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 233 Warwick 05-Feb-10 20:43
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 200 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:48
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 205 Warwick 05-Feb-10 20:51
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 281 Jon B 05-Feb-10 18:40
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 266 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 19:00
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 218 Jon B 05-Feb-10 19:12
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 228 Warwick 05-Feb-10 19:17
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 191 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:27
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 263 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 19:57
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 192 Warwick 05-Feb-10 20:04
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 264 Jon B 05-Feb-10 20:21
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 285 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:31
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 256 Jon B 05-Feb-10 20:37
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 278 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:58
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 236 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 20:45
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 246 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:26
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 278 Jon B 05-Feb-10 21:28
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 249 Warwick 06-Feb-10 18:20
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 237 cladking 06-Feb-10 22:32
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 278 Jon B 07-Feb-10 11:48
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 253 cladking 07-Feb-10 16:39
sigh.... 208 Warwick 05-Feb-10 19:15
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 246 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:25
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 196 Warwick 05-Feb-10 20:48
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 274 cladking 05-Feb-10 21:11
trying to get the thread back on topic 253 Warwick 06-Feb-10 18:16
Re: trying to get the thread back on topic 244 cladking 06-Feb-10 22:37
ONE MORE TRY...... 248 Warwick 07-Feb-10 16:26
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 244 cladking 07-Feb-10 16:43
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 236 Warwick 07-Feb-10 18:45
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 223 cladking 07-Feb-10 19:00
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 237 Warwick 08-Feb-10 17:30
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 197 cladking 08-Feb-10 21:47
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 275 Jon B 08-Feb-10 22:17
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 213 cladking 08-Feb-10 22:52
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 229 Jon B 09-Feb-10 08:21
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 279 cladking 09-Feb-10 16:47
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 288 Warwick 09-Feb-10 16:05
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 282 cladking 09-Feb-10 16:33
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 224 Warwick 09-Feb-10 17:25
Re: ONE MORE TRY...... 208 cladking 09-Feb-10 17:36
I found the external Ramp 229 sher 09-Feb-10 20:32
Re: I found the external Ramp 283 cladking 09-Feb-10 21:01
Re: I found the external Ramp 183 sher 09-Feb-10 21:59
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 218 Warwick 05-Feb-10 19:33
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 227 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:35
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 283 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:13
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 202 Warwick 05-Feb-10 18:59
FTR 251 Warwick 05-Feb-10 19:08
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 201 cladking 05-Feb-10 20:43
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 231 carolb 05-Feb-10 20:17
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 230 Warwick 05-Feb-10 20:22
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 208 carolb 05-Feb-10 20:41
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 269 cladking 05-Feb-10 21:03
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 267 Jon B 05-Feb-10 20:31
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 188 carolb 05-Feb-10 20:42
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 215 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 20:54
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 233 carolb 05-Feb-10 20:56
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 258 cladking 05-Feb-10 21:00
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 186 carolb 05-Feb-10 21:02
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 245 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 21:04
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 250 cladking 05-Feb-10 21:07
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 203 Scott Creighton 05-Feb-10 21:17
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 283 cladking 05-Feb-10 22:08
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 265 michael seabrook 06-Feb-10 00:05
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 268 Elizabeth Newton 06-Feb-10 07:48
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 244 Scott Creighton 06-Feb-10 12:16
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 269 Elizabeth Newton 07-Feb-10 16:26
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 189 Rob Miller 07-Feb-10 16:30
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 188 Elizabeth Newton 08-Feb-10 04:01
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Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 253 Titus Livius 06-Feb-10 09:37
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 269 Archae Solenhofen 06-Feb-10 18:50
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 252 Susan Doris 06-Feb-10 19:02
Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 253 cladking 06-Feb-10 22:51
Some photos 263 Jon B 06-Feb-10 10:53
Re: Some photos 177 sher 06-Feb-10 12:20
Re: Some photos 180 Jon B 06-Feb-10 12:46
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Re: Uhmmm,... 247 Jon B 06-Feb-10 12:48
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Re: Uhmmm,... 213 Jon B 06-Feb-10 12:56
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Re: Little Room For Khufu's Ramp.... 282 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Feb-10 23:58


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