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Great Pyramid

Post by Skeeve » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:31 pm

Interesting youtube video.
French architect shows how the Great Pyramid could have been built, from the inside out, using an internal ramp.

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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Skeeve » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:00 am

Here is a shorter video...



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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Bruce » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:08 am

Bullshit.

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Post by Skeeve » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:13 am

Bruce wrote:Bullshit.

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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Bruce » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:29 am

Don't have one, but doesn't mean I have to believe theirs.

I've said that about religious folks, magicians, and con artist so many times. It's like I'm a skeptic or something.

My favorite theory is the one that the pyramids were literal power plants, and the obelisks were relay stations. I don't rely believe it, but I like to imagine ancient Egyptian teens roaming around looking for WiFi.
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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by sparks » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:06 pm

But....without tires and jet fighters? C'mon now. Us stoopit humans couldn't possibly have done it.

I'm going with Bruce on this one: Ancient Astronaut/Snow Apes/Mouth Breathers setting up their Intergalactic Wifi.
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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:11 pm

How is this a "new theory"?

I'm sure I saw pictures in a Bible story book for children with them building pyramids using ramps.

Might have been historically inaccurate in other ways though. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Bruce » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:16 pm

The numbers just don't add up, especially when you look at some of these theories like the single ramp. That's ridiculous. The ramp is bigger than the pyramid itself. I also don't trust the details of some of these theories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyr ... #Materials
A modern construction management study, in association with Mark Lehner and other Egyptologists, estimated that the total project required an average workforce of 14,567 people and a peak workforce of roughly 40,000. Without the use of pulleys, wheels, or iron tools, they used critical path analysis methods, which suggest that the Great Pyramid was completed from start to finish in approximately 10 years.
Sounds like bullshit to me. 10 years and 50,000 people?

The Great Pyramid was built around 2500 BC, when the population of Egypt was around 2 million. That means 2.5% of the entire population was building pyramids. This was during a time period in which the average lifespan was 40 years and health wasn't exactly a thing.

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/people/
Much of the time, malnutrition rather than hunger was the lot of many Egyptians, even of the wealthier ones, and caused scurvy, anaemia and other diseases. Famines, which were mostly local when there was a functioning central government but could become countrywide when there was none, occurred every few years despite the attempts of the authorities to keep stores which could be distributed in times of need
10 years and 50,000 people.

For comparison, the Hoover dam took 5 yrs and 20,000 people using modern tools, and this was during the Great Depression when the nation's population was 120 million, so 0.02% of the population. At this was a tiny fraction of the scale and raw materials compared to the Great Pyramid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam

I'm not buying it. The Ancient Aliens theories, corny as they are, actually sound more believable than the historians theories. That's probably why they are so popular. :roll:
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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:50 pm

They used this.

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Post by sparks » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:33 am



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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by gnome » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:32 am

Bruce wrote:The numbers just don't add up, especially when you look at some of these theories like the single ramp. That's ridiculous. The ramp is bigger than the pyramid itself. I also don't trust the details of some of these theories.
So you don't buy the Single Ramp theory. Maybe there was another ramp on a grassy sandy knoll somewhere nearby...
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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by sparks » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:09 am

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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:19 am

So the Great Pyramid was built to find vindaloo?

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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by no one in particular » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:42 am

With that huge internal ramp, how'd they have room for all the grain?
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Re: Great Pyramid

Post by Skeeve » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:29 am

Great Pyramid Mystery to Be Solved by Hidden Room?
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Outside Ramp, Then Internal Tunnel

Houdin's theory suggests the Great Pyramid was built in two stages.

First, blocks were hauled up a straight external ramp to build the pyramid's bottom third, which contains most of the monument's mass, Houdin believes.

Houdin says the limestone blocks used in the outside ramp were recycled for the pyramid's upper levels, which might explain why no trace of an original ramp has been found.

Egyptian-archaeology specialist Josef Wegner sees merit in the recycling idea.

"The notion of using the already quarried smaller blocks to build the lower ramp and then dismantling that for use in upper sections would be a very logical approach to speed up the overall construction process," said Wegner of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

After the foundation had been finished, workers began building an inclined, internal, corkscrew tunnel, which would continue its path up and around as the pyramid rose, Houdin said.

Because the tunnel is inside the pyramid, Brier said, "when they finished getting blocks all the way up to the top this ramp disappeared [from view]."

New Clue: The Hidden Room

New evidence uncovered about two-thirds of the way up the Great Pyramid supports the inside-out theory, said Houdin, the architect.

At about the 300-foot (90-meter) mark on the northeastern edge lies an open notch.

On a recent expedition with a National Geographic film crew, Brier—aided by a videographer with mountain-climbing experience—scaled perilous crumbling rocks to reach the notch. (The National Geographic Society owns National Geographic News.)

Ducking inside the notch, Brier entered a small L-shaped room.

He wasn't the first to visit the space, but until now Egyptologists had taken little notice of it.

Houdin, the architect, said the feature figures perfectly with his theory.
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