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One of the greatest mysteries

One of the greatest mysteries of human history is exactly how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built.
Herodotus, a Greek historian, writing in his seminal work, "The Histories", said it was built in aprox 2,460 BC., took 20 years to complete and contains some 2,300,000 stones. The average stone weighs 2.5 tons , but the single largest stone is estimated to weigh 60 tons.

2,300,000 stones in 20 years. That would be 115,000 stones cut and hauled into place every year. 9,583 stones/month. 319 stones cut and placed every single day of the month. Assuming the workmen labored 10 hours /day, that means they would have had to place 32 stones each and every hour.

32 stones every hour, rough hewn from the native rock, cut precisely , using copper hand saws, and hauled into place.

Perhaps even more mind boggling is exactly how the stones were risen to such great heights. Were stone ramps used ? Egyptologist engineers have concluded that such ramps would have taken material equal in volume to the Great Pyramid itself.

There are no ancient papyrus drawings or writings to explain how this was achieved.

The Great Pyramid of Giza, alleged tomb of Pharaoh Khufu AKA Cheops, the only remaining one of the "7 wonders of the world" stood as the tallest manmade structure for nearly 3,000 years.

As we see it today, is NOT how it looked upon completion. It was covered in polished white limestone and surely would have gleamed like a massive diamond.

As an aside, you might imagine that we would have numerous statues of such a mighty Pharaoh. you would be wrong. the only "statue" we have is a tiny figurine 6 inches tall. (see below)


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26-05-2021, 11:51 PM
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I've often wondered if (and how) they checked that it is entirely solid, other than the known rooms and passages.
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27-05-2021, 12:16 AM
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I think aliens helped.
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27-05-2021, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Dextrous63 ->
I've often wondered if (and how) they checked that it is entirely solid, other than the known rooms and passages.
Oh, I think you can be guaranteed that it is solid. It would collapse otherwise.
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I think aliens helped.
So do I.
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27-05-2021, 05:51 AM
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Well if the figures quoted by Bakerman are correct it's just not possible for it to have been built.by us msre mortals.......weird
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27-05-2021, 06:35 AM
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You should never underestimate human ingenuity.Copernicus ,for example ,didn't have a telescope.
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You should never underestimate human ingenuity.Copernicus ,for example ,didn't have a telescope.
Exactly ! No question about it, when it came to working in stone, the Egyptians were geniuses.

For those who have not studied ancient Egyptian technology, the saws they used to cut stone (once it was removed from the native rock) were made of very heavy copper. The saws were suspended on a scaffold, and 2 men shoved them back and forth. it is surmised that they used harder stone "dust" as the cutters. That harder stone became imbedded in the copper saw. Thus, the somewhat "softer" stone was easier to cut.

Oh, I almost forgot. using modern day electron microscopes it has been determined that the copper mined in ancient Egypt had arsenic in it. That made the copper harder than we use today.

below you will see a partially completed saw cut (in basalt) from the east side of the Great Pyramid


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27-05-2021, 08:21 AM
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These monuments, like so many throughout the world, shouldn't have been possible with the technology available at the time, remembering that these were built in the bronze age with no advanced hardened tools.

There really does have to be another part to the equation, for e.g. let's not forget such things as the granite boxes in the Serapeum at Saqquara, we couldn't do that today with all the technology to hand... !
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It could have been possible if we were originally visitors from another world and using the latest technology that without the infrastructure in place would have perished over the years (how long would our vehicles, electronics and technology last if it was no longer possible to source and manufacture materials after a complete collapse of the infrastructure?)

I'm not talking about a few passengers and crew, I'm talking hundreds of thousands of people who had been travelling through space for thousands of years and several generations, some of which would no longer remember where they came from, on a spaceship the size of the moon. Vestiges of their technology, construction and drawings still remain......
 
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