HAS AN OPINION
on the GP of E
and its little buddies.
Disclaimer: in no way do I offer ‘ancient alien astronauts’ as an answer to any questions I raise.
everyone who has even momentarily thunk about the GP complex has a thought on how the pyramids were constructed. I was taught at school by experts that under the guidance of priests (with whips) they were built by many oodles of slaves towing huge lumps of stone on loggy rollers.
This seems to have been the paradigm of choice right up until recently when the script was amended thus:
(a) delete ‘slave/s’, and in place
(b) insert ‘volunteers’.
But with few answers forthcoming on how such (immaculately carved and squared) rocks—averaging two and a half tons each—were lifted hundreds of feet up. Actually, it seems that nobody knows but everyone is happy to tell us—
—and there we have it. So uncomplicated—why didn’t we think of it before? I mean, just look at it … easy peasy, huh?
BEFORE WE GO FURTHER
here, have a few shots of a wee pyramid—
looking up …
perched upon …
looking down …
yeah, right, I get it.
Ramps! Hey, why not … worked for the Romans at Masada, no? So that’s the problems solved—just shove a ramp up—but don’t forget that some of those stones weigh seventy tons or more. Oops … extra slaves, please, and put the whippers on overtime.
BUT WAIT, IT GETS
better. A few of those ‘immaculate’ blocks have weathered since the casing stones came off hundreds of years ago; but even so—
—I think the pyramid was more its function than its bits. To my uneducated eye that lot looks like nothing more than ‘infill rubble’ (although impressive).
the uneducated were utilised to toss those rubbley bits into place to form a core (complete with chambers and shafts and stuff) while the educated performed the final placings and alignments with superbly dressed casing stones, in and out.
BUT I SHALL
continue to visit the literature of folks who have all the answers, ‘cos I can offer only questions. (The explanation I most adore is the one where they floated the stones up the sides in water-lifts using inflated bladders.)
Cheaper if you buy in bulk …