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How The Great Pyramid Was Made apparently its nothing like what you learned in school (shocking,

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Watermonkey, I was making a point. I’ll bypass subtlety and go directly to the heart of the matter.


Point one: the greater, the tragedy; the greater the intensity; the greater the need for levity, as a cushion for intolerable or currently, irresolvable realities. The alternative is to increase the pressure and create a need for illusions with the potential to become ingrained delusions.

The pyramid subject matter has the potential to create innocent, educational overlays with a cumulative, downstream backlash. Think… who would ever think to trace a small piece of an emotional impairment to an innocent discussion of pyramids at a forum?


Abstract humor defuses the illusion by separating the fact from the fiction with a nonsensical insertion.


Point two: archeological studies have been hampered for many, many years by financial and government permits’ restrictions. This is not to mention the loss of important information (that may determine our future) by educational impediments.


Given our purported state of technology, research should be consuming a large piece of everyone’s lives. Contrived impediments have reduced our research staffing and hence; our research databases, both qualitatively and quantitatively.


My abstract humor is used to direct and entertain, simultaneously. You don’t know me, so, it’s understandable that you misunderstood my intent. You will find my posts fairly consistent. I gauge, when to get a laugh to avoid a crying or meandering audience.


I’m not about credits or kudos. I’ve already had my 15 minutes of fame, several times.


I’m about smoothly guiding people to reality, in place of slippery, single-perspective truths.


It’s (conceptually) a very simple agenda, actually.


I won't have to forget what I learned in school because now I have this in my mind. This is pretty interesting, it contradicts what we learn in the present. Its pretty cool, society as a whole is evolving. Economy isn't going so great however. These special limestones, I wonder how they were formed. Maybe the Great Pyramid was made from aliens o.O Thats an interesting idea.


Yes, aliens are an interesting idea. But there are so many speculative or alternative theories and yet none is really convincing in my opinion...


I actually think that the Egyptians wer the smartest race.

They didn't make computers but they made wonders.

I mean look at King Tut's tomb.

It took us years to find it with technology and all of the stuff was still intact!


Its amazing, I especially like the part where we have to unlearn what we have already learned, just like what happened to the number of the planets in the solar system not too long ago.

Dagoth Nereviar

Well, seems the egyptians were geniuses :D . They're even teaching us stuff long after they're gone. The cement companies aren't going to be happy about this, but at least it's cheap and healthy.

The egyptians were super hardcore. Their gods were super hardcore. Everything about their entire cutlure was super hardcore. The greeks on the other hand were supreme fail. They believed that two otters could, and very often did. Kill crocodiles. Apparently they thought that they wrapped themselves around the croc's mouth and the other went for the eyes. Cos crocs apparently are supposed to have immense pressure to be able to push down their jaws. But opening them is a different matter. An elastic band is enought to restrain it. Anyway I'm rambling :)

I watched on brainiac history abuse quite a while ago.. That the best way to have made the pyramids wouldnt have been to use slaves, but to treat your employees VERY well. It's proven people work better when theyre being treated than punished. I guess they never thought of this!

I reckon the incredibly intricate interior was made from the same material as the outer layer. If they fashioned this material and it worked so well why not use it again? What do these specialists assume the interior is made out of anyway?? How did they fill the big blocks with all this stuff in it? Im so confused D:


Actually you do NOT have to relearn what you learned in school, just expand it. I looked up the actual article from http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ and found out that most of the blocks were quarried and moved from other sites, but others were not. The article states that it would be impossible to cast the entire pyramids due to lack of fuel to heat it. Foundations both then and now are much more stable and level when poured.


The interesting thing to me wasn't that they have poured parts, it's that their concrete is so much better than the Portland cement that we use today. I'd like to know how they did that. Here is most of the actual article from that website.


The longstanding belief is that the pyramids were constructed with limestone blocks that were cut to shape in nearby quarries using copper tools, transported to the pyramid sites, hauled up ramps and hoisted in place with the help of wedges and levers. Barsoum argues that although indeed the majority of the stones were carved and hoisted into place, crucial parts were not. The ancient builders cast the blocks of the outer and inner casings and, most likely, the upper parts of the pyramids using a limestone concrete, called a geopolymer.


To arrive at his findings, Barsoum, an Egypt native, and co-workers analyzed more than 1,000 micrographs, chemical analyses and other materials over three years. Barsoum, whose interest in the pyramids and geopolymers was piqued five years ago when he heard theories about the construction of the pyramids, says that to construct them with only cast stone builders would have needed an unattainable amount of wood and fuel to heat lime to 900 degrees Celsius.


Barsoum's findings provide long-sought answers to some of the questions about how the pyramids were constructed and with such precision. It puts to rest the question of how steep ramps could have extended to the summit of the pyramids; builders could cast blocks on site, without having to transport stones great distances. By using cast blocks, builders were able to level the pyramids' bases to within an inch. Finally, builders were able to maintain precisely the angles of the pyramids so that the four planes of each arrived at a peak.


Although these findings answer some of the questions about the pyramids, Barsoum says the mystery of how they were built is far from solved. For example, he has been unable to determine how granite beams - spanning kings' chambers and weighing as much as 70 tons each - were cut with nothing harder than copper and hauled in place.


The type of concrete pyramid builders used could reduce pollution and outlast Portland cement, the most common type of modern cement. Portland cement injects a large amount of the world's carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and has a lifespan of about 150 years. If widely used, a geopolymer such as the one used in the construction of the pyramids can reduce that amount of pollution by 90 percent and last much longer. The raw materials used to produce the concrete used in the pyramids - lime, limestone and diatomaceous earth - can be found worldwide and is affordable enough to be an important construction material for developing countries, Barsoum said.


Source: Drexel University - Dateline Drexel (Keyword: Giza - November 30, 2007)


Hee hee, isn't it quite a blow to modern science when it turns out that thousands of years somebody did what you've been doing, only better! If this mixture is really practical, hopefully people will switch to that instead of what they've been using.


Hee hee, isn't it quite a blow to modern science when it turns out that thousands of years somebody did what you've been doing, only better! If this mixture is really practical, hopefully people will switch to that instead of what they've been using.

I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, the formula died with it's creators. I'd sure like to see some studies done using only materials available to ancient egyptians to see how closely we can duplicate it. and no, I don't think it's alien technology, mankind has been doing the impossible for a long time. It's just easier if no one tells you it's impossible.

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Could you please tell me where you found this info, watermonkey? :D I'm interested in the Egyptians, and had until now seen and believed the traditional idea: the Egyptians had laborers and worked them half to death to break up stones into a rectangular shape. This idea of making the stones for the pyramid is well...unheard of (at least for me :) ) until now.

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