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    popopot's Avatar To Me, To You BT Rep: +5
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    A French architect claimed Friday to have uncovered the mystery about how Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu was built - with use of a spiral ramp to hoist huge stone blocks into place.

    The construction of the Great Pyramid 4,500 years ago by Khufu, a ruler also known as Cheops, has long befuddled scientists as to how its 3 million stone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each were lifted into place.

    Ending eight years of study on the subject, architect Jean-Pierre Houdin released his findings and a computerized 3-D mockup showing how workers would have erected the pyramid at Giza outside Cairo.

    The most widespread theory had been that an outer ramp had been used by the Egyptians, who left few traces to help archeologists and other scientists decode the secret to the construction.

    Houdin said he had taken into account the copper and stone tools available at the time, the granite and limestone blocks, the location of the pyramid and the strength and knowledge of the workers.

    According to his theory - shown in a computer model available at - the builders put up an outer ramp for the first 140 feet, then constructed an inner ramp in a corkscrew shape to complete the 450-foot structure.

    Houdin also postulated that King's Chamber was hoisted into place through a system of counterweights.

    Houdin said he plans to verify his theories through non-invasive tests on site.

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    Watch Stargate that'll show you how t'was done didded.

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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    Watch Stargate that'll show you how t'was done didded.

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    thewizeard's Avatar re-member BT Rep: +1
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    This is ridiculous.. and impossible I shall tell you how they did build it though..

    They first put the the top stone on a piece of wood, then placed this on top of a compass, and floated it in the Nile. When the stone had turned to the alignment known as North/South they drained that part of the Nile so the top stone would settle in a N/S direction ( the top stone has since been stolen.)
    Then..they jacked the top stone up, and put some more stones under the top-stone, lowered the top-stone on top of the new layer; carrying on that way, until ,we see today the pyramid, without top stone we all love and cherish. Strange though that the foundation stone is also the top stone..clever those Israelites erm I mean Egyptians.


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