On the verge of unraveling the secret

Again. Perhaps. Well gosh darn it, I hope so! After thousands of years of everyone scratching their head it would be about time.


Of the many theories put forth as to how the Great Pyramid was built, the outlandish ones have been problematic for being too outlandish while the conventional ones have been problematic for being too conventional. (theories which purport that construction was accomplished by means of some since forgotten knowledge of some notion of zero-point energy, which cross into the realm of conspiracy theory, have particularly fascinated me) But the real problem is that there has been no real way to verify any of these theories.

The French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin has put forth a theory that is promising in that it is quite possibly verifiable. It has already passed at least a couple falsification tests.

Houdin claims that a straight external ramp was used to move blocks into position for construction of the lower third of the structure, and an upward spiraling internal ramp was used for the rest. The reason a spiraling ramp could not have been external as previously hypothesized is that it would not have been possible for the corners and edges to be put into place until the end of the project, and calculations based on the corners would have been necessary in order to even have gotten to that point.


Measurements of the density of portions of the pyramid by means of a microgravimetry test conducted two decades ago have not revealed any hidden chambers some have speculated might exist… other than a certain anomaly that the team which made the measurements ignored at the time — vacant space in the shape of a spiraling ramp. Not only did Houdin predict this, he believes an internal ramp is still there! Were we to remove a few blocks we would perhaps uncover it, and then at last the mystery of how the Great Pyramid was built would be settled beyond reasonable doubt.

It’s worth removing a block or two to find out, don’t you think? Who knows, maybe we’ll even find Saddam’s WMD cache in there? 🙂
(And that might be exactly what it would take to get Egyptian authorities to go along with the plan)


3 responses to “On the verge of unraveling the secret

  1. Sorry to burst the bubble, bro, but this mystery has already been solved. Didn’t you see Stargate? The pyramids were actually created by a young/old/androgyous alien posing as the Egyptian god Ra who used his superior alien technology to build his summer home in the middle of nowhere. The other issue settled by the movie is that it’s okay to let children play with guns, but only if they use them to kill aliens.

  2. Been awhile since I saw Stargate. Don’t even remember if I put it in the “good” Kurt Russel performance category or the “bad” Kurt Russel performance category.

  3. Rampless Egyptian Pyramid construction has a definite AUSTRALIAN connection.

    Captain Matthew Flinders navigated and mapped Australia’s coastline. His grandson became Professor Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie who excavated ancient Egyptian artifacts. In 1895 as an employee of the Egypt Exploration Fund (now Society) of London he was excavating artifacts at Deir el-Bahari and found a cache of ancient building equipment buried for preservation in a hewn out rock pit during Pharaonic times.

    One of the wooden items is stated as being of “unidentified use” and has been named the “Petrie rocker” by Egyptologists.

    Petrie considered the “rocker” was used to raise Pyramid blocks with a “rocking” motion and in 2006 he has been proven partly correct on the matter of raising Pyramid blocks using “rockers”.

    The “rocker” is a component of an ancient Egyptian pulley which operates with a mechanical advantage of 2.8 and with CLASS 2 lever principle as a wheelbarrow does. (CLASS 2 lever: Pivot – Load – Effort).

    The technical term for the “Petrie rocker” is “pinion-pulley lobe quadrant”. Four of these surround a Pyramid block and then the pulley is hoisted causing rotation and positive engagements of pulley lobes with Pyramid steps.

    Consider the Pyramid as four RACKS of stone teeth on to which the PINION pulley lobes engage and here is the earliest form of RACK & PINION mechanics that we know of.

    This is the ancient method of Pyramid construction as used on at least four large Pyramids: Sneferu’s RED Pyramid and those at Giza of Khufu,
    Khafre and Menkaure.

    This ancient method of construction DOES NOT REQUIRE RAMPS and uses the Pyramid under construction (using all four sides simultaneously) to complete the Pyramid, thus using a Pyramid to build a Pyramid.

    Petrie died in Jerusalem in 1942 unknowing that “Petrie rockers” are components of an ancient pulley, unlike any pulley in the modern world, and his most important excavation.

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