Were the pyramids built from the top down?

Jan 2015
2,950
MD, USA
#41
Why are we even talking about this??? The building blocks are all clearly visible, inside and out, as are the quarries where they were cut. Heck, we even know the names of many of the crews who moved them! The bases of the external ramps are still in place and visible, and the internal ramps are not only clearly visible on the gravimetric scans but at least one corner is exposed by a hole. There aren't any other "competing theories", only varying degrees of pyramidiocy.

Matthew
 

tomar

Ad Honoris
Jan 2011
13,765
#42
Why are we even talking about this??? The building blocks are all clearly visible, inside and out, as are the quarries where they were cut. Heck, we even know the names of many of the crews who moved them! The bases of the external ramps are still in place and visible, and the internal ramps are not only clearly visible on the gravimetric scans but at least one corner is exposed by a hole. There aren't any other "competing theories", only varying degrees of pyramidiocy.

Matthew
Building blocks are external to the pyramid , so they were added around it (according to this theory) to make it look good (or inside it to line up the various tunnels in the pyramid)... and it was easier to add them from the top down (at least so they claim)

The internal ramp theory -although it makes a lot of sense- is still not proven btw....
 
Jan 2015
2,950
MD, USA
#43
Building blocks are external to the pyramid , so they were added around it (according to this theory) to make it look good (or inside it to line up the various tunnels in the pyramid)... and it was easier to add them from the top down (at least so they claim)
It's still an idiotic theory, requiring the builders to dig MUCH larger tunnels than they'd need, and THEN laboriously line them with huge blocks of cut stone! Are they even listening to themselves? This is all aside from the fact that later investigators dug their *own* tunnels through the solid mass of the pyramid, and found that it was all made of----you guessed it----CUT STONE.

The internal ramp theory -although it makes a lot of sense- is still not proven btw....
The gravimetric scans are basically photographs in a different spectrum. Like an X-ray--isn't that a photograph of something otherwise concealed? Actual photographs have been made of the exposed corner room. If that's not "proven", hoo, not sure what else to tell you!

Matthew
 

Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
35,061
T'Republic of Yorkshire
#44
You know, cos if I want to build a tall building, I first have to find a hill of the right size. Yeah, that makes sense.

Occam's razor, people.
 

tomar

Ad Honoris
Jan 2011
13,765
#45
It's still an idiotic theory, requiring the builders to dig MUCH larger tunnels than they'd need, and THEN laboriously line them with huge blocks of cut stone! Are they even listening to themselves? This is all aside from the fact that later investigators dug their *own* tunnels through the solid mass of the pyramid, and found that it was all made of----you guessed it----CUT STONE.



The gravimetric scans are basically photographs in a different spectrum. Like an X-ray--isn't that a photograph of something otherwise concealed? Actual photographs have been made of the exposed corner room. If that's not "proven", hoo, not sure what else to tell you!

Matthew
Well we do have this



"all" they had to do was to remove the extra rock on the sides, and you'd have had a "top down" building ;)


re internal ramp theory..... the graphs dont exactly match.... definite proof will be when they physically find those galeries (likely through a micro robot)
 
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specul8

Ad Honorem
Oct 2016
3,354
Australia
#46
Silly idea, only viable for 'erecting ' a huge lintel or similar ;

Dig two holes, place two big uprights in them, cover them with a big dirt hill to their top, drag a lintel stone up the hill and rest it on the top of the uprights, dig the hill away.



Who sits around scratching their heads thinking , " Now .... what's the hardest way to do this ? "
 
Oct 2013
6,427
Planet Nine, Oregon
#48
Well we do have this



"all" they had to do was to remove the extra rock on the sides, and you'd have had a "top down" building ;)


re internal ramp theory..... the graphs dont exactly match.... definite proof will be when they physically find those galeries (likely through a micro robot)
India too:
Indian rock-cut architecture - Wikipedia
Egyptian temples were constructed by building up to the roof with sand, moving column drums into place and ultimately lintels to the top, and then were refined from the top down as sand was removed. That would seem to be more material than the original ramp theory. I think something along Houdin's ideas is correct.
 

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