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The Mystery With No Theories: Pyramid Facing Stones    Not buried deep inside the great pyramid of Giza but on the surface for all to see is the biggest mystery in Egypt, maybe the biggest mystery in the world. (Perhaps I should re-word that opening sentence for most of the outer casing stones were removed many centuries ago. but enough still remains today to remind us how the pyramid once looked so, I’ll leave the sentence as it is.)    The Great Pyramid of Giza abounds with mysteries, as the internet abounds with possible solutions. Most of which are theories explained on paper or with the help of computer simulations or perhaps a small wooden model.    In other words untested theories! Most of which can be dismissed by any schoolboy with a basic grasp of physics. Of the remainder very few have been tested at full scale and of these I am pretty certain modern cranes were used at some point during these experiments.    I’ll give you one example. In the mid nineties a documentary was made which showed how the largest Trilithon at Stonehenge may have been erected. The first part of the film showed how the Trilithon uprights may have been transported the 26 miles from The Marlborough Downs to the site of Stonehenge. We were shown a replica 45 ton upright sitting on a wooden sledge, which was sitting on a specially constructed wooden trackway. How did it get there?    In case you missed the point of the question. How did the stone get to be on the sledge? We were never shown on the film. Which leads me to believe that a crane was used.    Next we were shown footage of the upright being pulled down a 1 in 20 slope, and then back up again. Going downhill the stone was moved by maybe 70 or 80 men, but going back up the slope the whole volunteer force of about 200 men plus men recruited by the film crew were used. Even so, the journey back up this gentle slope was accomplished only by 100% human effort from everyone involved. Question: Can this amount of effort be maintained over a journey of 26 miles? The greased trackway was about 100 yards long. But this experiment raises an even bigger Question, apart from the question of human frailty.    It is a fact that there is no direct route between the point of origin of the stones, and the final destination that does not meet slopes much greater than 1 in 20.  Redhorn hill I’m told is directly in the way, and Redhorn Hill is not the only obstacle in the way.  The Marlborough Downs is described as an area of gently rolling hills. Although described as gentle, I’ve seen slopes on Salisbury Plain greater than 1 in 20, and the word Plain means a flat area. Therefore the track must change direction many times if the route avoided any slope greater than 1 in 20. We we never shown how this may have been achieved.  In fact no mention was ever made of the need to change direction. I could go on and on, but sorry, I think I’m becoming boring, I’ll get back to what I intended to write about: “The Pyramid Facing Stones: The Mystery With No Theories At All.”    Look at any pyramid, and if any of the facing blocks remain, the mystery will be staring back at you. If you’re looking at a naked pyramid, imagine laying the first of the facing blocks in place. Now in your mind place a second block next to the first, but so close that you can’t put the blade of a knife between them. Remember, many of these facing blocks weigh in excess of 10 tons. This next bit is for any children or young teenagers reading this blog, and believe or not, at least one young person is following this thread. I received a comment last week which began “I’m in my room working on my next blog”.  Anyway, anyone, either child or adult who still can’t see what the mystery is, pick up any cubic shaped object - a box, an ashtray, a child’s building block, anything. Now put it down and pick it up again but this time by touching only two adjacent sides.    Even using a modern crane it is impossible to put in place the second facing stone, as the first stone stops you using the opposing sides of the second block (to lift it), and the core of the pyramid stops you using the front and back faces. However, the pyramids exist so it must be possible. (Please don’t bother me with theories about aliens and anti gravity machines.) I know the pyramids were built by beings with a superb intelligence - they were built by our own ancestors, about 4 or 5 thousand years ago. They were built by people just like us.    We know that the core (stepped pyramid) was built before the facing blocks were put in place, because the facing blocks are sitting on top of the steps of the core. It would be impossible to build a pyramid by building the outside first and fitting the stepped core underneath the facing block and at the same time make them load bearing.  We know also that certain of the facing stones extend further into the core, thus tying the outside face and the stepped core together, further proof that the core was built before the facing stones were put into place.    All this leads me to believe that the pyramids were built one step at a time. First, the first layer of the stepped pyramid composed of cubic shaped blocks with rubble infill was completed. Then, the first layer of the facing blocks was laid outside, starting with one of the heavier corner blocks.    This is where “The mystery with no theories at all” comes into play. With the first ring of the stepped pyramid in place, and the first of the facing blocks laid, how was the second facing block laid?  I have searched the internet for a theory, any theory that may possibly offer a some kind of solution. It has been a fruitless search. To the best of my knowledge, there are no theories at all to explain how this problem was overcome by the builders of the pyramids.    At this stage let me introduce my anti-gravity machine: The simple wooden lever.  I have proved the effectiveness of this during many previous recorded experiments. With the use of simple wooden levers it becomes possible to lay the second of the facing blocks, and the third, and so on.  After this ring was completed, the second layer of the core was laid with the cubic shaped blocks corbelling inwards, resting partly on the first ring of the stepped core and partly on the infill. Only then was the second layer of the facing blocks put in place. This would continue until the correct level was reached for all the internal rooms and passages which would be created as and when required in the core.    I also believe that the pyramids were constructed without the use of inclined planes or ramps, either internally or externally.  Instead of ramps, I believe the required stones and material was delivered to the required level using a form of elevator with a double fulcrum. (More of this later, sometime after we have successfully erected our Obelisk. I will devote a page to the construction and operation of this, for want of a better word: machine.)    And my theory as to how the second and subsequent facing blocks were put in place? That this involves the use of levers should be obvious to anyone who has read this website. How these levers are arranged will remain a secret until such time as I am able to arrange an experiment to test this theory.  Even if this experiment fails miserably we will have learnt how not to attempt this task. But at the same time we may also see a way in which this may be achieved.   return to top of this page

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