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Stones of the Pyramids were Poured, Not Chisled
Associated Content ^ | 05-21-07 | Ranger

Posted on 05/21/2007 10:44:47 AM PDT by mission9

Drexel University researchers are revising the book on the Pyramids of Egypt, the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. The standard hypothesis for their construction speculates that ancient Egyptians carved the blocks out of nearby deposits of natural limestone, using stone age tools, and then floated the stones on barges, and used primitive ramps and levers to wrestle the blocks into place. The fact is, no one knows even to this day how the Pyramids were built. Many of the limestone blocks fit so perfectly that not even a human hair ....

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Aliens had cement too...
1 posted on 05/21/2007 10:44:50 AM PDT by mission9
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To: mission9

When I worked water main installation...We just threw the bags around the joints and they hardened up “under water” in time. Perfect fit!!


2 posted on 05/21/2007 10:47:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: mission9

Only the illegal alians.


3 posted on 05/21/2007 10:47:50 AM PDT by true_blue_texican (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic...)
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To: mission9; SunkenCiv

Wow!


4 posted on 05/21/2007 10:52:43 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: mission9
so perfect that archaeologists and historians have been fooled for generations.

That's easily done.

5 posted on 05/21/2007 10:53:43 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: mission9

They’re out there.


6 posted on 05/21/2007 10:55:32 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: mtbopfuyn

So perfect that archaeologists and historians have been getting grants for generations from “fools” like u and me.


7 posted on 05/21/2007 10:56:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: mission9

Evidently, KIng Tut was a member of the Gambino family.


8 posted on 05/21/2007 10:58:29 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: mission9

LET’S ANALYZE THIS.....They made pyramids out of poured limestone, but their other buildings were made of mud bricks?..............


9 posted on 05/21/2007 10:59:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: mtbopfuyn

” Dr. Jones !!!!”


10 posted on 05/21/2007 11:00:18 AM PDT by Waverunner
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To: mission9

How come when I’ve been saying this for the last three years, people think I’m nuts? It’s the only thing that makes sense, both for achieving a perfectly level surface and for getting a large block at that height.

Now, on to the crystal skulls...


11 posted on 05/21/2007 11:00:43 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Applewood smoked bacon is the new chipotle.)
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To: mission9
“Stones of the Pyramids were Poured, Not Chisled”

Guys named Guido were known to drive around in long black chariots, encouraging the pyramid builders to buy cement from them and not the competition.

12 posted on 05/21/2007 11:00:59 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: true_blue_texican

Illegal aliens - doing the work that Egyptians won’t do.


13 posted on 05/21/2007 11:01:29 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: mission9

Paging Dr. Daniel Jackson...


14 posted on 05/21/2007 11:02:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Red Badger
LET’S ANALYZE THIS.....They made pyramids out of poured limestone, but their other buildings were made of mud bricks?..............

I'd imagine that the limestone concrete would be more expensive therefore only used for the 'permanent' structures, while the mud bricks would be done for the non-permanent structures like, well, everything else.

15 posted on 05/21/2007 11:03:06 AM PDT by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: mission9

Wow!


16 posted on 05/21/2007 11:03:08 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: mission9
>The fact is, no one knows even to this day how the Pyramids were built

I just cannot tell.
Is Scully amused? Aroused?
Bored? Is she awake?!

17 posted on 05/21/2007 11:03:15 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: mission9

This theory has been around for 20 years. Anything to sell books.


18 posted on 05/21/2007 11:03:40 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: newfreep

indeed.


19 posted on 05/21/2007 11:04:45 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: mission9

here we go with this one again. nobody poured anything, the authors of the article obviously never bothered to read the two or three difinitive texts on the subject- the best one was written in 1929.


20 posted on 05/21/2007 11:04:49 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: mission9

transporters too. They were beamed in.


21 posted on 05/21/2007 11:05:39 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: mission9

Next thing you know, they’ll be telling us that the concrete for the blocks was delivered by flying transit mixers. Hmmm, there is a certain similarity between transit mixers and flying saucers. (revolving while traveling)


22 posted on 05/21/2007 11:06:15 AM PDT by gas0linealley
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To: Sacajaweau
Apparently, the Egyptian architects were swayed by the Egyptian scientists who advised against using quarried stones, which if removed from the mountains would doom all of Civilization (at the time) to earthquakes, and to the quarry dust in the atmosphere destroying ozone. The architects complained to the Egyptian politicians, who did not have the limitless funds needed to cover limestone credits.

The whole issue of stone versus cement dried up at some point, shortly after the Egyptian politicians stopped paying grant money to Egyptian scientists.

23 posted on 05/21/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT by C210N (Bush SPIED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: mission9

Yeah, but how did they put that face on Mars? Everyone knows there isn’t any water on Mars.


24 posted on 05/21/2007 11:08:35 AM PDT by deathrace2000 ("I regret that I have but one life to give for my country", Nathan Hale before execution.)
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To: SlowBoat407
If the blocks were sawed, rather than chiseled, the surfaces could be level. All it takes is a long rope and abrasive.
25 posted on 05/21/2007 11:11:04 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 4buttons
here we go with this one again. nobody poured anything, the authors of the article obviously never bothered to read the two or three difinitive texts on the subject- the best one was written in 1929.

What might those texts be?

26 posted on 05/21/2007 11:12:47 AM PDT by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: gas0linealley
Hmmm, there is a certain similarity between transit mixers and flying saucers. (revolving while traveling)

I think you're on something... um, make that on TO something... oh, either way or both, lol. Maybe the flashing lights are just the spaceships following union rules on safely backing up. Ya know, this could make the next million seller on the NYT reading list!

27 posted on 05/21/2007 11:15:50 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: mission9

Rosie says fire can’t melt rock. There is not such thing a lava.


28 posted on 05/21/2007 11:16:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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To: mission9

I have never confused concrete for rock.


29 posted on 05/21/2007 11:19:04 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: mission9
OK, then explain this....So far, no one from MIT has been able to figure it out and they have a team go every year and try.

http://www.coralcastle.com/home.asp

 

30 posted on 05/21/2007 11:19:46 AM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: mission9

It is very evident that the people from outer earth did it, or showed them how. Like they did the other five or so human areas that were selected to be the teachers and schools for the rest. Only the Sumerians seems to have passed some of their knowledge on.


31 posted on 05/21/2007 11:19:52 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: mission9
The “not even a human hair can get between the stones” is an oft-repeated exaggeration: Yes, they are well cut, and they fit well together. EVERY stone that heavy fits exactly next to its neighbor in many spots, just not across the whole surface. But the people repeating this exaggeration have never seen the real stones, and want to denigrate today’s methods by exaggerating what the ancients did.

The cutting and grinding (surface shaping) is well-established and has been duplicated using “standard” Egyptian copper tools. These “wells” of chipped stone around and under the obelisks remain, and several have unfinished obelisks still in the holes. (Same at Easter Island, by the way.)

The pyramid stones are actually quite rough - as you can see from close up pictures of people climbing the things. from afar, yes they look smooth: but only the cap stones, polished by sliding the stones across each other with a sand grinding powder between, allow the close fit. Machu Pichu is similar: the final fit is by polishing the adjacent stones. PS. You can't "pour" stones. Think lava.

32 posted on 05/21/2007 11:20:15 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Terabitten

At least they were poured and not shaken!!!


33 posted on 05/21/2007 11:21:39 AM PDT by shadeaud
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To: mission9
Anyone remember the "ancient astronauts" thing? Our science teacher showed that to us in sixth grade. I went home and excitedly told my dad about how "ancient astronauts" had visited the earth in the past.

He tried as politely as he could to talk me down. I couldn't understand why he wouldn't believe it.

34 posted on 05/21/2007 11:26:15 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: theFIRMbss
I just cannot tell.
Is Scully amused? Aroused?
Bored? Is she awake?!

She's wondering what the hell happened to her career...

35 posted on 05/21/2007 11:32:09 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: mission9

I think Lee Harvey Oswalt built them acting alone.


36 posted on 05/21/2007 11:32:42 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: snarks_when_bored
>She's wondering what the hell happened to her career...

Gillian Anderson Talks 'X-Files 2' on Her Website
37 posted on 05/21/2007 11:36:03 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Red Badger

Shhhhhhhhhhh,you shouldn’t have said that!


38 posted on 05/21/2007 11:39:30 AM PDT by usslsm51
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To: theFIRMbss
Don't step on my punch lines, please!

(grin)

39 posted on 05/21/2007 11:41:26 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: 4buttons
... the two or three difinitive texts on the subject- the best one was written in 1929.

How about a quick synopsis?

40 posted on 05/21/2007 11:41:59 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: mtbopfuyn

The fact that some pyramids were not completed, and that the construction program, as a whole, was terminated, can readily be understood now. Obviously Pharaoh was finally forced to close the Egyptian borders to little men, aka. illegal aliens, who left their home planet in search of a better life on Earth.


41 posted on 05/21/2007 11:42:03 AM PDT by gas0linealley
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To: Red Badger

No worse than today’s McMansions being built with faux rock.


42 posted on 05/21/2007 11:43:56 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: 4buttons

The first give-away is describing the placement of concrete as ‘pouring cement’.


43 posted on 05/21/2007 11:44:52 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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Clams can talk!!!


44 posted on 05/21/2007 11:45:28 AM PDT by MattMa ("Void of ideas, driven by hate, vote the Democratic Party in 2008")
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To: Red Badger

The mud was only for the mobile homes.


45 posted on 05/21/2007 11:46:19 AM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: mission9

Wonder why they poured those unfinished blocks into the quarry?


46 posted on 05/21/2007 11:47:50 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I’ve always wondered what effects thermal expansion, contraction, not to mention a few seismic and millenia of wind loading might effect the joinery. Diffusion, corrosion, and creep from reshaped structures within the materials themselves might have led much more to the apparant tight fit than all the other forces combined.

Perhaps what is more impressive is that the stonework didn’t naturally deteriorate by the same expansion/contraction, inblown sand forces over the millenia.


47 posted on 05/21/2007 11:50:03 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: bikerman
The mud was only for the mobile homes.

And to put old chariots up on out in the front yard?.........

48 posted on 05/21/2007 11:57:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
The “not even a human hair can get between the stones” is an oft-repeated exaggeration:

One of these days I'm going to by God go over there and stick a human hair in between a couple of those rocks and look to see who's interested.

49 posted on 05/21/2007 11:59:31 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: theFIRMbss
"I just cannot tell. Is Scully amused? Aroused? Bored? Is she awake?!"

It's Scully. Does it really matter?
50 posted on 05/21/2007 12:01:45 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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