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  1. 1960Pats

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    There are only two methods that I've seen discussed and I don't believe either of them. They weren't built by space invaders and they didn't build a larg ramp as they went.

    Why couldn't they have lifted up the materials needed one level at a time?
     
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    What were the fixed and variable costs for the Egyptians and how many machine hours were used?
     
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    The answer is water and floaties pretty much. What you do is basically build a big water tank, attach skins and other things full of air to your blocks with rope. This will float the blocks and make it very easy to move them. Then you detach the floaties and have it drop right where you want it. You repeat this until the level is done and then flood the next level up with water and repeat the process over and over. As for how you get the blocks up a few methods exist that are fairly simple.

    Basically it involved planks that block the flow of water at each level which are removed then put back in place as each block passes. That keeps the water from spilling out and with the floats attached the blocks will bring them self to the top. For example imagine a bendie straw with the bend at the bottom ground level. You float the object to the entrance and then open the first bottom plank keeping ones at points where it goes upwards closed. Push it under that plank with poles and then close the bottom one to keep the water in and remove the planks as it goes up. (don't remove all at once... Too much pressure for a single plank) Just take out and put back in each plank as you travel up. It takes very little effort once in place. The issue is you need to keep building and flooding as you go which is a pain but moving water is a lot easier than moving rocks.

    Here is a video if you have time. Simple yet brilliant.

     
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    So much time had to be involved it seems strange that no record was ever found on the building, it was so massive it must have taken years.....Unless they didn't want it known..
     
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    Maybe they want it to be kept a secret!
     
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    You're exactly right. They, or someone who came after, considered the method an advantage over competitors, and hid or destroyed all evidence of it.
     
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    One brick at a time.
     
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    Yeah as bricks are hard to knock off there from a pyramid.
     
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    Nice to cybersee you again @Harry Boy . How goes the battle?
     

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