Reply
Highlighted
May 08 2013
By: HiTmAN_90 VP of Gaming 37766 posts
Online

How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

33 replies 201 views Edited May 8, 2013

How did the Egyptians allign the pyramids with the belt of orion ?

How did they even build the pyramids with the technology they had back then? Theres many questions that need answers!!!

If you dont know what i am talking about then watch this

 


Message 1 of 34 (201 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
VP of Gaming
Registered: 12/28/2006
Offline
34146 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

May 8, 2013

Im-Not-Saying-Its-Aliens-But-Its-Aliens.jpg


Message 2 of 34 (193 Views)
Platinum
Registered: 12/21/2007
Online
55490 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

[ Edited ]
May 8, 2013

How did they align the corners of the pyramid so accurately with the four points of the compass? This was the easy part. It just takes a curved wall facing more or less North as judged by the stars. Select a rising star on the Eastern horizon and mark a line on the top of the wall pointing to it. Mark another line on the wall when it is low on the Western horizon. Take the line straight down the wall , using a plumb line, and then extend it along the ground until it meets the other line. Bisect this angle and you now have a line pointing exactly due North.

 

There are any number of very simple methods that can then be employed to construct a right angle that will then align with the other points of the compass. After that its just a question of placing markers in the ground for the four corners of the pyramid. As I said, that part is easy, it does not require alien technology, just a little brain power.

 

How did they achieve such a perfect 52 degree angle of slope? Because they were clever! They were masters of angles, a skill they had acquired in part through astronomy, and also through a good knowledge of mathematics. Each mason that worked on finishing the outer blocks had a template with an angle of 52 degrees that he used to cut his block to fit. After that it was careful alignment of block to block as they placed them carefully on the inner blocks. It was literally done step by step.

 

Mystery solved, that's how it was done. Maybe not using that exact method, but something very like it.

Message 3 of 34 (179 Views)
VP of Gaming
Registered: 09/30/2004
Online
37766 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

May 8, 2013

But how did they build them using man power


Message 4 of 34 (170 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
Platinum
Registered: 12/21/2007
Online
55490 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

[ Edited ]
May 8, 2013

HiTmAN_90 wrote:

But how did they build them using man power


I sense you are a conspiracy guy, I can tell by you answering my very solid response with further questions.  Smiley Tongue

 

 

Lets start with the excavation site.  It looks pretty much like any other quarry you might see today, except there is obviously no machinery. At the quarry face there are blocks cut into the rock but not yet cut away. There are rough hewn blocks scattered around ready for transporting and on-site finishing. The entire quarry shows obvious signs of systematic development of cutting blocks out from the face and transporting them from site. The rough hewn free standing blocks show the scars of repeated chisel blows where they were chiseled out of the rock face. There is nothing in the manner of these blocks that is anything other than old fashioned quarry work using a mallet and chisel.

 

Nowhere is there any sign of advanced technology having been employed, just the opposite. The blocks were hewn out of the rock-face by manual labour, the signs are unmistakable. The chisels used were made of copper, the hardest metal then available, but even they were only good for about 100 blows before blunting, even though limestone is relatively soft and easy to work compared to hard rock such as granite. As the chisels were blunted they were exchanged for re-sharpened ones, and the process was repeated with a team of blacksmiths constantly re-sharpening and tempering the chisels.

 

How were the blocks transported to the pyramids? By man power. The vast majority of the blocks weighed in the region of 2.5 tons and were transported on wooden sledges. They could of course have chosen any size for the blocks, but this must have been the optimum size, any bigger would probably have slowed them down. A team of men with ropes could drag the sledge across the clay floor, and this could be eased with a little water tipped in front of the runners helping the sledge to slide easier. It is estimated that it may have taken 10 years just to build the ramp from the quarry to the pyramids. In this manner all the blocks could be transported to the site of the pyramid without presenting any insurmountable challenges. So far no alien technology required, it could all be done by well organised teams of men, and a great deal of manual labour. During the time of the annual flooding of the Nile the stone blocks could have been floated to the site of the pyramids on rafts, making the task a lot easier.

 

The work force was was not one of slaves , the Egyptians didn't need slaves. The Nile supplied a very fertile land where farming was relatively easy and food abundant. This civilisation had time on its hands, no wonder they were such great mathematicians, astronomers and architects. The work force was primarily made up of farmers, recruited nationwide for a period ranging from a few months to a few years, and they served their time for their king, much like serving National Service today in the armed forces. A total of 20,000 to 30,000 workers would have been needed for the task, ranging from unskilled hauliers, semi-skilled quarry men, skilled quarry men, masons who finished the blocks, men who placed the blocks, officials and caterers. A village was purpose built to house them all and they were well fed and cared for in return for their work. The remains of the village can still be seen today.

 

Now for making the pyramids themselves. About 2,550 B.C., King Khufu, the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, commissioned the building of his tomb at Giza. Some Egyptologists believe it took somewhere in the region of 80 years to construct the pyramid. Having man-hauled the blocks to the site of the pyramid the obvious problem now is how to stack them up. There are a number of ways this may have been achieved, all of which require a ramp, or a system of ramps, as the only method available to the ancient Egyptians was man-power, and they had that in abundance.

 

The actual method of ramps used is not known with any certainty, but it most likely started with a single ramp by which means the blocks could be hauled into position. The blocks were laid down in layers, each successive layer being a little smaller in area than the one below it to give the pyramid its shape. As the blocks are layed onto a level surface, the same height as the ramp, no lifting was required, only hauling of the sledges. Removing the blocks from the sledge may have involved no more than dragging the block off the sledge. The entire pyramid could have been built using this simple system without a single block actually having to be lifted off the ground! No alien technology required. Very smart people these Egyptians.

 

As each successive layer was laid the ramp would need be heightened, and lengthened so as not to be too steep. Eventually this method would reach a limit where the size and construction of the ramp would be nearly as complex as the pyramid. The easiest way around this problem is to curve the ramp around the pyramid as the pyramid increased in height.

 

Finally, all that remained was the placing of the top stone, followed by the placing and fitting of the smooth white blocks. As the facing stones were placed so the ramp could be removed as they worked their way back down. The pyramid required a certain amount of interior design and construction for the burial chambers, and this was no easy task. The blocks that protected the burial chamber were 50 ton blocks of granite. Even with the huge teams of men at their disposal and a system of ropes and overseers guiding them, it would have been a difficult and dangerous task. There are still marks visible on the blocks and in the interior of the pyramid that were used to guide the blocks into position. Difficult yes, impossible no.

 

It definately could have been built by men. 

Message 5 of 34 (168 Views)
Welcoming Committee
Registered: 01/19/2004
Online
36723 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

May 8, 2013

The Egyptians were super smart.  They didn't need aliens.  How could we build greater towers like the Burj Dubai?  We got smart people to build it.  So did they.

 

It doesn't hust to have super devoted followers who were willing to work themselves to death building these pyramids.

 

Message 6 of 34 (139 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
Treasure Hunter
Registered: 03/09/2013
Offline
4945 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

May 8, 2013
“I really can't believe what a state the Pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they are just giant boulders balanced on top of each other, like a massive game of Jenga that has got out of hand.”
 photo sig_zpsfya567e6.jpg
Message 7 of 34 (132 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
Ghost of Sparta
Registered: 02/03/2008
Offline
15343 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

May 8, 2013

NikeMurphDawg wrote:
“I really can't believe what a state the Pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they are just giant boulders balanced on top of each other, like a massive game of Jenga that has got out of hand.”

I believe the original surface was removed some time ago.

Imperator Danknovaxperaux Divi filius Imp XIII Pont Max Trib Pot XLIX Cos CXVI Primus Signiferi Box-xy Princeps Moderatores Pater Forum


Fabulous!
Message 8 of 34 (128 Views)
VP of Gaming
Registered: 12/28/2006
Offline
34146 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

[ Edited ]
May 8, 2013

darknovaxp wrote:

NikeMurphDawg wrote:
“I really can't believe what a state the Pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they are just giant boulders balanced on top of each other, like a massive game of Jenga that has got out of hand.”

I believe the original surface was removed some time ago.


yeah. it had nice fancy white stone on the outside that was eroded/stolen over the ages.


Message 9 of 34 (124 Views)
Limit Breaker
Registered: 05/24/2009
Offline
18676 posts
 

Re: How did the Egyptians allign the great pyramids with stars?

[ Edited ]
May 9, 2013

DrGadget wrote:

The Egyptians were super smart.  They didn't need aliens.  How could we build greater towers like the Burj Dubai?  We got smart people to build it.  So did they.

 

It doesn't hust to have super devoted followers who were willing to work themselves to death building these pyramids.

 


Lol, you mean slaves?

 

besides, im more interested in stone-henge

RE-THINK SALAD


Message 10 of 34 (105 Views)
Reply
0 Likes