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General => Miscellaneous => Topic started by: Old Seer on July 04, 2020, 10:31:58 PM

Title: Build the Pyramid
Post by: Old Seer on July 04, 2020, 10:31:58 PM
What would your proposal be to build a pyramid? IOW, how would you do it- What machinery/method(s) would you use. 
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: Tank on July 05, 2020, 08:45:01 AM
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Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: billy rubin on July 05, 2020, 12:16:36 PM
i would use a motor scraper and two bulldozers to level the site and build roads, then bring in building stone on flatbed trucks, build a ramp with the bulldozers and small dump trucks around the pyramid as it was built, and stack the stones using a four-wheel mobile crane.

fill for the interior could be brought in on the dump trucks.

the spiraling ramp is the technique used in american landfills to bring material to the top of a pyramidal cell as it grows.  ive been to the top of a number of them.
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: Old Seer on July 05, 2020, 08:13:41 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on July 05, 2020, 12:16:36 PM
i would use a motor scraper and two bulldozers to level the site and build roads, then bring in building stone on flatbed trucks, build a ramp with the bulldozers and small dump trucks around the pyramid as it was built, and stack the stones using a four-wheel mobile crane.

fill for the interior could be brought in on the dump trucks.

the spiraling ramp is the technique used in american landfills to bring material to the top of a pyramidal cell as it grows.  ive been to the top of a number of them.
OK, But, what about having to build at the time the pyramids were built- using their materials, possible methods and engineering knowledge.
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: billy rubin on July 05, 2020, 08:38:07 PM
the hardest thing to do would be to get the stones from the bottom to the top. all you have to do to make that happen is build a ramp around the pyramid and drag things up from the bottom.

as the pyramid gets higher, the ramp becomes longer but takes less additional material to build as the pyramid has a smaller perimeter the higher you go. here's a huge landfill in israel that shows the technique.

(https://media.fromthegrapevine.com/assets/images/2014/7/2014/05/arielsharon.jpg.824x0_q85.jpg)

^^^this whole complex is some 2000 acres, while th elargest pyramid at giza is some 14 acres at the base.

i don't see it as something hard to build. to me the hard part would be to construct a solid foundation to prevent the huge thing from settling. apparntly the overburden was removed and the pyramids were constructe directly on bedrock.

to build it all you need are quarries, a way to transport stone blocks, and a lot of people to pull on the ropes. i think th egyptians of that era had all that.

i dont know anything about chechen itza, though, it ould be interesting to compare the engineering of the two.
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: No one on July 05, 2020, 09:41:58 PM
I would get the other 15 people on earth and we would sacrifice a bull, then in the morning.. poof.... a pyramid.
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: Randy on July 06, 2020, 12:00:25 AM
Quote from: No one on July 05, 2020, 09:41:58 PM
I would get the other 15 people on earth and we would sacrifice a bull, then in the morning.. poof.... a pyramid.
I don't know if one would get a pyramid out of it but the bull could be cooked for a nice barbecue. :)
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: No one on July 06, 2020, 02:19:15 AM
You would then be smited!
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: Magdalena on July 06, 2020, 02:23:33 AM
Quote from: Randy on July 06, 2020, 12:00:25 AM
Quote from: No one on July 05, 2020, 09:41:58 PM
I would get the other 15 people on earth and we would sacrifice a bull, then in the morning.. poof.... a pyramid.
I don't know if one would get a pyramid out of it but the bull could be cooked for a nice barbecue. :)
True. First things first.  :grin:
Title: Re: Build the Pyramid
Post by: Randy on July 06, 2020, 02:30:17 AM
Quote from: No one on July 06, 2020, 02:19:15 AM
You would then be smited!
I think a good smiting is worth a good barbecue. So smiteth away!