Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

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Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:36 pm

Could it be that history and science have gotten the construction of the Great Pyramids wrong for millennium?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scientis ... 5105.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znQk_yBHre4
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:05 am

Whoa, I never did buy into that carving and carrying aspect of the Build. This seem much more plausible.
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:07 am

I thought that they had already determined that for shure? I heard on a TV doc. that as they were studying the things , they noticed that the dimensions of the bases on all the pyramids had a common denominator.... 3.124 (pi) its been awhile I not sure thats exactly correct . Any way they were mystified by this as pi wasnt reasoned out for thousands of years. The whole ancient alien crowd proclaimed this as evidence of their beliefs, certainly its clear , right? Well not so fast.. Turns out that the way they got their measurements was by using a wheel which had a mark on the rim and they simply rolled the thing "x" revolutions , turned 90 deg. went " x" rev. and so on. The story is that of course the dimensions were all related to Pi , not because they knew about that, but rather the measuring device was inherently related to PI. The whole space invader crowd had to go to therapy after that :roll:

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PS I DONT MEAN TO MAKE ANY STATEMENTS ABOUT THE DEBATE OVER ANCIENT ALIENS, I DONT KNOW ABOUT IT, I WASNT THERE :surrender:
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:22 am

That makes sense as far as fitment of the blocks but, that would require the limestone to be ground up like dust (or else you could see the peices) and also there would need to be a lot of lime cooked.
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:33 am

I don't know about the casting, but pi is there as long as they used a stick with a wheel on the end to measure stuff. They didn't have to know what pi was for that to happen.

Even if it was cast, that's one hell of a bucket brigade. :)
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:43 am

Pretty neat. Would make sense. But...was it really necessary for them to actually dress the part?
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:23 pm

What is intriguing is that their concrete is a better and simpler product than what we use today.
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:20 pm

The blocks are from an ancient seabed and contain fossils, how does that fit into the conspiracy theory?
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:24 pm

It would take a lot of very heavy duty forms & then they would have to be removed, cleaned & readied for reuse, don't know what they would have had back then.
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:09 am

True Samhill, even modern forms for foundations bow and bend under the weight of the concrete. If it was such lightweight concrete would it have lasted this long? And the strenght of concrete is the steel in it. Without it they would have cracked and fallen apart long ago under their own weight.

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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:43 pm

samhill wrote:It would take a lot of very heavy duty forms & then they would have to be removed, cleaned & readied for reuse, don't know what they would have had back then.



Dammit Sam stop ruining these conspiracies with logic. :)
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Hmmm, this is giving me an idea of what to do with my excess coal ash... :lol:

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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:25 pm

Pacowy wrote:Hmmm, this is giving me an idea of what to do with my excess coal ash... :lol:

Mike


Mine is forming a natural pyramid.
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Concrete does not last for more than a few decades before it deteriorates. In a Desert area it should last a bit longer but not that long. Turn on Coast to Coast AM to hear the rest!!!
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Re: Could the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids have been cast?

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:32 am

Even if they could have done it concrete needs a slow damp cure for best results, I don't think blocks that size would have lasted long enough to get the forms off yet alone for centuries of being in heat & sand blasting.
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