- Posted June 13, 2014 by
The Great Pyramids a new theory
If you look at modern Egyptian farmers, some still use a bucket crane to lift water from the river up to their canals. This is a very primitive but efficient way to move lots of water fast with minimal effort. The Egyptians also moved large heavy stones from the quarry to the building locations as needed. This means they knew they could float large heavy objects on water, Much as we can float an aircraft carrier on the ocean today.
If you look at satellite images, you can see that the river Nile ran much closer to the ancient pyramids in the past than it does today. This will help support my theory in part.
This is what I think they may have done. I believe they used a series of water elevators or locks to float the stones into place. They could even use a wooden water tank to upright obelisk by attaching floats to the top end while filling the tank with water using their bucket cranes. When the stone was in place they could drain the tank and disassemble it . Thus, leaving the stone standing in place as if by magic. This would be much easier than filling a frame with sand, building an earthen ramp, dragging the stone to the frame and digging out the sand while using ropes to stand the obelisk the rest of the way up. If anyone can help to improve, prove, or disprove this theory your help will be appreciated.