>Let's see they used steel scaffolding, metal pulleys (probably steel)
>and a modern kite design that probably is made of synthetic
>materials. There's not really any evidence that ancient egyptians
>even knew what kites were.
>Very interesting. Total BS as far as science goes, but interesting
>nontheless. Somebody ought to sit those guys down and talk to them
>about Occam's Razor.
Yeah, Trent. Forget materials science for a moment (as if you
could--though one of the team is trying to build a papyrus foil), the
pulley itself wasn't invented until 1000 years after the pyramids.
Plus the small matter that giant cantilever beams (scaffolding)
require giant trees, hence forests...
And let's not even talk about the science of aerodynamics which
needed to be in place before the airfoil... or that sailing would
have come much sooner than kites--and has been used to raise
buildings all over the world without much fanfare or university
Still and all, SHE's got a grant to play with kites, and that's more
than you and I can say, eh? ;-)