rival theory for how the pyramid of cheops was built
- internal ramps that may still exist today. love to catch site of those...
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> internal ramps that may still exist today. love to catch site of those...
Here is a link to the website of the architect who proposed the theory
and one to the folk who designed the computer graphics
Craig Smith's "How the Great Pyramid Was Built" ( Smithsonian Books, 2004 ) develops the external spiral ramp theory now in vogue, and it has a foreward by Zahi Hawass. http://www.amazon.com/How-Great-Pyramid-Was-Built/dp/product-description/0060891580
One of the best architectual reasons given for the existence of the granite relieving chambers above the King chamber is that they raise the lateral movement of the stresses of the mass of the pyramid on its gable roof above the level of the end of the Grand Gallery, so that they do not destroy the structural integrity of the gallery. Vincent Brown has an interesting theory which identifies a cross sectional view of the king chamber and its five relieving chambers to the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for eternity and stability, the Djed Pillar, signifying the four cardinal directions.