I've been thinking a bit about this. Such a good find.
As mentioned in another thread, I have witnessed the "repair" of a small medieval castle ruin myself, about twenty years ago. And my grandmother told me there was another "repair 80 years ago. Mind you, the castle are ruines, supposedly razed already in medieval times because of crimes of the blue-blooded owner.It seems that the Giza complex was partially destroyed and rebuilt because of the bricks found therein. Many castles in Europe have a patchwork repair job.
Egypt: Cheops Pyramid. /Nworkers Making Bricks And Building The Great Pyramid Of Cheops (Khufu) At Giza Egypt. Line Engraving From 'Diversarum Imaginum Speculativarum ' Published By Joannes Gallaeus At Antwerp 1638
Probably the reason you aren't allowed to fly a drone at Giza.
To quote Zahi Hawass, "It's highly stupid," he said via a spokesman. "The pyramids are made from solid blocks of quarried limestone. To suggest otherwise is idiotic and insulting."
Which would about fit with Fomenko's astronomical dating of the Dendera zodiac.Basically, the earliest illustration of the Giza Pyramids is 1610 AD. That's a huge red flag right there.
Who built the pyramids and why? My bet is on the masons and the Catholic church.
This is an amazing find, wild heretic! The 1569 Mercator map depicting Egypt does not show any pyramids that I can see.The most interesting image is the one made in 1608 depicting its construction!
* "The pyramids of Egypt under construction, workmen rest in the foreground" illustration credited to Antonia Tempesta; Plate 7 from "Septem orbis admiranda (The Seven Wonders of the World)", 1608 [archive.is/Xn8LW], :
The pavement levels in brackets are on decidedly worn parts, and hence below the normal level, as shown in the fourth column. The average variation of the casing from a level plane of + 58.85 is but .02; and the difference to the core level, at the farthest part accessible in that excavation, does not exceed this. The difference of pavement level out to the rock at the N.E. corner is but .17 on a distance of 4,200 inches, or 8" of angle.
27. The works around the Pyramid, that are connected with it, are :
(1) The limestone pavement surrounding it;
(2) the basalt pavement on the E. side and
(3) the rock trenches and cuttings on the E. side, and at the N.E. corner.
p 45 The limestone pavement was found on the N. side first by Howard Vyse, having a maximum remaining width of 402 inches; but the edge of this part is broken and irregular, and there is mortar on the rock beyond it, showing that it has extended further. On examination I found the edge of the rock-cut bed in which it was laid, and was able to trace it in many parts. At no part has the paving been found complete up to the edge of its bed or socket, and it is not certain, therefore, how closely it fitted into it ; perhaps there was a margin, as around the casing stones in the corner sockets. The distances of the edge of this rock-cut bed, from the edge of the finished casing on the pavement (square of 9068.8) were fixed by triangulation as follows :
616.9 near the corner; corner itself not found, nor any W.N.W. side.
615.9 at 570 E. of probable N.W. corner of pavement.
618.7 at 670 E.
616.2 at 890 E.
564 to 568 very rough and irregular, opposite entrance.
529.0 at N.E. corner, N. side of it.
538.8 at N.E. corner, E. side of it.
533.9 at 586 from N.E. corner.
No cutting found at S.E. corner.
536.5 at 846 from S.W. corner.
533.0 at 520 from S.W. corner.
534.6 at 206 from S.W. corner.
529.6 at S.W. corner, S. side of it.
536.0 at S.W. corner, W. side of it.
627.9 at 751 from S.W. corner.
From these measures it appears that there is no regularity in the width of the cutting; the distance from the casing varying 99 inches, and altering rapidly even on a single side. The fine paving may possibly have been regular, with a filling of rougher stone beyond it in parts; but if so, it cannot have exceeded 529 in width.
The levels of the various works around the Pyramid are as follow, taken from the pavement as zero :
Flat rock-bed of pavement W. of N.W. socket
Flat rock-bed of pavement beside N.W. socket
Flat rock-bed of pavement N. of N.W. socket
Flat rock-bed of pavement N.E. of N.W. socket
Flat rock-bed of pavement before entrance
Flat rock-bed of pavement inner end of E.N.E. trench
Basalt pavement, E. side of it
Basalt pavement, W. side, in excavation
p 46 The Pyramid pavement must then have varied from 17 to 27 inches in thickness; it was measured as 21 inches where found by Vyse.
28. The basalt pavement is a magnificent work, which covered more than a third of an acre. The blocks of basalt are all sawn and fitted together; they are laid upon a bed of limestone, which is of such a fine quality that the Arabs lately destroyed a large part of the work to extract the limestone for burning. I was assured that the limestone invariably occurs under every block, even though in only a thin layer. Only about a quarter of this pavement remains in situ, and none of it around the edges the position of it can therefore only be settled by the edge of the rock-cut bed of it. This bed was traced by excavating around its N., E., and S. sides; but on the inner side, next to the Pyramid, no edge could be found ; and considering how near it approached to the normal edge of the limestone pavement, and that it is within two inches of the same level as that, it seems most probable that it joined it, and hence the lack of any termination of its bed.
Referring, then, to the E. side of the Pyramid, and a central line at right angles to that (see Pl. ii.), the dimensions of the rock bed of the basalt paving are thus :
Concrete or some kind of plaster finish.
I watched a video trying to explain this which makes sense... Because of how the shafts are angled and the size of the sarcophagus in the kings chamber relative to the shafts.. In order to extract whatever was in the sarcophagus if it is relative to the size of the saracophagus, a tunnel would be needed since the angle of the shafts wouldn't allow you take it out of the pyramid otherwise... Also the tunnel was accurately dug to meet with the shaft as well as massive debris at the bottom of the shaft suggesting they dug it from the inside out.
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