drwdrw123 wrote:The numbers range - but the largest pyramid is made of some 2.4 million blocks with an average weight of about 2 and half to 3 ton each I believe. Even if we give the Egyptians the outside edge of 85 years to build the largest structure - they would have had to cut/quarry/move and place one block every 20 minutes non stop 24/7 for 85 years
Bob137 wrote:That still does not explain how such huge heavy stones were moved, dressed, and placed.
Prymus wrote:Would sand/dust storms be part of these delays...
Prymus wrote:...and man power needed for wars.
Prymus wrote:Because the numbers need to mine ,move and install -let alone feed, take care of pack animals , kids. Even if the quarry was right next door,not sure they could mine these at a 10 min clip,hell a hour each is pushing it,maybe a day each with given tools.
Prymus wrote:Not even including stuff i'm just plain forgetting. Like what if more than one of these are being made at a time on different sights ,or making of temples ,palaces ,and other constructions that fall into these era. Its not if they stopped every thing to do this,well maybe they did .
Prymus wrote:While i have not checked the math,i believe you.
Prymus wrote:I've been in some form of construction for most my adult live,i get a lot this .
War are not something you can plan on like a time clock. Some where along here to allocation of men will be more than your pie. If i'm not wrong a standing army took up a size-able amount of every known civ,some times up to 80%( i maybe wrong) And to our knowledge Rome was the 1st standing army or full time .
Prymus wrote:While to a point you can use the ford plant analogy , those took years to perfect .If what i have read on this is right ,stuff on this scale hand never been attempted .
Prymus wrote:But this math is on a hole other level than maybe what we can do today,and not even remotely possible with out computers and other devices .
Prymus wrote:I almost think the logistics(moving the stone) of it all might be the easiest , maybe not in that time frame.
Bob137 wrote:First off, have any of you ever worked in 100 to 120 degree weather continuously, I doubt it. To accomplish this, it takes a lot of water and food, and you have to take breaks regularly, due to the amount of heat in your body, and the moisture and nutrients escaping your body. For anyone on earth to work at such speed in that type of weather with the sun continually beating down upon you in those temperatures, would kill a normal human being being exposed for that long of a period of time utilizing the said equipment of the time period, this would exhaust if not kill over 100,000 workers in just a few years. You would have to continually replace workers on a steady basis, which over a period of a year, let alone 20 years, would amount to millions of people. now just to get millions of people to labor in that environment for those long periods of time, and knowing that death is imminent, would take billions of dollars, in their time frame, and trillions in ours. The current population of Egypt works only a few hours at a time outside in the heat, and have to consume large amounts of water and food, and they are mostly all very skinny due to working in that climate, therefore they work at half steam due to the lack of muscle to accomplish their tasks, so all this must be taken into consideration when computing on the labor force on building the pyramids. So in all actuality what has been configured on what labor force is needed, and the needs of that force, would need to be at least doubled for these factors alone. Then the time frame issue would also have to be at least doubled, and this is without figuring in on anyone dying or injured, during construction, so an algorithm to include these factors into figuring out the complex issues along with this type of building technique needs to be configured to be more accurate for just a time frame, this does not include how the building was actually accomplished to such degree that it was done!
Bob137 wrote:Sorry if I seem a bit peeved about your logic, but it just does not compute!
Bob137 wrote:Egyptologist have done, without actually explaining how it was accomplished in detail!
Prymus wrote:Pons - on the math i only meant ,to line these great monuments to stars and moons and what not. Not making a square or triangles and such math sorry.
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