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The "Open" Pyramid - Abu Rowash

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  • The "Open" Pyramid - Abu Rowash

    So, we're taught in school that the pyramids were built using dirt ramps and slaves pulling huge stones over rollers.

    I'm watching a history channel special on pyramids, and am particularly interested in the one at Abu Rowash, which is on a mountain. This would require the stones be moved, not only up the pyramid, but up the mountain, supposedly debunking the "ropes and rollers" theory. This is along the Nile in the "Band of Peace", North of the Giza Plateau.

    Another interesting thing about this pyramid is that is an "open air" pyramid.

    open air.jpgopen air 2.jpgopen air 3.jpg

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    Abu Rawash is located on a plateau. It's not like they were dragging the stones up the side of Kilimanjaro. Here's the Google topo map of the site:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=30.0...output=classic
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    • #3
      OK, this series started out pretty interesting - particularly the "tours" of the various pyramids, and the ABSENCE of "aliens did it".....

      ... but as it progresses, there's certainly the implication that they had far more advanced technology than we have today, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's going in that direction.

      Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the scenery.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        So, we're taught in school that the pyramids were built using dirt ramps and slaves pulling huge stones over rollers.
        One correction. Not built by slaves.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
          One correction. Not built by slaves.
          That was another point of contention in the video. But I'm correct in my statement that that's what we were taught in school.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            OK, this series started out pretty interesting - particularly the "tours" of the various pyramids, and the ABSENCE of "aliens did it".....

            ... but as it progresses, there's certainly the implication that they had far more advanced technology than we have today, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's going in that direction.

            Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the scenery.
            As far as I could see in the program there was only the usual marveling of the accomplishments of the Egyptians. No alien conspiracies lurking in unknown underground vaults not yet discovered.
            Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
            Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
            But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

            go with the flow the river knows . . .

            Frank

            I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
              As far as I could see in the program there was only the usual marveling of the accomplishments of the Egyptians. No alien conspiracies lurking in unknown underground vaults not yet discovered.
              This one, Shuny, is suggesting that the pyramids were built for the purpose of collecting energy, and suggesting that the "hallways" of the interior of the pyramid were electrified with a magnetic field, of sorts, that would have allowed them to see in the dark without torches.

              I should have known when I LATER discovered that this series is called "The Pyramid Code".
              Last edited by Cow Poke; 02-21-2015, 11:39 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                This one, Shuny, is suggesting that the pyramids were built for the purpose of collecting energy, and suggesting that the "hallways" of the interior of the pyramid were electrified with a magnetic field, of sorts, that would have allowed them to see in the dark without torches.

                I should have known when I LATER discovered that this series is called "The Pyramid Code".
                Argh. Yet another lovely series from the Pseudo-History Channel...
                "[Mathematics] is the revealer of every genuine truth, for it knows every hidden secret, and bears the key to every subtlety of letters; whoever, then, has the effrontery to pursue physics while neglecting mathematics should know from the start he will never make his entry through the portals of wisdom."
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boxing Pythagoras View Post
                  Argh. Yet another lovely series from the Pseudo-History Channel...
                  Yeah, but if you know that going in, there's still plenty of value -- some great scenery and close up views of various aspects of the pyramids.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    Yeah, but if you know that going in, there's still plenty of value -- some great scenery and close up views of various aspects of the pyramids.
                    I love the "pyramid tech" and "aliens did it" shows, personally. They're like a comedy club without the two-drink minimum.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
                      I love the "pyramid tech" and "aliens did it" shows, personally. They're like a comedy club without the two-drink minimum.
                      Generally need a two drink minimum for those type shows.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        Generally need a two drink minimum for those type shows.
                        Especially when they start bringing up the Bible, and which books were "banned".

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
                          I love the "pyramid tech" and "aliens did it" shows, personally. They're like a comedy club without the two-drink minimum.
                          Well, yeah, at first, this didn't appear to be THAT, but then it appears they're building up to that. Besides, they have EX-spurts interviewed who KNOW stuff!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Boxing Pythagoras View Post
                            Argh. Yet another lovely series from the Pseudo-History Channel...
                            IMO they should just rename it to the Fanfiction Channel.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
                              IMO they should just rename it to the Fanfiction Channel.
                              Pardon you! I would watch a channel dedicated to fanfiction, either played straight or a meta example.
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