Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Martin Pfeilsticker (zaphod2@jaspis.Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE)
27 Jul 95 17:45:48 GMT (Paul Nowak) writes:

> (HarryR6047) writes:

>>Doug Weller states: But you claim that people tried and failed.

>>This was a documented case. A film crew filmed the project for, I
>>believe, PBS. A group of Japenese engineers attempted to build a scale
>>model of the pyramid. And they couldn't achieve certain of the angles and
>>allignments of the original. Of course film deteriorates, so it won't be
>>around as long as the original, but who knows what it means. . .

This film was aired in the german TV some weeks before.
It was actually an american team..
The building of the Mini-Pyramid failed, because
due to restricted time and money , there wasn't proper grounding and
preparation of the basements. This is a major failure when building
on desert sand, so the heavy stone-blocks lost their alignment.

BUT, even with copper-based tools ( no bronce!) it was possible
to work on those stones and made them fit together.


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