Approximately 2,300,000 blocks come from the direct vicinity of the Great Pyramid. Another 200,000 come from the about 900 km remote Aswan and from the diagonally opposite situated east of the Nile, from Tura.
How did the ancient Egyptians form these masses of stone to an accurate pyramid?
The ancient builders took advantage of the power of water for
of the stone blocks.
The stones from outside, including the to this day known 100 monoliths - some of them over 40 tons in weight - came by water passage through locks on the plateau. Together with the local units, they were transported to a "small duct system" which was filled with water from the Nile - located on the east side of the Pyramid. For the purposes of transport to the pyramid dams were built. Machines lifted and moved the stones.
Image 11a: Small-Duct-System on GIZA Area with a volume of water of about 60.000 to 100.000 cubic metres (after an idea of the author Helmar Neubacher)
The small-duct-system with connection to the deep-water port on the north-eastern side of the Giza Plateau may be viewed in Book No. 2 on pages 110 and 111 as well as in Book No. 3 on pages 106 and 107 including descriptions and coloured images.
MACHINES - CHANNELS - DAMS - LOCKS and the HYDROPOWER formed a self-contained unit during the construction of the Cheops Pyramid.
Who was capable of moving such large masses of water?
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