DailyDirt: Egyptian Pyramid Construction Techniques

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Construction techniques have changed a lot over the last thousand years. The example of the Great Pyramids, though, shows that projects with enormous scale can be accomplished without the help of modern machinery. We may never know exactly how the pyramids were built, but it's fun to try to re-create some of the methods they used. Here are just a few examples of possible construction techniques for moving extremely heavy building materials in the desert. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Groaker (profile), 1 May 2014 @ 7:23pm

    Manual Techniques

    There are many techniques that have passed into history with the advent of more modern and efficient methods. But these capabilities are maintains by some individuals, not unlike those who will only use hand tools in wood or metal work.

    See the following link for a guy who knows how to move 10 ton blocks by hand by himself.

    http://www.theforgottentechnology.com/

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