Algerian Gets Patent On Building Pyramids?

from the say-what-now? dept

Someone who prefers to be anonymous passed on this short, and not very detailed blurb, claiming that a doctor in Algeria, Assia Bennouar-Abdedaim, figured out "the secret of pyramid building techniques" and has now received a patent on it. Again, the description is lacking in a lot of details, but it says the patent was granted by the National Institute of Industrial Property, but that the doctor also "received recognition" from WIPO for the patent. It also says that both organizations were initially skeptical, but have since been convinced. Unfortunately, the reporting does not give any details for what's actually in the patent -- or if it's some sort of new method for building a pyramid. Of course, the claim that this was uncovering "the secrets" of pyramid building techniques certainly suggests it's not a new method at all, which makes us wonder why there should be any patent. Anyway, we look forward to someone presenting some of the pyramids of Egypt as prior art.

Filed Under: algeria, patents, pyramids


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 29 Dec 2010 @ 3:42pm

    Re: Re: Someone already figured it out

    You can lead a horse to water...

    Watch the video and think. I was commenting that a guy figured out how to do it not that he claimed to know how our ancestors did it.

    We can't attempt to learn or discuss by shooting from the hip. Not you personally ABC, but a couple other posters have all but ruined any hope of a real discussion.

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