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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    sam, 30 Dec 2011 @ 10:52am

    patent vs pyramid

    wow! i see people dont understand what a patent is. She is not looking to patent pyramids she is going for a patent ON HOW TO BUILD A PYRAMID. two different things.
    apparently she was successful is finding a great way and a more convincing way of how to build a pyramid. as we know there are plenty of skepticism on how pyramids are build and all the theories put forth have holes in them. her plan seems to be very sound. instead of hating on her, open a book and educate yourselves.

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