Building the Great Pyramid: Probable Construction Methods Employed at Giza

  title={Building the Great Pyramid: Probable Construction Methods Employed at Giza},
  author={James Frederick Edwards},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  pages={340 - 354}
  • J. F. Edwards
  • Published 7 May 2003
  • Engineering
  • Technology and Culture
The article challenges the current principle theories proposed by Egyptologists and historians, namely, that the building blocks used in the construction of the Great Pyramid were elevated into position using ramps or levers. Using contemporary and ancient evidence, certain scientific parameters relating to the hauling of stone blocks are deduced, from which a more logical and practical alternative methodology emerged: utilizing the angled faces of the structure itself as a means of… 
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