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How they (should have) built the pyramids

@article{West2014HowT,
  title={How they (should have) built the pyramids},
  author={Joseph West and Greg Gallagher and Kevin Waters},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
  year={2014}
}
A novel method is proposed for moving large, pyramid construction size, stone blocks. The method is inspired by a well known introductory physics homework problem, and is implemented by tying 12 identical rods of appropriately chosen radius to the faces of the block. The rods form the corners and new faces that transform the square prism into a dodecagon which can then be moved more easily by rolling than by dragging. Experimental results are presented and compared to independent work by… 
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