- Spiral Ramp Theory debunked
herein is a copy of an e-mail sent to Archaeology Magazine in early July
2007 in response to their article ran on the apparent hoax orchestrated by
French Architect Jean-Pierre Houdin.
Houdin has purported a theory that claims a spiral ramp could have
been used in moving the blocks up the side of the Great Pyramid.
It is unfortunate that a professional architect would stake his
career on such a frivolous assumption with no proof or
indications���..By using the 1883 survey drawings of his fellow surveyor Sir William Petrie we see that tier on tier for nearly all
of the 201 tiers the structure remains level.
We have compared the tier on tier measurements of Petries NE and SW
corner measurements and can confirm there is no spiral effect at the outer
edge of the structure����The mere existence of a spiral effect
would make the upper stone tiers unstable, and would make it virtually
impossible to square the structure and level it corner on corner as
demonstrated in Petrie�s work.
Jean-Pierre Houdin has created out of thin air is another myth, legend,
illusion, or deception. We looked at
his theory, but since
Houdin�s models and his write-ups appear not to match up, and in his
�study� he addresses only the rock structure above the 129 feet level,
then he ascends to heights of illusion never attempted before.
In grand European flare he purports theories and mystic illusion at
the upper portion when common theorists have not addressed the lower
portion of the structure. It
is more a trick on the order of �Houdini� than anything else.
Houdin claims to have spent (wasted?) eight years on creation of the spiral model that has no indication or grounding in fact. Since our past mis-understanding of the Great Pyramid was that it is a perfect structure with perfectly cut stones, which is not the case at all, it seems Houdin uses the illusions of the past (perfect stones) to make the quantum leap to spiral ramps when he found one stone leaning.
As one can clearly see in the photos we have posted to the net, the
Great Pyramid has very little in common with the myths and legends we have
been raised to believe. We
show obvious signs of mortar, irregular stone, filler rock, sloppy
workmanship, and a host of irregularities that time and the Internet
should be able to iron out. What
we see is many of the explorers who went to this area used �literary
license� after spending too much time in the sun to create all kinds of
mythical illusion. Jean-Pierre
Houdin has apparently maintained the same course of deception in his theory.
In other recent theories we see where Professor Robert Schoch of Boston University has
lowered his standards, and seems to lack the same integrity.
They both appear to lower themselves beyond the reason of science
to create impossible mystic illusion.
is truly disappointing to many of the seekers of wisdom and truth to see such mystic
pursuits and deception brought to mankind by so-called �thinking�
people. Both the above named
theorists should be ashamed of themselves.
Included below is an e-mail/letter sent to Archaeology Magazine following their run of Houdin�s theory. Let�s see how they might respond. If they do, we will post their reply to this space as well.
following was sent to Archaeology Magazine�s Eric Powell in July 2007:
have just spoken with your office, and for some reason we became
disconnected. I felt that maybe it was my phone connection so I
decided to try and write.
have reviewed your article on Houdin�s Spiral Ramp Theory as well as
other presentations on the concept. The concept may have some holes
in it, but since he bypasses 70-80% of the mass of the structure, and
addresses issues high in the structure that have never been tested, then
you run the risk of allowing a myth/legend to find grounding.
have produced a free eBook online at www.SolomonSeries.com
that provides a forum for addressing such issues. The �spiral
ramp� theory is full of holes.
Powell, consider the following:
the late 1800�s surveyors measured the corners of the Great Pyramid at
opposing corners from the surveys vary only small amounts from one
opposing corner to another.
�leveling� effect of opposing corners precludes the ability for
structural ramps, inclinations, etc.
the structure had internal ramps of the nature Houdin discusses the
structure would demonstrate an instability that is not present. It
would not stand for 4600 years.
even modern construction a large structure must be level to prevent
stress, cracks, collapsing. The structure HAS to be level virtually
all the way up.
answer to the pyramid construction is in the foundation, and the
foundational �leveling� of the structure.
theory focuses on the upper section of the structure (above 120+ feet),
and since we are talking about pyramid geometry this only amounts to about
20% of the mass of the structure. The vast majority of the mass is
below this level, and was leveled by common technologies of the day.
is an inconsistency in Houdin�s models and his ramp presentation.
His spiral ramp is initiated by an appearance of a stone out of level from
a modification that likely came well after the original construction.
Unfortunately, like most myth and legend he extended the illusion far past
any reasonable explanation.
on �presentation� it appears he is more of a �Houdini� than
anything else. There is an illusion effect when one stands at the
bottom of a large structure looking up. One must wonder how did
Houdin access the structure above 120 feet to measure/test his theory?
How did he climb the outside, and how would one access the exterior to
test the theory?
Houdin fails to address is the known internal ramp structures within the
structure such as the Grand Gallery and the voids, chambers, etc that
would actually extend into his ramp path. These internal voids would
make instability within the structure during construction, and would
actually make construction difficulties���.Since the spiral ramp
theory tends to ignore known internal structures, what might they be for?
we have a no cost eBook at www.SolomonSeries.com
that addresses the build up of the structure itself, the demise and uses
well published evidence and forensics to demonstrate plausible methods of
construction from the top-down. It would be encouraging to see what
your readers would think about a text that addresses common myth and
legend from top to bottom���What we see is that by fleshing out the
myth, that truth is the only thing remaining���If this is accurate
(and I assure you it is the closest thing thus far) your magazine will
want to be a part of it.
The Internal Spiral (ramp?) within the Great Pyramid
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