The pyramids are cement? (in Off-topic)


Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] December 10 2006 12:37 AM EST

And it took this long to notice? Na must be a joke site!....... .....http://www.geopolymer.org/archaeology/pyramids/are-pyramids-made-out-of-concrete-1

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] December 10 2006 2:29 PM EST

No, he's not joking. He's saying that they're made of limestone concrete made through advanced technical manipulation of raw limestone and other materials, which would be much more efficient than the traditional story of 'lots of manpower'. Very interesting, considering that another paper was recently published which seems to confirm his theory!

Unappreciated Misnomer December 10 2006 2:50 PM EST

interesting!

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] December 10 2006 4:09 PM EST

What gets me is taking this long to notice . That "chariot of the gods" guy said the easter island totems were probably cement and he made a good argument for it ,no one thought to check the pyramids back then?

AdminShade December 10 2006 4:51 PM EST

Why would earlier civilisations not have access to things like concrete?

Godpanda December 11 2006 10:44 AM EST

They are infidels!!!!


Lol, probably actually made of titanium alloys and carbon fiber. But what do I know?

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] December 11 2006 3:29 PM EST

After having watched a few of those shows about the Aztecs, I wouldn't be surprised if we found an ancient B2 Bomber buried underneath some of these massive monuments. BTW: Yes I realize Egypt and Aztecs are vastly different.

One of the scary things to think about: Ancient civilizations that were capable of making some rather miraculous structures have a lot of things in common with modern day civilization. They simply didn't have as much time as we did to develop technology. Just think if the Aztecs or Mayans had been left alone to build and discover new technology. We could be living on the moon or have spaceships by now.

Arorrr December 11 2006 4:26 PM EST

Nah, all of them have the same capability that we don't nowaday: unlimited human resources... aka SLAVES!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] December 11 2006 4:34 PM EST

Wow, this is not the place to have serious discussions!

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] December 11 2006 5:37 PM EST

We have wage slaves, machines and you are pretty well locked into the place you're born.Unless you want to go into months or years of red tape .The ancients wish they had our labour force.
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