Percival wrote:The pyramids were built without the aid of any advanced technology. Humans have been shoving large rocks around for thousands of years. They built the Gobekli Tepe structures around 11500 years ago, even before agriculture was invented. When the Egyptians built their pyramids or the Sumerians their Ziggurats in the 3rd millenium the technologies to do so had been in development for countless generations, and the Great Pyramid at Giza simply represents the pinnacle of a long established tradition, where knowledge builds on knowledge.
Unfortunately, none of that applies to the Great Pyramid. You could write an entire book just discussing the remarkable, unexplainable aspects of the GP, and some have. Its a whole lot more than shoving rocks around, feats we can't match today even with machines.
Just to give you a taste: There is a floor inside one of the chambers that runs for something near 100 feet that is perfectly flat. And when I say "flat" I mean perfectly flat, to such degree that we could not duplicate it using any technology today, including that which was used to produce the mirrors for the Hubble (flawed as they were). And the "Egyptians" did this with granite!
Another taste: There were pieces removed from the GP that appear to have been produced using sonic cutters, grinders, or something. We can't duplicate them either.
Yet another: The so-called King's Chamber is free floating on all sides except the bottom which is sitting on stone cut like egg crates to produce minimum contact with the chamber floor. The amount of work to do that is phenomenal! Why would they go to such trouble just for a tomb?
More: Some of the granite stones in the interior have been moved to expose sides not seen before and they found that they had been ground and surfaced with high speed machinery. Fact. Where did they get this machinery and what did they power it with? Norwegian Steam? I don't think so.
And more: The GP was setup such that once it was sealed it was impossible to enter without destroying its function and that function appears to be as sonic power plant that took advantage of the resonating vibrations of the earth, and Helmholtz resonators (which have been found), focusing all the energy on the King's Chamber. Numerous scientists and explorers have found evidence to back this up. The entire design of the GP seems geared towards this very thing.
Whatever else happened in ancient Egypt and however you explain it away, the Great Pyramid does not fit in that puzzle. Its a true anomaly and a wonder. Too bad the most import parts of it were destroyed. The first people who dug their way into the interior of the GP probably thought they were entering a tomb but once inside they probably said, "Holy sh*t, what is this!?"