How the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. An Engineering View

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Show simple item record Aida Tasellari; Polytechnic University of Tirana Erjon Kaiku; Polytechnic University of Tirana 2013-06-14 09:27:36 2013-07-15T11:48:56Z 2015-11-23T16:10:02Z 2013-07-15T11:48:56Z 2015-11-23T16:10:02Z 2013-07-15
dc.description.abstract Today, more than forty centuries after the Pyramids at Giza were completed, the fact of how they were constructed remains a mystery. Although several hypotheses have been advanced, this pyramid has successfully kept the secret throughout the millennia. For more than 4500 years the height of the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) was the benchmark for tall building achievements. The present study investigates on these points in a more viable manner than the theories hitherto advanced. To obtain a more accurate perception of how the pyramids were built, we concentrated our efforts on exploring certain insufficiently explained factors in the existing theories on the construction of the Great Pyramid. Investigating these hypotheses from the engineering point of view, we notice that they have several untenable facts in their present forms. Utilizing the results of our study, we would advance the basis for a new theory that may satisfy the required conditions.
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dc.publisher International Student Conference of Civil Engineering
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dc.source International Student Conference of Civil Engineering; International Student Conference of Civil Engineering
dc.subject pyramids of Giza; hypotheses; untenable facts
dc.title How the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. An Engineering View
dc.type Peer-reviewed Paper

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