forgotten technology

I’ve heard that as a society we don’t fully understand how the Egyptian Pyramids were built and that even with our modern construction equipment it would be a herculean task. I don’t know how true that is, but Wallace T. Wallington (odd name now that I write it) claims that using the methods he has formed during his 35-years as a carpenter, he could build the Great Pyramid of Giza in 25 years with the help of 640 people.

He’s already built a replica of Stonehenge without the use of any hoisting equipment, and he’s working on even larger projects to provide evidence to support his claims.

I should have paid more attention in physics.


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  1. That was a fascinating read. I went to the linked site and went through about 9 pages at least. Very interesting calculations. I think he should prove his calculations by building a pyramid. All he needs is 520 men, a lot of large stones, and an extended period of time … :)

    Comment by danithew on July 27, 2004 @ 12:19 pm
  2. I have seen similar projects and it is amazing how reliant we have become on modern equipment. So much so that the ancient ways are a mystery.

    Comment by Bas on July 27, 2004 @ 6:02 pm
  3. My friend li’l Jimmy Norton Built a Huge underground cement room where he could keep all kinds of things with only him and a questionable gender person, using 23 tons of concrete, 3 tons of rebar, and used condoms. If he and his helper couldn’t position a slab by themselves, he would sometimes use his saturn.

    Comment by Greg Hughes on July 21, 2005 @ 3:04 am
  4. “I think he should prove his calculations by building a pyramid. All he needs is 520 men”

    Do you want to be the one to pay for their salaries, this is not the days of slavery anymore you know. Wallington prooves very clearly that his methods can do this type of thing and if you can afford to hire the people for that length of time today it would be done.

    Comment by Max on July 31, 2009 @ 10:45 am
  5. this is just amazing

    Comment by Sunny James on January 5, 2011 @ 5:57 pm
  6. This is a very interesting video. I think the techniques very well may have been used to move the rock. To me the major questions aren’t really how the blocks were moved or how they were pieced together – that is of minimal importance. The real questions are how were these stones cut with EXACT precision and complex designs. Think about it.. these are stone monuments that survive thousands of years.. Amazing engineering. But the biggest question is WHAT the pyramids were built for? Watch this video and it may blow your mind

    Also, this is the most amazing doc I’ve ever seen on the pyramids

    Comment by Eric R on February 16, 2012 @ 7:32 pm
  7. One question… Would you be able to replicate INSIDE the pyramid?

    Comment by Lou on June 10, 2012 @ 9:48 am
  8. I wrote to Professor Bruce Bradley of the University of Exiter, Department of Archeology regarding these techniques since his department has done significant research into how this was done in the case of Stonehenge. I was curious to know if he was familiar with Mr. Wallington’s work. I received a response from him today. He said he is familiar with this technique, but “there are some significant issues with it in swampy areas and up and down hills. There also should be archaeological evidence which hasn’t been found (yet).” I am curious for Mr. Wallington’s response to how the issues of swamps and hills would be navigated using his techniques. Thank you.

    Comment by mitch on April 27, 2013 @ 9:47 am

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