New way to imagine how the pyramids were built

I really have no opinions about this man’s idea of how they built the magnificent pyramids. But, if he is right, it seems like he might have found a better and simpler way. Though, I have some doubts about all those canals, all that water and the complexity of using inflated animal skins as floating devices.†

But, saying that. I’m not the one who have made an extended study about the feasibility of this way.†

See, and make up your own mind.†

A British engineer dubbed Indiana James has stunned archaeologists by claiming their theories on how pyramids were built are wrong.

Peter James said he believes ancient Egyptians formed the structures by piling up rubble on the inside and attaching bricks later.

His shock claim challenges hundreds of years of accepted belief that the pyramids were built with giant blocks carried up huge ramps.

The structural engineer reckons that would be impossible as the ramps would have had to have been at least a quarter of a mile long to get the right angle for the bricks to be taken to such great heights.

Mr James, who has spent the past 20 years studying the pyramids, said: "Under the current theories, to lay the two million stone blocks required the Egyptians would had to have laid a large block once every three minutes on long ramps.

"If that happened, there would still be signs that the ramps had been there, and there aren't any.

"I'm going to have a war with archaeologists. They will say: 'How would you know? You're not an archaeologist.' But if you wanted a house built would you use me or an archaeologist? "Archaeologists have never had the engineering experience.”

Mr James, an engineer for 54 years, and his team at Cintec International in Newport, South Wales, are world leaders in restoring ancient structures.

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