Engineer Releases New Theory on How Egypt's Pyramids Were Built
A Welsh engineer has unveiled a new theory concerning how the pyramids of Egypt were built, and his hypothesis completely contradicts what mainstream archaeology claims to be true. According to conventional beliefs, the pyramids were built by tens of thousands of workers who hauled massive blocks up ramps. However, according to engineer Peter James, this would have been impossible.
"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,” said Peter James, who has been studying the construction of the pyramids for more than twenty years. He also maintains that 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.
Structural engineer James and his team at Cintec International in Newport, South Wales, who are world leaders in restoring ancient sites, controversially claim that 90% of the pyramids are rubble and that the pyramids were built from the inside out, not the other way around as is currently believed.
James is aware that this hypothesis is already attracting vicious backlash from archaeologists around the world. However, James responds to his critics by posing the question: “if you wanted a house built would you use me or an archaeologist? Archaeologists have never had the engineering experience."
James and his team have assisted in reinforcing burial chambers in the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. Inside the Step pyramid in Egypt, they discovered that a massive tonnage of small stones was being held up only by the trunk of a palm tree thousands of years old. The engineers believe that the pyramids were formed by piling up rubble on the inside and attaching large blocks on the outside afterwards.
While James’ theory may or may not be correct, we give him full credit for daring to question long-established perspectives and being willing to face the barrage of opposition that inevitably comes with challenging mainstream beliefs.
To view another alternative theory as to how the pyramids were built, there is a great animation video here.