Mr. Houdin’s inner ramp system diagram
This theory is more logical than the other ramp theories because it is the most cost effective and uses up the least space. Mr. Houdin said the pyramids could have been built by 4,000 people using his technique instead of 100,000, as postulated by other theorists2. This is because it takes up much less space than one large ramp wrapping all around the edges, or going straight up to one side.
Large ramp theory, takes up a lot of space
There has been little evidence found around these structures indicating that there was any reminisce of a ramp. You would think a structure so large would leave some sort of evidence behind from their clean up. In many old cities or towns all throughout this planet we still see evidence of structures once being there even when Mother Nature has being taking it back for years.
Foundations of a small town in Israel
Never underestimate the ingenuity of man. We are today so used to using machinery to carry out virtually all our major construction work that we sometimes forget that machinery, in terms of historical events, is a very new development, it’s only been around a couple of hundred years or so. Mankind managed very well without it for many thousands of years. We have long forgotten the techniques that were used in the building of the pyramids, but this doesn't mean that we are unable to work out how it was done.
The work force was not one of slaves, the Egyptians didn't need slaves. The Nile supplied a very fertile land where farming was relatively easy and food abundant. This civilisation had time on its hands, no wonder they were such great mathematicians, astronomers and architects. The work force was primarily made up of farmers, recruited nationwide for a period ranging from a few months to a few years, and they served their time for their king, much like serving National Service today in the armed forces.
Illustration showing Egyptian labourers pulling a stone block Tombs were found just outside of the Pyramids, "These tombs were built beside the king's pyramid, which indicates these people were not by any means slaves," Zahi Hawass, the chief archaeologist heading the Egyptian excavation team, said in a statement. "If they were slaves, they would not have been able to build their tombs beside their king's."3 The thousands of men who built the last remaining wonder of the ancient world ate meat regularly, worked in three months shifts and were given the honor of being buried in mud brick tombs within the shadow of the sacred pyramids they worked on. The newly discovered tombs date to Egypt's 4th Dynasty (2575 B.C. to 2467 B.C.) when the great pyramids were built, according to the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass. Graves of the pyramid builders were first discovered in the area in 1990, he said, and discoveries such as these show that the workers were paid laborers, rather than the slaves...