[quote author=“George Benedik”]Again? Remember, Doug, I didn’t say Daniken’s theories were right. All I said was that his comments were not racist and Nickell’s explanations were not based on evidence.
Well, I think we can agree to disagree on that ... :wink:
[quote author=“George Benedik”]I find it fascinating and I understand they had to do it somehow, but I don’t think we have the slightest idea (including Nickell) how.
Seems to me from the evidence Hawass and others have presented that we know a great deal about how it was done.
[quote author=“George Benedik”][quote author=“dougsmith”]Further, pyramids of similar or larger size have been built in Mexico as well ...
Hmm, maybe the pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan. But we don’t know much about this one either.
Actually, I’m talking about the Great Pyramid of Cholula , although the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Teotihuacan, as well as the pyramids at Tenochtitlan (destroyed by the Spanish) and those of the ancient Maya were all of really very impressive size and construction.
... and then there’s the Great Wall of China ... built in large sections over many years.
[quote author=“George Benedik”]Re Panama Canal: it is certainly easier (and faster) to remove than to create.
Quite so, but I was talking about a proof-of-concept here: 36,000 people in 1907 were able to move a great deal of stone in three months ... so it isn’t so far fetched at all to assume that 20 years is enough time to construct Giza. Also recall that the “creation” of Giza was basically the creation of a pile of stones. Only the interior passageways and the skin needed any sort of fine treatment.